Stratus Down Hoodie - Outpost Blue
Our state-of-the-art, technical,
goose down mid-layer hoodie.
The Stratus Goose Down Hoodie has the most state-of-the-art technical features, design details, and is made with premium materials through out. PDW is committed to offering the best goose down hooded jacket in its class. The most amount of premium, hydrophobic down fill, the latest in lightweight, stretch performance fabrics, ample EDC-friendly pockets, and numerous other fine details all characterize the top tier standing of the Stratus.
Why water repellant goose down? Wet and soaked down kills the ability of this premium natural insulating material to loft and trap warm air, rendering it completely useless. PDW uses our own Goose DownTek™, a clean chemistry treatment process for goose down to keep it 27 times drier than without. This means our treated goose down is able to retain its loft, trap warm air and keep you insulated even in damp/wet conditions. Superior performance from nature's most efficient insulator.
The core of every down jacket is the fill. PDW uses 850 fill power down fill, which sits squarely in the excellent range when it comes to quality. Simply put, this means that you have an excellent, high degree of loft for less weight and maximum insulating properties. Surrounding our premium down fill, is our state-of-the-art 20D stretch nylon shell; light, durable and features innovative, stitchless baffles. That translates to minimal bulk and superior freedom of movement.
Until recently, down-proof shell fabrics with stretch were not possible. This is where you couldn't have stretch and not have an unacceptable degree of down clusters working their way through the fabric weave. Using the industry's most advanced CNC textile milling machines, the latest in lightweight, down-proof, stretch shell fabrics were developed, and used in our Stratus Hoodies. Other details include using the industry's best YKK zippers and of course smartly placed pockets, which characterize all of PDW's apparel designs.
We can't help but always look for ways to improve our designs. In addition to several new colors, we added the much loved and useful inside stash pockets, which come in handy for storing gloves, beanies, energy bars, to keeping your personal electronic devices' batteries warm in frigid weather. We actually now feature a total of 6 handy, EDC-friendly pockets in our Stratus Hoodie.
In keeping with our beliefs for humane treatment, RDS Certified means ethically harvested down and best practices used in animal welfare according to established international standards.
Extending the usefulness of our Stratus even further, we designed an integrated camp pillow feature into the jacket. By simply turning either one of the hand pockets inside out and stuffing the jacket inside, you can convert this into a handy camp pillow. Perfect for backpacking and mountaineering. And for a final little extra, we also include an extra brushed tricot stuff sack that can also convert the Stratus into a travel neck pillow.
On average, PDW apparel is designed and made to last a minimum of 5 seasons. Durability, high level function, performance and less waste are integral to PDW's product mission. While actual mileage is highly subjective and based on an individual's use and lifestyle, we strive to build goods to last, beyond the industry's typical life cycle standards, and we do not subscribe to wasteful "fast fashion" or disposable consumerism.
PDW is committed to working with the world's best partner factories in the making of our goods. Whether here at home in the States, or beyond to vetted, top tier partners across the globe. Our commitment means that we can deliver the best-made goods we can to our customers.
First, I was happy to find a dump pocket on the inside liner for gloves/misc. I am 6’2” 210 and ordered the XL which fits the way it should. It’s slim, not bulky. I can raise my arms forward and the cuffs still sit at my wrists. Raise arms up and the bottom sits level at my belt line. Dig the high collar and functional hood. Came highly recommended and did not disappoint.
Warm, not too heavy, easily packable for travel. I love this thing! And the color is fantastic as well.
Took this jacket to 7deg F in Canada and it did not disappoint me one bit! Kept me dry and warm my entire trip! Most of the time I just wore a tshirt and I stayed comfortable and warm. I also love the way if rolls up inside its own pocket to store in your ruck as well as using it for a pillow. 100% hands down the best down puffers on the market it rates up there with Arc'teryx, Mammut and The North Face. I’d go PDW for now on as tier 1 gear for the back country and tactical!
I like the design of the jacket in spite of it being more expensive than I feel it should be. In hindsight I should have returned it while I had the chance. There was no fitment guide on the website and I have had many sizing issues with PDW in the past. I think I return more items than I keep. The waist of pants are always too big and the sleeves of jackets are always too short. I was hoping that ordering one size up would get me proper length sleeves, but I was wrong, they are still too short and the torso is way too big.
Bummer! We're sorry to hear that no matter what you tried the Stratus did not fit you.! ARGH! Fortunately, they seem to fit the other 98% of the gen pop out there.
BTW, our sleeves measure exactly to industry standard specs compared with all leading outdoor brands, and in some cases 1in longer. Boy howdy how 'bout that?
As for the 'expensive' price, au contraire! Our Stratus is without question the best value for a down jacket in this class. You will not find a goose down jacket in this class with as many high level features, details, quality of make and quality of materials at this price period. Do the research, do the comps, we stand by our claim. Cheers!
Overall I love the coat, for the most part it is incredibly well thought out and high quality. My only complaint would be that I would like to see something done on the cuffs to keep them tighter.