Sitka Gear designed the Cloudburst Pant with a single philosophy in mind: Miserable weather should never turn hunting into a miserable experience. We spared no detail in developing a pant that maximizes comfort and ease of use for dedicated big game hunters. The lightweight, 2-way stretch GORE-TEX® Fabric is Guaranteed to Keep You Dry®.Read more
All zippers are welded and watertight, which is significant, since there are a lot of them on the Cloudburst Pant. The full side zippers make for easy on and off in rapidly changing conditions, and can be used for ventilation during periods of high exertion. Four zippered hip pockets eliminate the need to dive into your pack or midlayers to retrieve key gear. Elastic cuffs seal out the elements. With all these features, the Cloudburst Pant remains incredibly light and packable, so you don't have to second guess whether to bring it along.
Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof andwindproof and very breathable - guaranteed. They provide reliable weather protection and maximized comfort in all weather conditions. Excellent management of perspiration leads to optimized body-heat regulation. No post activity chill. No cooling off due to wind chill. Each square inch of a GORE-TEX® membrane contains 9 billion pores. Each microscopic hole is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, making it impossible for rain, snow and sleet to pass through. While each pore of a GORE-TEX® membrane is smaller than a water droplet, each is 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. This is what enables GORE-TEX® fabric to breathe so that sweat vapor can escape, keeping you dry from the inside - the ideal solution for hunters looking for broad weather protection and style.
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.
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.
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!
Great product received as advertised two weeks after ordering because UPS hides behind "severe weather" delay claims that are unfounded by actual conditions.