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.

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: Exploring Elk Calling in “The Linguists”


Many skills go into elk hunting, and elk calling is one of such skills. In a new video from Sitka, modern elk calling is explored.

From Sitka:

“Few sounds in nature rival the bugle of a bull elk. Join nine-time World Elk Calling Champion Corey Jacobsen as he explores a hunting legacy with elk calling pioneers Larry D. Jones, Wayne Carlton, Rockie Jacobsen, and Will Primos.”

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