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    sitka gear help

    I am planning a hunt in Colorado this year for deer and antelope. I would like to try out this sitka gear. I will be hunting in the mountains some and in the pinon country so I want to make sure I have pants that have plenty of knee padding and comfort.

    what I would like help with is if some of you could give me suggestions on what to buy as far as layering and so on.

    thanks

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    Merino wool base layers.
    Sitka mountain pants are great and come with knee pads in them

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    Merino base layers. There are some great brands that are not as expensive. I really like my mountain pant s but if you are a hot blooded type and dont like being warm i would go with the ascent pants. Can always layer ip when cold. or the kuiu attack pant
    If you are going with a softshell i can speak enough of the jet stream
    . If your going a dif. Route. Get a very nice rain jacket and skip the soft shell completely dont forget your puffy. And i am a big vest fan. Just a merino base and a vest can keep me going while its pretty damn cold outside. It really comes down to the weather you are going to be in. But hopefully i got your head spinning. Haha. Best of luck and keep us updated

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    what kind of merino? who makes it? I am one hot blooded dude so the lighter the better

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    First lite. Makes some phenominal gear. Ice breakers. Def. Go with the ascent pants or kuiu attack pants. Look up some backpacking gear. Durring early season i will actually wear mountain hardware hiking pants. And thats while archery hunting. Just giving you options to save some dimes. You will like yhe two pants stated above though

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    Slim Jim gave you great advice. Sitka makes great merino. Add a traverse shirt, jetstream jacket, and a kelvin vest and you will be ready for everything.

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    Go with core4element for half the price

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    I just got a bunch of core4 gear. I am happy with everything. I got the switchback pants. They are a pretty good value. They are not the same quality as the sitka ascent pant, but I think they are close. The cargo hip pockets are a huge deal to me. I am really not happy with the size of the hip pockets on the switchback pants. The pockets in the ascent pant are about 2 inches deeper and about an inch wider. that is a big deal for me. If I would have spotted that on the images, I would not have bought them.

 

 

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