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 Post subject: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 pm 
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Anybody have strong feelings one way or the other. Is it worth it? I would never pay full price for it, but I have a buddy on their pro-staff now. I'm thinking about getting their Dakota jacket. I wear a drake full zip right npw amd it fits very bulky, one of the selling points of the sitka stuff is the closer fit, easier to tucl into waders amd be comfortable. I've always been big on being fully camo'd and transitioned to all max-5 when it came out. I don't always have the benefit of a full blind, so I like to blend in as much as possible. Anybody ran into any issues mixing patterns? I don't see it making a difference say having say an optifade jacket tucked into max-5 waders, by I'm sure someone here will think it's flared ducks




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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 am 
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I do not know anyone personally that wears/uses Sitka gear. Everything I’ve read is that it works great (everybody at least wants it to after spending that much). It’s waaaaaaay out of my price range and what I use currently keeps me plenty warm.

The older guys that started me hunting said everybody use to use blue/walnut guns with jeans/flannel. Max-5 over Mossy Oak, etc ain’t going to be a big deal. Cover your face and be still/smooth movements.

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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:45 am 
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I have one piece of Sitka gear. The hat in the link below. When it gets really snotty I wear it. It works really, really well. It was a Christmas gift. Having worn it for a couple years I can say it is worth the price, to me. By and large I have heard nothing but good things regarding their clothing and based on my experience with one piece, I would probably trust the general consensus.

I hear the comments all the time about the old timers using rubber waders, cotton clothes..... the guys back in the 20's would kill for the gear we have now.....probably good thing they didn't have it or there wouldn't be a duck left to shoot, on the east coast anyway.

https://www.sitkagear.com/products/wate ... hudson-hat


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:34 am 
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Way over priced!
I can buy a Cabelas waterfowl jacket on sale for $130 with a life time guarantee.


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:30 pm 
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Sitka

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We proudly stand behind every product we make. Items are warrantied for quality, materials, and workmanship for the practical life of the product.

Cabela's products are not the same quality they were 10...even 5 years ago. Especially the waders. I'm sure the merger with BPS will help that though.....


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:32 pm 
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SOLD my drake and got some Sitka gear at 50% off yesterday, gorbthat price, figured I'll give them a shot. Drake and cabelas jackets both kept me warm, although the drake kept me more dry, but I really wanted to try Sitka for the closer fot, better under waders, less bulk in the or layering system, hate to look like Ralphie' s brother from a Christmas Story when it gets cold


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:01 pm 
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For most of my migratory hunting, their patterns are just too dark.


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:21 pm 
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DKW1 wrote:
For most of my migratory hunting, there patterns are just too dark.


What's lighter than optifade, with the exception of maybe mossy oak blades?


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:58 pm 
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DKW1 wrote:
For most of my migratory hunting, there patterns are just too dark.

I agree.
That's why I bought one piece of Sitka Optifade gear; a billed cap with ear flaps.

The ducks don't seem to mind that it doesn't match my Wetlands jacket, my Max-5 waders, my unknown-camo gloves, or my Advantage facemask. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:31 am 
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mudpack wrote:
DKW1 wrote:
For most of my migratory hunting, there patterns are just too dark.

I agree.
That's why I bought one piece of Sitka Optifade gear; a billed cap with ear flaps.

The ducks don't seem to mind that it doesn't match my Wetlands jacket, my Max-5 waders, my unknown-camo gloves, or my Advantage facemask. :mrgreen:


How do you know the ducks don’t mind, they’re all Dead! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:34 pm 
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I use the Sitka Marsh and Timber patterns. I love the their stuff
and it holds up great. You get what you pay for in my opinion


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:47 pm 
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Heat_PCB wrote:
DKW1 wrote:
For most of my migratory hunting, there patterns are just too dark.


What's lighter than optifade, with the exception of maybe mossy oak blades?


I would like a set of their bibs in solid “dirt” that they offer in grinder pants.


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:17 am 
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Why is their stuff SO expensive??


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:50 pm 
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I use a lot of their clothing which include base layers, rain jackets, vest, and pants. Yes the stuff is expensive, but I have few thoughts on that. When I first tried it I immediately felt more comfortable in the field no matter the weather, especially without the bulk and weight. I got tired of getting wet during waterfowl season. I tried several different jackets and had enough. Purchased the delta wading jacket on clearance and boom I stayed dry! The zipper in that jacket broke this year the night before I left for Canada and when I got back I called to see if it was repaired even if I needed to pay for it. A few weeks later, I called to follow up and was informed it was too cost prohibitive to replace the zipper and they sent me a new one free of charge. Mind you the jacket as a few years old and had gone through a couple updates. Also, Im not one of those flat bill wearing, skinny jean having millennials, that advertise for companies by being a brand whore. I will not wear their hat as it just seems to over do it and make me look like all I care about is showing off the brand. Sure you could use different brands, but I will promise that if you purchase anything you will not regret the results. EVER duck hunter has experience with something not living up to the claim during the conditions we put gear through. I have yet to have that experience with Sitka. To each their own...

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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:43 pm 
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sitka's marketing is ridiculous with their "sitka athletes" and some of their product descriptions and heat theories. their clothes are also ridiculously expensive, overhyped and overpriced.

with that said, i have multiple pieces of their clothing. my favorite piece is their dakota pants. they are incredibly comfortable, well constructed and i simply love them, almost as much as my filson mackinaw pants(my other duck season staple). I probably wore the dakotas 40 days this year during duck season and they are as good as new. the dakotas replaced my cabelas waderwise jeans that wore out and are no longer made. they were $69 when I bought them about 8 years ago. the Dakotas were 175 on sale. overpriced?.. definitely! however, quality costs, especially today with all the cheap stuff out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:55 pm 
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I think that there outerwear is by far the best on the market
I also love the Gore Patterns that they use


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:55 pm 
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I think that there outerwear is by far the best on the market
I also love the Gore Patterns that they use


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:50 am 
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Sitka is an expensive brand but holds up really well especially to the
roughness that waterfowl hunting seems to dish out. It is my
understanding that Sitka has a line of waders coming this year


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:50 am 
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Sitka is an expensive brand but holds up really well especially to the
roughness that waterfowl hunting seems to dish out. It is my
understanding that Sitka has a line of waders coming this year


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 Post subject: Re: Sitka waterfowl gear
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:04 am 
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fowlweatherducks wrote:
Sitka is an expensive brand but holds up really well especially to the
roughness that waterfowl hunting seems to dish out. It is my
understanding that Sitka has a line of waders coming this year


$1000!




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