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bayside
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Oct-03-12, 
08:39 PM (MST)
"Sitka Gear"

So, I just dealt with Sitka through a minor warranty issue and couldn't be more impressed. They were great, and made sure I had my pack in time for the hunt. Absolutely great do deal with FYI

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Sitka Gear  OLDHORNHUNT...      Oct-05-12   1 
  RE: Sitka Gear  lucaar      Oct-05-12   2 
   RE: Sitka Gear  bayside      Oct-05-12   3 
    RE: Sitka Gear  brdhuntr      Oct-23-12   4 
     RE: Sitka Gear  Bullelk1      Oct-23-12   5 
      RE: Sitka Gear  brdhuntr      Oct-24-12   6 
       RE: Sitka Gear  Bullelk1      Oct-24-12   7 
        RE: Sitka Gear  bayside      Oct-26-12   8 
         RE: Sitka Gear  brdhuntr      Oct-27-12   9 
          RE: Sitka Gear  Gunnie3035      Oct-28-12   10 
           RE: Sitka Gear  brdhuntr      Oct-30-12   11 
            RE: Sitka Gear  foundation      Nov-01-12   12 
             RE: Sitka Gear  3blade      Nov-01-12   13 
              RE: Sitka Gear  400or200      Dec-02-12   14 
              RE: Sitka Gear  brdhuntr      Dec-03-12   15 

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OLDHORNHUNTER
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Oct-05-12, 
09:27 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Sitka Gear"

they have excellent gear & in my opinion the best camo pattern available today...I have sent in 2 jackets & 2 pairs of pants for repairs both jackets had zipper issues they sent brand new jackets {250.00} instead of a $70 zipper replacement {tells ya there is a Hell of a mark up} they did the same with a zipper on a pair of mtn pants..but they charge $15 per hole to sew !! that was any size hole & I thought completely Outrageous

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lucaar
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Oct-05-12, 
09:36 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Sitka Gear"

I love the gear but good luck getting them on the phone or getting them to respond to an email if you have a problem. The last time I had a problem it took me a week of calling multiple times a day to get anyone on the phone.

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bayside
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Oct-05-12, 
11:54 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Sitka Gear"

I made a call and left a message, they returned the call the next day.

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brdhuntr
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Oct-23-12, 
07:38 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Sitka Gear"

I would stay away from their back packs, i had the 2200 and now the 4500,and had the plastic buckes break on both of them. My son-in-law has the Eberlestock Widow,and it is a much better pack,and can haul Elk hind quarters with ease, and the quality is much better!

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Bullelk1
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Oct-23-12, 
07:32 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Sitka Gear"

Badlands, not Sitka, makes those packs.

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brdhuntr
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Oct-24-12, 
04:16 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Sitka Gear"

I'm looking at a Blue Widow pack at High Mountain Outfitters as we speak,and it says Eberlestock!

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Bullelk1
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Oct-24-12, 
07:28 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Sitka Gear"

Badlands makes the 2200 and 2800 packs. This is a thread about Sitka Gear, not Eberlestock or Badlands packs.

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bayside
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Oct-26-12, 
07:32 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Sitka Gear"

Sitka makes packs in that size. It could be what he's referring to. I have the flash 32, which is 3200 Cubic Inches. Their 4500 is called their bivy 45. They also do a bivy 32. I like their packs. They have a small light frame to keep it off your back so your back doesn't sweat.

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brdhuntr
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Oct-27-12, 
06:53 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Sitka Gear"

In the last year i've had the Sitka 2200 and most recently the 4500. The waist buckle broke packing out a Whitetail on the 2200, and two of the small buckles on the 4500, I shot a spike bull and could barely fit a hind quarter in the pack. I sold the 4500,and recently bought the Eberlestock Bluewidow from a dealer here in Boise. My son-in-law had thr Bluewidow on our Elk hunt,and shot a spike bull as well,and i was impressed at how "BEEFY' the straps and buckles are,and so much more carrying capacity in the main compartment.The dealer i bought the Eberlestock from sells the Sitka as well,and he said the buckles are a weak part of the Sitka pack. I should have reserched backpacks more,i figured since Sitka has a respected clothing line,that their packs were quality, but i learned the hard expensive way!

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Oct-28-12, 
11:58 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Sitka Gear"

>In the last year i've had
>the Sitka 2200 and most
>recently the 4500. The waist
>buckle broke packing out a
>Whitetail on the 2200, and
>two of the small buckles
>on the 4500, I
>shot a spike bull and
>could barely fit a hind
>quarter in the pack. I
>sold the 4500,and recently bought
>the Eberlestock Bluewidow from a
>dealer here in Boise.
>My son-in-law had thr Bluewidow
>on our Elk hunt,and shot
>a spike bull as well,and
>i was impressed at how
>"BEEFY' the straps and buckles
>are,and so much more carrying
>capacity in the main compartment.The
>dealer i bought the Eberlestock
>from sells the Sitka as
>well,and he said the buckles
>are a weak part of
>the Sitka pack. I should
>have reserched backpacks more,i figured
>since Sitka has a respected
>clothing line,that their packs were
>quality, but i learned the
>hard expensive way!

The meat should go in the main compartment. There are no small buckles to break in the main compartment. The light gear should go in the gear shelf. Sometimes people confuse The Sitka gear shelf with the Eberle "meat shelf". Stuff breaks from time to time, but improperly used gear breaks more frequently.


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brdhuntr
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Oct-30-12, 
09:02 AM (MST)
11. "RE: Sitka Gear"

Too funny, where else would you put an Elk hind Quarter but the main compartment! And the small buckles are on the back of the main compartment to strap smaller items to the pack. Looks like i've stepped on Sitka owners FEELERS, all i'm saying is i had two bad experiences with two difrerent size Sitka packs, and if you take the Eberlestock and the Sitka and lay them side by side you will notice the difference both in load capacity and workmanship. Oh, and it was'nt inproperly used gear...

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foundation
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Nov-01-12, 
03:47 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Sitka Gear"

I have a couple of Sitka jackets that have zipper issues and I have been thinking about sending them in to get fixed. When I looked at Sitka's webpage I see that there is some other company that they are referring me to. So did you guys call and deal with Sitka or this other company and if I'm reading some of the other comments correctly, the repairs cost money to fix the zippers?

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Nov-01-12, 
05:15 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Sitka Gear"

>
>
>I have a couple of Sitka
>jackets that have zipper issues
>and I have been thinking
>about sending them in to
>get fixed. When I
>looked at Sitka's webpage I
>see that there is some
>other company that they are
>referring me to. So
>did you guys call and
>deal with Sitka or this
>other company and if I'm
>reading some of the other
>comments correctly, the repairs cost
>money to fix the zippers?
>
>
yep, there is another company that does the repairs and yes they more than likely will charge you for it but then I had some pants fixed, not zippers so who knows. They did charge me and they used the wrong colored material to make the repair. I don't really give a rip about the service I got at this point, Kuiu's attack pant is a much better pant at less cost so I won't be buying sitka anymore.

I have a Flash 32 pack and love the thing. Now its not built for hauling super heavy loads, you can look at the belt and realize that. and I refuse to haul 40lbs of bone along with the meat, so the main compartment holds one elk hind quarter and one backstrap with room to spare and it isn't to bad to carry considering the pack design. The big frame pack hauls the next 2 loads.

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Dec-02-12, 
11:08 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Sitka Gear"

Does sitka make a short sleave shirt for warm weather hunting? Desert type 90 degree weather, or do you just use the traverse zip T long sleave. Is it hot?

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brdhuntr
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Dec-03-12, 
06:14 AM (MST)
15. "RE: Sitka Gear"

UHM...

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