Redesigned in 2014 for even more greatness, buy your Sitka Gear 90% Jacket from Stillwater Fly Shop and save with free shipping and no sales tax, anywhere in the USA!
Durable and breathable, wind and weather resistant, the 90% is ideal for the active backcountry hunter. Lightly insulated for cooler mornings, anatomically shaped for ease of use, and 2-way stretch soft-shell for unrestricted movement. The 90% has always been one of Sitka's go-to pieces.
“True to the name, the 90% Jacket is the most consistent piece in my system. When temps get into the mid 30s, I’ll wear my 90% Jacket while hiking to keep the chill off. Meanwhile, pit-zips ensure breathability when I start to warm up. Because it’s so versatile, the 90% is in my pack all 170 days I spend in the field each year."
—Sitka Athlete Wes Atkinson
The 90% Jacket has been a mid-season staple in our big game systems for years, but we knew there was room for improvement. For 2014, we completely reimagined this classic piece.
First, we made it more wind resistant, choking down the fabric to allow just a third of the wind-driven air that flowed through the old iteration. We wanted warmth for chilly mornings and cool fall days, but with the improved wind resistance, we found that insulating the entire jacket caused overheating, especially during periods of high exertion. The solution? A body-mapped checkered fleece backer that puts insulation only where you need it, allowing convective cooling to dump excess heat where you don't. Since it's designed to be worn with minimal under layers, we applied thermal tape to the seams, making them smoother and more comfortable. We improved fabric stretch, allowing the 90% to be cut more athletically without restricting movement, which keeps excess material from getting in your way. The result is a more pliable, more durable, quieter jacket and pant - a precisely engineered tool for the mid-season that belongs in every big game hunter's arsenal.
• Body-Mapped Grid Lining
• Interior Seam Taping
• 2 Chest, 2 Hand, 1 Sleeve Pocket
• 2-Way Stretch
TECHNOLOGY Durable Water Repellent Finish
FABRIC DETAILS Soft-shell, polyester face
OPEN COUNTRY Open country pursuits run the gamut of moderate to high activity peppered with periods of pure motionlessness. Sitka's Open Country system responds brilliantly to the varying activity level and quickly changing weather conditions that come with glassing open bowls, tiptoeing through aspen groves, battling scree fields, and generally covering miles at a time. Moisture management is the central theme of this line—the key to keeping you comfortable and active. Choose additional layers to accommodate forecasted conditions, as well as the unknown. Face fabrics add the utmost durability and minimum weight. The smooth-woven face dries quickly and offers excellent packability—great for the overnighter in a tent. The GORE® OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country pattern is optimized for engagement ranges of 35 meters or more, mountain or open environments, and stalking prey with minimal coverage. This is how we define Open Country.