I always wondered if Sitka stuff lived up to the press that it gets. Well, I was at Cabelas getting a new pair of skins and decided to check out the Bargin Cave. I spotted some Sitka stuff and needed a pair of colder weather pants. They had a pair of Status Elevaded Optifade. The tag had been marked down to 190 bucks, but that was more than I wanted to spend so I asked if they could do better. The sales girl checked and said they could do 140 so I walked out with them. They seem well made, but time will tell.