Sitka Gear - Man Running On Ridge with compound bow wearing core lightweight hoody hunting gear
Sitka Gear - two men high fiving at dawn with one of the two men having a recently harvested Elk by compound bow on his back


We found that the majority of base layers offered zero technical features, requiring hunters to carry additional pieces of gear into the field to meet the demands of the pursuit. Our solution was to create a high-performance next-to-skin layer that includes technical features to improve concealment and utility. By optimizing breathability and moisture management and adding features not found in traditional base layers, the Core Lightweight Hoody can be used as a standalone piece in hot weather or as the foundational baselayer into any SITKA system.



Sitka - Hoody - Core Lightweight Hoody - Optifade Open Country

  • A foundational layer built with long sleeves and a form-fitting hood for maximum concealment in warmer temps while acting as a moisture-wicking baselayer as you stack on insulation during changing conditions and activity levels. The CORE Lightweight Hoody features a quick-drying knit to actively wick moisture away from the skin, offers a center half-zip for ventilation on the go, a built-in face mask for quick concealment, and a chest pocket for small storage needs.
    ⊲ Quick-Dry, Comfort Stretch Lightweight Knit
    ⊲ YKK® Zippered Chest Pocket with GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment
    ⊲ Built-In Ultra-Breathable Mesh Face Mask ⊲ Low-Profile Hood
    ⊲ Drop-Tail Design
    ⊲ Half-length, center front YKK® zipper with GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment
    ⊲ Low-Profile Flatlock Seam Construction
    ⊲ Stretch Thumb Loops
    ⊲ Offset Seams On Shoulders
    ⊲ Permanent Polygiene® Odor Control Technology
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