Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2018, 12:29 AM   #1
DapperDan
Pope & Young
 
DapperDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tomball Tx
Hunt In: Texas
Default Sitka clothing recommendation

Bout to pull the trigger on a new set. Looking at traverse t, Jetstream Vest, core lightweight hoody, core heavy weight zip t, kelvin lite puffy, Jetstream Jacket, and cloudburst jacket.

Using for archery in Colorado.

Using firstlite merino as base.

I already have pants.

Need some insight from guys with experience as to what pieces work well together and which I may not need. I am a fan of vests for mild weather and want to have a puffy just in case. Should I cut the light weight hoody out or the heavy weight hoody? Leave one? Leave both?





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
DapperDan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 05:06 AM   #2
gumbl3
Ten Point
 
gumbl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: anna
Hunt In: muenster
Default

As much as I hate to say it, you can cut the Jetstream. I love the Jetstream jacket but you don't need a soft shell, Just run the puffy under the rain jacket. If you're running FL merino base, pick one of the three that you like(traverse, lightweight or heavyweight)for a mid layer. Personally I like some kind of grid fleece here (Heavyweight T, FL Halstead, Patagonia R1, etc)

With the FL base that's 4 layers and I doubt you'd have them all on at once but gives you plenty of flexibility to add/drop a layer to fit what the mountain gives you. I'm wouldn't be carrying around any more than that
gumbl3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 06:01 AM   #3
Jdavis9753
Four Point
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Royse City, TX
Hunt In: Timberon NM, Rankin TX, Durango CO
Default

Even though it is their most popular selling piece at Sitka, you might wear a Jetstream Jacket once...if ever during archery season in Colorado so I do agree with that.
You might look at the cold weather traverse Hoody (the exterior material is pretty quiet) for your traditional “jacket” if you get cold easy or if you don’t get cold easy the mountain jacket is windproof and works great if you layer under it. Send me a PM if you want to chat about it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Jdavis9753 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 06:03 AM   #4
stickbowcoop
Ten Point
 
stickbowcoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Springtown TX
Hunt In: OH, PA, looking for a place in TX.
Default

I am a big fan of Sitka but all of my experience is with the Whitetail EVII line. I really like the Stratus line, but that is geared more towards treestand hunting than mountain hunting. I am no help I know, just wanted to post something positive before all the "it's too expensive" comments start rolling in.
stickbowcoop is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 07:15 AM   #5
doublearrow
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Midland, Texas
Default

What part in Colorado? We hunt the south east, much further north and you might change. But im running the same stuff archery colorado as im going to be wearing in utah in october.
I use kuiu gear, but id do the same for sitka. I wear merino base and kuiu lightweight chinook jacket that cuts wind really well and light to moderate mist/rain. Ive got their lightweight rain gear if it gets bad. I also have a puffy vest if need be. Most of the time running through the mountains i have merino with a real light shirt of on top of it.
I dont think you need the heavy jackets.

Last edited by doublearrow; 07-25-2018 at 07:27 AM.
doublearrow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 08:30 AM   #6
DapperDan
Pope & Young
 
DapperDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tomball Tx
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doublearrow View Post
What part in Colorado? We hunt the south east, much further north and you might change. But im running the same stuff archery colorado as im going to be wearing in utah in october.
I use kuiu gear, but id do the same for sitka. I wear merino base and kuiu lightweight chinook jacket that cuts wind really well and light to moderate mist/rain. Ive got their lightweight rain gear if it gets bad. I also have a puffy vest if need be. Most of the time running through the mountains i have merino with a real light shirt of on top of it.
I dont think you need the heavy jackets.


Hunting south east near Trinidad


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
DapperDan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 08:41 AM   #7
Texans42
Ten Point
 
Texans42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: High plains
Default

  • Core heavyweight
  • A down puffy(I wouldn’t spend Sitka money, just buy a solid on sale from any the big MFG’s Mountainhardware, Columbia, etc )
  • Cloud burst.

Last edited by Texans42; 07-25-2018 at 08:43 AM.
Texans42 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 09:00 AM   #8
Texans42
Ten Point
 
Texans42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: High plains
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texans42 View Post
  • Core heavyweight
  • A down puffy(I wouldn’t spend Sitka money, just buy a solid on sale from any the big MFG’s Mountainhardware, Columbia, etc )
  • Cloud burst.
My personal list

Wool base-kuiu
Apex hoody( use to be core heavy)
Kuiu pelton 97( weights nothing think 6 oz)
Mountain Hardware puffy
Rainjacket- Columbia outdry extreme reversible
Kuiu zip off 145? merino pant base


I also own the Sitka core lightweight, it’s a great sun blocker peice, I wear antelope hunting, but I prefer merino base for backcountry
Texans42 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 02:34 PM   #9
doublearrow
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Midland, Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
Hunting south east near Trinidad


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thats where we hunt i wouldnt do the heavy jackets.
doublearrow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-25-2018, 02:50 PM   #10
diamond10x
Ten Point
 
diamond10x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Helotes
Hunt In: Kinney and Bexar counties
Default

Never owned or worn Sitka...

but if you’re hunting southern Colorado in archery season be prepared for heat, there’s a chance it could be cold but 9 times out of 10 a long sleeve shirt and light vest with pants is all you’ll need. I hunt northern Colorado about 40 miles from Wyoming every year in mid October and it is usually still warm then. Last year day before the opener it was 75 and windy, blizzard blew in and it was cold the next 2 days, then warmed up and was hot the rest of the week.
diamond10x is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com