The Men's SITKA Dakota Hoodie offers durable protection with added conveniences for optimal waterfowl hunting. Three-layer Gore-Tex InfiniumTM with Windstopper® technology provides durable windproofing in a lightweight material. A lofted fleece interior on the SITKA Dakota hoodie offers maximum warmth and comfort while still allowing full mobility. An adjustable hem makes for perfect sizing every time and enables quick adjustments in the field. The SITKA Dakota hoodie features a zippered chest pocket for secure storage of essential items, as well as a lanyard anchor point perfect for keeping your duck and goose calls within reach. The hood on this men's hunting jacket is form-fitted to keep out wind and moisture without hindering movement or getting in the way of your peripheral vision. Great for use as an outer layer during mid-season and an insulating inner layer in late-season, the Men's SITKA Dakota Hoodie provides enhanced weather-protection with full mobility to improve your waterfowl hunting experience.
Adjustable hem for perfect sizing and quick adjustments
Lofted fleece interior provides maximum warmth and comfort
Lanyard anchor point for easy access to duck and goose calls
YKK® zippered chest pocket for accessible storage of hunting essentials
Form-fitting hood seals out wind and moisture without affecting field of view
3-layer Gore-Tex InfiniumTM with Windstopper® Technology provides breathable windproofing
Wind Protection: 5/5
Water Protection: 3/5
Windproof Technology: WINDSTOPPER
Material: 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™
Insulation Technology: Polyester lofted fleece
Waterproof Technology: GORE-TEX INFINIUM™
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh:
Built to handle the heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, cattails, cornstalks, and muck found in water and dry field marsh environments
Climate: Mild, cold
Environment: Marsh, field
Scenario: Dry field, wetlands
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber:
Concealment, features, and duability for backwater waterfowl hunting
Not the kind of jacket to wear in -20 degree weather without something underneath as a layer. But very nice to have when it’s around freezing temp and does a great job as a wind stopper, as advertised.
The Dakota hoody did well on the few duck hunts I used it on this past season, but the real test came this week when temps. where I live in Texas went down into the single digits. I wore it while checking for busted pipes, wrapping plants, busting ice off our driveway and sidewalk, and going up into the attic to add insulation to pipes. I also used it as my outer layer inside the house when we were without power for 24 hours. After seeing how it performed through all that, I'm convinced that the Dakota hoody is worth its weight in gold. It's definitely a piece I'll never do without.
Nice jacket, for the most part it is very waterproof, keeps the water out better than my Columbia rain jacket. One thing I do not like about it is that it is too loose. I am 140 lbs and 6 foot tall so pretty skinny. It is not a slim fit. Without it being a slim fit, it just does not keep me as warm as it could. I normally have to wear a sweatshirt or vest under it for insulation in 30-40 temps.
Very good hoodie, as with all Sitka gear it moves nicely with your body. Only complaints after 20 days in the field are: I wish it was a little warmer. Its good down to about 15-20 degrees, same as my Browning Wicked Wings hoodie that was $200 less. I wish it had upper 'wader' pockets, like I think all waterfowl gear should and I wish it had neoprene cuffs like I think all waterfowl gear should. If I had it to do over again I would just get the Grinder hoodie for $100 less. It seems warmer and more comfortable. I am not sure the windstopper works well enough to pay an extra 100 fun tokens and give up some comfort and flexibility. That said, I've got no real complaints...just a few 'wishes'.
This hoodie is a staple in my waterfowl gear. Its kept me warm/dry in some of the worst conditions I've ever seen in the marsh. I also have worn it on the side of the road with truck problems just because I know its my warmest piece of clothing I own. I love the pockets (especially the chest zip) at first the hood seams sort of useless because its so thin and goes over your head weird. But after 3 seasons of hard use the hood is warm as hell and doesn't obstruct your vision while in the blind. Defiantly one of the best pieces on the market and worth its weight in gold
First piece of Sitka’s waterfowl line I have purchased, jacket is super warm but still regulates body temp and breathes well, love the hoody and how it moves with your head, keeps wind out and does a pretty good job of heading up rain. However after my first hunt with this jacket there are multiple little snags everywhere very disappointed in the durability of this jacket especially coming from Sitka.
The Dakota Hoody is one of my favorite pieces of Sitka Gear that I own. Durable, windproof, and cut to accommodate multiple layering options when the temperatures start to dip; the kangaroo pouch is a lifesaver on cold mornings with no gloves when you're running a call! The hood design is much improved over the previous version and the standard vs performance cut really made a difference in wearability for me. I can use this jacket as an outer down to the 30s, a must have for the days when you see a 30 plus temp swing from sunrise to midday.
I have made this my go to piece of sitka gear. I spend 95% of the year out in the field both for work, and waterfowl hunting, and this has become my winter coat. I have worn in in -10 degree hunts where i used it as a jacket layered under appropriately, but not excessively. Goretex Infinium is something that you easily underestimate the value of until you compare it to something without. If youre questioning the purchase of this, go for it, its the best hunting product I own.
Absolutely LOVE this piece!!! Extremely warm when you need it but ventilates well when you don’t (and you typically need both on every hunt!!!) If your a serious waterfowler, you GOTTA have this pullover, PERIOD!!!
This thing is a serious winner for winter. As advertised, totally windproof... extremely warm and comfortable. I've been mostly using it fishing so far this season and I am really into the water resistant durable exterior. I couldn't be happier with this hoody, its more like a fleece jacket version of a hoody. Merino base layer plus this takes me well below freezing. Medium fit me just right. Love that I don't have to use another mid layer under this... its a mid-layer fleece and softshell in one. Highly recommend as worth the cost.
I own a variety of Sitka gear products, but this has become my go-to in the field. It is extremely comfortable and warm and the quality is unmatched. The only thing I wish it had are higher hand warmer pockets, as opposed to the lower ones. Still, it's a 5 Star product, no doubt.
Nailed it. I wanted something that was the "anti-layering layer." IE one layer I could wear over a base layer on cold, windy days without bringing extra layers. I didn't want any down or delicate fabrics. This thing stops the cold Colorado wind in its tracks. Its warm. Its comfortable. Its durable for actual use in the mountains and in the brush and brambles. It isn't too tight, but isn't too baggy. Has a form fitting hood. Drawstring adjustment at the waist. Zip kangaroo pocket with nice thick high-pile fleece to warm your hands. Zippered chest pocket. I love the fact that there are no open pockets to drop items out of. I mean literally this has absolutely every feature I was looking for and nothing more. Extremely happy with this purchase.Pretty much the perfect winter layer for the Colorado outdoors, and the perfect piece for lower output activities like fishing, duck hunting, or just being outside in general. Definitely recommend.
This is my second season with this hoody and all I can say is WOW. This has been the best purchase I have made for waterfowl hunting. If you want to stay warm and dry this is the piece for you whether its early season or late season. With minimal layers you can stay warm especially with the wind stopper technology. For any one interested in trying out Sitka Gear for the first time I strongly recommend this to my hunting buddies because of its versatility as an insulation layer or outer layer. I am 5-11 220 pounds and Large was a perfect fit with still room to layer underneath
I am 5'10" and 150 lbs, picked up the medium and tested it twice so far. It fits perfect. I use it as my outer shell below freezing with a thin columbia fleece and a merino wool base layer underneath. It blocks wind great, hood is tight and good for staying warm. Pockets and inside have the best liners, jacket cuffs fit perfect. Above freezing I was able to wear just the base layer underneath with no fleece in 25 mph wind. This thing is warm. It makes a slight noise but still quiet enough to hunt in.