Item Reviews for: Sitka Gear Optifade Downpour Pants - Forest  -  SIT50029S

Premium deer hunting rain pants
By: G Dalton from Virginia      Submitted: 8/19/2013

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Quality How is the quality? Does it have every feature you need? My Sitka Downpour pants arrived mid-day on the first day of archery season. Coincidentally, a cold front with rain and light snow also showed up on the same day. As a hunter and Gore-Tex product tester I could not have been happier about both of these events. We all know deer move more with the approach of a cold front. Turns out I was not to be disappointed by either the Downpour pants or the afternoon hunt. The pants are clearly very well made and detailed. The seams are tight and well done; the fit is good (I ordered a size larger than normal to fit over regular hunting pants). The design is perfect for a pair of rain pants, or even as pants to wear in non-inclement weather. These were just what the doctor ordered for stand hunting in variable conditions. The wind and light rain turned to a few flakes of snow, but it literally all beaded-up and ran right off of these primo Gore-tex rainpants. I will definitely be shopping for a Sitka jacket to compliment these outstanding rain pants. My hunt ended up being successful, in no small part due to being able to outlast a nasty cold front in my Sitka Downpour pants. Features What do you like or dislike about the features? Perfect level of features for the application. Cost Do you think this item is a good value? Quality is not expensive, it is priceless. Flyway Which flyway do you hunt in? Atlantic Overall Please give your general opinion of this product. My Sitka Downpour pants arrived mid-day on the first day of archery season. Coincidentally, a cold front with rain and light snow also showed up on the same day. As a hunter and Gore-Tex product tester I could not have been happier about both of these events. We all know deer move more with the approach of a cold front. Turns out I was not to be disappointed by either the Downpour pants or the afternoon hunt. The pants are clearly very well made and detailed. The seams are tight and well done; the fit is good (I ordered a size larger than normal to fit over regular hunting pants). The design is perfect for a pair of rain pants, or even as pants to wear in non-inclement weather. These were just what the doctor ordered for stand hunting in variable conditions. The wind and light rain turned to a few flakes of snow, but it literally all beaded-up and ran right off of these primo Gore-tex rainpants. I will definitely be shopping for a Sitka jacket to compliment these outstanding rain pants. My hunt ended up being successful, in no small part due to being able to outlast a nasty cold front in my Sitka Downpour pants.
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