Jetstream Jacket is the mountain hunter's workhorse, keeping you comfortable and focused in cool temperatures, high winds, intermittent precip, and everything in between. The GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Softshell fabric is 100% windproof to minimize the effects of windchill. Yet it expels perspiration, forming a microclimate around your body that is both warm and dry. With proper layering, it will take you from the first coldsnap to the end of the season.
Lightly insulated with moisture-wicking Micro Grid fleece, the Jetstream Jacket is athletically cut to fit your form and eliminate bulk. The highly durable 4-way stretch polyester weave, aggressively articulated, offers free range of motion. The dropaway hood keeps your head and neck warm, and cinches to seal out drafts. With an advanced Durable Water Repellant finish, light precipitation beads up and rolls off, helping to keep you dry when small storms crop up. Two zippered hand pockets, two zippered chest pockets and a single breast pocket cache necessities like your rangefinder and GPS unit. A strategically located forearm pocket is perfect for diaphragm calls or wind checker(available on the Open Country version only). Full pit zips create efficient convective cooling during periods of high exertion.
- WINDSTOPPER® Softshell with DWR Finish
- Articulated Patterning
- Drop Away Hood
- Pit Zips
- Micro Grid Fleece Lining
- 3 Chest and 2 Hand Pockets
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.
Sitka waterproof breathable 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 retreat it. Make sure to use a spray on our softshell pieces, and a wash-in for 2.5 layer garments, like the Downpour series. Additionally, don't hesitate to treat your Mountain Pants with a DWR spray and watch the water bead off.
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!