Layering For Your Hunt
Layering 101: With Sitka Founder, Jonathan Hart from Sitka Gear on Vimeo.
Layering is an important aspect of equipping yourself for an enjoyable hunt. Multiple layers of clothing working in synergy to “wick” moisture away from your body, keep you cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool.
This short video from Sitka Gear explains the layering concept quite well.
Basic Layering System For Hunters:
Base Layer – This layer wicks moisture away from your skin and helps push it to the outer layers of your clothing system.
Mid Layer – This layer is like your first layer of insulation. Not too heavy, not too thin. It’s very important for comfort.
Outer Layer – This is your heaviest layer of insulation and is meant to insulate you against the cold.
Outer Shell – This is your layer that protects you from the elements. It should be waterproof, windproof and breathable.
A representative with Sitka Gear approached me a few months back about potentially advertising on our website. Sitka has provided us with a set of their “Coldfront” Jacket and Pants in “optifade” camo. We’ll be taking this gear on our late season October Stones Sheep hunt this year, and we’re excited to write a review on the product. The conditions we’ll be experiencing in Northern BC, at the tail end of Stones Sheep season should be perfect for a thorough and detailed review. I can tell you right, from having lots of high-end gear in my possession, this is some nice constructed stuff.
Hey I’m just getting into Sitka gear. I just purchased the timberline jacket and I’m wondering if layering that with the kelvin vest and a base layer will be enough for October and November hunting in Bc norththompson area? Do you have a favourite jacket for that -10 to +10 C temperature?
Sorry I was so late in replying. It’s really subjective recommending what a guy should take for clothes on a hunt, especially late season. You’ll always be too hot when hiking and too cold when glassing! I can tell you from experience the Kelvin is very warm, almost to warm if you’ll be hiking.