Sitka Fanatic vs Incinerator
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Contributors to this thread:
cbailey 18-Oct-17
Brotsky 18-Oct-17
Ollie 18-Oct-17
md5252 18-Oct-17
killinstuff 18-Oct-17
md5252 18-Oct-17
APauls 18-Oct-17
Scrappy 18-Oct-17
Franzen 19-Oct-17
loprofile 19-Oct-17
cbailey 19-Oct-17
Stubbleduck 19-Oct-17
From: cbailey
18-Oct-17
Hello, I'm trying to deciding between the Sitka Fanatic and Incinerator suits. I'm left handed and my biggest question is the functionality of the Fanatic for a left handed person as the long collar and range finder holder are on the opposite side an might interfere with shooting? My other question is - does the Incinerator Jacket make to much noise for close range? Many mornings I hunt are still and very quiet and don't want to spook deer. As far as temperature I hunt primarily in Kansas, early to late season (in an open tree stand) with little walking. I hope to be hunting farther north over the next few years and tend to be cold blooded. Thanks in advance for your comments. CB

From: Brotsky
18-Oct-17
My little lady is left handed and has the Fanatic jacket. The pockets do not interfere with her shooting in any way.

From: Ollie
18-Oct-17
I have one of the older incinerator jackets. Great jacket. Very warm. Not as quiet as wool (nor nearly as heavy and bulky) but quiet enough.

From: md5252
18-Oct-17
I have a Fanatic and love it.

I did recently try on an Incinerator and was very surprised at how lightweight and quiet it was.

Probably get more use out of the Fanatic because the Incinerator is so warm but it’s a great jacket

From: killinstuff
18-Oct-17
You know, on those DEAD quiet mornings I hear everything anyways. From drawing my bow, to moving my feet. I have the Fanatic stuff and I think its fine. The critters don't mind the sound and if they spook it wasn't because of my coat. I'm in northern MI and it's warm enough for down to zero. I got better things to do when it gets colder than 20 anyway than sitting in a tree but it's warm stuff.

From: md5252
18-Oct-17
I have a Fanatic and love it.

I did recently try on an Incinerator and was very surprised at how lightweight and quiet it was.

Probably get more use out of the Fanatic because the Incinerator is so warm but it’s a great jacket

From: APauls
18-Oct-17
For all around use you'd prob get more out of the Fanatic. I hunt Manitoba, Canada and it isn't often that it gets beyond Fanatic cold. Doubt Kansas is much colder. If you can afford both, go for both. But for one for all-around, I'd go Fanatic.

From: Scrappy
18-Oct-17
I'm left handed as well, I have a fanatic jacket with no real issues with the pockets. I also have a first lite sanctuary jacket it's quieter and warmer than the fanatic. Just another option for you to look at.

From: Franzen
19-Oct-17
As for the long collar, I am right handed and I don't like the collar very well. I typically leave a bit unzipped and tuck it inward. Full zip if it's brutally cold. Look at the way the jacket zips, and imo you as a lefty would have less issue with the collar unless you want to leave it unzipped a fair amount. If this is the case, the inward tuck works.

From: loprofile
19-Oct-17
"The critters don't mind the sound and if they spook it wasn't because of my coat. " That sure is not the case with southern whitetails. They hear, mind, and spook from any sound originating from fabric. Fleece, wool and cotton outerwear rule.

From: cbailey
19-Oct-17
Great insights, thanks for everyone's help.

From: Stubbleduck
19-Oct-17
I've used a fanatic in north central Kansas for the last three years. If anything it has been too warm at times....never have I been cold wearing it.

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