Sitka Subalpine Ascent Series
Must Have Gear For Early Season Hunting
Simply put, the temperatures we encounter on early season hunts border on self inflicted brutality. Often we stalk velvet clad bucks in temps at or near the 100 degree mark…Our sanity may be in question but the passion of the pursuit,while outfitted with the right gear, helps keep us grinding! Over the years we have tried lightweight options from many companies that claim to offer the “best” clothes for early season hunting scenarios. Eventually we were introduced to the Sitka Subalpine Ascent Series clothing line, and instantly realized this stuff was a game changer!
Three objectives need to meet the criteria of what we consider “lightweight” hunting gear. The clothing must of course be light, thats a given, but it must also be breathable to let air flow work against sweat, and quick drying for those of us that just seem to let it flow! We all know how important scent control is, and if your clothing doesn't dry quickly or offer any combatant against sweat build up, you may miss out on the opportunity of your lifetime! The Sitka Subalpine Shirt gets our approval by meeting all three of the aforementioned objectives, in fact it’s so light, it feels like its not even there!
Sitka completely redesigned their Subalpine Pants for 2017 by incorporating technology that reduced the weight by over six ounces without sacrificing the integrity of their design. In comparison to the old Ascent pants in Open Country, the lighter, more breathable Subalpine series is specifically tailored for early season hunters! The newer, lighter design is the most breathable pair of pants we have ever worn in the field and includes a low profile waist band to help minimize chafing.
The early season functionality of the Subalpine shirt/pant combo will help you realize what you've been missing. Extreme comfort is one hundred percent necessary while battling incessant heat and these Sitka products flat out deliver! Check out the Sitka website or a Sportsman’s Warehouse near you for more details.