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Stratus Pant

Stratus Pant

Wind Stopper
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When it is too mild to wear bibs and too chilly to don our Early Season Pant, you’ll thrive in the Stratus Pants. The micro check backer and WINDSTOPPER® combination offers just enough protection for frosty mornings and breezy evenings. The brushed face ensures silent movement when the moment of truth comes. Pull the knee gasket over the top of your boots to keep out the sticks and leaves, and easily store your range finder and other essentials in the side cargo pockets.

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  • 35.20 oz.

  • Built in Belt
  • Knee Gaskets
  • Side Cargo Pockets
  • Grunt Tube Holder

  • DWR Finish

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  • WINDSTOPPER® Softshell

    Tech Drawing
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When it’s too mild for bibs, the Stratus Pant is constructed to keep you comfortable and focused in the high winds and intermittent precip of the mid season. The extremely quiet GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Softshell is 100% windproof, forming a protective microclimate around your lower half that still breathes, keeping you comfortable when hiking in a stand or dragging out a deer. A lofted micro check fleece lining offers moderate insulation without bulk, making this the ideal jacket for all-day stand sessions as temperatures fall and autumn gusts intensify.

The lightly brushed face fabric reduces friction noise, helping keep you undetected. Articulated knees and a gusseted crotch reduce bunching, freeing you up for a full range of motion as you walk in, climb up and hold your position. Draw-string gaskets fasten over the tops of your boots, keeping out all matter of debris, insects and snow. Accessible hip pockets – reinforced for clipping in knives and multitools – and quiet-snap cargo pockets cache necessities like rangefinder and grunt tube so they don’t tumble to the forest floor.


Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

"To me, the Stratus Pant is the best pant for hunting whitetails during the rut in the Mid-West. The WINDSTOPPER® laminate helps me stay warm with less bulk, and the brushed outer surface is very quiet. The limb tip pocket on the inside leg, at or just below my knee, is an essential feature I use to help support my traditional bows while remaining motionless with an arrow knocked."

- Sitka Athlete Mike Mitten

Read Reviews (7)

James Hansen
October 18, 2014
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I absolutely love my sitka pants and Fanatic jacket. They are warm and comfortable and perfect for the rut in Wisconsin. The Windstopper worked fabulously and I love all the zipper pockets. Several things that need to be looked at though. I'd like to see the zipper far more heavy duty. I have had no issues yet but foresee future problems. I also think some of the specialized pockets are unneccessary. I want the pockets themselves but not necessarily shaped for certain gear.

Chad Annon
October 14, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I have wore the Stratus pants on many many hunts. They hold up under extreme conditions of everyday use. They are well constructed and work great in the months of October and November during my all day sits in Ohio.

Luke VanDervort
October 8, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I wore the Stratus Pants for the first time today on a mild October hunt with winds well into the 30mph range. This is the only Sitka gear I own and I was thoroughly impressed with their performance. I wore them on my hike in of about a half mile and was nervous I would be sweating. I was pleasantly surprised that I never so much as broke a sweat. After sitting for about 4 hours, my inferior, unnamed jacket had allowed so much wind to suck heat right away from me. I will be ordering the Stratus Jacket ASAP because these things truly STOP wind. Thanks for a great product Sitka!

Angelo Grippando
September 20, 2014
Star Star Star Star

The most comfortable pair of pants that I have ever worn. I cannot wait to use these for mid season tree stand hunting. Have used under my waders on early season teal hunting in Oklahoma on chilly mornings and they are so comfortable. The limb tip pocket will be great for my longbow.

Sitka Customer Service
June 30, 2014

Hey Carl - Thank you for sharing your experience with the Stratus Pant. You mention several great points that raise a few questions. If your spot and stalk hunting please understand that our entire Whitetail line is designed for a static hunter. Primarily hunting from a stand or blind. They work but are not as advantageous to a spot and stalk hunter as our Big Game line. Within our Whitetail line we have several different Systems to accommodate different temperatures ranges. We have the ESW System for early season, the Stratus for mid and our Fanatic and Incinerator for Late season/cold conditions. Our Stratus System is designed with a Standard Fit to accommodate layering for more versatility from cool to colder conditions. We have found that if you on the far end of a size and you intend to layer heavy you will need to go up a size. Our Big Game line will be lighter weight and more durable, breathable, and packable. They are designed with weight, activity level and quickly changing weather conditions in mind. It will allow for a wider range of layering to accommodate forecasted conditions in addition to the unknown. Please reach out to use to discuss the best system for your application - 877-748-5247. We would be happy to take a look at your Stratus Pants to see if there is a defect associated with the Windstopper Laminate. I must warn you however that if you are busting through rose brier, thorns, and thistle you could be puncturing the Windstopper laminate. It's durable but not impenetrable and can be damaged. If this is the case it could be the culprit behind why you are feeling some convective cooling.

Carl W
June 28, 2014
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The pants work excellent for nice quiet stalking, but like the jacket, they have a very short window of usage. If its 70degF (20degC) be prepared to pull them off! You will be sweating, big time, if you are walking. If its colder out -5degC, you better make a fire. I don't understand how people layer up much with sitka gear? They are designed to be very fitting, which is awesome, and what I need as a bow hunter, but difficult to put any sort of jacket over it, or a bulky layer under it and still have mobility. Two major drawbacks are that the pants get wet very fast and easy, and they snag everything in the bush! Every rose brier, thorn, and thistle will be stuck to you. Oh yea, and the wind stopper feature is more like wind resistant, i have felt plenty of wind get thru, even with a few base layer on underneath. I am just a regular hunter, not sponsored or affiliated with anything. (real review)

Ed Gramza
September 30, 2013
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This is a great addition to the Whitetail Line of Sitka Gear. For those hunters that wanted a warm and very quite pair of pants without wearing bibs, this is a great option. The Windstopper lining helps to protect you from the bonechilling cold of late season hunting. I wore these while glassing on a mountain top in Wyoming and was plenty warm. the fact that they are quite means you can move around without worrying about your clothing alerting your prey. The addition of the gaskets helps keep anything from going into your boots. As a GORE gear tester, I put my Sitka clothing through the worst environments. These pants are a great addition to my Sitka system and have already proven to be well worth it.

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