Review: Sitka Dakota Jacket

In the cold, dark heart of a Montana winter, discomfort comes easy—especially when creeping through a snowy forest, hiding behind a blind on the riverbank, or battling the icy wind as it howls across the prairie. So if you want to actually enjoy yourself out there, you need to up your apparel ante—and the Sitka Dakota Jacket is your best bet. Thick, warm fleece combined with Gore-Tex Infinium fabric, Windstopper laminate, and a Durable Water-Repellant finish make for a coat that'll beat back the elements, no matter where you find yourself. The two camo options are Waterfowl Marsh and Waterfowl Timber, as the coat is designed for duck hunting; but I've found that the former blends in great on the prairie and along the river, while the latter works well in the timber. Finally, I've found a camo coat warm enough for long days afield when Old Man Winter is at his meanest. $299;