Founded in 2005, Sitka Gear was an idea born of necessity. Like many stories, this one started out on an epic path that culminated with a clear vision. After 3000 vertical feet in the dark, with intermittent snow flurries and driving sleet, the morning climb ended behind a gnarled White Bark Pine to get some reprieve from the elements and a little food in the bellies. Cold and wet with sweat from that climb, it was more than obvious that discomfort like this was unnecessary. So, on that September morning, at timberline, surrounded by bugling bulls, the vision that became Sitka was realized. Drawing on strong backgrounds in the climbing and mountaineering industries, and general head strong assaults of the backcountry, expertise and experience were focused on bridging the gaps that existed between these endeavors. The goal for Sitka Gear was to not only bridge the technology gaps that existed from a fabric, construction and product form perspective, but to fully immerse themselves in driving new technologies and solutions for the modern outdoorsman. A paradigm shift … to engineer gear that is an extension of the outdoor experience and not simply a barrier between the user and the environment. By utilizing only the most advanced fabrics and construction technologies, Sitka will always design gear that is engineered to work together as a complete system, excelling in performance, function and protection. The result: Our customers will be able to hunt comfortably in the most diverse and challenging range of hunting conditions. They could say that they simply make the best high-performance system of hunting clothes on the market, but it’s more than just quality, it’s a philosophy: Turning Clothing Into Gear!