bighop wrote:Anyone used the Delta jacket over a duck oven? What did you think?
I have a duck oven, but I'm looking for a lighter, waterproof layer. If I could use the Delta over the duck oven on really cold, wet days, that's even better.
Someone said earlier it doesn't matter if you're down in TX and it's 60deg, but I'd say the layering matters a lot more down here when a hunt starts at 29deg and ends at 65deg, and sometimes vice versa. Windblocking is also really important on those 30mph trips across the bay in an airboat with salt spray....
I own and use both. Here is what I do (my layers): 1. Merino wool uppers and lowers, 2. Traverse uppers and lowers, 3. Kelvin Pants and Duck Oven jacket (if I need them). Then I put my waders on over all of that. I always throw either my Delta or Hudson in the truck / blind bag. If if starts to rain or I need extra layers, I just put either on. Early season in NC, I leave the Hudson at home and the Delta is always in my bag. I have hunted before with no Duck Oven and just had the Traverse top and waders over it before. Works great for the early season. I still will throw in my Delta Wading jacket in case it rains.
One nice thing about Sitka imo is that whatever size you are, you are. What I mean is that I am an XL. So everything I buy is an XL. Therefore, I am not buying XL Traverse stuff and then having to buy a XXL Hudson to fit over it. The entire clothing line is designed so that an XL Hudson will fit over and XL Traverse and XL Duck Oven. I plenty of times had on (for my upper body), the merino wool top, Traverse top, Duck Oven, and Hudson jacket and absolutely do not feel like a huge marshmallow that cannot move. One of the big reasons I really like Sitka gear... it all fits together so well.
Sorry for the minor rambling. To answer your question, all of the pieces in the Sitka Gear waterfowl line work extremely well together.
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