Men's Sitka Grinder Hoody

Item No. 10496-70019


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The Men's Sitka Grinder Hoodie is built with water-repellent, heavyweight fleece insulation that keeps light rain out and a low-profile hood for warmth and comfort while layering. Offset seams on the shoulders improve range of motion and comfort while wearing a pack or hauling decoys, and thumb loops keep sleeves in place when layering under jackets. The half-length, center front YKK zipper assists with venting and easy donning and doffing while Permanent Polygiene Odor Control Technology neutralizes odor by stopping the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi during the long hike in. The versatile Grinder Hoody works hard to repel moisture and provide concealment as an outer layer while maintaining body warmth as a critical midlayer across the bulk of the season.

  • Stretch Thumb Loops: Easily remove layers without compromising the rest of your system.
Breathability 4/5
Moisture Wicking 5/5
Warmth 2/5
Durability 4/5
Air Permiability 4/5

  • Style: 70019
  • Material: Comfort Stretch Fleece  (93% Polyester/7% Elastane)
  • Insulation: Heavyweight  Fleece
  • Waterproof/Windproof Technology: DWR Treated
  • Scent Control: Polygiene® Odor Control Technology safely neutralizes odor caused from sweat

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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: Cold/Extreme Cold

Advanced concealment, specialized features and reliable durability constructed for the world of backwater waterfowl hunting.

  • Environment: Timber
  • Scenario: Open Water, Backwaters
  • Climate: Cold/Extreme Cold


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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect mid layer! I’m 6’1 and 200 lbs and wear a large. I wear a large core midweight under it. Great combo to stay warm under the Dakota vest.
February 25, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
I wear this piece on every single hunt. The hood is simply amazing. Great for concealment and knocks the chill off. If you prefer wearing hats to toboggans, this piece is for you. Pull up the hood when it's cold and no vision obstruction. Warm mid layer but very breathable. Went with timber and it works great whitetail hunting as well.
January 12, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
I wear this duck hunting and bow hunting in Utah once the leaves fall and everything is dead. Warm for how thin it is. Love how the hoodie zips up. Covers face perfectly for bow hunting and staying warm duck hunting. Fits great, purchased L and I’m 5’9”, 150 lbs.
December 24, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Just an update to my previous 5-star review. I'm downgrading only slightly because I've been battle testing this hoodie. First, the hoodie is insanely comfortable and PERFECT for low-50's and high-40's however, I'm not sure this is the most DURABLE standalone. In the marsh yesterday I had to walk through a rough patch of stalks and put a few snags on the seam threading. I understand this is technically a mid-layer, even though Sitka advertises that it can also be used as an outer layer, which I have; so it's no big deal but I'm not sure it's as bombproof as a 4/5 bars on durability. Maybe a 3/5? But that's been my only observation (not even really a complaint but just not worthy of a 5-star). At the end of the day, I still LOVE this hoodie!
December 6, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
First off, I'm 5'8" 175lbs with an athletic build and the medium fits perfect. I don't know where to start with this hoodie. It's a great piece of gear. I wore it this morning with lows in the mid 40's. I usually have to wear a cold weather base layer, a hoodie, and sometimes a jacket in those temps. Today I took a thin base layer, the grinder, and the gradient hoodie just in case. To my surprise, the grinder did it for me by itself all day. Other than the moisture wicking layer, it was all I needed and was super comfortable.

The best feature on this jacket, whether they intended it to be used this way or not, is the hoodie. When it's not on your head, you can put your neck through the head hole, zip it up all the way, and you have a lightweight neck gaiter. This is one of those pieces of clothing I'll wear every time I hunt after early season for sure.
November 28, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Firstly I love this piece and wear it on 95% of my hunts. It has an excellent warmth to weight ratio and the fit is absolutely perfect. I was surprised by the water repellentness of the hoodie after taking it off after getting hot and setting on my blind bag. It began to rain lightly and 30 minutes later I was ready to put the warm layer back on. I went to my blind bag fully expecting the piece to be soaked. It was completed dry. The DWR finish shed all of the water. Very very impressive. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because it could be better. Like others have mentioned a kangaroo pocket should be included with this piece. However, I use this piece as a base/mid-layer and rarely have it on by itself. Lastly the garment itself is pilling around the shoulders and back after a season of hard use. I am still extremely satisfied with this product and, like I said above, I wear this on almost all of my hunts.
November 26, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Probably my favorite Sitka piece. Perfect for Georgia fall and winter.
November 8, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent base layer
Lightweight and warm
October 31, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
OK, what a wonderful surprise is this piece of “gear”. It looked interesting in the picture, but I’d never have guessed how functional it would be. Of course I find this phenomenon to be true of a lot of Sitka products. You really don’t know how great they are til you use them. But this “mid layer” was on me every waterfowl hunt of the 2019/2020 season. And I am in the hunting business… in the field a lot! I was amazed at the hood itself. I own and hunt on lands along the North Platte River in Western Nebraska. My usual deal was to everyday wear a fleece balaclava of another brand. That would always keep my neck warm and on the cold days (which we can really have), I would pull it up over a baseball style cap to keep my ears warm. Been doing this for year! So when trying a full Sitka system out, I first bought their core lightweight balaclava, but used it only once. Nothing against that piece (though it should be cut a lot bigger), but once I started pulling up the hood of the Grinder, I never went back. And I still thought, “Someday, it’s going to be truly cold and too much for this hood”. But it never was. Mind you, we didn’t have much in the way of blizzard hunting (my favorite) this year. But if the wind and cold is too much, nothing the hood of my Delta Wading, or Hudson Jacket pulled up over the Grinder won’t handle! The Grinder Hoody is so good, so comfortable, and clearly makes me look so cool (Ha!), that I gave one to one of my guides for Xmas, and I haven’t seen him without it on since… hunting or not! I bought a second one and put it into storage in case they ever discontinue it... but i doubt they will!
March 18, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
WORTH IT! I wore this hoody in Northwest Nebraska for a January duck/goose hunt. when putting out decoys in 20 to 30 mph winds while it was 20degrees out was no problem having a merino wool shirt under and Dakota vest over this. i only put my jacket (dakota hoody) on when i was sitting still during the hunt. the outer material did great in wind and snow keeping me warm and dry. every duck hunter should have this. only reason for not giving a 5 start is no kangaroo pocket.
January 9, 2020
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