Even as growing as the main stay with hunters all across the west, the Ascent Pant is strong on all fronts. Like the Ascent Jacket, the pant offers maximum breathability and mobility. With a roll up pant-leg system, , and a five pocket configuration, this pant if for hunters on the move. Layered with the core system, this pant can bring you well into mid-season hunts when the temp starts falling.
Like Sitka’s matching Ascent jacket, these camouflage hiking pants offer maximum breathability and mobility for hunters on the move. The pants are fully gusseted for comfort and range of motion and brushed for a silent finish. Other features include a roll-up pant-leg snap system for stream crossings, articulated knees, and a five-pocket configuration including easy-access thigh pockets. These layered pants can bring you well into mid-season hunts when temperatures start to fall.
- Technology: High count stretch polyester weave, DWR finish
- Fabric: Polyester Lycra blend
- Weight: 1.48 pounds
Optifade Concealment System
Optifade camouflage from Gore is the first and only concealment system ever scientifically designed around the way a hunter’s prey views the world. It’s the only concealment system to combine a symmetry-disrupting macro-pattern with a fractal-geometry-based micro-pattern, designed to turn into nothing in the eyes of prey at engagement ranges of 20 meters and beyond.
Macro-Patterns and Micro-Patterns
The human body has what is referred to as a signature, made up of identifiable lines and obvious symmetry that is easily recognized by humans and particularly by their prey. By interrupting those lines and the body’s symmetry with a macro-pattern of light and dark blobs and streaks, immediate identification is disrupted. But nature has more than the lights and darks that make up the positive and negative shapes on the earth around us. Fine texture defines our world. Subsequently, overlaid on the macro-pattern is a fractal-geometry-based micro-pattern.
- Wash: Machine wash warm (104 degrees F). Powder or liquid detergent. No fabric softener. Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
- Dry-clean: If professionally dry-cleaned, request clear, distilled solvent rinse and a spray repellent. Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
- Iron: Steam-iron warm, placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. There is not any want to iron the garment until it is completely dry.
- Bleach: No chlorine bleach. It may damage your garment.
- Dry: Tumble-dry warm. The heat from the dryer will help reactivate the durable water repellent (DWR) remedy on your garment’s outer fabric.
- Water-repellent remedy: Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR remedy) for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. Wash-in treatments aren’t really helpful, as they are able to impact the garment’s breathability.
- Stain removal: Use a pre-wash remedy such as Shout or Spray ‘n Wash, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse well.
Even as Sitka’s gear is built to be tough, it’s not invincible. It’s going to be put to the test, encountering limbs, barb wire, rocks, and other conditions that may harm or damage the gear. If your gear is damaged, and the damage is as a result of flawed use or wear and tear, you are going to receive an estimate of the price of repair. If the damage is as a result of a defect in material or workmanship, the product will either be repaired at Sitka’s cost or replaced by Sitka.
Sitka Gear Product Design
Sitka had a simple goal: to introduce to the hunting industry a system of clothing that incorporates the contemporary high-performance fabrics with a mountaineering design philosophy. With Sitka’s continued growth of experience and expertise, its focus becomes more defined as it develops specific solutions for specific uses. It doesn’t cut corners, it doesn’t appeal to the masses. Sitka every so often gets it flawed, but you’ll’t get it right without trying.
The Sitka System is based on a tried-and-true layering system. A system that revolves around base, insulation, and outerwear with a very simple goal: moisture management. At the highest level, the concept is straightforward. Base layers move moisture away from your skin, keeping you warm when it’s cold, and cool and when it’s hot. This is the foundation. Insulation and outerwear are your regulate pieces that are adjusted in response to weather and activity levels that continue the process of moisture management.These same principles apply to the elk hunter in Montana, the sheep hunter in Alaska, and the whitetail hunter in Missouri. The systems are more specific for each hunter and each travel, but the same principles at all times apply.
About Sitka Gear
Founded in 2005, Sitka Gear used to be an idea spawned by necessity. Like many stories, this one started out as an epic journey that culminated with a clear vision. After 3,000 vertical feet at nighttime, with intermittent snow flurries and driving sleet, the morning climb ended in the back of a gnarled white bark pine to get some reprieve from the elements and a little food in the bellies. Cold and wet with sweat from that climb, it used to be more than obvious that discomfort like this used to be unnecessary.
So, on that September morning, at timberline, surrounded by bugling bulls, the vision that became Sitka used to be realized. Drawing on strong backgrounds in the climbing, mountaineering, and general headstrong assaults of the backcountry, the company founders focused on bridging the gaps that existed between these endeavors.
Sitka’s driving goal is not only to bridge the technology gaps that existed from a fabric, construction, and product-form perspective but to be fully immersed in driving new technologies and solutions for the modern outdoorsman. Sitka’s roots are in the mountains, but its solutions range widely. It can be said that Sitka simply makes the best high-performance system of hunting clothes available on the market, but it’s more than just quality. It’s a philosophy: turning clothing into gear.
Men’s camouflage hiking pants; layered design offers maximum breathability and mobility
Made of polyester; has durable water repellent finish; ideal for mid-season hunts
Fully gusseted for range of motion; brushed for silent finish
Articulated knees; five pockets; roll-up pant-leg snap system
Weighs 1.5 pounds; covered by limited warranty