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Kelvin Down Hoody

Kelvin Down Hoody

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The Kelvin Hoody brings the protection of a sleeping bag in the form of a jacket to frost ridden mountain sessions spent glassing mountain topography. Enjoy the brilliant convenience of a balmy micro climate thanks to PrimaLoft's Down Blend Gold insulation.

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Product Detail

  • 27.2 oz. ; Large

  • Stuff Bag Included
  • 2 Deep Hand Pockets
  • Single Handed Hood Adjustment

  • PrimaLoft® Down Blend Gold
  • 30% PrimaLoft®
  • 70% 750 Fill Power Water-Resistant European Goose Down
  • 8 oz Fill Weight ; Large

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As part of your Big Game system, this intense insulator is like a sleepingbag for your upper body. While your legs chew up the miles, the Kelvin Down Hoody rides neatly compressed in an included stuff sack. When you stop to hunker and glass, it contains your body heat in an envelope of goose feathers.

We’ve stuffed the Down Hoody’s baffles with half a pound of PrimaLoft® Down Blend Gold insulation. The ample cut is designed to fit over the rest of your Sitka System, with wider arms, broader shoulders, and a longer torso than our other pieces, creating a portable capsule of balmy air where you can zip in and escape the chill. Insulated hand pockets are fully wrapped with down-filled baffles to thaw your fingers. The insulated hood provides additional heat containment, built in a dropaway configuration so it won’t tug at the jacket collar when not in use. A large internal pocket stows your cold-weather necessities.

Ounce for ounce, down is warmer than any synthetic material, and with proper care, it will last a lifetime. The Down Hoody sandwiches quality down between light, rugged polyester mini ripstop fabric with a Durable Water Resistant finish.

Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

"I use the Kelvin Series as my insulation layer for every cold Willamette Valley morning."

- Sitka Athlete Dave Smith

Read Reviews (13)

Big Jim
March 7, 2016
Star Star Star Star

Very pleased! I have other items from Sitka and this was no let up. It is a sleeping bag with sleeves. I have not had this out hunting yet but I have worn it on cold winter days and it has been very comfortable and warm. Sizing is generous, which is great. Mine is XL but it also fits under my XXL Storm Front. I will be using this under multiple shells for big game and waterfowl hunts.

Big Al
February 17, 2016
Star Star Star Star

WARM! Seems designed a little large to go over a jacket or vest. Super nice! XL fits very well 6'1" and 220 lbs (over Kelvin jacket or vest).

February 12, 2016
Star Star Star Star

Another great product from Sitka gear. I bought this last year after realizing I wanted a extremely warm coat for sitting and glassing as this is how I do a lot of my hunting. This coat is not for hiking or pushing brush. I used it in December on a elk hunt where the temp hunt around 10 degrees for the high and I stayed warm and dry. The bag it comes with is a plus as well when you want to store it in your pack

Orlando Gonzales
December 18, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Used on a winter Predator hunt with the Kelvin lite pant. Kept me warm, really warm! Daily temperatures were in mid twenties. A good solution to staying warm in non-active hunting situations and perfect for glassing in late season. Im a size medium-large. I got it in worked well worn over my other Sitka gear system.

Dustin T
November 6, 2015
Star Star Star Star

This jacket is amazingly warm. I recently purchased it to take into elk camp at 9000 feet sleeping in single digit temps. I would wear it at night in my sleeping bag and was comfortable and warm every night. The stuff sack included is an excellent addition as well. I could pack it along and wear it while glassing or times when I was not exerting myself. As a GORE product tester we use a lot of these quality products and this jacket is one of my new favorites.

Wyatt The Horseman Hanson
June 10, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Wouldn't trade it for love nor money! However, I may end up having to buy a second one since when I took my wife with to the mountains last fall I had to keep letting her use it. So, technically, I guess I did borrow it for love. Lol. Anyway, it is super warm, sized really big for fitting over everything else, had I known that it ran SO big I would've actually ordered a size smaller since I like using it with just a shirt under it. I really like the light weight and compactablity of it. Just remember that it's light because the fabric is thin, it isn't designed to be a blizzard stopper. My arms did loose some heat when I would sit in the high wind from well before dawn until noon watching for whitetails on the North Dakota prairie with the temps maybe getting up to zero.

Michael Bean
March 8, 2015
Star Star Star

Its almost perfect so I will only mention the CONS. The zipper catches constantly if done all the way up, it requires you to grab the inside of the collar to unzip after awhile. The bottom of the pockets are flush with the bottom of the zipper so if the pockets are left unzipped items will fall right out.

Zach Remus
March 1, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Great product and amazing warmth. It packs down to nothing inside my pack. It is my go to insulation for those colder days. I love that it comes with the sack to stuff the coat in also. After having this coat for a while I found myself using the stuff sack just as much as the coat for other things. I started stuffing extra gloves, hats, and other things when I didn't need the coat in my pack. I really wish Sitka would offer some small sacks like this to stuff your gear into. Great product none the less!

Ed Gramza
August 25, 2014
Star Star Star Star

This is the newest part of my hunting system from Sitka. The Kelvin Down Hoodie is made to keep the bone chilling cold from sending you back to camp. The hoodie is designed to be both light weight and extremely warm. At 27.20 ounces in size large, it won't weigh you pack down when hiking into the backcountry. The included stuff sack helps to pack the garment down to the size of a water bottle. When the temps start to dip or you are setting up to glass, put the hoodie on over your outer layers and you will quickly realize just how warm the Kelvin Down Hoodie is. You will feel like you are wearing a sleeping bag. As a product tester for GORE, I have tried out a lot of different articles of clothing. In the cold temperatures in Wisconsin, this has kept me in my stand long after other hunters have gone back for breakfast.

Chris Viel
March 14, 2014
Star Star Star Half Star

I was looking for an all around winter coat for Thunder Bay winters and turned to companies I knew I would get a decent product from. The first thing to mention about this jacket is how light it is. Weighing only 27oz this jacket is ideal for wearing around and never gets in the way. Even for those looking to wear a back-pack, this coat doesn't get in the way. This jacket also cuts the wind and is unbelievably warm. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a winter jacket, or for any situations requiring minimal movement due to the insulation qualities of this coat. One thing I would consider changing on this jacket is the angle of the side pockets. They are on somewhat of a downward slope allowing for things to fall out of the hand pockets. Perhaps a deeper pocket (lower then the zipper) could solve this. All in all a great purchase and worth every penny!!!!

January 26, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I put my new jacket to a good test this weekend and it passed with flying colors. The down hoody is very warm, light, comfortable and easy to pack. I will be buying Kelvin pants now. My hunt this weekend was 22 degrees in Mississippi. I wore core next to skin, traverse insulation, 90% jacket and pants and the down hoody and stayed very warm. For those who have never hunted in this part of the country, temps below freezing with the high humidity is very cold. I also hunt in Colorado an think 32 in Mississippi is comparable to 10 in Colorado. That being said, this jacket in my opinion is good for temps down to zero degrees and below. I wore thin traverse gloves and with my hands in the pockets they never got cold. Lastly when I had the hood on with my traverse balaclava my head and face felt hot. I love this jacket.

December 15, 2013
Star Star Star Star

There's not a whole lot I can add to what the previous review mentioned. This jacket is an absolute must when going into cold climate. You want to stay warm, you take the Down Hoody. I could wear this jacket everywhere. It will never leave my pack on cold days. Another winner from the Sitka line. If your in debate between the Kelvin and the Kelvin Down Hoody, go with the Down Hoody. My new favorite from Sitka.

Erich Gnewikow
October 4, 2013
Star Star Star Star

Surprised! When Sitka Gear came out with this jacket I thought that it would only be for a small niche of users. Well I was wrong! As a Gore product tester I have certain opportunities that come my way, one of which was testing this jacket. On a recent hunt for September archery elk my hunting partner brought me a Down Hoody to use. I wore this jacket more that I thought I would. When I woke up and got out of my sleeping bag I put this on, it made it a lot easier to get going on the 16 degree morning. I threw it in my pack for the day and anytime we stopped for snacks or to glass I put it on. It was cold enough at times to keep it on while hiking and then just shed it once I got warmed up. When we were sitting in a spot for the evening hunt I put it on and was able to peel it off for a quick stalk. The hand pockets are insulated to thaw my frozen, stiff hands and the hood fit perfectly. Didn't block my vision and gave me some great insulation. The jacket is plenty durable too. When I was hiking in it I snagged some branches and looked down thinking "that was the one that ripped the down out" but no, not with this jacket! Not a scratch! The versatility is also something to think about. I used this as a pillow at night (also during the day), when it was really cold I zipped it up around the foot of my sleeping bag for more insulation, and when it was in my pack it worked great as padding for my optics. This jacket, combined with the Kelvin pants, could also be used as a bivy set up and leave your sleeping bag at home. If you want a great warm, comfortable, durable, versatile jacket get the Kelvin Down Hoody. You won't be disappointed!

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