November 04, 2010
By Curt Wells
Tried and True
By Curt Wells, Equipment Editor
Sitka Gear bridges the gap between mountaineering and hunting clothing by designing form-fitting garments with four-way stretch material. The Down-pour jacket, an extension of Sitka's nine-piece layering system, is the final layer against foul weather. Downpour's waterproof, breathable membrane is said to be capable of withstanding 30 feet of rain in a 24-hour period!
The Downpour features a tailored fit, articulated elbows, and lightweight construction, all of which reduce bulk and ensure good range of motion for drawing your bow, climbing, and making other movements. A tunnel pocket on the chest serves as a handwarmer, and a "kangaroo" pocket in front stores items you need to access quickly. Downpour pants complete this armor against the elements.
Sitka Gear, (707) 253-1122, www.sitkagear.com