Episode 25: How to Exercise Your Apparel System with John Barklow of SITKA GEAR


On this episode Adam welcomes John Barklow, Category Manager of the Big Game line at SITKA GEAR, on to the show.

Adam and John dive into the intricacies of selecting the best apparel system for YOUR hunting environment and the concept of “exercising your system”. They also tackle the benefits and limitations of merino and synthetic base layers and try to clarify exactly how membranes factor into your apparel decisions and frankly survival when the mountains throw their worst at you.

John brings a truly unique background to his role at Sitka and his stories of putting Navy SEALs through the “rewarming drill” are not to be missed. He also gives us a teaser on what’s in store for the 2017 SITKA Big Game line-up. HINT, it’s their biggest launch yet! Enjoy!

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Like the intro song? Listen to Karma (Hardline) by Jamie N Commons on Apple Music HERE.

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  1. […] you know how your system performs in a worst-case scenario? If you listened to Episode 25 of the Beyond the Kill podcast with Sitka’s John Barklow, you should be familiar with the concept […]

  2. […] It’s pretty simple that it needs to be waterproof, right? Well, that’s not always as simple as it sounds. The problem with some cheap rain gear is that you’ll then be sweating profusely with no method to dry. The waterproofing technology in high-end fabrics allows you to breathe. For example, a Gore-Tex membrane is composed of 9 billion pores that are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, making it impossible for rain, sleet, and snow to pass through. The Gore-Tex membrane is 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which is what allows your sweat vapor to move through and keep you dry on the inside. Something important to note is that the membrane works best when it’s closer to your body, where it doesn’t have as many layers to pass through. John Barklow digs into this concept in detail on the Beyond the Kill podcast. […]

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