Do you have big game hunters in your family but don't know what to get them for the holidays? Don't worry, we have your back. Hunting can pose a unique set of difficult challenges for a hunter. These challenges can be because of things like weather, terrain, or even concealment. With the proper gear, which will be discussed below, anyone can overcome these challenges and have a successful hunt!
Mountain Jacket - $269
The first piece of gear on the Sitka Gear Subalpine Gift Guide that I will discuss is the Mountain Jacket. This jacket is new and redesigned for the 2019 season, featuring changes that make the hunting experience that much better. The most important feature of this jacket, and why it made it on our gift guide, is because of the 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Form Fit Technology. This technology prevents heat loss and ensures that the blistering wind won't touch whoever is wearing the jacket. This jacket also has a Durable Water-Resistant finish witch will help you keep dry. The Mountain Jacket is designed to put layers under, so you stay nice and warm. The hand pockets are strategically placed right above where a backpack belt line would be, allowing you to warm your hands, even with a full pack on. The Sitka Gear Mountain Jacket is lightweight and durable, allowing you to pack it down into a small ball. Weighing just over a pound, this jacket is a necessity for any hunter hunting in any season at any time of the year.
Thunderhead GTX Gaiter - $103.20
The best accessory on our Sitka Gear Subalpine Gift Guide is the Thunderhead GTX Gaiters. These gaiters have also been redesigned for the 2019 season. Featuring a fully waterproof GORE-TEX® Laminate, your boots will stay dry and protected with these gaiters. At just over half a pound, the Sitka Gear Thunderhead GTX Gaiters will add no weight to your pack and are a must-have for any hunting trip.
Cloudburst Jacket - $349
If a jacket is what you have in mind for your hunter family member, the Cloudburst Jacket is one of the best Sitka jackets there are. This jacket has been refined in its build to reduce overall weight and streamlined for all your backcountry pursuits. Micro-taped seams and GORE-TEX® 3-layer laminate construction help make the 2019 Sitka Gear Cloudburst Jacket 100% waterproof, and breathable. YKK® zippered internal chest pocket provides internal gear storage, and exterior Gore™ Optifade™ Concealment YKK® zippers are placed on the dual hand pockets, and in the pits regulate heat while on the move. This jacket under the tree will be a huge deal and will serve the hunter for many years to come.
Cloudburst Pant - $329
Sitka has also redesigned the Cloudburst Pant for 2019. The new proprietary textiles help minimize weight while enhancing weather protection and breathability. The streamlined design helps the pants during stalking and ambushing prey. The micro-taped seams and GORE-TEX 3-layer laminate creates a 100% waterproof and breathable layer while dealing with all the wet weather mother nature can throw. The best way to keep dry while out on a hunt is with this pair of pants from Sitka.
CORE Lightweight Hoody - $95.20
If you are looking to provide a gift for someone that can be worn all year long, the Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Hoody is perfect. This lightweight layer has a quick-drying knit that actively wicks moisture away from the skin, helping to keep cool during changing conditions and activity levels. The built-in ultra-breathable mesh face mask can be deployed for quick concealment and works as a neck gaiter. As the temperature rises, the low-profile hood and mask serve as great protection from annoying mosquitoes. The drop-tail design helps fight off moisture and sun, while the stretch thumb loops keep the sleeves in place while drawing back a bow, or putting on additional layers. This is an essential piece of gear in any big game hunter's closet or pack.
Apex Pant - $209
One of the most essential pairs of pants for a big game hunter is the Apex Pants from Sitka Gear. These pants were designed around being ultra "quiet." The Apex Pant performance fit has tapered legs that minimize the noise of the pant legs hitting vegetation while stalking. The streamed lined pocket layout allows for less fabric to snag on brush. The Sitka Gear Apex Pant cargo pockets have dividers that help keep your rangefinders and mouth calls handy and quiet. These pants have a micro-grid fleece interior that helps keep your temperatures balanced during varying levels of activity. Every big game hunter should have this pair of pants as an option to wear.
Ascent Glove - $79
One of the most overlooked pieces of gear is a hunter's glove. The Sitka Gear Ascent Glove is a brilliantly designed glove for the realistic needs of hunters. These gloves are a lightweight close to the skin fit, providing enough dexterity for shooting. Sitka's Ascent Glove is designed with POLYGIENE® odor control technology, Ax Suede synthetic palm, and Conductive Technology. Priced at just $79, this glove is a perfect stocking-stuffer for any hunter.
Whether you are looking for a large gift for a family member or a small stocking stuffer for a friend, this big game gift guide should help lead you in the right direction.