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The Blizzard Parka is part of our warmest big game system, locking you into a GORE-TEX® vault that's insulated with 650 fill power white duck down blended with PrimaLoft® ultra-fine denier fibers. Paired with the Blizzard Bib, ti becomes essentially a walking sleeping bag that's 100% waterproof—ideal for long periods of low activity on the tundra, like riding out horseback and settling in behind the glass during the frigid late-season.
TECHNOLOGY PRIMALOFT® INSULATION TECHNOLOGY PRIMALOFT® is the ultimate in insulation technology for hunters. The patented blend of microfibers is engineered to retain maximum warmth even when wet. Ultra-fine insulating fibers create a product that is quiet and less bulky, allowing for greater freedom of movement. Easy care PRIMALOFT® provides the warmth of down, but it is fast drying and more breathable.
New for 2014, comes the ultimate combination of PrimaLoft® ultra-fine fibers and water-repellent down, offering high-performance warmth and comfort in variable conditions while adhering to the PrimaLoft® promise of an environmentally safe technology free of fluorocarbons.
• Thermally Efficient
• Superior Water Resistance
• Dries Faster than Down
• Wind Resistant
GORE-TEX PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof and windproof and very breathable—guaranteed. They provide reliable weather protection and maximized comfort in all weather conditions. Excellent management of perspiration leads to optimized body-heat regulation. No post-activity chill. No cooling off due to wind chill. Each square inch of GORE-TEX® membrane contains 9 billion pores. Each microscopic hole is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, making it impossible for rain, snow and sleet to pass through. While each pore of a GORE-TEX® membrane is smaller than a water droplet, each is 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. This is what enables GORE-TEX® fabric to breathe so that sweat vapor can escape, keeping you dry from the inside—the ideal solution for hunters looking for broad weather protection and style.
Because of their superior breathability, GORE-TEX® products allow perspiration to escape during active use.
The microporous structure of the GORE-TEX® membrane does not allow water to penetrate.
• 2 Chest Pockets, 2 Shell Pockets
• 2 Hand Warmer Pockets
• Fully Adjustable Rotating Hood
• 40% PrimaLoft®, 60% Water-Resistant Duck Down
• Water-Sealing Cuffs
WEIGHT 46.4oz TECHNOLOGY 155g/M2 PrimaLoft® Down Blend Silver
FABRIC DETAILS Polyester Weave
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.
I own some other Sitka gear as well, and this parka is extraordinary, as are the the other Sitka items! It is very warm! I have not used in the rain yet, but I have no doubt it will just fine.
A bit pricey, but if have been miserably cold, as I have, it's well worth the price!