When looking for good layers for cool fall mornings and warm afternoons, check out the Kelvin Active Jacket by Sitka Gear. This is an excellent technical piece of gear to use as a standalone in early and mid-season, and an underlayer as the temps drop. Sitka Gear's Kelvin Active Jacket’s Polartec Alpha non-migrating lofted fleece insulation offers game-changing thermo-regulation while both hunting and glassing. This is a quiet, soft, and breathable Nylon shell dries quickly and has a Durable Water Repellent Finish that withstands light precipitation and deters the face fabric from wetting out. With its neck and chin area brushed with Tricot lining, and brushed fleece hand zip pockets, The Kelvin Active Jacket is a necessity for all your backcountry outings. The interior zip chest pocket is a great safeguard for your necessities, and then contently serves as a stuff sack for those rare times you take this jacket off.
Pair this workhorse with the Sitka Gear Kelvin Lite Hoody, Sitka Gear Kelvin Lite Vest, and the Sitka Gear Kelvin Lite Pant.
- Highly breathable & thermally regulating
- Fast drying With increased air exchange
- Concealed hand pockets & exterior zip chest pocket
- Packs conveniently into the chest pocket
- Quiet face fabric
- Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
Weight: 7 oz
Fabric Details: 80 Grams Polartec® Alpha® Insulation, 20-Denier Nylon Ripstop Shell (40-Gram, 100% Nylon), Breathable Polyester Mesh Lining
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.
Environment: Vegetated Terrain
Scenario: Ground Ambush, Spot & Stalk
OPTIFADE OPEN COUNTRY
Scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 40 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timberline. The Open Country pattern uses the larger neutral areas of the pattern (macro pattern) that are more critical to concealment at greater engagement ranges.
Environment: Open Terrain
Scenario: Spot & Stalk
Stika Gear uses Polartec® fabrics in specific applications requiring insulation that maximizes lightweight breathability and weather resistance. Polartec® Alpha® active insulation features an extremely breathable, fast drying and highly compressible synthetic fabric that regulates core body temperatures during both dynamic and static activities, reducing the need to shed or add layers throughout a hunt.
Polygiene® Odor Control Technology is a natural fit for hunting. By permanently treating fabrics with low concentrations of silver salt, which has inherent antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water, Polygiene® safely eliminates the ability for bacteria to grow and effectively neutralizes odor.
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.