Constructed with Gore's WINDSTOPPER laminate, the Sitka Gear Jetstream Jacket is a no brainer for cool wind protection. Soft shell fabric facing allows a smooth and almost seamless finish, and helps to ward off a light drizzle and snow flurries. A guide's best friend, this jacket is a treat for glassing sheep on a wind-blown ridge or stalking into a north wind.Read more
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.
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.
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!
After a lot of research, I finally decided on this jacket. I couldn't be happier with the jacket and am thinking about getting a solid color too for work. I was originally thinking of getting a puffy to go underneath (and probably still will), but even just layering with a t-shirt and good sweatshirt, I have already tested this jacket in temps down well below zero degrees while going for walks. I stayed plenty warm. It is an amazing jacket and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anybody. It really stops the wind which is what makes it so warm. I also really like the hood and how it fits my head. Prior to this jacket I thought hoods were worthless for anything except catching wind. This one really does a good job of keeping the wind out and keeping your head warm. I also love the fit of the jacket.
An outstanding product. This is the best lightweight jacket on the market, and I have tried most of them.