Stratus Down Hoodie - Syth Black
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 (and a bunch of other technical garments) has been on my radar for a while. Very lightweight, very packable, and looks good. I am a sucker for multi-use articles of clothing. This could easily be an office casual piece of layer but also double as a technical layer for colder days in the woods, at the crag, or in the mountains. Interior feels very luxurious and comfy against the skin. Great insulating layer as well if needed. Medium fits true to size. A lot of thought went into this product and it shows with the small nice details added to the jacket.
Lightweight and very packable without sacrificing design features or, most importantly, warmth.
This may be the best PDW item I’ve purchased. From the fit (size M fits me nicely at 5’10”/165) to the weight (feels more substantial than my Patagonia nanopuff). But mainly, the warmth to weight ratio here is outstanding. Also I just tested it out in “travel mode” using the included neck pillow case. Worked perfectly and I loved the thoughtful inclusion of straps to connect to my bag. Highly recommended.
This is a great down jacket, and probably the best value for the money down jacket out there! Also love the neck pillow stuff sack that comes with it.
However, I definitely deduct some marks for PDW in general for not having an accurate size chart other than that basic generic Gildan t-shirt size chart they have on the site. Most other premium retailers have measurements for each item alongside a generic size chart, and I wish PDW would do the same since for every garment I’ve purchased I’ve had to return to get the right size.
This fits large (I’m 5’11” and about 205lbs, and I’m usually an XL), originally bought an XL based on the other PDW jacket I have and was basically swimming in it, so had to return and buy an Large.
Very warm, super comfortable in temps from the low 40s down to the low 30s with a t-shirt or long sleeve cotton shirt underneath. Layers well even with a thicker long-sleeve shirt like the Woodsman shirt . Fabric is definitely less “papery” than the Kepler, and I haven’t lost any feathers yet. Also a bit loftier than the Kepler. Haven’t had a chance to test the waterproofness yet. Handwarmer pockets are comfy, as is the hood liner.