Hunting Gear Review: The Sitka Jetstream Jacket

Sitka Jetstream Jacket

When it comes to technical hunting clothing, a hunter’s jacket might very well be one of the most important choices. Bulky jackets have much that can get in the way of a hunter’s needs while also likely lacking breathability. On the other extreme, some jackets just don’t cut it. Where I live, it might be 45 degrees in the morning and 80 in the afternoon. I need something that can handle the widest range of conditions so I can be minimalist in the field and hunt the way I hunt.

For my needs, the Sitka Jetstream Jacket is the cat’s meow. When I’m on the move in the cold morning, I’m kept warm and comfortable without feeling like I’m burdened by bulk. Likewise, I can get that early morning archery shot off without a big jacket getting in the way. When it’s afternoon, and I’m on the move, this piece remains comfortable without making me overheated, and when it gets hot, I can easily roll it up into my pack without taking up too much space.

Just as this jacket excels in a range of temperatures, it also performs in a range of conditions. The Sitka Jetstream Jacket features a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Softshell fabric that blocks the wind while a lightweight Micro Grid fleece helps keep you warm without overheating you when the conditions change. Pit zippers and a “drop away” hood also allow this jacket to be a one-stop-shop (of sorts) for hunting in a range of conditions. Additionally, this jacket features a water repellant finish. A breathable jacket with wicking technology? Sign me up.

The Sitka Jetstream Jacket costs $329. For some, this price will be out of normal range for a jacket, but in many ways, this can be thought of as two jackets, as it can keep you comfortable in a wide range of conditions.

To check out more about the Sitka Jetstream Jacket, please click here.

Disclosure: Sitka is in a professional relationship with Rack Camp. Though potentially benefiting from this relationship, we do not post what we do not believe to be true. To read more, click here.

Hunting Gear Review: The Sitka Ascent Pant

Sitka Ascent Pant

If you’re looking for performance pants that can keep up with your active approach to hunting, the Ascent Pant from Sitka ought to be on your radar.

The Sitka Ascent Pant is a lightweight pant designed for early season or warm weather hunting. And beyond the quick drying and wicking technology that are critical for this time of the year and conditions, these pants have design features that benefit hunters in many ways.

The Ascent Pants might be some of the most intelligently designed hunting pants out there. Features including mesh in the pockets enhance breathability while features such as a 4-way stretch Cordura Nylon allow for maximum movement.

The anatomically-designed fit brings further comfort and avoids clothing “management” when climbing around or hiking. Also, articulated knees further allow range of motion.

Of course the wicking technology prevents sweat buildup, but for hunting, this is especially important for keeping scent to a minimum. Additionally, Polygiene Odor Control Technology in the pants keeps down the human smell.

The Sitka Ascent Pants are a great choice for active hunters, especially those in the West who encounter a range of terrain types and weather. The pants retail for $189.

To check out more about the Ascent Pant from Sitka, please click here.

Disclosure: Sitka is in a professional relationship with Rack Camp. Though potentially benefiting from this relationship, we do not post what we do not believe to be true. To read more, click here.

Video: Archery Mule Deer in Colorado


Part two of a private land mule deer hunt in Colorado from Team Radical.

From Team Radical:

“Scouting really pays off when hunting out west. In this episode Kyle Heuerman watched the bucks a couple evenings in a row filter to the same place. Knowing this, Kyle and Jake went to find out why the bucks were going there. They found the jackpot. Enjoy the show.”

To check out more from Team Radical, click here.

Video: Bowhunting Colorado Mule Deer


Hunters take on mule deer in velvet in Colorado in a video from Team Radical.

From Team Radical:

“We were more than ready to get to Colorado to chase Mule Deer with our Prime bows. This spot and stalk hunt couldn’t have went any better as Jake Vancil shot his 1st velvet mule deer buck ever. Enjoy the show! Check out our Facebook for more pictures and other videos. @Team Radical”

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Video: Hunting High Country Mule Deer in Wyoming


Hitting the Wyoming high country with MTN OPS!

From MTN OPS:

“Watch MTN OPS customer, Sadee Sholly Anderson and her father Todd Sholly (owner of Red Rock Precision) conquer through some extreme conditions while chasing mule deer in the rugged mountains of Wyoming. See the full photo essay and gear list here: https://mtnops.com/7-years-too-long/

To check out more from MTN OPS, click here.

Gear Review: The Sitka Ascent Shirt for Warm Weather Hunting

Sitka Ascent Shirt

When I started hunting, cotton was king … and I was generally miserable in the field. Too hot, too cold, sweaty (then wet), and so on were the norm. Over time, hunting clothing companies started upping the game with departing from cotton and moving into materials and designs that in effect were game changers for big game hunting. And in more recent years, it is clear that Sitka is a force in this arena.

My hunting opportunities span a wide range of conditions. In Northern California, any given week (or even day) could bring chilly cold or blazing heat. Hoping to not overspend on too many shirts or jackets and to not have to pack too much to have to change throughout the course of a day, I found the Ascent Shirt from Sitka perfectly accommodated my needs.

The Sitka Ascent shirt is a lightweight technical shirt that is absolutely ideal for early-season hunting or hunting in warm-weather climates. And if you are an active hunter who’s frequently on the move, this piece might just be for you.

This base layer will keep you comfortable when it’s cool but also provides important features when it is hot or you are sweating. Overall, this shirt feels incredibly light and is very breathable. If you sweat, the armpits have a lightweight mesh to provide ventilation, and the material overall has wicking technology and is quick-drying. Also important in the field is keeping covered from the sun. This shirt has a flip up collar to keep your neck protected (and camouflaged).

Lastly, the Ascent Shirt is designed to fit the human body. While that might seem obvious, the shirt is designed to eliminate excess material, thereby allowing the body to fully utilize the technology put into this shirt.

For warm-weather, active high mountain, and desert hunting, the Sitka Ascent Shirt could very well be the perfect fit. The Sitka Ascent Shirt retails for $169.

To check out more about the Ascent Shirt from Sitka, please click here.

Disclosure: Sitka is in a professional relationship with Rack Camp. Though potentially benefiting from this relationship, we do not post what we do not believe to be true. To read more, click here.

Video: Bowhunting Elk in the Wyoming Wilderness


Bowhunting the Wyoming wilderness!

From Eastmans’:

“Escape to the Wyoming wilderness with bowhunter Dan Pickar. He’s after a trophy bull, but he won’t be the only predator in these hills. This DIY public land hunt is in the heart of grizzly country.”

To check out more from Eastmans’, click here.