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- Prostaff Member Steve Johnson
NAPA, CA. Sitka Gear Inc., has a few suggestions for hardcore whitetail hunters that find themselves looking for a layering system that performs during all aspects of the hunt. Layering has been a highly effective method for active hunters in mountainous terrain to stay comfortable in the fluctuating conditions the high-country doles out and now whitetail hunters can maximize their field time by layering with Sitka Gear's appropriate offerings.
To start with, all hunters need a base layer. The ideal candidate for this crucial, next-to-skin component is the Core Zip-T (Core Bottoms are available as well), which features Silver Scent Elimination Technology and SUPER Dry with Odor Technology. Equally important is the insulation layer, and Sitka's Kelvin Jacket fits the bill perfectly. The lightweight Kelvin Jacket (Pants are available as well) has an extreme heat-to-weight ratio and is filled with Primaloft, a synthetic highloft insulation. Lastly, to stave off the most brutal of outdoor conditions, Sitka recommends the new Stratus Jacket and Bib. Both feature WINDSTOPPER® fabric, a lightly brushed face to eliminate noise, and full range of motion to aid in every step of the hunt.
Sitka Gear's top-quality products feature the most scientifically advanced visual concealment pattern ever to hit the market - GORE® OPTIFADETM Concealment, the first-ever concealment based on the science of animal vision. The new Big Game/Forest pattern takes into account the distance and extreme angles found while treestand hunting and works to obscure elevated hunters. GORE® OPTIFADETM Concealment Big Game/Forest incorporates a micro and a macro pattern. The unique micro-pattern considers the way a deer or other ungulate perceives color, the ratio of positive to negative space and other visual elements to create an effect that allows the hunter to blend with the animal's perception of the environment. The macro-pattern breaks up the symmetry of the human body so that if a hunter is detected, the animal will not be able to identify the hunter as a predator.
About Sitka Gear, Inc.
Sitka Gear is the leading manufacturer of high-performance hunting apparel that utilizes cutting-edge technology to keep hunters warm, dry and comfortable in any condition. For more information about Sitka visit www.sitkagear.com or call 877.SITKA-MG.
About W.L. Gore & Associates (www.gore-tex.com)
Perhaps best known for its consumer products like GORE-TEX® fabric and ELIXIR® guitar strings, Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, industrial, fabrics and medical markets. The company is headquartered in Newark, Delaware, posts sales of approximately $2.6 billion, and employs 9000 associates at 30 locations throughout the world.
GORE, GORE-TEX, WINDSTOPPER, OPTIFADE and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.Â© 2010 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., 295 Blue Ball Rd., Elkton, Maryland, 800-431-GORE, gore-tex.com.