Sitka Jetstream Lite

Sitka Jetstream Lite Jacket

Site Score
4.9
Good: Stops the wind and weighs nothing!
Bad: I wish it had a hood
User Rating
4.2
(6 votes)
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I had the opportunity to use the Jetstream Lite jacket extensively in a variety of outdoor conditions during the summer and fall of 2013. I used it as a lightweight jacket shell, as well as a layering garment during hunts where temps started to drop. The standout feature of this jacket is it’s WINDSTOPPER® membrane. It truly lives up to it’s name as a shield against the wind and rain.

Western hunting provides a specific challenge to clothing makers in that often temperatures vary, as does the physical activity of the wearer of the clothing. Hunters often hike at a brisk pace in early mornings and late evenings to get from camp/truck/home to their hunting destinations. They often find high perches to glass from where the wind can be strong and cold. I found the Jetstream Lite jacket to be lightweight enough for the hike up and down, when I reached the top I’d throw an insulating layer underneath or over the top (depending on precipitation) and it would keep the wind from chilling me as I glassed through early mornings and late evenings for deer and elk.

You’ll find that the Jetstream Lite differs from the Sitka Jetstream in a few ways. It has a slimmer/athletic fit, and is designed to be a layering jacket. I found it very versatile in layering and used it both as an insulating/barrier layer, as well as an outer shell. It does not have a hood like the Jetstream, and doesn’t quite provide the protection of the Jetstream. That being said, this jacket is incredibly versatile and light enough to be taken on ANY outdoor adventure.

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I had the opportunity to use the Jetstream Lite jacket extensively in a variety of outdoor conditions during the summer and fall of 2013. I used it as a lightweight jacket shell, as well as a layering garment during hunts where temps started to drop. The standout feature of this jacket is it's WINDSTOPPER® membrane. It truly lives up to it's name as a shield against the wind and rain. Western hunting provides a specific challenge to clothing makers in that often temperatures vary, as does the physical activity of the wearer of the clothing. Hunters often hike at a brisk pace in early mornings and late evenings to get from camp/truck/home to their hunting destinations. They often find high perches to glass from where the wind can be strong and cold. I found the Jetstream Lite jacket to be lightweight enough for the hike up and down, when I reached the top I'd throw an insulating layer underneath or over the top (depending on precipitation) and it would keep the wind from chilling me as I glassed through early mornings and late evenings for deer and elk. You'll find that the Jetstream Lite differs from the Sitka Jetstream in a few ways. It has a slimmer/athletic fit, and is designed to be a layering jacket. I found it very versatile in layering and used it both as an insulating/barrier layer, as well as an outer shell. It does not have a hood like the Jetstream, and doesn't quite provide the protection of the Jetstream. That being said, this jacket is incredibly versatile and light enough to be taken on ANY outdoor adventure.

Sitka Jetstream Lite Jacket

Durability - 9
Warranty - 9.5
Design - 9
Functionality/Versatility - 10
Comfort - 10

9.5

This is a very versatile jacket that can be used in almost any hunting situation and is light enough to take along on ANY hunt! Don't expect to use it as an outer shell in any weather condition though. WINDSTOPPER is awesome!

User Rating: 3.63 ( 2 votes)
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