Designed to be more than just another base layer, the Core Lightweight Hoody is the foundation that all SITKA systems are built from. High-performance polyester construction moves moisture through periods of high aerobic activity while drying quickly during low periods spent sitting, glassing or calling.
Why Sitka made this.... they found that the majority of base layers offered zero technical features, requiring hunters to carry additional pieces of gear into the field to meet the demands of the pursuit. Their solution was to create a high-performance next-to-skin layer that includes technical features to improve concealment and utility. By optimising breathability and moisture management and adding features not found in traditional base layers, the Core Lightweight Hoody can be used as a standalone piece in hot weather or as the foundational baselayer into any SITKA system.
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine is designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree-covered and vegetated terrain.
Weight: 190grams (6.6 oz.) // Size: L
Body and Hood Fabric: Quick-Dry, Lightweight Comfort Stretch Knit (100% Polyester)
Excellent breathability in hot Australian conditions
In addition to the great camouflage design, the Sitka sub alpine hoody and pants are excellent in hot conditions. Lighwieght and highly breathable, they also repel the numerous ‘sticky’ seeds we get in Australia (eg corkscrew). Very happy.
Best hunting top period!
I’ve been using this hoodie for the last year in a myriad of climates and conditions. Hands down the best top I’ve used - bar none! Warm enough to wear by itself, early morning chills can easily be elevated by wearing a T-shirt underneath it, though I haven’t had do this more than once or twice. Money well spent for sure, this will definitely be my got to from here on out!
Core lightweight hoody
I was looking for single layer top for New Zealand summer hunting. I have used synthetic tops from other brands and found after two days of use the odour in the garment was unacceptable. My requirements for a synthetic top were, odour control, good moisture wicking and fast drying, this top ticked the boxes. The hood and face mask helped with the SandFly nuisance while glassing. I tested the drying time of this top for my own curiosity, rung out after submerging in a creek , it took 20 min in a warm wind. Between hunts I went fly fishing and this top was perfect for that activity, good sun protection with the hood and face mask. In summary this top proved to be a great purchase, the odour control treatment is excellent. It’s worth a mention that after getting caught in some Bush Lawyer one of the arm seam stitchings did pull. To be fair Bush Lawyer is hard on any fabric. I give this top a five star rating, money well spent.