Sitka Gear er nu endelig kommet til Danmark

Jeg har ventet på, at Sitka Gear skulle komme til Europa, siden 2009 og endelig er det en reallitet.

Da jeg, i 2009 begyndte at kigge efter noget jagttøj, der kunne opfylde mine forventninger, fangede Sitka Gear min opmærksomhed, og jeg blev straks helt vild med det. I min søgen efter jagttøj, var jeg ret frustreret, over det tøj, der var tilgængelig i Danmark og Europa på det tidspunkt. Det jeg var/er utilfreds med, ved de fleste jagttøjs modeller, er at de fleste fabrikanter går efter en “alt-i-1” løsning, som skal kunne løse alle problematikker i en jakke eller buks. Det kan ganske enkelt ikke lade sig gøre, uden at gå voldsomt på kompromis med mange af egenskaberne. Den løsning, jeg mener, er den bedste er, som Sitka Gear har valgt at gøre det, hvor du har et “lag-på-lag” system.. Så jeg besluttede mig for, at jeg ville købe et sæt Sitka Gear og har ikke fortrudt det et sekund. Efterhånden, som jeg kom rundt i landet med tøjet, spurgte folk ind til det og efterspurgte hvor man kunne købe det. Dengang kun på nettet fra amerikanske forhandlere. Passioneret, som jeg er, skrev jeg til Sitka gear, om de mange efterspørgsler og var i dialog med dem mange gange. Jeg blev dansk ambassadør, for Sitka i 2013, og begyndte at promovere det mere intenst på facebook. I 2014 lavede jeg siden Sitka Gear Fanatics Danmark og har været i kontakt med utrolig mange mennesker. Jeg blev faktisk noget overrasket over, hvor mange der havde fået øje på Sitka Gear. Nu er, Sitka Gear Fanatics Danmark siden nedlagt og en gruppe er blevet lavet  i stedet for. Den hedder Sitka Gear Fanatics Europe, hvor jeg er administrator. Følg med på gruppen på dette link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1668849223362337/

Der vil blive snakket meget om Sitka Gear, de næste mange år, og der vil helt klart komme mange holdninger frem “på bordet”. Det er kun godt, at der er stor forskellighed i blandt os, der bruger tøjet. Det gør, at dem der designer tøjet, konstant bliver holdt ansvarlig for, at de laver noget der virker – og det gælder alle fabrikanter.

Efterhånden, som jeg lærer mere og mere om Sitka Gear, forstår jeg, at der er mere bag facaden, end man lige umiddelbart forstår. Firmaet er gennemsyret af gode værdier og visioner.
Her er en artikel, jeg syntes er værd at læse og som giver et fantastisk indblik i hvad der er deres passion og vision.
Jeg har klippet det ind fra dette link http://www.sitkagear.com/insight/the-darkroom-sitka-gear-dna

THE DARKROOM: SITKA GEAR DNA
Author: The Sitka Team
Groups: Darkroom
Sep 11, 2013
Back in May, we asked the Sitka Tribe on Facebook what you most wanted to know about us. A lot of the responses were essentially some iteration of, “What is Sitka Gear’s process and philosophy?”
It comes down to our mission, our DNA: build gear that expands comfort, safety, focus and success in every hunting situation.
What does that mean?
1.) We pay zero attention to just about everything market analysts have to say. When you let marketers, analysts, and focus groups tell you what product people want next and how much it should cost, you end up creating things that solve marketing problems, but not the real problems hunters face in the field.2.) We create gear to solve specific hunting problems that have never been tackled – like how do you keep your hands dry when pulling deeks from icy water? Or how can rain jacket pockets warm your hands without having water run down the sleeve and into the pocket? If these solutions were straightforward, other companies would have already come up with them. But the problems we’re solving are complex, requiring astounding sums of time, research, creative innovation, and scientific testing.
This is how real innovation happens: On the hunt, we tune into everything that robs us of comfort, focus and success. Everyone on the Sitka Team does this, from Athletes to customer service reps, Prostaff to business leaders. Then, we do whatever it takes to craft complete solutions to the most pressing problems. For most solutions, the ideal fabric doesn’t even exist yet, so we can’t just buy something out of some textile manufacturer’s catalog. Instead, we invent completely new fabrics designed specifically for the particular end use. That means working with brilliant chemists to combine new compounds in just the right atmospheric conditions to create new threads and membranes. We then work with talented engineers to invent new ways of weaving and laminating these advanced materials into fabrics that are lighter, quieter, more flexible, more durable, and ultimately superior for the application. We work with optical and veterinary biologists to study animal vision and understand how prey, not human hunters, see the world. We work with digital concealment expertswho contract for militaries around the globe, and use the animal study findings to create the most effective hunting concealment patternsever made. We assemble these new fabrics into prototypes that aim to solve the problems we encountered in the field. But that’s just the beginning. Our athletes push their personal limits with the prototypes, hunt after hunt, to identify even the tiniest design and construction flaws. With their feedback, we redesign again and again until the piece works perfectly to solve the problem and integrates seamlessly into the Sitka system.
3.) We refuse to treat customers like guinea pigs. Some gear makers, with the best of intentions, try to get gear into people’s hands without fully vetting it. But we stick to our guns on this: Test, test, test. We test dozens of parameters that affect the lifespan of a piece’s functionality, both in the lab and in the field. And it doesn’t stop with prototypes. We test production pieces repeatedly until we have statistically reliable data to show definitively that the piece meets or exceeds our performance standards. It can take years for a product to go from a sketch to your honey hole. But this process is key. If the gear fails on you out there, it’s more than a warranty issue: it could be a missed opportunity, unnecessary discomfort, or worse.The bottom line: Not every hunter agonizes over their hunts or their gear to this extent, and so they may not need what we do. We exist to build gear for hunters who are unwilling to compromise on comfort, safety, and performance.

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