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Great stuff

Great stuff but you pay for it!

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Great looking stuff, but I

Great looking stuff, but I wont pay that much for camo, I think a lot of it is just hype anyways, my grandapa never used camo and harvest plenty of very nice deer. I'd rather spend the money on great optics.

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Sitka

I have been hunting for 28 years and I have used a camo from numerous vendors and at numerous price points. This past year and a half I have been using Sitka. (NO I DO NOT WORK FOR OR SALE THIS PRODUCT). I am a Mountain Tech which is a closed program put out by Gore-Tex to a selection of avid outdoorsmen. This allowed me access to Sitkas line of Gore-Tex products. They are very high quality and hold up to the elements and terrain very well. I have personally bought many non Gore-Tex items from Sitka also to round out my needs. They have top notch baselayers and packs. They have 3 patterns for hunting all types of game-- waterfowl, forrest and open country. They are high end items but I feel very worth it. Look into Gore-Tex warranty it is second to none.

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Awesome!

EmekaT42 wrote:
I have been hunting for 28 years and I have used a camo from numerous vendors and at numerous price points. This past year and a half I have been using Sitka. (NO I DO NOT WORK FOR OR SALE THIS PRODUCT). I am a Mountain Tech which is a closed program put out by Gore-Tex to a selection of avid outdoorsmen. This allowed me access to Sitkas line of Gore-Tex products. They are very high quality and hold up to the elements and terrain very well. I have personally bought many non Gore-Tex items from Sitka also to round out my needs. They have top notch baselayers and packs. They have 3 patterns for hunting all types of game-- waterfowl, forrest and open country. They are high end items but I feel very worth it. Look into Gore-Tex warranty it is second to none. EmekaT

 

Glad you love you Sitka Camo. Just curious though, are the pokcets large enough to hold a can of Spam or 2?  I love Spam, especially sliced thin, fried over an open fire, etc.  Or, nothing like a Spam sandwich.  I take Spam with me all the time when I go hunting or fishing.

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I saw a Sitka coat for sale

I saw a Sitka coat with zipon hood for sale by a member on another website that he had hardly used. The regular price was well over $200 and I got it for $100 delivered. In all my 60 years in the outdoors it's the best piece of clothing I've ever purchased, both for lightweight and for warmth. I don't know that I'd pay the retail price for them but it's fantastic and I've worn it almost every day since I got it last September. Yes, it also has so many nice pockets that I quit using my fanny pack for 1/2 day hunts because I was able to get everything in the inside and outside pockets. It also has large zippered slots on each side to get into inner clothing that I find very handy. I didn't carry any Spam, but had sandwiches and boxes of drink in them besides my licenses, GPS, knife, camera, extra batteries, etc.

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Spam sandwich

The pockets are good size on most of the Sitka jackets. If you are interested in buying one I would definately figure out the conditions you will be hunting in then check out your options. Go to a vendor and make sure it works for you. They are priced high but in my opinion you are paying for the high quality and it is definately worth it.

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Camo

I think a lot of things are way over priced these days, especially when it comes to our hunting gear.
But all my otter gear is either gor-tex, or bone-dry.
I like the Cabela's Silent sued series, it isn't cheap, but it holds up good, and I feel that it is worth the money. JMO

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Sitka Gear

I've used Sitka Gear since 2008.  I have everything from pants to hats to packs.  It's well made gear and designed for backcountry hunters.  It has an athletic fit and I use it for bowhunting.  I've also used it in late season hunts but have found that I have to layer too many layers to keep my legs warm if I'm sitting still.  Sitka is my go to gear for bowhunting here in CO.  I'm not a stand hunter.  I spot and stalk, so I'm constantly moving.  The gear is 100% top notch and few other brands can compete with this level of quality and fit.  If you're looking for something a little more affordable, I'd look at Kuiu.com.  He's the founder of Sitka Gear, but he moved on to create Kuiu which is more affordable.  Regardless, I've used Sitka since 2008 and have zero problems with the gear and the camo pattern works flawlessly and has afforded me many animals.  Hope this helps. 

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More Affordable? I Don't Think So!

No I don't think so! Okay I had to edit 3 previous posts to your comment on Kuiu being more affordable.  With $150 for camo hunting pants and $229 for a camo coat or rain pants at $250 and rain coats at $300 I really don't think your opinion as them being "more affordable" is anywhere close to being accurate to the regular Joe hunter.  I have harvested many animals without spending outrageous amounts of money on clothing. Bottom line - layers on affordable clothing is the key to being warm yet also allowing you to get within shooting distance of your game.

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I'm not saying it's

I'm not saying it's "affordable" for everyone.  It's just a tad cheaper than Sitka, that's all I'm saying.  I agree it's very expensive.  But it is top notch gear and will last your entire hunting life if you take care of it. 

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