When it comes to offering outdoor clothing that is both rugged and durable, no one does it better than Sitka Gear. We’ve been using Sitka for years and when you do multiple hunting trips a year like our team does you need gear that will withstand the abuse you put it through.
New for the 2016 hunting season is the Mountain Vest. The Mountain Vest is designed to give you immediate wind protection and warmth to your core when in pursuit of that trophy animal. Utilizing seam-taped WINDSTOPPER technology, it ensures that none of the harsh fall wind will penetrate.
The thing that I like most about the vest is that it is extremely light weight and will fold away into almost nothing. When going in to the backcountry ounces quickly turn into pounds and pounds turn into pain, so finding clothing that is light and still durable is a must.
The vest also features two zippered hand pockets giving you quick access to your phone and other important items while providing zippered security ensuring that nothing will fall out.
The two-way stretch nylon will move with you while hiking giving you a comfortable fit.
The DWR finish will work to repel water during light rain showers and the mist you often encounter in hunting environments such as Alaska.
I love using my Mountain Vest in the fall and spring time when you have chilly mornings and evenings. It’s the last layer I take off and the first one I put on and it makes glassing a lot more comfortable.
The 8.5 ounce vest is made of a high gauge nylon with a soft knit backer and it really is unbelievably light for the amount of protection from the elements it offers. it is currently available in Sitka’s Optifade Open Country camo pattern.
Be sure to check out this new offering from Sitka Gear along with all of their other great products at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse.
My name is Dan Kidder, I am Managing Editor of Sportsman's News Magazine. I am a former Marine who served with the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team Company during Operation Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Utah, I served as communications director for Georgia Congressman Mac Collins in his Washington, DC office. I am the President and CEO of On Target Defensive Training, offering firearms and unarmed combat courses to civilians and law enforcement. My students have included federal agents of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, ICE, local and state law enforcement, national celebrities, and the general public. My beat at Sportsman's News includes tactical firearms, personal protection, survival, first aid, camping, and hiking.