Sitka Gear...LOTS more to come when I have time to update
While this is the original Mothwing Mountain Mimicry pattern, the base layer top I'm wearing here remains as functional as ever. The CORE CREW (long and short sleeve) wicks moisture from your body, keeping you comfortable in extreme heat such as this photo (when most would not have even hunted) or in managing sweat in cold weather layering.
This photo shows how Open Country Optifade is quite effective in snowy conditions. Here a blizzard is just blowing in, and I'm bundled up in the JETSTREAM HAT and JACKET layered over the KELVIN JACKET. I felt strongly enough about the site and the weather to return after it blew through; results seen to the right!
While Sitka Gear does not yet have a branded snow camo, rest assured that the Open Country Optifade is quite versatile enough and chameleon-like to fare well under winter conditions. Here I'm wearing the JETSTREAM HAT, the ultra-warm KELVIN JACKET, and the 90% PANT over KELVIN PANT in Open Country. Original products in Mountain Mimicry are also very good in snow.
One of several deer that have walked by me on the ground while I've been clad in Open Country Optifade camo. This is a distance of perhaps eight yards, tops.
Open Country Optifade is deadly after leaves change colors or leaf fall in all big game applications. Here is a photo of myself taking advantage of a rootball and blending so completely in that I passed up shots on several deer that afternoon.
This is the actual impromptu location I set up when I saw a dandy 7x5 coming down a deserted road with this fallen old willow the only cover. I was rewarded with about a seven yard shot on the 145-class whitetail.
Optifade's Open Country not only melts into the leaf cover flawlessly, but breaks up the human outline making it difficult for the hunter to be detected.
Seen here in the bear woods of northern Alberta, Optifade Elevated Forest uses a sky-like color to break up the dark colors seen in green timber in spring and early fall seasons, and the open skylines present once leaf fall occurs. It disappears in softwoods and hardwoods.