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    What sitka pants to get ?

    So I just got a coldfront jacket and looking to get a pant to go with it . Was just going to get the matching pant because want something for everyday use in back country hunts however seeing the timberline and the re-inforced knees and but are great but not gor-tex . Any help would be great thanks guys

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    I use the Timberline and the mountain pants. I really like them both but the Timberline pants are my favorite. Why do you want goretex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 25contender View Post
    I use the Timberline and the mountain pants. I really like them both but the Timberline pants are my favorite. Why do you want goretex?

    Better waterproof material !

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    I have found goretex to be pretty noisy. Are you hunting in a rainy area? I find that many of the newer fabrics dry out pretty fast ,are way more comfortable and not as hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25contender View Post
    I have found goretex to be pretty noisy. Are you hunting in a rainy area? I find that many of the newer fabrics dry out pretty fast ,are way more comfortable and not as hot.
    I guess not sd , wy and MT but you never know when snow or rain.

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    Ps with the timberline if want to wear a baselayer underneath did you order a size bigger ?

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    I don't have Sitka, I have Kuiu attack pants and they are water resistant. They are great to hunt in and dry fast. That said, they are no match IMO for the pants with goretex lining in AK, OR or areas where you'll be pushing through wet brush in late season. I wore mine last year opening day OR deer and was soaked in no time.(I didn't pack my rain pants, because I was close to home which was a bad move) It made for a miserable day! I'd recommend either getting the 4way stretch goretex or get the light weight pants of choice and carry a super light pair of pull over rain pants in your pack. Depending on the weather outlook I use both methods and both work well. If I know it's gonna be wet all day I just go with the goretex. If it's iffy I wear the ligtweight attacks and pack the pullover rain pants just in case. Getting soaked to the bone way out can get dangerous quick if you get in a situation that you'll have to stay overnight in the brush.

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    Either the Mountain of Timberline pant are great all around choices for the mountains.

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    The Sitka pants and tops seem to run a touch on the small side. I wear a 33s in Levis and the 34s fit perfect with merino wool boxers and a pair of long med weight merino wool base layer. These Sitka pants are water resistant not water proof but the coating on the lower legs knees and rear is waterproof.
    Last edited by 25contender; 07-25-2014 at 09:24 PM.

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    What terrain will you be hunting? Season? Expected precipitation?


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