The Men's SITKA Core Lightweight Hooded 1/2-Zip is engineered for more comfortable days in the field. This SITKA hoodie is made with quick-drying and moisture-wicking polyester that offers comfort and a natural range of motion. Polygiene® Odor Control Technology neutralizes sweat odors to keep you concealed, while a built-in breathable mesh facemask provides extra camouflage. For easier layering, this lightweight SITKA hoodie has stretch thumb loops that keep the half-zip in place as you add or remove layers. Ideal for big game hunting, the Men's SITKA Core Lightweight Hooded 1/2-Zip is designed to move with you for improved comfort on your next pursuit.
Stretch thumb loops for easier layering
Performance fit provides secure, lightweight feel
Zippered chest pocket for accessible gear storage
Built-in mesh facemask offers added concealment
Quick-drying and moisture-wicking polyester fabric
Polygiene® Odor Control neutralizes odors from sweat
Body and Hood Material: Stretch knit (100% polyester)
This is an excellent piece of hunting gear. Archery hunting in Colorado requires layering and adaptable clothing. The hood and facemask, along with the light weight material makes this a very versatile piece of clothing for the varying temperatures here in Colorado.
My go to piece for early season archery hunting. When it's hot out and all that you're doing is sweating, this is the piece to have. Works well as a base layer for late season but I prefer Merino at that time of year for a little more warms. Overall, no complaints.
I wore the lightweight hoody for a full season. For the most part I enjoyed the versatility as a base layer and the ability to be worn alone. It shed moisture and heating amazingly and exactly what I expected for it. If I wore it for more than two day straight, it smelt very ripe. The material also LOVES to find Velcro, so there are spots that continue to find velcro so those spots in the fabric are extremely frayed, it’s very annoying. Other than smelling terrible and the Velcro seeking material, I love it and definitely recommend it to anyone who asks.
Love the material. Wish the hood didn’t have to be up for the face mask to be up. Is very comfortable. Even in extremely hot climates, like a Florida swamp in the summer time! Nothing else survives that kind of heat!
Have worn the lightweight on many high temp hunts from Spring and Fall bear too, Archery Elk season. It functions as a great high-temp base layer. No issues what-so-ever. Came to full draw at 12 yards with my bull from this year looking directly at me. It was like he was looking through me and didn't notice me at all. Took my shot and harvested that elk. Now I just need to pick-up a few more of these so I'm not wearing the same one for 10 days.
If I could only keep one piece of my Sitka Gear, this would be it...I never walk into the turkey woods without it. The built-in mask is my favorite feature. If you've ever got setup first thing in the morning then realize you've forgotten your mask or have a gobbler come in on you unexpectedly and you have to search thru your vest to find your mask, you know what I'm talking about.
In today's social environment, I find it equally advantageous. I bought a couple of extra in black and wear one every time I back my truck out of the garage. They are as comfortable to wear all day long as any shirt I own and any time I need to stop for gas or run into a store, I have my mask.
I really like the lightweight hoody! I have the black, subalpine and open country. It is a great piece and versatile in so many scenarios. I would buy multiple more in solids if they come to the market.
This is easily the absolute best hot weather, high country layer out there. I usually hike in a t shirt and throw this on at my glassing point to keep the sun off me and stay cool. Its also my concealment piece when moving in on the stalk. I run hot, so I also use this as my base layer in the late season. I'll hike in just this then throw on my puffy and start glassing when at the top!
I have read about elk hunting out west as long as I can remember. I always thought how great it would be. This fall I’m going to make my elk hunting trip a reality with my good friends. Two brothers that I have hunted and fished with in Canada and a new friend hopefully. I haven’t had a chance to hunt with my new Sitka pullover but I did wear it a couple of days it’s roomy but not bulky the built in face mask was well thought out and hood that fits well over a trucker cap. The awesome sale price made it a easy decision to add this to my hunting gear
Bought this hoodie for early season elk archery. It very thin, so great for early season when the weather is warm. Unfortunately while hunting, the hoodie caught onto a branch and ended up tearing. Some of the stitching also came undone when I was pulling thorns off of it. Not worth the price in my opinion.
Actually have two of these, one in EVII and the other in open country. I'm 5'10" and have both a large and MT and the MT is perfect. I'm a lengthy guy so sleeve length has always been an issue between M and L. The lightweight hoody is a great piece, its comfy and built in facemask is great. Wear both hoodies as baselayer when it cools down or in warmer temps to wick moister.
This is the one piece of Sitka gear that ALWAYS goes with me. It's perfect by itself in warm/hot weather and a perfect base layer when the temperatures drop. I really like the integrated face mask and the thumb loops keep my sleeves down when layering. I'm 6'2" and 235 an the XL fits perfectly although I'm going to get a tall when these come back in stock. Overall, this is the single best piece of hunting gear I own.