Elite Refuge Member
- Dec 16, 2019
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I'm not a Sitka pro staffer by any means and wouldn't have bought anything Sitka without a hefty discount, but they've made me a believer. I used a military/vet coupon and got a Duck Oven jacket and some shooting gloves last spring.
With the exception of one of the seams on the finger of one of the gloves separating, which I repaired in 5 minutes myself, both have been bulletproof and very warm.
I'm 100% impressed with the jacket as far as warmth and blocking the wind. I pretty much live in the arctic of the lower 48 and I can go out in sub zero temps with just a tshirt underneath the jacket with no issues. I don't believe it's advertised to be waterproof and haven't had it on during a rain storm, but it does great in snow. I gave up on waterproof jackets around 20 years ago and use Frogg Toggs over my jacket or pants if I want to stay dry.
The shooting gloves fit great, keep my fingers warm as long as it's 20 degrees or more. They weren't made for extreme low temps, but I didn't buy them for that.
I wear a Frogg Togg rain shell over my Duck Oven. Been pairing them for prolly 15 years (just as Sitka was getting going) and I'm the driest and warmest when it blows a cold rain.