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Sitka/Kuiu worth it? #7767837 03/10/20 09:35 PM
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What do you think?

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Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

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I fall under the last choice. Academy Magellan waders world fine and keep me warm enough.


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Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

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I can buy 3 to 4 Cabella waders vs a fancy Sitka wader and have enough for life.
It helps to rotate em as well to help em dry out.
No gracias.
The sitka base layer and some cheaper kuiu rain pants and rain jackets are worth it. Perfect for skiing as well. Super light and flexible.

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Re: Sitka worth it? [Re: rickym] #7768058 03/11/20 01:49 AM
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I’ve been using black ovis base layer. Been really happy with it. Throw on my drake mst wading jacket over that, kept me warm and dry on all my boat rides in the worst weather Texas could dish out this year. I suppose if I hunted up north in single digits and teen temps on a regular basis some Sitka gear may be worth it but I’ve been doing fine without it for a long time.

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It's the same as any other gear you use or really anything you spend money on period.

I could get by with an 870 but I like nice shotguns.

Sitka really is nice stuff and I really like the few pieces I have.

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Originally Posted by beaversnipe
I can buy 3 to 4 Cabella waders vs a fancy Sitka wader and have enough for life.
It helps to rotate em as well to help em dry out.
No gracias.
The sitka base layer and some cheaper kuiu rain pants and rain jackets are worth it. Perfect for skiing as well. Super light and flexible.


Can't really compare apples and oranges though.

Sitka, and a lot of others make breathable waders, and since you said drying the cabelas waders out, I take it those are neoprene. With breathable waders, there is no drying out. it's basically a rain coat shell, you just layer underneath them as needed.


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Re: Sitka worth it? [Re: rickym] #7768191 03/11/20 10:41 AM
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Just when I thought you couldn’t beat this horse anymore..

Re: Sitka worth it? [Re: rickym] #7768202 03/11/20 11:16 AM
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Sad that both brands are made in china though


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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Originally Posted by beaversnipe
I can buy 3 to 4 Cabella waders vs a fancy Sitka wader and have enough for life.
It helps to rotate em as well to help em dry out.
No gracias.
The sitka base layer and some cheaper kuiu rain pants and rain jackets are worth it. Perfect for skiing as well. Super light and flexible.


Can't really compare apples and oranges though.

Sitka, and a lot of others make breathable waders, and since you said drying the cabelas waders out, I take it those are neoprene. With breathable waders, there is no drying out. it's basically a rain coat shell, you just layer underneath them as needed.


Not necessarily, I have a pair of simms g3s. If your like me and are a walk in hunter you will sweat your [censored] off at times and breatherable waders help but they will still be very damp.

Not sure where sitka is made, but if your going to spend that kind of money mine as well by american. Simms has one of the best reputations in the industry and great customer service. My simms are going on 8 years with no issues.

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Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Sad that both brands are made in china though


That it is, but sitka waders are made in the US.


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I still hang my breathables and dry them out. If you work up a sweat there will be moisture inside. Doesn't matter if they are insulated or not. I'm on year 3.5 for my banded insulated and 5 for my non-insulated. So as of now it's not worth the money spending on Sitka waders but they are nice. My biggest fear is what will happen to the lifetime warranty when they get bought out.

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With the market tumbling, oil and gas crashing and this virus there may be some really good deals on used hunting equipment coming up for sale.

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Originally Posted by TBS12
I still hang my breathables and dry them out. If you work up a sweat there will be moisture inside. Doesn't matter if they are insulated or not. I'm on year 3.5 for my banded insulated and 5 for my non-insulated. So as of now it's not worth the money spending on Sitka waders but they are nice. My biggest fear is what will happen to the lifetime warranty when they get bought out.


They're already owned by Gore I believe.


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I’d buy Kuiu before Sitka... I feel like the whole Sitka craze is for soy boys.

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Originally Posted by Pintail711
I’d buy Kuiu before Sitka... I feel like the whole Sitka craze is for soy boys.



Why do you feel that way?
And it's not a craze, it's much more than apparel, it's actual gear, and it all has a lifetime warranty. That's standing behind your product


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Does Sitka help you shoot more ducks? I think my Cabela's waders were flaring all the ducks this year.

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Drake use to be top of the line, now its a solid meh...I suspect sitka will be the same in a few years when the new wears off and something comes along with better marketing. it will never make the same category as Filson or Simms


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^ until it’s makes a stocking foot! HA Jk kinda..I love my Sitka but I only rock Simms waders..

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Originally Posted by tdogg
Does Sitka help you shoot more ducks? I think my Cabela's waders were flaring all the ducks this year.


Does engine grease make my mullet slicker?!
Of course it does!


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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
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Does Sitka help you shoot more ducks? I think my Cabela's waders were flaring all the ducks this year.


Does engine grease make my mullet slicker?!
Of course it does!


Sheeesh no wonder all the instagram warriors where it. I thought they were hunting the golden acorns, but it was the dang sitka the whole time.

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Originally Posted by garrett
Drake use to be top of the line, now its a solid meh...I suspect sitka will be the same in a few years when the new wears off and something comes along with better marketing. it will never make the same category as Filson or Simms


Why won't it? All 3 are different categories of gear.


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Its well worth it if you got the money and want to spend it that way. Its the same with vehicles, house, clothes and guns. Buy what you can afford first off, then what you want.

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I am the farthest thing from trying to be fashionable. I don't give a crap about any of that.

The fact is it is really good gear and their customer service is top notch.

I almost didn't want to even try it because I don't like following a "fad" but the few things I have I couldn't be happier with.

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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
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Drake use to be top of the line, now its a solid meh...I suspect sitka will be the same in a few years when the new wears off and something comes along with better marketing. it will never make the same category as Filson or Simms


Why won't it? All 3 are different categories of gear.


Certain technical fabric MFG’s hold licensees to certain standards. Drake doesn’t use the same high end fabrics.

Sitka is owned by the Gore brand so its held to the highest manufacturing standards that Gore requires of their licensees. They won’t regress or they ruin the WL gore brand image.

Half of Drakes Waterproof jackets weren’t even completely critically seam sealed. With that said they are getting better after last buy out/sale.

Is Sitka better then Columbia, Drake, cabelas etc. yes, is it worth the extra money, in Texas? about a week out if the year IMO.


Kuiu doesn’t have a duck line and it has very few crossovers outside a waterproof rain jacket and base layer


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Sitka is by far the best waterfowl gear I've ever worn. I used to say no way I'd pay for all that but it's more than worth it. It's all been put through the ringer and has held up extremely well. Hudson bibs, hudson jacket, delta pants, delta wading jacket, dakota vest, dakota hoody, base layers. I stay comfortable, warm and dry every day of the season.

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