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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:21 am

HNTFSH wrote:
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jaysweet3 wrote:You do have to love that waxed smell.


:lol3: :lol3: Can always count on Jay to be a straight shooter!


I think he meant Brazilian.


:lol3: :lol3: No hair South of the eyebrows.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:24 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:
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jaysweet3 wrote:You do have to love that waxed smell.


:lol3: :lol3: Can always count on Jay to be a straight shooter!


I think he meant Brazilian.


:lol3: :lol3: No hair South of the eyebrows.


Pretty much. :lol3: :thumbsup: But given how he shoots, might prefer the help of a landing strip.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:30 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:If you’re looking for a warm canvas coat that is made in the US, why not Carhartt at a third the price? All the farm boys around here wear Carhartt and I’d imagine they’re out in the elements a lot more than most of us.


My old "barn coat" is Dickie's waxed cotton or oil cloth, as, I believe, was my WVa grandfather's. Never had the Filson version in hand, but it seems the same as the Barbour coats I've carried out of the field for dandie...er, guests who sweltered just walking any distance in them when we had our upland preserve. Waterproof, for most practical purpose, and great for doing small chores on cold days or sitting in football stadium bleachers on a winter night, but not breathable enough to be worth a flip for doing real work. And way too heavy and restrictive for most of my hunting.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:51 am

HNTFSH wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:
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jaysweet3 wrote:You do have to love that waxed smell.


:lol3: :lol3: Can always count on Jay to be a straight shooter!


I think he meant Brazilian.


:lol3: :lol3: No hair South of the eyebrows.


Pretty much. :lol3: :thumbsup: But given how he shoots, might prefer the help of a landing strip.


Big, big fan of the landing strip. Aside from actual air travel, nothing else can quite make a guy feel like a pilot coming in for a crash landing.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:53 am

Rick Hall wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:If you’re looking for a warm canvas coat that is made in the US, why not Carhartt at a third the price? All the farm boys around here wear Carhartt and I’d imagine they’re out in the elements a lot more than most of us.


My old "barn coat" is Dickie's waxed cotton or oil cloth, as, I believe, was my WVa grandfather's. Never had the Filson version in hand, but it seems the same as the Barbour coats I've carried out of the field for dandie...er, guests who sweltered just walking any distance in them when we had our upland preserve. Waterproof, for most practical purpose, and great for doing small chores on cold days or sitting in football stadium bleachers on a winter night, but not breathable enough to be worth a flip for doing real work. And way too heavy and restrictive for most of my hunting.


It is heavy stuff and doesn't have much 'give' or stretch to it. I wore those tin cloth pants on a chukar hunt one time and felt like I was going to melt, so you're spot on about zero breathability.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Rat Creek » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:23 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:My absolute favorite thing about DHC -- how a conversation can get completely derailed in 3-4 posts. :lol3:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

In one brief thread we have gone from Sitka to Schweddy Balls to Filson to Yeti to wax and now we have a landing strip. :lol3: :clapping:

Locked&Loaded wrote:Big, big fan of the landing strip. Aside from actual air travel, nothing else can quite make a guy feel like a pilot coming in for a crash landing.


Its like being at a bar after a hunting trip. :beer: :lol3:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:57 am

Rat Creek wrote:Its like being at a bar after a hunting trip. :beer: :lol3:


:lol3: :lol3: Exactly right and the later it gets, the more every female in the bar looks like Gal Gadot with a landing strip. :beer:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:07 am

Guessing I might not want to Google Gal Gadot, much less with a landing strip, on the family PC.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Rat Creek » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:10 am

And especially not on a work laptop. :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Dep6 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:45 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:48 am

Rick Hall wrote:Guessing I might not want to Google Gal Gadot, much less with a landing strip, on the family PC.


Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman, so family friendly (minus a landing strip).

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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Tim Terrell » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:54 am

'Trying to keep this bunch on-topic is much like trying to walk a cat on a leash.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Dep6 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:38 pm

Yes sir, no doubt!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:56 pm

Kids bought the Sitka Core shirt
Wife won the lay-out pants, Hudson Jacket, Beany for me.
I bought neck gaiter and Fudd hat
All on Sitka tree!
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And in the field
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Rat Creek » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:56 pm

That's because you blended into your surroundings so well. :umm: Without the sitka, the geese would have seen you.

That's a good looking limit. :thumbsup:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:12 pm

Rat Creek wrote:That's because you blended into your surroundings so well. :umm: Without the sitka, the geese would have seen you.

That's a good looking limit. :thumbsup:


More likely the camo gun.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:48 pm

Fsbirdhouse wrote:Kids bought the Sitka Core shirt
Wife won the lay-out pants, Hudson Jacket, Beany for me.
I bought neck gaiter and Fudd hat
All on Sitka tree!


This guy knows what's what. Wonder how he'd feel had he spent the same amount of money' on cotton canvas that needed wax
treatment on the regular to remain 'waterproof. :nana:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:58 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Kids bought the Sitka Core shirt
Wife won the lay-out pants, Hudson Jacket, Beany for me.
I bought neck gaiter and Fudd hat
All on Sitka tree!


This guy knows what's what. Wonder how he'd feel had he spent the same amount of money' on cotton canvas that needed wax
treatment on the regular to remain 'waterproof. :nana:


You can now aspire to a "Sitka Tree". Santa is a comin'! :lol3:
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:02 pm

HNTFSH wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Kids bought the Sitka Core shirt
Wife won the lay-out pants, Hudson Jacket, Beany for me.
I bought neck gaiter and Fudd hat
All on Sitka tree!


This guy knows what's what. Wonder how he'd feel had he spent the same amount of money' on cotton canvas that needed wax
treatment on the regular to remain 'waterproof. :nana:


You can now aspire to a "Sitka Tree". Santa is a comin'! :lol3:


:lol3: :lol3: The truth of the matter is, with that head of hair and beard that probably goes all the way to his toes, I'd imagine Jay could stay warm and toasty in about any cold weather condition wearing a long sleeve t-shirt.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby jaysweet3 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:15 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:If you’re looking for a warm canvas coat that is made in the US, why not Carhartt at a third the price? All the farm boys around here wear Carhartt and I’d imagine they’re out in the elements a lot more than most of us.


My old "barn coat" is Dickie's waxed cotton or oil cloth, as, I believe, was my WVa grandfather's. Never had the Filson version in hand, but it seems the same as the Barbour coats I've carried out of the field for dandie...er, guests who sweltered just walking any distance in them when we had our upland preserve. Waterproof, for most practical purpose, and great for doing small chores on cold days or sitting in football stadium bleachers on a winter night, but not breathable enough to be worth a flip for doing real work. And way too heavy and restrictive for most of my hunting.
If called on it, I was going to admit that if I was hunting big water and went in, my coat would be an absolute boat anchor. And being a burly Midwestern boy, I don’t wear it until it’s well below freezing. It does not breath, but the wool does pulls the moisture away.

But I’ll put filson quality up against any company out there. I’ll have to take some pictures of their zippers. Heavy duty is an understatement.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby jaysweet3 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:19 pm

So what I’m taking from this is waxin Sitka gear is the way to go.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:16 pm

Rat Creek wrote:That's because you blended into your surroundings so well. :umm: Without the sitka, the geese would have seen you.

That's a good looking limit. :thumbsup:




This shoots a big ole hole in camo patterns. I could have had a Hawaiian print shirt and pajamas and done as good in the field.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:02 am

jaysweet3 wrote:Sitka is low rent when compared to Filson. Tin cloth and wool. Im dry and warm in the harshest of conditions. Plus it’s made in the USA.

Bunch of wanna be chumps.
I’ve been a wool and waxed cotton fan forever. It’s next to impossible to beat the quality of filson or Sitka. I’ve slowly become a believer in Sitka. Most of their stuff is well though out and made for a purpose. If you believe in the quality of filson, you’d like the quality of Sitka.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby jaysweet3 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:45 pm

I was perusing sitka’s online catalogue. I was happy to see that one could buy their coats and bibs in a base color rather than their goofy cammo patterns.
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Re: Is Sitka Worth It?

Postby Madhook » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:05 pm

Sitka is very well made and will last you a long time. I have several pieces that I am very happy with but my favorite has to be the Dakota hoodie and vest.

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