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The Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Hoody
On August 16 we had the typical dry hot weather the high elevation desert is known for in western Wyoming and Brandon Mason and I were chasing antelope. He had the tag in his pocket and I had the responsibility of capturing his hunt on film. The hoody provided a cool experience in the desert heat as well as concealment from a w
This year I had the opportunity to put Sitka’s Core Lightweight Hoody to the test in multiple areas across Wyoming. True to form and the Sitka brand, it performed very well in multiple early situations on several species.
On August 16 we had the typical dry hot weather the high elevation desert is known for in western Wyoming and Brandon Mason and I were chasing antelope. He had the tag in his pocket and I had the responsibility of capturing his hunt on film. The hoody provided a cool experience in the desert heat as well as concealment from a wary buck that caught me in the open setting up a camera tripod as we waited. He never saw me and I was able to capture the whole encounter on film.
I also brought the Ascent Hoody with me to Wyoming’s famous region G for the mule deer opener. I was leery of having the piece pull double duty as a base layer and warm weather shirt for afternoon glassing. On the way to one of my favorite basins the weather took a turn for the worse in a matter of minutes and I soaked the Hoody. After setting up my shelter I was able to “cook” the hoody dry in short order by firing up my internal furnace with a Mountain House meal and coffee. The synthetic material performed well in the high country.
Fit is often king with just about any layer of performance clothing and the Core Lightweight Hoody fit me very well. The hood was comfortable in the desert heat, blocking the sun and kept my ears warm during the September mule deer hunt when necessary. The face mask conceals the face well for archery purposes and of course makes stalking with a bow easier knowing you don’t have to pull on an extra face mask.
For more on this piece from Sitka Gear give the video review by Ike Eastman a watch and consider giving your friends a gift subscription and we will throw in a Sitka Core Lightweight Hoody when you buy three or more subscriptions. Win, win in my opinion!
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