The selection of products “Mountain Essentials” created by Bowland is focused on the styles, destinations and species most frequent inside Europe. Namely, short one
to three day trips in the European ranges and species such as the Chamois or Ibex.
Mountain hunts in other countries or ranges, or for other species, will be included in “Expedition Essentials”.
We would like to remind you that the aim of this selection of products is to make the choice of products that comprise your kit easier for you.
To make the choice of products easier. Bowland has only included products that are 100% indicated to comprise your mountain hunt kit.
Other Sitka Gear products with similar characteristics, or a different Optifade, that aren’t included in this collection, could also be suitable for this type of hunt.
Even though we’ve tried to simplify things to the fullest, some garments included in this section perform the same function. That is, they would occupy the same place in
your kit. So you should choose between them. While taking the functionality of both items into account, we have tried to offer you only a single option, the most
recommended. However, in some cases due to their high suitability we have offered two. Although both products would be highly recommendable for this activity, slight
differences in their functions will allow you to choose the one which best fits your needs.
So that you don’t confuse the duplicated garments and the characteristics that can help you choose the one that fits your needs better:
Mountain Pant vs Timberline Pant:
We could call the Mountain Pant an “All-Year-Rounder”. It’s perfect for facing early season hunts – spring and the beginning of autumn. Its lightness gives it exceptional
Even though we could also call the Timberline Pant an “All-Year-Rounder”, it is a better option for sorties in the autumn and winter months. Reinforced and waterproof
kneepads and rear mean greater protection when we move in wet and snowy terrain.
Mountain Jacket vs Jetstream Jacket:
The Mountain jacket does not include interior isolation. For this reason it converts into a perfect Windstopper for rapid ascents when we need highly transpirable
garments which protect us from cold wind and moderate rainfall.
The Jetstream jacket offers similar levels of transpirability, Windstopper capacity and water resistance as the Mountain. However, its synthetic fine wool interior covering
notably increases its thermal capacity. This makes it more recommendable for late mountain hunts – end of autumn or winter – or with a lower level of physical activity.
Kelvin Active Jacket vs Kelvin Life Jacket:
While both jackets have interior thermal isolation, thereby developing all their 2nd layer potential, both are compatible for the same kit.
The Kelvin Active with Polarter Alpha is lighter, thinner and more transpirable. Perfect to use at the beginning of the season or on ascents during the colder months.
The Kelvin Lite Hoody with Primaloft in its interior gives better thermal isolation, making it perfect for the end of the season or for avoiding the cold when you remain
stationary after long ascent stretches.
Both jackets combined offer an exceptional level of thermal isolation, a guarantee when facing end of season hunts, and at the same time offer excellent lightness,
comfort and manoeuvrability.
Mountain Hauler 2700 vs Mountain Hauler 4000:
The main difference between these two backpacks is the volume.
The Mountain Hauler 2700 Backpack is the perfect daypack for one day assaults.
The Mountain Hauler 4000 Backpack is our recommendation for mountain stays of two or three days or sorties when we have to carry a slain animal. It includes a
special rack for carrying the animal. Due to its volume, carcasses the size of a Chamois can be transported along with our hunting equipment.
This diagram presents all the variables that we have taken into consideration to offer you this product selection.
The new Merino Lightweight Half-Zip features premium 17.5-micron merino wool spun around a nylon core, creating a high-performance next-to-skin layer that combines the comfort, warmth,... View full product details
The new Merino Lightweight Bottom features premium 17.5-micron merino wool spun around a nylon core, which produces a high-performance next-to-skin layer that combines the comfort,... View full product details
The CORE Midweight Zip-T features quick-drying comfort stretch mid-weight fleece and a high-zippered neck to keep your active body temperature regulated as the thermometer rises... View full product details
A necessity for any true backcountry outing, the Kelvin Active Jacket features 80 gram Polartec® Alpha insulation for maximum versatility - an ideal outer layer... View full product details
Worn as an outer layer or underneath a shell, the Kelvin Lite Hoody is built for lightweight, all-over warmth. Filled with 80 g/m2 of PrimaLoft®... View full product details
The Mountain Vest features an updated two-way stretch and a deadly quiet brushed Polyester face over 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Form Fit Technology. The... View full product details
This all-around mountain workhorse features an updated two-way stretch and deadly quiet brushed Polyester face over 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Form Fit Technology. The... View full product details
The Jetstream Jacket is durable enough for miles of abuse in granite terrain. Seam lines are strategically located to shed water for hours and keep... View full product details
The mountain pant is our most versatile hunting pant and a foundational piece to any SITKA hunting system. The Mountain pant offers an articulated fit... View full product details
A burly sheep hunting pant built for racking up vertical in mid to cold conditions, our Timberline Pant has long stood as the alpine hunter’s... View full product details
The new Cloudburst Jacket features a refined build to reduce overall weight while streamlining the shell for backcountry pursuits. Internal gear storage is secured by... View full product details
The updated Cloudburst Pant minimizes weight while maximizing weather protection and breathability to keep you dry inside and out. A refined build reduces weight and... View full product details
The new Stormfront Gaiter is updated to provide durable, lightweight, over-the-calf protection for the most rugged environments. The 3-layer GORE-TEX and gripper elastic bottom maintain... View full product details
Offering a first-of-its-kind in the hunting industry, the Stormfront GTX Glove features a 3-layer GORE-TEX shell taped to eliminate the need for a waterproof liner,... View full product details
Alaska. Quebec. New Zealand. The places that stir your soul rarely serve up clear skies. The Stormfront GTX Cap offers 3 layer protection for long... View full product details
Combining the comfort and warmth of wool with the durability and elasticity of nylon, the Merino Glove is a heat-retaining liner to keep your hands... View full product details
Lightweight, odor-resistant, low-profile warmth worn on it’s own or easily layered over to adjust to colder temps. Materials : 54% Nylon Face, 46% 230-gram 17.5... View full product details
The Ascent Glove provides essential protection and ultimate precision. This light weight technical shooting glove features an Printed Ax Suede™ synthetic palm for maximum stealth... View full product details
Cut from the same fabric as the Jetstream Jacket, the Jetstream Beanie is ideal for charging up steep faces in bitter cold, or sitting motionless... View full product details
Low-profile and dexterous, the Mountain WINDSTOPPER® Glove keeps your fingers warm in the mid season. The sheath of Pittard's Oiltac Leather and rugged nylon provide... View full product details
Our go-to cap constructed of the same water resistant, breathable, stretch woven fabric as the Ascent Series. Durable Water Repellent Finish: The DWR finish resists... View full product details
Lightweight and ultra-breathable, the CORE Neck Gaiter keeps the sun off your neck and pulls up for concealment when things heat up. Micro-Grid Interior: Promotes... View full product details
Streamlined, functional organization and storage for the big game hunter. The Mountain 2700 pack is a hard-working day pack that can comfortably and quietly support... View full product details
The Mountain Hauler 4000 is the perfect pack for day hunts or overnight stays when you need the ability to carry meat and horns out... View full product details
Nasty weather might get the critters moving, but a pack full of soggy gear will slow you down. The Pack Cover works double time to... View full product details
Redesigned for a better fit, lighter, and an unfettered line of sight with lightweight suspension and one handed access to your optics. We’ve included a... View full product details
This featherlight modular pouch provides weather-resistant and easily accessible storage for phones, GPS devices and range finders. An internal pocket holds smaller items like keys,... View full product details