Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine from the front
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine from the side
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine from the back
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine close up of hood
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine hand pocket
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine internal zipper
Kelvin Lite Down Jacket Subalpine mapping on sleeves and back

Kelvin Lite Down Jacket

  • Big Game : Optifade Subalpine
$359.00
(61 Reviews)

The Kelvin Down Lite Jacket is the go-to mid-season piece where warmth and packability are key. Lightweight, compressible 900 fill Primaloft® Gold insulation delivers amazing warmth-to-weight. The jacket packs down and nestles into its own zippered hand pocket. A fully-featured hood offers shelter from the elements so you can stay focused on your target while two zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket securely stow at-hand essentials.

Product ID: #30073

Men's
Sizing Guide

Jacket & Tops Sizing

Size Chest Sleeve
Small 36 - 38" 33"
Medium 39 - 41" 34"
Medium Tall 39 - 41" 36"
Large 42 - 45" 35"
Large Tall 42 - 45" 37"
X-Large 46 - 49" 36"
X-Large Tall 46 - 49" 38"
2XL 50 - 53" 37"
2XL Tall 50 - 53" 39"
3XL 54 - 57" 38"

Pant Sizing (Inches)

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 30" 31"
31 31" 31"
32 32" 31" 33"
33 33" 32" 34"
34 34" 32" 34"
35 35" 32" 34"
36 36" 33" 34.5"
37 37" 33" 34.5"
38 38" 33" 34.5"
40 40" 33"
42 42" 33"
44 44" 33"

Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
Small 28 - 30" 31"
Medium 31 - 33" 31" 33"
Large 34 - 37" 32" 34"
X-Large 38 - 41" 32" 34"
2XL 42 - 45" 32" 34"
3XL 46 - 49" 32" 34"

Dakota Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 31" 31"
32 33" 31" 33"
34 35" 32" 34"
36 37" 32" 34"
38 39" 32" 34"
40 41" 32"
42 43" 32"
44 45" 32"

Glove Sizing

Size Palm Circ Length
Medium 8 - 8.5" 7.5 - 8"
Large 9 - 9.5" 8.5 - 9"
X-Large 9.5 - 10" 9 - 9.5"
2XL 10 - 10.5" 9.5 - 10"

Gaiter Sizing

Size Calf Circ Boot Size
M/L 17.5" US 6-10"
L/XL 18.5" US 10-14"

How to Take
Your Measurements

  • 1. SLEEVE MEASURE

    Bend your elbow and put your hand on your hip. Measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the shoulder and down the elbow to the wrist bone.

  • 2. CHEST SIZE

    Take measurement under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.

  • 3. WAIST SIZE

    Measure around where you normally wear your pants, keeping the tape measure a bit loose or putting one finger between your body and the tape measure.

  • 4. INSEAM

    In a standing position,measure from your crotch to where you want your pants to end, breaking at the top of the shoe in the front and just above the heel in the back.

  • 5. GLOVES

    With hand partially closed, measure over the knuckles, around the hand, excluding the thumb.

Fit Guide

SITKA Gear engineers gear with a specific Fit and intended end use in mind. These functional designs provide the user with authentic garments for the right situation.

Fit Descriptions

We can communicate our Fit descriptions in 3 different ways. Keep in mind that each garment will allow for layering in accordance to the garments place in a system and described Fit

  • P/F
  • S/F
  • E/F
  • P/F - PERFORMANCE FIT

    Designed for minimal layering. Whether an early season piece or already insulated this garment fits to prevent inefficiencies in heat retention caused by dead space.

  • S/F - STANDARD FIT

    Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

  • E/F - EXPEDITION FIT

    Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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FEATURES & SPECS
  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine is designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree-covered and vegetated terrain.

  • Weight: 17 oz. // Size: L

  • Down Weight: 110 grams

  • Insulation: 900 fill PrimaLoft® Gold Down Blend.

  • Arms & Lower Back Insulation: 60 grams of PrimaLoft® Gold Active Synthetic.

  • Two way stretch nylon face.

  • Two zippered hand pockets.

  • Zippered chest pocket.

  • Imported

Warmth
Packability
Wind Protection
Durability
Fit
Product is Standard Fit, designed to be layered for versatility.

Technology

PrimaLoft

Behind the Design

Mountain hunting is a pursuit that requires ruthless scrutiny at every turn. If ounces mean pounds, warmth means life and the terrain demands high aerobic output, what insulation layer can rise to that very specific challenge? We set out to build a jacket that is exceptionally warm, highly compressible in a pack and as light as possible. This led us to partner with Primaloft to create an entirely new hybrid down and synthetic insulation package not available anywhere else on the market. The Kelvin Lite Down is the answer to the mountain’s questions.

Product Comments

61 Reviews
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Bill Skinner
Reviewed On 02/02/2023

Great jacket. Warm and light weight.

Sam Stokley
Reviewed On 01/31/2023

I received this jacket for Christmas this year. Within one month of use, I have two tears in the jacket. It is not like I am walking through barbed wire every day of the week; these tears occurred from very causal wear.

Tombo
Reviewed On 01/29/2023

Wore this on a recent sheep hunt in New Mexico, and the warmth was amazing for a piece so light and compact.

T
Reviewed On 01/26/2023

Obviously a well made jacket and fit is great. The outer material does not seem super durable but have not put it to the test yet. The pockets are mesh lined which is a minus for me. On a windy day you can’t really stand or sit with your hands in your pockets as the wind rips through it. I would use this more as a mid layer for extreme cold temps/wind but a decent jacket no less.

Steve b
Reviewed On 01/25/2023

Light weight, warmer than Aerolite Jacket, wind resistant but not Windstopper, Buy one size up.
Love this jacket and since color doesn’t matter to me got it on sale

AM
Reviewed On 01/19/2023

Fits good and feels comfortable. Blocks wind good while keeping you warm.

DENNY WOOD
Reviewed On 01/15/2023

I bought the first coat for myself due to the cold winters here in the GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS,Well my 25 year old daughter ended up wearing it all the time because she said it was the warmest coat she had ever put on.Now she is a small girl wearing a extra large coat so I bought her one also. We both love them and will be purchasing more from Sitka. The warmth is amazing and the quality is top notch.

Kirk
Reviewed On 01/12/2023

A well made jacket, with one flaw. The pockets are lined with mesh, not a solid fabric. This means that if you have your hands in your pockets on a windy day, the wind blows through your pockets and into the inside of the jacket. Fit is true to size, hood is appropriately sized for use without a helmet.

Brian McAvena
Reviewed On 01/09/2023

Bomb proof. Absolutely phenomenal piece for long sits in the blowing cold. Hard to believe how such a light and packable piece can keep you so warm.

Fischer
Reviewed On 01/05/2023

Love this in camo and love it more in the solids!!! So warm. I see below zero often and this jacket has everything needed to keep me outdoors when I choose to be. The hood is one of my favorite features!

Kegan
Reviewed On 01/04/2023

I love this jacket. It's extremely warm and cozy. the bomber style wraps around you, but the back is cut lower so you don't get the cold plumber crack thing that happens when you sit or bend over. It has a little sound to it, so I wouldn't recommend it for bow hunting unless it was layered under a quiet outer shell like the jetstream. But I wouldn't hesitate to wear it rifle hunting, sitting in the blind, or even casual wear out on the town. The pockets are the largest I've ever seen on a jacket. Add this down jacket to your sleeping system and you can probably double your sleeping system rating.

Look, I'm as cheap as they come. I've tried almost every brand of hunting clothing out there and if I haven't tried it, I promise I've spent countless hours researching it. I'm the kind of person that will spend 4 hours researching a $20 product and comparing it before a purchase. I can say with absolute certainty that Sitka is the BEST clothing line on the market. Not just hunting clothes, but best overall. Their clothes are cozy, durable, and designed to keep you extremely comfortable with minimal layers and bulk. You can buy other brands and replace them every few years, or buy Sitka and your set for decades if not life. Buy once cry once!

Bottom line is this isn't clothing, its equipment. More than that, it's equipment that could quite literally save your life in the back country. Once you realize that, the price is absolutely justifiable. I trust this company so much that I will buy their stock if they go public and I'd quit my job to work for them if they have an opening. That is how much I believe in Sitka.

Michael M.
Reviewed On 01/03/2023

I bought a Kelvin Lite Down Jacket in medium as I have a rather small chest size, but my torso is fairly long. The jacket was a bit too short for me when I receieved it. I was able to submit an exchange and Sitkagear worked with me to find the right product for me. I ended up just going up a size and I have to say the large fits so well and it is so warm. I needed a warm jacket being in Montana, and its so lightweight. I love Sitkagear's products and I'm an even bigger fan of their customer service!

Matt Antignolo
Reviewed On 12/30/2022

This was a gift for myself and I purchased on for my son. The jackets are fantastic. Lightweight yet they seem to be plenty warm. I have not had the opportunity to wear it in the woods yet but have had it on in upper 20 degree temps outside the house. Great jacket.

Donald Hardin
Reviewed On 12/27/2022

Awesome gear

Jason Granger
Reviewed On 12/27/2022

This jacket is simply amazing. It will keep you very warm when you’re not hiking or moving around. This jacket is not meant for tree stand hunting or during a stalk. It’s meant to keep your warm when your not producing body heat from movement. Love it so much gonna buy the sub alpine patter when they go on sale again!

Nick
Reviewed On 12/23/2022

Great jacket, extremely warm and durable.

I am 5’11 195 lbs and the large was a little small, it was a little short. But other than that amazing jacket.

W. Jake Kozlowski
Reviewed On 12/21/2022

Great coat so far. Fit is good. I'm 5'9" and ~150 pounds. Bought a medium. Construction quality is good. Zipper quality is good. Coat is very warm for its lean build. Elastic wrist cuffs and waist are nice. DWR finish works well is light rain.

Cody Ramsey
Reviewed On 12/15/2022

I originally bought this jacket for a late November hunt in Idaho, where temps were 15-25 degrees. It is a bit loud but also one of the most durable puffy jackets I own. I was truly impressed with this jacket, enough to buy another one for casual wear. I am 5’9, 175lbs and a medium fit perfect with a little room to layer.

Rick
Reviewed On 12/14/2022

Great coat! Happy I ordered it! Super warm, light and fits great! I am 5’ 8 and weigh 168 went with a medium. Fits exactly how I wanted it!

Vince
Reviewed On 12/12/2022

I bought this coat to hunt big game out West and it does that job perfectly. I have used it in Illinois whitetail hunting and if you throw a light jacket over the puffy, it kills the noise. This jacket is light, warm, and I haven't rain it through the briars but has been durable so far including in the duck blind. The reason I gave it four stars is the cut under the arms isn't quite right for me but no coat is going to be perfect for the entire population. I like enough I'm trying to decide what color to buy for my everyday coat. It'll come in handy with a lot of air travel.

Cody
Reviewed On 11/29/2022

In all honesty the jacket is really over engineered. I don’t really understand the body mapped insulation in the back, it was definitely a cold spot for me. I think the jacket would’ve been better and maybe a little lighter if they put the down/synthetic mix there. Don’t get me wrong jacket is very well built but just a touch heavy and over engineered.

jreynolds
Reviewed On 11/29/2022

Would be a 5* but the fit just bothers me. Feel and warmth is awesome in this jacket IMO. Its truly one of my favorite offerings from Sitka. However if you have a longer torso then it just doesnt fit well as it is just to short to be comfortable. It almost fits like a wading jacket vs a nice warm puffy to wear.
I did notice that wind will go RIGHT THROUGH it though (which isnt uncommon for puffys) but man when I wore it on a windy day I almost froze lol.

I really really wish they offered this in tall sizes and it would be a for sure keeper for me. Wish list would be add the wind proof layer from the rover to it as well and then you would have the best puffy on the market.

Doug R
Reviewed On 11/27/2022

Jacket fits great , comes down nice on the lower back . Works great with the dew point jacket , on cooler wet days

Tyler R
Reviewed On 11/14/2022

I’m 6’2 182, bought a large in earth. For reference I wear a l/xl in aero lite hoody. The large fits great. Brought room for layers and fitted enough for stand alone. This jacket is absolutely amazing, if you layer properly easily wear as a system into below zero. Like with all extreme weather bring the necessary layering options. Also, this jacket is not crazy noisy. A down jacket will never be quiet. This is no more or less noisy than any other down jacket I’ve owned. So if your not buying this coat because of the reviews on noise, ignore those comments. This is quieter than the ultra down, super down.

Dr.Chill
Reviewed On 11/13/2022

Almost a perfect jacket, but it's my favorite piece nonetheless. Got the black for casual use but climbed a 14er in it today and it worked flawlessly layers over a fleece baselayer and the Heavyweight Hoody. 5° at the trailhead and wore it the entire hike up to 14,200 ft. Wind gusts up to 25mph in the teens temps were handled no problem and the pockets dumped heat nicely when opened. Durable against some branches that scraped up against it. Didn't even need a shell for the summit, kept me warm and blocked wind as if it had windstopper. Yeah I wish it was quieter for the hunting purposes and maybe had an additional chest pocket, but otherwise this is a perfect winter later for when you don't need to step up into the Down WS jacket.

Ty T
Reviewed On 11/08/2022

Great jacket for ALL weather. Cuts the wind and cold. It’s durable and breaths well. Packs in easy and sheds easily. By far my favorite insulation is all the Sitka down jackets.

Yan lafrance
Reviewed On 11/08/2022

Hand down my favorite new jacket. Looks good and feels warm and light. Looking foward to try other sitka products

Daniel Thompson
Reviewed On 11/03/2022

HANDS Down THE BEST JACKET I HAVE EVER OWNED! #1 Hood I've ever used....sleek, nice vents! Do yourself a favor and invest in one of these guys!

Scott K.
Reviewed On 10/17/2022

Nice and warm, but for me it makes a weird noise when moving. And not having tall sizing is a bummer but not a game changer. 6'3" XL okay but not perfect.

Hooligun
Reviewed On 09/14/2022

I love this jacket. So light so warm! It does not have a super durable outer however I have worn it for over a year in all kinds of situations and it has no rips or tears. It has slim sleeves and is somewhat short to fit as an excellent under layer in a goretex (I have the Stormfront Jacket ) shell for a waterproof warm and versatile setup. I wear this at night around camp as it is super comfortable. This jacket is not for busting brush, hiking, stalking, this jacket is great to throw in your pack hike to the top of the mountain and throw on and glass comfortably and have the patience from being comfortable to look in every nook and cranny. If you use it as such you will fall in love with the eight to warmth ratio

Lorenzo Gaytan
Reviewed On 07/25/2022

Love this jacket. It keeps you super warm. It is noisy but I don't use it for stalking so don't see the reason to complain about the noise and the I don't see the reason to wear it while hiking. It would be too hot. I don't see how I would have the issue of riding up.

Ronald T Budney
Reviewed On 06/23/2022

Bought a black one on sale to use as a mid layer for hunting. Ended up using it all winter for my main go-to coat. Super warm and super lightweight. It is noisy for use as an outer layer, and the nylon shell seems too flimsy for busting brush. What it is good for, is a packable mid layer that is the warmest I have ever tried. Not really a viable outer layer in heavy brush hunting. It also makes a good car coat in very cold weather. Super light and super warm. I might pick up another one in camo for keeping in my hunting pack, and use the black one for every day use.

mark barnes
Reviewed On 06/16/2022

This is a first look review. The quality, build and warmth is great. What I wish someone would have noted however is that the jackets run very small. i am 6'0" 170ish and have worn a size 40 my entire life. Based on the sizing guide I ordered a medium. Unless this is a small mislabel as a medium, a medium would be the right size. I sent mine back for a large.

Marc Germain
Reviewed On 03/13/2022

First piece of Sitka gear I buy and the last. Way too loud and the waist band makes the jacket rise up all the time at the waist. Terrible design. Only reason I gave 2 stars is for the fit and the warmth. At this price I will stick with Arcteryx.

Brian
Reviewed On 03/03/2022

Amazing jacket. Highly recommended, especially for everyday use.

Usage: I use this for everyday wear but I will probably buy another one for hunting.

This jacket is extremely well designed and fits great. It is also extremely warm for how light weight it is, I don't understand it. I have worn this on the Maine seacoast in low single digits with high winds and have felt comfortable. I have worn this in 40 degree and felt comfortable. It has a very good comfort range.

As others have said, it is definitely loud for a hunting jacket. However, if I wear it as more of a base layer and put a thin jacket over it, it is better for sound. Especially if I am just hunting in a stand all day and not moving too much. My only worry is the material feels like it could tear if I go through very thick brush.

Berkwagen
Reviewed On 02/28/2022

I read all the reviews on this jacket. It did have some negative reviews but the positives out weighted the negatives so I bought it anyways. It was exactly the piece I needed to throw in a backpack and hunt cold weather. When the jacket came I was impressed with the quality and fit, the pockets, the pit zips...it was well executed except for how loud it was. I can't hunt anything with a jacket being this loud. What a bummer, so I sent it back. If Sitka can solve the noise crinkle problem with this jacket I'll buy it again. My size is 6'1 - 210-220lbs 46 chest and the XL fits fine with the ability to put a layer or two underneath.

Roger Hall
Reviewed On 02/04/2022

I have a lot of sitka gear for bow hunting. Pretty much the whole whitetail line, and I'm completely sold on it. Having said that. I recently purchased this Kelvin Lite Down Jacket as an insulation layer to my 3 season work coat. This is my 1st puffy jacket ever and was concerned about how lightweight it is and how can it keep me warm in single digit temps when it's this lightweight. But omg it does. It's the craziest thing. The only con that I can come up with, is that it is loud. Especially with the hood up, and I don't know how durable it will be. But I bought the black one for everyday wear so noise isn't a big deal. Another fine sitka garment. Love it...buy it, you won't regret it.

Robert C
Reviewed On 01/11/2022

I have used many puffy jackets over the years and this one tops it. I have used it in -20°F with a few layers under it, on a snow machine trip and a hunt on the Steese Highway and have yet to have a single pill of fabric come out of it. Super warm and cannot speak highly enough of its ability to keep you warm and stay light on weight.

Jesse Johnson
Reviewed On 01/05/2022

This jacket is everything I wanted in a winter coat. Not only is it lightweight and packs very easily, it also very warm! Almost too warm! I recently wore the jacket in 39 degree weather with only a long sleeve tee underneath and I was very comfortable.

Mike Fisher
Reviewed On 12/22/2021

Im 140lbs, 5'7 and got a medium and fits perfect. Jacket seems to be well made and durable outside material so should withstand walks in the woods. Im giving it a 4 stars due to 2 things. First the way you pack your jacket into itself, sitka didn't put a two way zipper on it so it makes for zipping it together a bit more tedious. Just seems silly they didn't put one in as its very common in other packable jackets. The other thing is there is a crinkle to the jacket. I would assume it's the inner lining making the noise but it's louder than expected.

VB
Reviewed On 12/07/2021

I ordered a black version to have as a packable warm travel jacket. XL works great for me. I’m ordering size Large to have as a mid layer now. I love the fit. I think for hunting, it would be a bit noisy as an outer layer. As Sitka, quality is the best!

James Long
Reviewed On 12/07/2021

Great piece for everyday use. Very warm and packable; however, us waterfowl guides need one in brown or mud!

Tim M
Reviewed On 10/23/2021

Amazing puffy…I don’t know what else you would say. The fit is outstanding (6’4”, 210 lbs 46” chest, size XL), build quality is great, packs down to nothing and is SUPER warm. It also has a lot more fill than I expected. Just ordered a second for an every day winter puffy here in Alaska. Buy it and don’t look back. I plan to use this down to about freezing, anything below that I’ll break out the WS. It definitely has a bit of noise to the fabric, but it’s a trade off I’ll gladly make considering this has a more durable fabric than most down jackets, and the durability is obvious. I’d rather it make a little noise opposed to it leaking down all over the mountains.

Lara
Reviewed On 09/04/2021

This is the best jacket i have ever owned. I use it for every day use! I should disclose I'm a female that purchased this in a M, because there was no small. It is not a perfect fit because I am trying to fit it on a thinner frame. I am also a natural chilly person. I can't begin to explain how this jacket has changed my outdoor adventures in chilly temps. I use it hunting, fishing and hiking around in winter temps in UP of Michigan. This jacket builds a mini climate of perfection inside itself while you wear it. If you are sitting around you stay warm. If you are walking around or even backpacking you stay cool enough. It does an amazing job at keeping your body regulated, especially nice for me since my body sucks at it. The only take back is its not in women's. Definitely get it!!! Don't look at the price just buy!

Parker Scaggs
Reviewed On 03/04/2021

The build quality is extremely high, as we are accustom to with Sitka. Its very warm, for sure and the added insurance policy of the synthetic insulation baked in to the jacket is great. I also think the hood design is nice because it fits tightly to the head and provides good warmth. However, the two things about this jacket that turn me away from this jacket are the material is pretty "crinkly" I dont know how else to describe it, and the bottom of the jacket has an elastic hem on it which I assume it to trap as much warm air as possible but in my experience it makes the jacket ride up uncomfortably. I'm 5'10 and 180lbs and the large fits great everywhere except the waist area, due to the elastic.

Bob Glenn
Reviewed On 01/31/2021

I am a huge Sitka GEAR fan and am the first to recommend their products to people. That said, I think they missed the mark with the Kelvin Lite Down Jacket. Yes... it still has the same Sitka excellent build quality that you are accustom too. It is also very light, packable, and very warm. However, it is very very loud - like opening up a bag of potato chips. I didn't expect a puffer jacket to be silent, but this jacket is substantially louder than any other packable puffer jacket I have tried.

Jason
Reviewed On 11/03/2020

Just made it back from an 11 day hunt in the Bitterroots. I wore the new Kelvin Lite Down almost exclusively. Morning till evening. Snow fell, a light rain came and went and not once did I put on the Cloudburts. The DWR finish shed water effortlessly. Stuck to wearing a heavyweight merino underneath the entire time and not once was I cold nor felt any breeze through the jacket. Temps ranged from 10-60 degrees. Wore the jacket while active and while glassing. It exceeded my expectations and then some. I’ve owned every Kelvin lite jacket Sitka has produced through the last 10 years and they definitely knocked this one out of the park. I’m 5’1” 190lbs and the XL fits perfect. Enough room for a base layer and even a mid layer merino if need be. The jacket also fits comfortably under any hard shell and even the soft shells like the Timberline and Mountain. This one will be with me on every outing.

Jeremy
Reviewed On 10/30/2020

Worth the money I’m 5’6” 170 ordered a medium fit is great so warm I was elk hunting in 14 degrees with wiping wind.

Jim
Reviewed On 10/26/2020

I wear this as a mid layer under the Jetstream so I don’t hear the noise. I don’t think it’s noisy and it’s super warm. Very light and stays in my pack for added warmth.

Jack Borcherding
Reviewed On 10/26/2020

This is probably my favorite jacket for any cold weather conditions. After hunting in snow and low single digits coupled with the wind chill it kept my core warm all morning long. The Pockets are also really oversized inside so it makes it pretty nice on the hands. What a great jacket all around.

Aaron V
Reviewed On 10/03/2020

Quality fit and comfort are second to none - five stars. However, the jacket is noisy!

Aaron V
Reviewed On 10/03/2020

Quality and fit and comfort are five stars, however, this jacket is noisy!

Stephen Hudspeth
Reviewed On 09/18/2020

I am 5’7” and 160lbs. I ordered a medium and it fits perfectly. It screams quality and I can’t wait to get it on some November deer and elk hunting.

Justin F.
Reviewed On 09/15/2020

Used this jacket in my system for Colorado archery elk hunting this September. Kept me comfortable when temps got down to 15 degrees with only a base layer and the Apex Hoody underneath. The underarm area doesn't have a lot of extra material which I like. The hood is my favorite out of all the Sitka gear I own as of right now. I'm 6'4" 190 lbs and an XL fits great. Packs down nicely and is light. Highly recommend!

Tony Celeste
Reviewed On 08/29/2020

I'm 5'10" and 175 lbs. I have a bunch of Sitka gear and I'm really impressed with this piece of kit. I have the Kelvin lite, Kelvin and Kelvin Down Hoody for really cold and long sits. I'm always looking for the most versatile pieces that can minimize the need for choosing the right piece for hunt but provide me the greatest options. The new Kelvin Lite Down Jacket is that piece. Super light, super warm and very compressible for packing as a puffy insulating layer. I order it in a large and the fit is perfect. I have room enough to layer over the my Jetstream jacket. If I wear it underneath the fit is good too with ample arm articulation and ease of movement. The Jetstream is the only piece I have had to go up a size in. I wear an XL in Jetstream for layering. The only concern is the extra material length in the arms of the Jetstream jacket when layering over top but that's true for all the Sitka pieces I have. The hood fits really nice too. This is a must have piece in your line up!

J. Lane
Reviewed On 08/26/2020

This Kelvin jacket seems to be an improvement on the Kelvin Lite Hoody which I currently own and the body mapping of the insulation is strategically placed in all of the right places. Unbelievably lightweight for the amount of warmth this jacket produces. Unfortunately for me, I am 6'0 and 165 lbs. so the medium is too short and the large is too wide. They really need to offer this jacket in Tall sizes for individuals such as myself. Will be returning until Tall sizes are available. Otherwise, for someone who does fit the standard sizing structure and doesn't require a tall like many of us do, I could easily see where this would be my new go-to jacket based upon the design and construction of this piece.

Stephen Hudspeth
Reviewed On 08/24/2020

I am 5’7” 170lbs, ordered a medium, and it fits perfectly. The outer shell material feels like it’s going to be much more resistant to tears and wind in comparison to the Patagonia nano puff I currently run.

Garrett
Reviewed On 08/21/2020

I purchased this in a size small because I am a small guy at 145 ish pounts and 5'8. It is a performance fit so no layers would fit under this at the current size for me so I returned it and got a size medium and that made all the difference in the world. What an awesome company with awesome products!

M1KL83
Reviewed On 06/15/2020

Initial impressions are great with this new piece. It packs down incredibly well and the craftsmanship is nothing short of immaculate. Fall cannot come soon enough!
Sizing: I'm 5'10" 190lbs 45" chest, 34-36 waist, broad shoulders, 35.5" long arms.
Ordered this in a Large and I'm very pleased with the fit; as if it's tailored for me. Enough room to layer some underneath yet fitted enough to throw a shell on over top when needed. For reference I wear a Large Tall in the Core Lightweight Hoody and Kelvin Active Jacket and both fit perfectly; sized up in my Jetstream to an XL to accommodate laying for cold Canadian hunting and the XL Jetstream slips on over top the size Large Kelvin Lite Down Jacket like a glove.
If you're on the fence about ordering this piece, I'd recommend going for it. I'm thrilled that I pulled the trigger and have zero buyers remorse.
Thank you Sitka by golly you've done it again!

Everett
Reviewed On 05/31/2020

What a puffy! This is like walking around in a sleeping bag. It's instant warmth when you put it on, regardless of wind. I sent with an XL for 6'/210lb frame and it fit really nicely. Plenty of mobility in the arms. I upsize my Jetstream andiand felt great underneath for that added windprotection. The hood came around my head without making me feel trapped. My hearing was not really affected. A must have for mountain pursuits.

Jack Franklin
Reviewed On 05/04/2020

This is the best ...most versatile garment I have ever used.
You can wear it in all conditions.
Amazing how warm it is...yet perfectly comfortable..
It travels with me wherever I go.

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Sitka Team - 07.14.2015

The Darkroom: A Navy SEAL Rewarming Drill

"The deal is, if you spend enough time out there, you’re going to get wet on a brutally cold day. And how are you going to keep warm? How are you going to get everything dry and keep going?” - Big Game Product Manager John Barklow

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