The Sitka Gear Apex Hoody is designed for the spot and stalk hunter. The mid-weight merino backing facilitates the anti-smell and anti-microbial properties enjoyed when using wool. The nylon facing allows for the noise reduction and durability you look for in a stalking shirt. The DWR finish repels light precipitation and prevents face fabric from wetting out. The hoody has an integrated mesh face mask for easy concealment. The Sitka Apex Hoody's kangaroo style chest zip pocket is low enough that it doesn't interfere with your binocular harness. The interior of the pocket is divided to help with keeping things quiet while stalking. The removable elbow pads come in handy when needing a buffering layer during long glassing sessions.
To complete your Sitka Gear Apex system, add the Sitka Gear Apex Pants.
- Integrated mesh face mask
- Removable elbow pads
- Reinforced shoulder, elbows & arms
- Zippered center chest pocket with mesh dividers
Fabric Details: 230-Gram 17.5 Micron Merino Wool Backer Blended with a Durable Nylon Face, Durable Water Repellent finish
Weight: 20 oz
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Standard Fit, designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.
Designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree-covered and vegetated terrain. Subalpine is optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and less.
Sitka Gear uses premium YKK Zippers across its product line for their reliability, durability, weather resistance, and quiet operation. They also print many of their zippers with GORE OPTIFADE Concealment for added stealth.
GORE OPTIFADE CONCEALMENT
Traditional mimicry patterns based on human vision are designed to look like a specific type of vegetation or terrain. GORE OPTIFADE Concealment is the only scientifically proven concealment pattern based on animal vision to optically fade a hunter into their surroundings. By using advanced blends of micro and macro patterns to fool animal vision rather than mimic a particular shape, GORE OPTIFADE Concealment is more versatile and more effective at getting hunters close to game.
SITKA DESIGN NOTES
When designing the Apex system, Sitka Gear obsessed on scent, sight and sound: the three enemies of the discerning bow hunter. Sitka Gear built the Apex Hoody with a hybrid merino wool and nylon construction to make this piece as quiet as possible. The merino wool delivers natural odor control for extended hunts, and the breathable nylon delivers high-performance durability. A zippered kangaroo pocket with built-in organizer muzzles rattling gear, and an integrated face mask delivers maximum concealment. Reinforced shoulders limit abrasion from pack straps, while integrated elbow pads aid in crawling keeping you focused on the approach.