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.
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