The Men's SITKA Kelvin Lite Hoodie offers warmth and mobility perfect for mid-season hunts. This SITKA jacket features PrimaLoft® insulation technology that provides maximum warmth without excess bulk. The Durable Water Repellent finish resists light rain and snow, while Polygiene® Odor Control Technology neutralizes the odors from sweat to keep you concealed and feeling fresh all day. Plus, the SITKA Kelvin hoodie features a fitted hood and gusseted cuffs for a secure, comfortable fit as well as four-way stretch side panels for extra mobility and breathability. Ideal for chilly mid-season hunts, the Men's SITKA Kelvin Lite Hoodie delivers warmth and comfort for your next hunt.
Micro fleece lined zip hand pockets for comfort and added warmth.
Breathable 4-way stretch side panels.
Deep Zippered Chest Pocket: Safely cache your essentials
Insulation Technology: PRIMALOFT Technology: PrimaLoft® products are the ultimate in insulation technology for hunters. Ultra-fine fibers are engineered to retain maximum warmth even when wet, and create a product that is quiet and less bulky, allowing for greater freedom of movement.
Waterproof Technology: Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.
Scent Control: Polygiene® Odor Control Technology safely neutralizes odor caused from sweat.
Hooded: Fitted Hood: For warmth and concealment, the form-fitting hood is cut to maximize peripheral vision.
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Open Country:
Scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 40 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timber line. The Open Country pattern uses the larger neutral areas of the pattern (macro pattern) that are more critical to concealment at greater engagement ranges.
Enviroment: Open Terrain
Scenario: Spot & Stalk
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Subalpine:
Designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree- covered and vegetated terrain. Subalpine is optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and less.
I am in awe of how nice this jacket fit and the quality of it. It isn't heavy at all and yet does a great job of retaining heat. I wear my Sitka core midweight as a baselayer with this over top and it keeps me comfortable into the mid 40s as long as it's not really windy. The subalpine pattern looks very good in the midwest early season and phenomenal in western hill/mountainous terrain. I would definitely recommend this jacket.
By far the most versatile jacket Sitka has ever made. I purchased this piece on sale during Black Friday and was questioning it after reading some of the negative comments. Every single one of them is wrong. This jacket is extremely durable, I’ve beat it pretty bad in buckthorn, brush, and even the occasional fishing hook and nothing has even come close to ripping. The jacket was the perfect amount of warmth I wanted, comfortable in 55° and can wear it down to 15° ice fishing with just a warm base layer under. All around my favorite jacket Sitka makes
I had to buy this jacket in a pinch and it turned out to be a great buy. For chilly conditions, it is just about perfect. But it definitely provides warmth but not so much that you get sweaty every time you walk a little bit. Also provided good warmth while wet after I came under-gunned for the weather with my outer layer jacket on one occasion. So far, the synthetic has held up and is still warm.
Love this jacket. I love how warm it is for how light it is. Perfect for walking when it’s cold or sitting when it’s cool. The inside material is also very comfy. Can have a light tee shirt on underneath and the material doesn’t stick like other down jackets. Highly recommend as one of your layers. I wear the L, 5,9” 150 lbs.
Very lightweight with minimal bulk, the Kelvin Lite Hoodie sheds wind very well. I wear this with one or two thin layers underneath and am comfortable in temps well below freezing. The forearms fit a bit snug which is perfect if you bow hunt. Like other Sitka gear I own it gets used and used hard. Expensive stuff that’s worth the cost. Finding it on sale rates a perfect ten.
My favorite piece of sitka gear so far, absolutely love it this hoody, has it all! It’s lightweight, fits true to size, has tremendous insulation, yet it's breathable and comfortable, could be used as a shell or layering.
Took this jacket on a multi-night scouting trip in the alpine. I was really impressed with the comfort and warmth, yet breathability, while hiking and glassing. The wind was howling quite well and the people I was with were cold in their gear (with more layers of 'cold gear' to boot). this jacket kept me warm and comfortable for the whole trip.
I have extra layers for colder days as I feel like it will need a little support to keep me warm as temperatures start to fall.
The people I was with are looking to buy the jacket now after this trip!
I have used this on hunts throughout Scandinavia, throughout the year. During the september moose hunts its a great piece to have in your backpack if the temperature drops, and for the early mornings when as the sun rises. It is light enough to warrant to bring during a capercaillie hunt in January when the temperature drops to well below 14f. (For reference, during these active hunts I normally just wear a merino base and a core midweight zip t, with white army camo on top). By far the best insulating layer I have owned, and would recommend to anyone
Lightweight, versatile, packable, surprisingly warm and breathable. Perfect insulation piece for September/October elk hunts in Alberta. The tall sizing option is perfect for guys over 6 foot. Fit and sizing is perfect. Large tall is like a custom fit for my 6'2" 215 lbs.
Brilliant layering piece! Worked fantastically on the chilly early fall mornings/evenings by itself, coupled with the Jetstream Vest can be very useful well into the minus teens (Celsius)! Very comfortable to lounge around in at camp in the evenings and on the cold late season hunts is avaluable sleeping layer in a cold tent! This jacket is always in my pack!
Let me start off by saying I love this jacket. In my opinion, with only one small flaw. The hood adjustment on the back of the hood presses on the base of the skull when lying down or leaning your head up against anything. If it were 1.5 inches lower it would be perfect and I would have no issues. If you spend large amounts of time in the jacket you will see what I mean.
Awesome jacket for what it is: insulated outerwear for 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the comments about the fit leaving something to be desired are true. I am 5' 10", 155 lbs, and a medium in everything. This jacket's armpit holes are cut a bit too high and tight and it is somewhat noticeable. The torso length in the front also is on the short side, barely covering the belt buckle and raising up too much when you lift your arms.
Expensive day one worth every dollar two years later.
I bought this at a Scheels fall expo sale. Was updating my 30 year old Columbia gear. Thought I was paying too much but now realize it's worth the money like my old gear was. Technology is worth the price. Twice as warm very little weight input it on with a long sleeve shirt its toasty on a 30 degree day. Layered properly it's an amazing piece.