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Sitka Setup

Spence71

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I have never owned Sitka. With a $1,000 dollar budget would the Stratus Jacket, Fanatic Hoody & Stratus Bibs be a good stetup for mid-to-late season? Hunting temps typically 35 - 40 degrees? I hunt in WI and mid-season it seems most mornings around the 30-35 degree range. I want to make sure the setup is warm enough to handle temps around there (or possibly lower). Any help would be great!
maybe not a hush hush secret.. but most companies...Sitka specifically, have a military or 1st responders discount program. i bought my fanatic jacket and bibbs last year for 25% off the bibbs. the jacket didn't qualify for hte program. but.. discount is discount in my book. If that applies to you.. or someone you know that might want to buy you some huntlng clothes... hahaha. it does expire after a year. Pretty sure you can re-up if needed.
 

barlow96

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Mississippi
To me its about the layers and your movement. The stratus is the thickest I could go for my style of hunting. Hang and hunt a new spot every sit. But I like to layer with merino wool underneath. It works for me.
 

Jman10879

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No matter what you do for outer layers if your base layers are not right the best most expensive outerwear will do you no good.
listen to this podcast it really breaks it all down with East meets West and Chris Derrick. I just started buying Sitka gear this spring and honestly I would go with the following :

Sitka lighweight crew 69
Sitka midweight zip t 89
Sitka heavyweight hoody 149
Sitka lightweight bottom 69
Sitka heavyweight bottom 99
Equinox pants old ones save $ 159 ish on sale
Equinox hoodie 199
Stratus Vest or Fanatic vest

This will build your foundation to build open for future years etc
 

Plebe

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No matter what you do for outer layers if your base layers are not right the best most expensive outerwear will do you no good.
listen to this podcast it really breaks it all down with East meets West and Chris Derrick. I just started buying Sitka gear this spring and honestly I would go with the following :

Sitka lighweight crew 69
Sitka midweight zip t 89
Sitka heavyweight hoody 149
Sitka lightweight bottom 69
Sitka heavyweight bottom 99
Equinox pants old ones save $ 159 ish on sale
Equinox hoodie 199
Stratus Vest or Fanatic vest

This will build your foundation to build open for future years etc
I have lots of Sitka Core heavyweight and it's my go to.

But, I wear a t-shirt and old 1st lite long johns in to my spots, and change.

I think there are lots of nice base layers, not just specific to the hunting industry. I love my Sitka base layers, but I'd put my money in the outerwear first.
 

weekender21

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Aug 19, 2018
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Hawaii and North Carolina
I have lots of Sitka Core heavyweight and it's my go to.

But, I wear a t-shirt and old 1st lite long johns in to my spots, and change.

I think there are lots of nice base layers, not just specific to the hunting industry. I love my Sitka base layers, but I'd put my money in the outerwear first.
I agree

The Sitka heavyweight hoody is the big game name for the fanatic hoody. That’s a critical layer and very versatile.

For $1k you can definitely get into:

•core lightweight top/bottom
•fanatic hoody/heavyweight bottom
•stratus jacket and pants or bibs


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seadonist

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Jul 8, 2021
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I have never owned Sitka. With a $1,000 dollar budget would the Stratus Jacket, Fanatic Hoody & Stratus Bibs be a good stetup for mid-to-late season? Hunting temps typically 35 - 40 degrees? I hunt in WI and mid-season it seems most mornings around the 30-35 degree range. I want to make sure the setup is warm enough to handle temps around there (or possibly lower). Any help would be great!
I haven’t tried some of their newer stuff like the Equinox line but the Stratus line with the Fanatic hoody has been my most versatile and most used set for about 6 years now. I hunt in S MS and the temps vary greatly but in the temp ranges that you’re describing, a set of Marino wool base layers, a mid layer (Core heavy weight, Cabelas Polar Tec, etc.), Fanatic hoody and Stratus jacket and pants (Stratus bibs weren’t out yet when I purchased) and I’m good to go. I run this setup probably about 85 - 90% of the season. We see temps from 90’s down to the high teens but those book end temps are early and late season. The meat of the season is usually in the 30’s and 40’s


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GeoFish

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May 5, 2021
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Location
Kentucky
I pickup a Equinox pant, 2020 version on sale at Sportsman's Warehouse yesterday for $119.97.
Last year Sitka had a black Friday sale and I got a Fanatic jacket & bibs for $337.00 each.
 
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