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Jan-24-11, 
03:25 PM (MST)
"Sitka Ascent Pants"

Thought you guys would like to see this review.

I found it very interesting!


Overall 4.5 Stars out of 5

Sitka Ascent Hunting Pant Review

Editor Name: Ryan

Basic Description of Item:

Lightweight, breathable hunting and hiking pants


Just the Facts:
- Available in 32-42 inch waist in regular & tall lengths
- Polyester Lycra Blend, high count stretch polyester weave
- Fully gusseted for comfort and range of motion
- Brushed for silent finish
- Articulated knees
- Roll-up snap system for stream crossings

Story:

I picked up a pair of the Ascent pants a year ago and have since used them multiple times deer hunting, bear hunting, shed hunting & even fishing in the backcountry of Alaska. I own several other types of hunting pants, but I almost never use anything but the Ascent pants anymore. I prefer the Ascent pants because the fit & comfort is far superior to other pants I own. Much of the comfort is due to the multi-directional stretch fabric. Iím convinced I can hike further & faster because these pants never bind or restrict movement.

The Ascent pants are surprisingly tough & warmer than you would expect from a lightweight pant. I wear them over an insulating base layer when the temperature is below freezing. Although these pants are not waterproof, they are resistant to water & wind and do not absorb much water, which allows them to dry very quickly.

Due to their lightweight nature, I was a bit worried these pants wouldnít be overly abrasion resistant. But I have not had any issues even after sliding down rocky hills, pushing thru thick brush & sitting countless hours on the ground while glassing. We rode horses 10 miles into the high country of Wyoming last year and stayed for 5 days. I wore the Ascent pants every day though varied temperatures & conditions. On warm days & during long hot hikes I used the rollup pant feature to basically turn them into shorts. I have also used this feature to cross streams as well & it is nice to not worry about you pants coming unrolled midstream.

Another unique features I really like is the strip of silicone type material on the inside of the inseam that keeps your shirt from coming untucked. It really works to keep unwanted skin from being exposed to cold drafts. The fabric is quiet & does not rip easily, even when caught on barbed wire during fence crossings.

In conclusion, the Sitka Ascent pants are a versatile, lightweight, quiet & extremely comfortable hunting pant. Although they arenít what I wear for extremely wet or snowy conditions, they are my choice for virtually everything else.

What they could do better:
Reinforce the seat of the pants
Add additional Camo patterns
Lower the price

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Sitka Asce...  bownanza332      Jan-25-11   1 
  RE: Sitka Asce...  a3dhunter      Feb-05-11   2 
   RE: Sitka Asce...  HardcoreOut...      Mar-21-11   3 
    RE: Sitka Asce...  Mallards_On...      Mar-24-11   4 
     RE: Sitka Asce...  BUGLELK      Apr-20-11   5 

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bownanza332
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Jan-25-11, 
07:26 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Sitka Ascent Pants"

Thanks for the review. I have been contemplating getting these pants or other Sitka pants and this review definitely helps out. Thanks again!!!

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Feb-05-11, 
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2. "RE: Sitka Ascent Pants"

I found these pants to be very durable, comfortable, and easy to wear for 7 days straight on one hunt. Had other pants, just didn't feel like I needed them I also had the 90% pants, but hunting Colorado in September I never needed more than the ascent pants.
I got them through Camofire on sale under $90, they are worth every penny.

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Mar-21-11, 
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3. "RE: Sitka Ascent Pants"

I really like my Sitka Gear Ascent pants. I am infatuated with my Sitka Gear Mountain Pants. I am ass over tea kettle in love with my Arbor Wear Stretch Tech Pants.

Pick what works best for you but I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

Wade
www.HardcoreOutdoor.com

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Mar-24-11, 
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4. "RE: Sitka Ascent Pants"

HCO,
Are you going to tell us more about these new Arbor Wear pants?

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Apr-20-11, 
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5. "RE: Sitka Ascent Pants"

Taking the performance of the Ascent Pants a notch or two higher were last years new Mountain Pants from Sitka. More durable, better water shedding capabilities, built in belt, and removeable knee pads. Adding to the Mountain Pants are this years Timberline Pants...same features as the Mountain Pants, but with reinforced and waterproof knees and seat!

Corey Jacobsen

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