The Gradient Hoody is like wearing your favorite well-worn sweatshirt but on steroids. This dynamic to static layering piece features high-loft Berber fleece for core-heat insulation. The Gradient rides the line of super technical and incredibly comfortable and will be an instant favorite in your waterfowl system.
Fabric: High-Gauge Polyester Knit Face, Mechanical Stretch Bonded to a High Loft Fleece Backer.
Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.
Lower Handmuff Pocket and Upper Storage Pocket: An integrated Berber fleece-lined hand muff keeps your fingers warm and dexterous, and an upper storage pocket keeps small essentials secure and accessible.
Thumbhole Cuff: Integrated thumbhole cuffs provide additional warmth and allow for smooth layering.
Material: High-Gauge Polyester Knit Face, Mechanical Stretch Bonded to a High Loft Fleece Backer.
Weight: 25.8 oz
Insulation Technology: Berber fleece-lined
Waterproof Technology: Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh:
Specialized systems and concealment built to handle the heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, cattails, cornstalks, muck and finicky flocks found in water and dry field marsh environments.
Environment: Marsh / Field
Scenario: Dry Field, Wetlands
Climate: Mild/Cold/Extreme Cold
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber:
Advanced concealment, specialized features and reliable durability constructed for the world of backwater waterfowl hunting.
Possibly my all time favorite piece of hunting gear. I wore this hoody at least 40 days this past duck season and it has held up extremely well. It’s so comfortable and layers very well and also works on its own.
Just like the description says, this has become my new favorite sweatshirt. It is warm and extremely comfortable. It is great layered hunting under the delta wading jacket or as a standalone sweatshirt. Highly recommended and I will be getting more.
WHITE COLOR REVIEW. Great hoody as far as hoodies go. Comfortable and warm. Not windproof so I don't use on cold days as a stand alone. I will say that you can layer up underneath co increase warmth but I would size up if that is your play. As far as the WHITE is concerned, I can tell you this thing gets dirty. The end of the sleeves get very dirty. However I bought it for snow geese and snow situations as I would rather have a functional white/warm piece vs a regular white hoodie. What I can tell you is that when I washed the hoody, ALL of the dirt came out and it was as good as new. I did some spot treatment prior to wash. I think as long as you stay up on washing, you can keep this piece fairly white. Again I stress that this hoody is far better than just a white cheap hoody. The dirt washes out!
I'd give it 10 stars if I could. As a Guide that hunts a ton, this Hoody is my go-to for cold mornings in the blind. It has just the right amount of fleece to keep you warm, without restricting movement when shooting. Just an amazing product!!
Love my new Gradient hoodie because it has the fit and features I want in the field. This is no ordinary sweatshirt and is about as good as it gets. I bought it as an outer layer for cold late fall hunts and to layer under my Delta Wading jacket when the wind came up or temps got closer to zero. I’m a big guy and the 3XL fits me perfect. I’m happy Sitka makes this size and that Scheels carries it which is rare for my shopping experiences.
This is a very warm hoody! Perfect combination with the wader Jacket on mornings in the 50’s or paired with the duck oven when colder. As others have said the built in face mask is worthless. It’s thin and is a pain when not being used. At least it’s covid compliant when you need to run in a store!
Iv never owned any Sitka products because it seemed a little pricey for what I could afford so I just delt with the weather either freezing or burning up with my cheep hunting clothes layered like a little buddha until a good friend bought me the gradient jacket 2 years ago for duck hunting and of coarse I babied it scared to mess it up because of the price and so the first year I didn’t even want to get mud on it but when it came around to the second year I said o well let’s test this thing out since I hear how great it was and tuff so I wore it and put it through things it probably shouldn’t go through and let me tell you this Jacket is Bad A_s this thing has never let me down has stood up to every condition you can think of was used to duck hunt in the marsh and used to deer hunt in the woods and I made sure I didn’t leave home without it. I love every feature to it and every inch is used for a purpose the hood I love it cups around your head good and protects your ears and down draft on the neck the mask in the hoodie is Genius for useful for any hunting it’s quite and very warm and comfortable to wear deer hunting and after this experience I have become a Sitka fanatic I love there products and will never buy anything else since I received this as a gift and became a believer I have now bought many pieces of Sitka and have bought my son Sitka to wear and he loves it as well I’d love to test there new products and really put them through a real torture test to see how new products stand up. I want to let Sitka know I greatly appreciate the great clothes y’all make and the time y’all put into researching how to better the best hunting products around and to others reading and thinking you are worried about not being happy with the product specially this jacket and pants I promise you will want to wear it year round it is a must have and to my friend that bought my first piece of Sitka to turn me into a believer thank you very much I owe you buddy.
Absolutely my favorite and most worn piece. I have the solid green I wear it hunting, working outside, or even around house or office in the colder months. I honestly will probably buy another one so I have two in my wardrobe.
Just got this in white to wear big game hunting in snow. It’s so comfortable and warm I wear as an everyday piece!! One of my favorites! Going to get a green one for those cold mornings archery elk hunting!! Just like all my Sitka Gear quality is top-notch!!
I bought the WHITE gradient hoodie. It's awesome and I love it. But I just noticed that my zippers are actually the charcoal/gray color. So, not sure why it isn't fully white like the picture on the website? But just FYI.
This piece is a great addition to my hunting collection. This hoody offers free movement of my arms without the bulk and keeps the warmth enclosed even into the low 30's with base layers. My biggest turnoff for this hoody is the hood. It desperately needs to be redesigned. Due to the conformity of the hood, it does not allow you to look around with ease. There are multiple times each hunt where it restricts head movement which is crucial for a waterfowl hunter. I hope in the near future a new model is released that has a flexible middle layer that attaches the hood the the body which would allow for better range of motion.
This piece is a great addition to my hunting collection. I use it hunting for ducks, geese and even whitetail tree stand hunting. I love that this hoody offers free movement of my arms without the bulk but also still keeps the warmth enclosed. I pair it with my Stratus vest and its perfect together on the cold early morning hunts.
This is the warmest insulation piece I own. Sometimes in the mid 20’s id take off outer layer and just wear this jacket while putting out decoys. I’d get done and realize I didn’t need an outer layer because of how warm this hoody was with nothing but a base layer under. Throw a duck oven or Hudson over and you can hunt in the negatives with no issue. Although it does not have gore wind stopper I was amazed at how warm this hoody kept me throughout the season. Go to insulation piece for the days most stay at home.