Sitka Optifade Open Country Mountain Jacket
One of the original SITKA designs, the Jetstream Jacket is an absolute workhorse of a mid-season softshell offering a balance of warmth, wind and water protection, breathability, and quiet durability. With the right layering this Optifade Open Country pattern jacket will likely be all you need for deer season across most of the Western US, and makes one of the very best items to try as your first Sitka investment!
The polyester knit outer softshell face is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish to quickly shed light rain or snow and even better includes a GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® laminate to stop the harshest winds while still moving sweat and moisture through the system. The Micro-Grid polyester fleece knit interior provides a touch of insulation and allows the jacket to move freely over baselayer garments with no bulky or bunching feeling. Zippered vents in the arm pits are perfect to dump heat quickly during a vigorous hike when you can't stop to remove layers.
Strategically designed seam lines along with an articulated performance fit deliver incredible range of motion without any bulk. Several pockets finish off this piece with not only a focus on weather protection but also gear organization. Two zippered chest pockets will keep a rangefinder, gps unit, or phone sized items handy, with another smaller chest pocket overlayed for smaller wind checker or mouth call sized essentials. Two typical zippered hand pockets have a soft fleece lining, plus are just high enough to be accessible even while wearing a pack waist belt. Finally the hood has not been forgotten in this purpose built design providing protection and concealment of your head and neck with enough adjustment to maintain all your peripheral sight even when turning your head.
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country is scientifically optimized for engagement with big game animals from 50 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky or open terrain.
Weight: 25.43 oz. // Size: L
Fabric: GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER™Technology, Polyester Knit Softshell Face, Micro-Grid Polyester Fleece Knit Interior.
Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.
Articulated Fit: Delivers a maximum range of motion with minimal bulk.
2 Zippered Chest Pockets: Keep small essentials like your rangefinder and GPS close at hand.
GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER®: Offers complete windproof protection through a durable, lightweight, and breathable membrane.