Stratus Down Hoodie - Ranger Green
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.
The Stratus Hoodie checks off all the top tier boxes. When you'll wear one, you'll know why. #hikebikecampshootridedive
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.
This is the second Stratus I’ve purchased. Both have zippers that are difficult to uncouple at the bottom. Difficult as in I have to pull it off, get it in front of my eyes and work on it for a couple of minutes. Other than that, I love the jacket. Warm, light, and stowable.
I love this Stratus jacket. It stands up to cold weather very well. Overall. It looks awesome, it’s warm, comfy and worth the money.
I just received this jacket. It came out nice. I wouldn’t have bought it if I knew it was manufactured in China, the website just said imported. I washed it according to the directions on the tag. The down ended up moving, and clumping together. I believe this is a design flaw. If they used the traditional square design with good stitching, the down would have remained in place, not moved and clumped into big balls. This leaves many places that don’t have down now, which will result in cold spots.
The baffles are designed exactly to allow the down to move and to be shifted to the user's preferences. When washing and drying best to dry with a tennis ball to help fluff up the down and redistribute, as is a commonly known tip in the down washing world. But we do recognize that not everyone knows that.
As for the 'made in China', yes that where is was made. Some of the world's best factories for producing down garments happen to be located there. And good luck finding a down jacket of this high caliber, at this price point that's made here in the States, with this level of features and details. You won't.
I have a Kepler down jacket that I use under a shell and I really like it. However, I've been looking for a stand alone, hooded jacket and have not been able to find one until now. This jacket is what I've been looking for. The materials are top notch. The cut of the jacket is in the Goldilocks Zone: not too tight and not too loose. The pocket set up is perfect with the internal zipper pockets and stash pockets. The down baffles seem to work well for overall warmth but I haven't had the opportunity to try it in cold weather yet. The only complaint I have is there is no company branding! Everyone asks me who made the jacket!
I am so much more than pleased with this purchase. Quality materials, and quality build. Lightweight, but the warmth of a bigger coat. This Down hoodie is worth every dime!