A versatile layering piece, with wind blocking capability to keep you warm, no matter the conditions
The Dakota Vest can operate as either an outer layer choking off chilly winds, or as a toasty insulation layer. The key is the WINDSTOPPER® Softshell, which minimizes the effects of windchill, paired with a micro check backer that provides light insulation.
A high collar warms and protects the neck. High hand-warmer pockets and traditional zippered hand pockets give you flexibility whether you’re wearing waders, bibs or pants. Lanyard loops keep your calls organized, and you can even stash them in a low tubular pocket to keep them from swinging around on early morning slogs to the blind.
"I wear a Dakota Vest almost every day in the early season. Worn with a Traverse layer, the Dakota Vest is perfect for those chilly mornings when an extra layer is nice but a full blown jacket unnecessary. As the season progresses, the Dakota Vest is still one of my favorite pieces or gear. All around, this is a phenomenal layering piece."
—Sitka Athlete Matt Brimmer