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Open Country Elevated Forest Waterfowl
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Buy the Sitka Gear Kelvin Vest from Stillwater Fly Shop and save with free shipping and no sales tax, anywhere in the USA!

Having drank from the same cup as the Kelvin Jacket, the Kelvin Vest is a layering solution with a number of applications. When the temperature starts to plummet, and you need a lightweight, packable, insulated vest, the Kelvin is it.

“While the obvious use of the Kelvin Vest is the late season, I find it just as beneficial in the early season. The vest packs down to nothing in my backpack but comes in very handy for the first and last hours of daylight on the treestand in the early season when the temperatures drop. This allows me to dress very light throughout the hunt with a touch of comfort when we normally get those early season shots on feeding patterns. The Kelvin Vest is also a great treestand back support when rolled up or even a nice pillow for those mid-day naps back at the truck."

—Sitka Athlete Bobby Warner

Read more about Bobby Warner and his journey as a Sitka Athlete here!

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

• Breathable

• Wind Resistant

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    • High Heat-to-Weight Ratio

    • Articulated Patterning

    WEIGHT 18.4oz

    TECHNOLOGY 170g/M2 PrimaLoft® Sport Insulation

    FABRIC DETAILS Tightly-Woven Polyester Face

    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.

    We like truths. The longer you are in your stand, the better your chance of success. The Forest system honors this general truth with prices patterned to fit close to the body—making long, extended sits bearable. Anchored by our core layering system, the Elevated Forest outerwear pieces drive a balance toward R-values and quietness. We've increased loft without adding weight, brushed face fabrics for soundless movement, and eliminated unnecessary features that add noise. The GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Forest pattern factors in the distance and extreme angles of this vertical environment. This is how we define Forest.

    The best waterfowl hunting can take place in the worst weather. Armed with this understanding, we developed systems centered around the most effective outerwear fabric technologies available and worked our way in. Insulating layers were designed to maximize warmth with minimal bulk to enable rapid mounting of a shotgun and fluid swings. Like all Sitka systems, next-to-skin moisture management is key to the functionality of all system pieces and are essential for maximized comfort. The GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl pattern utilized is optimized for typical approach vectors and has factored in the constant movement of ducks and geese as well as the unique eye physiology of waterfowl. Concealment, mobility, and weather protection build the foundation. This is how we define Waterfowl.

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