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SITKA GEAR WATERFOWL NECESSITIES: HUDSON HAT
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Properly nicknamed the "Fudd", the Hudson Hat will keep you, your head, and ears toasty so you remain sharp and ready. The GORE-TEX® laminate will keep the moisture out and allow your perspiration to escape, while the high-loft fleece lining will effectively insulate against the cold.
"The Hudson Hat is a must-have for me. The GORE-TEX® membrane keeps me dry while maintaining breathability and the fleece lined ear flaps help retain warmth. Meanwhile, a well designed bill keeps the birds from seeing me as they commit to the spread. In Oregon, we get immense amounts of rain. Many times, it will be raining even though the temperature is well below freezing due to atmospheric layering. During times like these, the Hudson Hat is unbeatable."
—Sitka Athlete Dave Smith
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.
TECHNOLOGY GORE-TEX® Laminate, Durable Water Repellent Finish
FABRIC DETAILS Polyester Stretch-Woven
WATERFOWL 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.