SITKA Gear just released a long-awaited clothing system for turkey hunters: the brand new Equinox Turkey Collection. The new product line includes a minimalist vest for run-and-gun turkey hunters, plus a hoodie, pants, and gloves with built-in insect protection and other smart features — the pants have built-in gators, and the hoodie has a built-in facemask.
SITKA says the Equinox vest was designed to combine ample, convenient, quiet storage with a comfortable, adjustable fit while also lining up with the minimalist preferences of run-and-gun turkey hunters.
The vest is sized like a pack and built to give hunters a custom, ergonomic fit for sizes ranging from XS to XXL, making it great for men or women.
All storage compartments have magnetic closures, and the vest includes water-resistant pockets to keep calls, strikers, and other tools dry and readily accessible with the least amount of movement. The larger zippered back pocket is hydration-bladder compatible.
The vest also includes an adjustable seat made of dual-density foam that’s great for long sits but easily cinches back to the stored position for those quick moves to a new sit.
Available in GORE OPTIFADE Subalpine (pictured above) or Waterfowl Timber camo, the vest is constructed with quiet 75-denier, brushed-face polyester woven fabric and a DWR finish, so you can count on it standing up to years of hard use.
Equinox Guard Hoody, Pant, and Gloves
$50 – $249
Hunters across the country know that along with chiggers and mosquitoes, ticks explode in the spring. The Equinox Guard Hoody, pants, and gloves are designed to minimize the potential for bites by preventing contact in the first place. They do this by limiting skin exposure and using a bite-reduction fabric with built-in Insect Shield treatment.
Each piece is made from an ultra-lightweight, breathable, and tightly knit stretch fabric that was developed by SITKA to help prevent mosquito bites. Each piece of apparel also offers UPF 50+ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) protection, Polygiene Odor Control Technology, and they’re also moisture-wicking to help avoid swamp ass when the temps rise.
The hoodie features a built-in mask for concealment and bug protection, as well as a long tail so it can be tucked into your pants to keep bugs out. The pants also have built-in gators that can be tucked into your socks to thwart would-be tick, chigger, and mosquito invaders.
All three items are available in GORE OPTIFADE Subalpine (pictured above), Waterfowl Timber, and also Elevated II camo for early season whitetail.