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SITKA GEAR WATERFOWL OUTERWEAR: PANTANAL PARKA
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If you're hunting mostly layouts, boats, and you prefer the benefits from the extended length of a parka, the Pantanal is your go-to. The Pantanal is built longer, with a lightly insulated backer, water-sealing cuffs, a drop-away hood and micro-ripstop textile.
"The Pantanel Parka is personally the best jacket in our line due to its versatility, articulated elbows, and pocket placement."
—Matt Brimmer, Waterfowl Athlete
The Pantanal Parka is for hunters and guides who put their gear through the ringer. It is our most rugged and durable waterfowl jacket, combining a waterproof GORE-TEX® Hardshell with a micro ripstop face fabric and abrasion reinforcement in the elbows and lower back. The interior is insulated with a body-mapped, moisture-wicking micro check fleece to provide warmth where you need it while eliminating bulk where you need freedom to move.
The Pantanal Parka is the only jacket in the line with 12 usable pockets to keep your hands warm and your calls, shells and other necessities dry and organized. All zippers are welded and watertight. The fully adjustable hood rotates and swivels with you, so there’s no impediment to your vision. Pit zips open to dump heat during periods of high exertion. The cuffs have watertight gaskets that adjust to fit your wrist, so you can submerge your hand momentarily while working with deeks without getting water up the sleeve.
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 Handwarmer Pockets
Magnetic Tuck-Away Call Pockets
Full-Adjustable Rotating Hood
Micro-Check Fleece Backer
TECHNOLOGY GORE-TEX® Laminate, Durable Water Repellent Finish
FABRIC DETAILS Polyester Stretch-Woven, Abrasion and Tear Reinforcement in Elbows and Lower Back
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.