2022 Sitka upper layering setup Traverse vs Mountain?

streetdoctor

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Converting back to Sitka after wearing First Lite for the last few years. I'm a little torn on an outer layer for a September Elk hunt in Colorado. I'm a fan of Merino wool for next to skin so I'm keeping a couple First Lite short sleeves but primarily I'll be in Sitka's lightweight merino long sleeve quarter zip, an ambient hoody and then either a Traverse Jacket or a Mountain Jacket. I have the Traverse jacket now but I'm thinking of returning it in favor of the wind protection afforded by the Mountain Jacket. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 

Desk Jockey

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If you have the traverse, you know what it is. The mountain is great (needs a damn hood) but it has no insulation. It is wind and some precipitation (could be more with a hood) but is not going to keep you warm as the traverse. If also doesn’t weigh as much (it would only weigh a bit more with a hood). and it isn’t as bulky.

they are both great pieces (mountain would be better with a hood) and I use both but for different purposes.

PS - Sitka, put a damn hood on the mountain jacket.
 
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streetdoctor

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Found a jet stream on close out for the same price as a mountain at pro pricing 👍
 
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