At just 10.4 oz. in a Medium, the Dewpoint Pant is our lightest and most packable rain pant. It is built uncompromisingly for ounce-counting backcountry hunters who rely on their rain gear in dicey situations far from any road. We worked with the scientists at W.L.Read more
By design, we kept features to a minimum. Articulated patterning means the Dewpoint Pant moves with you as you forge ahead. An enclosed, low-profile belt adjusts the waist. All zippers are welded and watertight. The full side zippers makes for easy on and off as conditions change.
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!