When it`s cold, and it`s wet, have no fear! Reach for Sitka
`s Coldfront Jacket and shrug off the weather. Waterproof, breathable bombproof protection for hunters in cold, wet conditions. Pair it with an insulating layer and you`re set for even more extreme temperatures.
- Optifade Open Country Camouflage Pattern
- Softshell GORE-TEX with DWR
- Laser Cut, Micro-taped Seams
- Ventilating Pit Zips
- Zip Closure Chest and Handwarmer Pockets
- Attached, Full Coverage Hood
- Articulated Elbows
Optifade camouflage from GORE is the first and only concealment system ever scientifically designed around the way a hunter`s prey views the world. It`s the only concealment system to combine a symmetry disrupting macro pattern with the fractal geometry based micro pattern designed to become nothing in the eyes of prey at engagement ranges of 20 meters and beyond.
Gore-Tex provides the ultimate in windproof, waterproof breathable protection. Laminated construction stands up to the rigors of heavy use while remaining lightweight.
Sitka outer layers are originally treated with a Durable Water Repellant finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. This coating needs to be replenished once per season, or more often if the piece gets a lot of use or washing. If water is no longer beading up on your shell, it`s time to repeat it.
In general, washing your gear in cold or warm water with mild non-deoderant powder laundry soap (non-toxic, biodegradable types preferred) and hand drying it are the best ways to clean Sitka products.
Freeze it and then pick it off with a dull object. Rub the remainder out with a water and white vinegar solution and then wash with detergent.
Like most synthetics, Sika Gear will melt or burn when exposed to flames or direct heat. Use caution when around fires, stoves and hot metal surfaces!