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The Men's SITKA Fanatic Bib offers whitetail hunters the ultimate in cold-weather protection and silencing technology for a more comfortable and successful day in the treestand. These hunting bibs feature Gore-Tex InfiniumTM with Windstopper® for added protection against cold winds. PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation microfibers offer enhanced warmth with minimal bulk while the soft Berber fleece adds superior comfort. Plus, the Fanatic bibs feature large cargo-style pockets that quietly snap closed for secure storage of your hunting gear. Ultra-quiet and warm, the Men's SITKA Fanatic Bibs combine comfort and mobility and will keep you concealed on your next late-season hunt.
Fanatic System reduces noise
Mapped burr-resistant material on leg and gusset
Gore-Tex InfiniumTM with Windstopper® adds windproofing
Side zips allow the bibs to be put on and taken off with ease
High-loft Berber fleece provides superior comfort and warmth
YKK® Vislon® zippers provide ultra-quiet zipping and unzipping
Multi-chamber cargo-style pockets with quiet snaps for secure storage
PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation traps body heat in a lightweight insulation layer
Gore OPTIFADETM Concealment Elevated II camo pattern designed for elevated positions
Lower leg and gusset material: Polyester stretch fleece
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Elevated II:
Specifically designed for whitetail hunters in an elevated position. Its macro and micro pattern configurations echo the higher contrast of bright sky against the shaded underside of foliage while allowing hunters to extend their season as the leaves change. It’s designed for engagement ranges of 80 yards or less and keeps the hunter undetectable at 15 feet up in a tree stand.
I call this the walking sleeping bag. The Fanatic system is warm, comfortable, quiet, durable, and my go-to gear for cold late season hunts in NY. The long side zippers are excellent for removing the bibs without taking your boots off in the field. The Fanatic system has allowed me to extend my hunts in cold weather that I couldn't do with other gear.
I hunt all over Wisconsin with this jacket and sat in negative temps with wind over 20 mph for 6+ hours and was not cold at all. These bibs combined with the Fanatic Jacket are it! I can't believe I didn't buy sooner! Im a person that gets cold very easy and for anyone that hunts in cold weather the fanatic set is the best out there. Its so warm, comfortable and quiet as can be. Gone are the days of 2 base layers with 2 pairs of pants. Easiest pants or bibs to put on with boots that I have ever tried. Pretty expensive but I have no regrets because I should never need another pair.
My favorite piece of gear is the fanatic bibs and jacket. I am a bow hunter and this is exactly what the doctor ordered. Extremely warm. If Temps are In the single digits I just add an equinox hoodie or the Celsius middy And there’s nothing I can’t handle for an all day sit. Everybody complains about burs From walking through brush on recoveries. I have not wore my hunting clothes on a recovery in 15 years as I know better than that. That’s how you destroyed good clothes with thorns and Breyers and burs.
I always give the deer time to expire. I always walk back to the truck and throw on my carhart bibs and jacket. Then go back in for the recovery even if my walk is an hour out. I understand some guys don’t have this option and I get it. But if you do have the option to get out of your hunting clothes before you start tracking.
Very warm. Finally got to wear these out for late season. 30 degrees with a 15 mph wind and was very comfortable. Definitely will get the jacket next. Regret not buying these sooner instead of wasting money on cheaper gear that doesn’t work.
Wore them for 10 days during freezing temperatures in the high deserts of North West Nevada. Just getting into them made me feel warm and comfortable. They were obliviously designed by hunter’s because all of the pockets were easily accessible even while sitting in the hide
Extremely impressed with the warmth and quietness of the bibs & jacket. Equally as unimpressed with the durability of the bibs. Walked through about 40 yards of underbrush on a recovery mission and had tons of pulled threads and a few small tears in the front of the bibs.
Probably the best designed product in the entirely line up. The only thing that should be added is waterPROOF. If the incinerator series could crossbreed with the fanatic series it'd be a winner.
I like the idea of no fleece where the burrs stick, and it mostly works. Good pockets for holding cellphone, accessories, headlamps etc. and I really like the external pocket for slipping stuff I access often in and out of. The only 2 fixes I would suggest is actual full length zippers like on the incinerator and that way your boots wouldn't get mud all over the inside when putting them on at your tree. They could be a little warmer, there's really not much insulation.
I’ve sat in 30° weather the last three days in the morning, they’ve kept me warm along with my older Fanatic jacket and a pair of merino base layers underneath. I’m so glad I got these, moved up on the Stratus pants, these have pockets everywhere, actually nice and light unlike my friends bibs that are super bulky and heavy. I am also wearing the Stratus beanie and fanatic neck Gaiter. I would highly encourage you to buy these to stay warm and I’m from Florida, hunting in Georgia so I’m naturally a person who does not tolerate the cold well.
I finally got to use these the other day in the stand. The winds were approx 20mph and temp felt around high teens. With these bibs on and a some under layers, I had no idea the temp was actually what it was! I think I would’ve been fine with out an extra layer under the bibs that I wore, but it was the first time so I didn’t want to under dress. I’m very impressed! Just got the fanatic jacket to go with it. So we’ll see how these hold up as the temperature starts to drop! Overall so far, great product and quality, worth the money if you need cold weather clothes, and shipping is fast.
I've had these since late summer but couldn't use them until this past weekend in WI for bow hunting. Yesterday morning we had 40 mph winds with an actual temperature of 29 degrees. I had on some long johns, sweat pants, and these bibs and I didn't feel a thing. Also had the Fanatic Vest up top underneath my regular cold-weather jacket and was toasty all morning. Would have called it quits in my previous gear but I honestly couldn't feel any wind - to the point that it was unsettling. Stayed in the stand all morning and landed my first bow buck! Thanks Sitka for a great piece!
These were the first quality late season camo hunting bibs I had ever purchased. They kept me warm in the stand and gave me enough warmth to bag a late season buck with my bow last November. They do seem a little bulky. The biggest drawback I noticed is that they are so warm that you either have to pack them out to the stand or have the side zippers fully open if it's really cold to prevent from sweating. I do like the zippered legs for venting/heat regulation. Overall, a great product that is very quiet and keeps you in the stand longer during frigid northern WI winters.
I like the slimmer fit in most Sitka gear, but the one thing I really like the most about these bibs is the way the shoulder straps adjust. I am shorter man so it’s nice that the straps adjust and stay that way.
Absolutely outstanding Bibs for Late season and extremely cold environments! I used these fanatic bibs during the Pa late deer season in 20 ° temperatures and was super warm! The bib type keeps my lower back area warm which in turn keeps my core warm. I highly recommend these Bibs for extreme temperatures below freezing! Pockets are well placed and useful!! Elevated II pattern kept me invisible to deer while on stand from a leafless elevated position!!
Sitka Fanatic Bib is Very light and Very warm not constricting and very comfortable. Lots of pockets and we'll designed. Scheels was Great on the phone making sure I got the right size. And gave me a really good price. Thanks Scheels
I have been wearing Sitka gear/bibs for years (5-7) and was very disappointed when the synthetic fabric melted off my leg while next to a buddy heater.
This was not a uncommon scenario for this product, in a shadow hunter 6x6 with a buddy heater on low in front of me. The older generation bibs I intended to replace, had been worn and used next to a buddy heater.
Long story short don’t let your legs get <24” away from a heater otherwise you could damage your bibs or get seriously hurt.
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August 16, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
I love everything about the fanatic bibs except the elastic shoulder straps. I didn't realize they would get destroyed by the ozonics ozone generator. Not a good day for me. If you don't use ozone then the straps are awesome.
Bibs are great and I'll give them a four star only because I wish that they put a little more insulation in the lower leg area, and they didn't put a pocket at the top of the bib for like 'phone- map'- etc'