Sitka Gear 90% Softshell Jacket - Optifade Open Country
The 90% Jacket has been a mid-season staple in our big game systems for years, but we knew there was room for improvement. For 2014, we completely reimagined this classic piece.
First, we made it more wind resistant, choking down the fabric to allow just a third of the wind-driven air that flowed through the old iteration. We wanted warmth for chilly mornings and cool fall days, but with the improved wind resistance, we found that insulating the entire jacket caused overheating, especially during periods of high exertion. The solution? A body-mapped checkered fleece backer that puts insulation only where you need it, allowing convective cooling to dump excess heat where you don't. Since it's designed to be worn with minimal under layers, we applied thermal tape to the seams, making them smoother and more comfortable. We improved fabric stretch, allowing the 90% to be cut more athletically without restricting movement, which keeps excess material from getting in your way. The result is a more pliable, more durable, quieter jacket and pant - a precisely engineered tool for the mid-season that belongs in every big game hunter's arsenal.
- 18.40 oz.
- Body Mapped Micro Grid Fleece
- Internal Seam Taping
- 2-Way Stretch
- 2 Chest, 2 Hand and 1 Sleeve Pocket
- DWR Finish
- Soft Shell
- Polyester Face