Design DNA
SITKA Gear’s purpose-built and engineered approach to design has in the past attracted the SOF community to its Wet Weather Protective solutions, notably the Cloudburst and Dewpoint systems.
SITKA Arrowhead combines proven STIKA Gear engineered designs, with Gore-Tex fabric solutions, to create a Wet Weather Protective (WWP) 3-piece system that can be relied upon to withstand and perform in the harshest environments.
Principle Materials
GORE® GTX 3L 40d Nylon Ripstop with DWR (Durable Waterproof Repellency) is a durable, waterproof and breathable materials solution created for adverse and extreme wet weather conditions. This unique laminate solution keeps the end-user dry and comfortable, thus enabling them to perform effectively during a mission cycle. GORE-TEX fabrics are engineered to meet the highest level of protection, comfort, and durability.
YKK® USA AquaGuard® Water Repellent Zippers have a polyurethane film coating that helps shed water from the zipper opening. A DWR treatment to the polyester tape side increases the surface tension and adds an extra level of protection to prevent water leaking through. These no-fail zippers are strong, have a smooth operation and can be relied upon to withstand the harsh environments that our WWP products are designed for.
Trelleborg HANK™ 10oz is a flexible and extremely light weight High Abrasion Neoprene Kevlar (HANK), that belies the fabrics exceptional durability and waterproofness. Always focused on best-in-class materials to meet SITKA Arrowhead purpose-built design principles, the WWP Pant and Half Bib Pant MDW include reinforced insteps made with HANK™.
Sourcing & Construction
SITKA Arrowhead is focused on sourcing and developing best-in-class materials, to notably include Berry Compliant fabrics and trims for our WWP products.
SITKA Arrowhead is also committed to investing and up-levelling domestic manufacturing by developing new levels of competency, capability, and competitiveness that result in the production of premium technical apparel solutions for the Global SOF consumer.