Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof and windproof 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.
The specially engineered WindStopper membrane not only provides full protection from the wind with a 0 CFM rating, it also stabilizes the microclimate close to the skin by allowing excess moisture to escape while preventing unwanted moisture from coming back in. Emphasis is placed on breathability.
PrimaLoft is a patented ultra fine microfiber blend that is incredibly soft, lightweight and water repellent. PrimaLoft synthetic insulation absorbs three times less water, is 15% warmer when dry and is 24% warmer when wet that the closest competitive insulation. In addition to these impressive thermal properties, PrimaLoft is lightweight with a down-like softness that adds comfort and appeal and makes it highly packable.
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!