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Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Indian Summer » 11 06, 2018 •  [Post 1]

I love Sitka clothing. Until you have tried it it’s hard to imagine it’s worth the cost. But if you keep your eyes open you can get good deals. This week I picked up a pair of Sitka Incinerator bibs. They retail for $600. Mine were new with tags for $200. A steal! Make sure you check out the Wapiti Talk classifieds once in awhile.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifides!

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 06, 2018 •  [Post 2]

Wow, nice grab!
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Re: Gotta Love Classifides!

Postby Swede » 11 06, 2018 •  [Post 3]

I am envious. I will have to watch the classified forum more. :mrgreen:
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Re: Gotta Love Classifides!

Postby Fridaythe13th » 11 07, 2018 •  [Post 4]

Is Sitka worth the money??? I mean great deal on bibs but still $200 for a pair of bibs that is still super expensive.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifides!

Postby VT Sasquatch » 11 07, 2018 •  [Post 5]

Whether it is worth the money depends on the buyer I think. I have some gear from Sitka, KUIU, First Lite, etc. For me it is worth the money. I tend to get cold easily if I am not moving around. This higher tech clothing helps me pack more layers without being too bulky or heavy. I envy the guys who can hunt all day in freezing temps in a wool shirt jac. For guys like that, I don't think it would be worth the price.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifides!

Postby Lefty » 11 07, 2018 •  [Post 6]

Depends on what a person values or may need and the budget
I use to use mid range framing hammers, my father in law used those $3.00 flea market Chinese hammers

But sometimes just unable to pass on a bargin or discount. A neighbor bought two coil nail guns at Home depot for $45.00 a fantastic price but he will die with them new in the box

I own a couple Sitka base hoodies best thing for sleeping great under a shell back packing. But only because I got the for 45%
My brother use to spend a small fortune on work boots, but bought cheap brandy.
I use Dave smith goose decoys yet shoot $86 a case shotgun goose loads

Today I bought a bunch of Costco base layer top and bottoms at one tenth the cost of my Marino wool
The wool will be used for hunting big game

I would find room in the budget for Joes find
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Re: Gotta Love Classifides!

Postby Indian Summer » 11 08, 2018 •  [Post 7]

Is it worth it? Yes. Why? Because it makes me a more efficient hunter. More successful!! I used to look at guys buying Sitka as having more money than brains. I found out real fast I was wrong. When it comes to elk hunting... as in hardcore all season guiding every single day elk hunting I was always a wool guy. The one thing I noticed immediately about Sitka was the ease of movement. It was like hunting naked! The result was that I could literally hunt and hike more miles in a day with less effort and feel much better at the end of the day. There’s a value to that for sure. When a client can’t keep up I think to myself... I bet he’d be on my heels if he was wearing Sitka. It’s a secret weapon!

As far as the bibs go.... I’ll be able to sit in an elevated stand for deer all day. I’ll be warm which means I’ll be alert instead of thinking about bailing out for a hot lunch. My range of movement will be unrestricted so I can bend all the way around to shoot behind me. It’ll also be great for riding a horse up a snowy mountain in the dark. That’s a ch ch chilly thing to do!

I would say that until you’ve tried it there’s no way to know why high end hunting clothing is worth the high end price. Those companies aren’t successful just because people think they look good in that stuff. I love it and I punch more tags because of it period. I don’t know if those bibs are worth 5 or 600 but they are well worth 2.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Tigger » 11 08, 2018 •  [Post 8]

Joe nailed it. Until you have used them, it is hard to explain. We say it is like hunting in your pajamas. Hunting longer and more comfortable is definitely an advantage.

having said all that, if you hunt warmer temps and all you do is sit in a tree stand after a 125 yard walk, I don't think the good stuff is essential. But the harder you hunt and the more extreme in temperatures you hunt in puts you closer and closer to benefitting from quality gear.

I think Joe's point about the companies being successful is more than a fad is right on. Not many people buy expensive clothing for a fad and continue to do it year after year after year.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Fridaythe13th » 11 08, 2018 •  [Post 9]

I'm glad to here it well worth it. I put mountain pants and a hoody on my Christmas list. But I have been pretty naughty this year, maybe Santa had his back turned. :lol:
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Indian Summer » 11 08, 2018 •  [Post 10]

Good choice! My two favorite items are my Mountain pants with knee pads and waterproof seat, and my Ketstream jacket. Those two are absolutely priceless!
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby wawhitey » 11 09, 2018 •  [Post 11]

I just forked over some cash for a full set of sitka incinerator. Bibs, jacket, hat, hand muff, flip mitts, plus a blizzard beanie and neck gaiter. Season opens tomorrow morning. Its going to be cold. This stuff damn well better keep me warm for $1,666.77.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Tigger » 11 09, 2018 •  [Post 12]

My brother has the coat and bibs and loves them. He cannot wear them walking to his stand at even the coldest temps. I cannot wait to hear what you think of them!
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Postby wawhitey » 11 10, 2018 •  [Post 13]

Tigger wrote:My brother has the coat and bibs and loves them. He cannot wear them walking to his stand at even the coldest temps. I cannot wait to hear what you think of them!


Still cold. Fml.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby wawhitey » 11 11, 2018 •  [Post 14]

In addition to freezing my butt off, i get back to my truck to find out that the incinerator bibs come with built in holes in the pockets. Not joking. No idea where my keys are. Underneath the snow somewhere. This is just great. Did i mention its cold up here? Maybe ill start a fire. Oh no, cant, cause my matches and lighter are in the bed of my truck, and my canopy is locked, and i dont have my keys because sitka thinks its smart to purposely build holes in their pockets. While im reflecting on the flaws of the incinerator bibs, figure id throw another one out there, unrelated to these bibs leaving me freezing in the mountains after dark without my keys. The bottom of the zipper is way too high. Seriously, the very bottom of the fly is a solid inch or more above the top of my unit. Makes it kinda hard to take a leak. Especially when you take into account the need to wear multiple pairs of long johns to avoid freezing to death. Thats a lot of fancy digging around to do just to take a leak, especially when your hands are numb from cold. I want my money back.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 11, 2018 •  [Post 15]

Holy hell!
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby wawhitey » 11 11, 2018 •  [Post 16]

Found my keys, they were laying in the snow about 10 yards from my treestand.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Fridaythe13th » 11 12, 2018 •  [Post 17]

Well alright then I well take them off my Christmas list.
Is it to soon to pick on you about the size of your man parts. Lol. Just kidding
Maybe that what the hole in your pocket is for, peeing

wawhitey wrote:In addition to freezing my butt off, i get back to my truck to find out that the incinerator bibs come with built in holes in the pockets. Not joking. No idea where my keys are. Underneath the snow somewhere. This is just great. Did i mention its cold up here? Maybe ill start a fire. Oh no, cant, cause my matches and lighter are in the bed of my truck, and my canopy is locked, and i dont have my keys because sitka thinks its smart to purposely build holes in their pockets. While im reflecting on the flaws of the incinerator bibs, figure id throw another one out there, unrelated to these bibs leaving me freezing in the mountains after dark without my keys. The bottom of the zipper is way too high. Seriously, the very bottom of the fly is a solid inch or more above the top of my unit. Makes it kinda hard to take a leak. Especially when you take into account the need to wear multiple pairs of long johns to avoid freezing to death. Thats a lot of fancy digging around to do just to take a leak, especially when your hands are numb from cold. I want my money back.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Swede » 11 12, 2018 •  [Post 18]

Whitey, I am pleased you found your keys. See if you can get your money back from Sitka. For far less you can buy some good wool underwear and mid layer.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby wawhitey » 11 12, 2018 •  [Post 19]

Swede wrote:Whitey, I am pleased you found your keys. See if you can get your money back from Sitka. For far less you can buy some good wool underwear and mid layer.


Im wearing several layers of good wool (first lite / pendleton / filson) under my sitka stuff. Still freezing.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Swede » 11 12, 2018 •  [Post 20]

You may have spent too much time on the water. It is not exceptionally cold in NE Washington yet. You are not acclimated to your area. It is cold tree stand hunting. I too suffer from living near the coast and hunting inland at 5,000 ft. - 6,000 ft. elevation. It is hard to stay warm even in archery season. I was cold most of the time this year. There was hope your new Sitka was going to be the magic weapon, but I am not shocked that it too is not enough. I have some down that helps, but it is bulky. You could get rid of the Sitka stuff and just use wool. At least it is much more affordable. That ought to give you a nice warm feeling. I guess those Marino muttons are soft and itch free too. Try them :D
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wawhitey wrote:In addition to freezing my butt off, i get back to my truck to find out that the incinerator bibs come with built in holes in the pockets. Not joking. No idea where my keys are. Underneath the snow somewhere. This is just great. Did i mention its cold up here? Maybe ill start a fire. Oh no, cant, cause my matches and lighter are in the bed of my truck, and my canopy is locked, and i dont have my keys because sitka thinks its smart to purposely build holes in their pockets. While im reflecting on the flaws of the incinerator bibs, figure id throw another one out there, unrelated to these bibs leaving me freezing in the mountains after dark without my keys. The bottom of the zipper is way too high. Seriously, the very bottom of the fly is a solid inch or more above the top of my unit. Makes it kinda hard to take a leak. Especially when you take into account the need to wear multiple pairs of long johns to avoid freezing to death. Thats a lot of fancy digging around to do just to take a leak, especially when your hands are numb from cold. I want my money back.


Maybe you should wear Depends under those fancy hi priced /hi zippered Sitka britches! :o :roll: :lol:
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Tigger » 11 12, 2018 •  [Post 22]

Perzactly how cold is it? That sounds nasty! I just got done hunting in a tree stand in pretty cold weather too. I had on thick wool pants and my Sitka on top. The snow was melting on my pants but not my top later that day. Hmmmmmmm. The truck thermometer said 2 degrees when I left the truck well before dawn. I had no problems with the zipper location.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby wawhitey » 11 13, 2018 •  [Post 23]

Tigger wrote:Perzactly how cold is it? That sounds nasty! I just got done hunting in a tree stand in pretty cold weather too. I had on thick wool pants and my Sitka on top. The snow was melting on my pants but not my top later that day. Hmmmmmmm. The truck thermometer said 2 degrees when I left the truck well before dawn. I had no problems with the zipper location.


Its not even all that cold yet is the thing. Upper teens / low 20s at night, up to 30-32 during the day. I figured this incinerator stuff, with layers of wool underneath, would be able to keep me reasonably warm in stand. It just doesnt seem any warmer than other hunting clothing ive had. If i sit in my stand all day, from 0540 to 1700, by the end of the day im so clumsy and uncoordinated from cold i can barely climb out of my stand, and cant hardly walk the first quarter mile or so out. Stumbling and making a racket. But yeah, the bottom of my fly ends between my navel and my junk, but other than that they fit perfect. Im just very much not impressed, dont think they live up to the hype, or justify the price. Ill probably just go back to my mackinaw bibs, which i wear rifle hunting, but when im in a treestand bowhunting i want camo. Probably doesnt matter, movement, or lack of it, is more important, but being that close to animals i feel better not having a solid blob of color.
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Re: Gotta Love Classifieds!

Postby Tigger » 11 13, 2018 •  [Post 24]

I feel really bad for ya buddy! I have nothing but good to say about the Sitka stuff I have and my brother raves about his Incinerator stuff. I hope that I didn't influence you too much!
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