Looking for a mid layer insulated pull over camouflage hoody?
Well the Sitka Gear Ambient Hoody has many great features.
I got a chance to test it out and here is how well it performed.
I was on the hunt for a pull over hoody that would work well as a stand alone outerwear in cooler temperatures and could also be a great layering item for more arctic condition. Sitka Gear had just the item for this in-depth review, the Ambient Hoody.
First lets take a look at the Optifade Subalpine camouflage. The disruptive pattern itself offered some challenges to even photograph. During the fall break up the distinct camouflage really blends in well with its outdoor surroundings. Game animals certainly took no notice of my intrusions into their habitat that can be attributed to spotting me while fully clad the the Optifade Subalpine camouflage during my September and October hunts.
The low-bulk PrimaLoft® Evolve active insulation provides a very soft hoody that is quite warm and breathes well too, avoiding excess moisture retention whether from sweating in active conditions, a quick rain, or morning dew.
Another great feature of the Sitka Gear Ambient Hoody is it can be folded up into a very small size perfect for throwing in your pack. When sitting long hours on the stand this extra insulation is an absolute blessing.
The left chest pocket has a zipper closure perfect for keeping your phone or keys secured but handy. The half zipper allows the user to vent on warmer days, and close when the winds are howling. The hood is a great addition. It’s without adjustment cords that could get stuck on other gear, but utilizes elastic to keep the hood snug around your face.
In summary of this review I absolutely enjoy the warmth, low bulk and camouflage pattern of the Sitka Gear Ambient Hoody. It is quite a perfect for that long sit on the deer stand or a quiet stalk down a buck’s trail. If you wear it in an area where lots of thorns are present while bush whacking, it’s not a brush coat. Wear it under your ordinary tough brush coat for comfort and long life of the hoody. Be sure to check out the Sitka Gear Ambient Hoody and all of the other great Sitka Gear products on their website.
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