Stratus Jacket
GoreTex Infinium

Stratus Jacket

  • Whitetail : Elevated II
$329.00 $230.00
(42 Reviews)

The Stratus Jacket has got your back for those long and chilly days in the stand. This versatile jacket is 100% windproof and ultra-quiet thanks to a GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® membrane sandwiched between warm and silent micro-grid fleece. It’s comfortable enough to stand on its own into mid-season and when appropriately layered, can take you well into the teens.

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Product is Standard Fit, designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

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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"

Equinox & 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


    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.


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


    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

    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.


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


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

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Standard Fit

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. 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.


    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.


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


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

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  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Elevated II is designed for whitetail hunters in an elevated position.

  • Weight: 28.8 oz. // Size L

  • Fabric: Polyester Micro-Fleece Face, Polyester-Micro Grid Fleece Knit Interior.

  • Ear Panels: Polyester Mesh Face and Polyester Brushed Knit Interior.

  • Insulation: Ear Panels: PolarTec® Alpha Direct Insulation.

  • Zippered Hand and Chest Pockets: Safely and quietly cache necessities.

  • Safety Harness Pass-Through Port: The safety harness pass-through port allows you to wear a harness closer to your body and add or subtract layers without removing the harness as conditions change.

  • Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

  • Removable Hood: Flip up the hood in bitter winds or remove it completely in mild conditions.

  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER®: Offers complete windproof protection through a durable, lightweight, and breathable membrane.

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Why We Made This

Hunters need the absolute best protection from the chill of long sits during the rut. We designed the Stratus with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® to create a fully-featured, 100% windproof jacket that was optimized for these exact conditions. We utilized micro-grid fleece for its warmth-to-weight ratio and breathability. The addition of a removable hood and safety harness pass-through port allows for donning or doffing a layer when the conditions change.

Product Comments

42 Reviews
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Bobby Maples
Reviewed On 02/06/2020

I love the versatility of the jacket, but was disappointed in the overall "quietness" of the garment based on the product description giving it four bars related to quietness.

John Rocchetta
Reviewed On 12/02/2019

I am an Eastern White-tailed deer hunter that hunts nearly every day of a 4 month season. I had the ultimate test of the Stratus Elevated II camo pattern with 2 mature bucks and 8 does passing me with in 16 yards while I was skylined in the only leave-less oak tree in an overgrown field. At a silent 24 degrees you could hear each deer's step at 100 yards - Stratus was warm, quite and invisible. My go to Sitka from 50 degrees down to low 20's. I am 5'7, 155 lbs and size large fits well with a few layers beneath.

roger hall
Reviewed On 11/15/2019

Love this whitetail system. With the long sleeve t shirt, the heavyweight half zip t, the fanatic hoody, and the stratus jacket, it got me all the way into November in ne Ohio. The jacket is warm, well constructed and quiet. I wish I didn't sound like a gushing school girl, but I'm super pleased with this coat. Except for the price. But I do remember many times freezing in the woods and saying I'd give a 1000 dollars not to be cold right now. The low so far this year during a hunt was 18 and a never got cold. If you're just a week or 2 hunter, this might not be for you, but if you constantly want to hunt and you want to invest in your hunting experience than this is it.

Reviewed On 11/10/2019

Awesome I love it

Matthew U.
Reviewed On 11/05/2019

All things considered, this is a great jacket. The Stratus system (with bib) make for a great pairing to fight wind and chilly conditions. I'm 5' 5" at 155# and 32" waist, so the sizing was a bit of an issue. Medium jacket was too big in sleeves (for my preference for archery), so opted for a small - fit great! Ended up exchanging the pants (small) for a bib (medium) and glad I did. Jacket is cut a bit shorter than I expected, which makes for a great fit with the bibs (going up a size here allows the Celsius to fit under it well). Only knock against it is with my fit, I found it hard to add an extra layer in addition to a base and Celsius Midi to get me down to the upper-20's for comfort range. But yes....definitely a great versatile system and worth it when fighting wind in a stand!

Reviewed On 11/02/2019

I just bought the Stratus system. I also got the Fanatic vest and fanatic hoody along with the Celsius midi. I hunt mainly in GA so it doesn’t get that cold maybe high 20’s low 30’s. My first time using it it was 31. I’m wearing the fanatic hoody and the midi with the stratus pants and Fantic vest. I wanted to test it out so I didn’t wear any base layers. This stuff is warm! I didn’t get cold at all. I haven’t even tried the jacket yet but I’m sure it will be even warmer. Also, the customer service was great in answering my questions about the layering.

alan pumphrey
Reviewed On 10/27/2019

Why does the Equinox hoodie (a great piece on it's own) have a longer back side than the stratus jacket? Not good for layering......

Reviewed On 10/11/2019

Perfect fit and perfect for me in the mid-atlantic through the majority of the season. Is a great outer layer for October with light base layering and even into december with heavier base layers and some lofty mid-layer garment. Windstopper in this is awesome.

Reviewed On 10/10/2019

Incredible piece. An absolute staple for any whitetail hunter.

Reviewed On 06/13/2019

Sitka is incredible, I should have spent the money long ago, this jacket is true to size and is so comfortable

Josh M
Reviewed On 06/07/2019

Superb outer for white tail. The most versatile piece in the whitetail line IMO. A staple of everyone’s layering system

Jarod S
Reviewed On 01/27/2019

The thing is a workhorse! I can wear this jacket for a large portion of the season in Wisconsin comfortably. It can be too warm on those hot September days, and not warm enough for an all day sit in November, but its great for all the sits in the middle. The windstopper is a lifesaver, and the DWR finish has let me sit through short lived heavy rains, and hours of light rain with no problem. This has to be the most versatile piece in the whitetail line up.

Greg Lohr
Reviewed On 12/09/2018

Ok, I’m not one to write reviews, but this gear is really different, in a good way.

I was tired of years of spending money on highly marketed hunting clothes that just don’t work. Sitka Gear is different.

I first purchased the Stratus jacket and pants for whitetail now and muzzleloader seasons. Amazed at the gear and the true comfort from heat, cold and sweat.

As it has gotten colder, I purchased the heavyweight merino base layer and the Incinerator jacket and bibs.

The base layer with the Stratus system to my stand, with the Incinerator gear for the extreme cold waiting has worked beautifully. I’ve never been so comfortable hunting in the cool, cold and extreme cold environments before.

Yes, this gear is expensive, but Sitka has engineered the design, coupled with the best component suppliers to give hunters a truly worthwhile product.

Well done guys. And hats off to your non-box retailers like and Bean Outdoors as your customer-focused, seasoned hunting distributors.

Thank you!

A. Dunlap
Reviewed On 12/01/2018

This jacket is amazing. I'm 6' 3" 215 athletic build. I would recommend ordering a size larger. I am a large in T shirts but I wear an XL in this jacket. Pros: Warm, comfortable, quiet material, wind stopper actually works. Cons: only thing I can find negative about this jacket are the zippers being noisy when opening or closing them quickly and the material they put around the chest pockets makes a squeaking noise when the eye cups of my binos rub against it. Other than that, this jacket is one of the best I own. I wear this jacket in cold conditions 35 degrees with 10-15 mph winds with a few layers or warm weather 50-60 degrees. It doesn't absorb water during light consistent rains either. I would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed On 09/26/2018

This jacket is excellent as far as warmth and quality goes but--like the Celsius that I also have a review on--it runs small. Do not get your regular size, unless you're lucky you will be sending it back. I love the gear and will continue to buy and use it but the sizing is off by 1. L is XL, XL is XXL. The lousy part about the exchange I needed to make was they ran out of the size up I needed until next year so I had to hunt one down elsewhere.

Sitka's customer service is good, products are great, sizing is definitely off. Get the next one up, especially for layering.

Josh White
Reviewed On 09/10/2018

The most versatile cool to cold weather jacket for the whitetail hunter. It is quiet and comfortable. I am 6'5" about 215 lbs and the XL fits great. I like the removable hood and the pockets are great. It has taken me through an entire season from hunting the southeast into Iowa in November.

Gabriel Moore
Reviewed On 09/04/2018

I haven't been able to use it yet on a hunt this year because the season hasn't started. I got the new GORE OPTIFADE Elevated II for my birthday. I am very excited for this year. Lots of hunts on scheduled, bucks on camera, and stands going up. The entire gear outfit is very comfortable, flexible and very silent. This year will be a very good hunting season with the new gear.

Ben Cummins
Reviewed On 02/12/2018

This piece with the pants is the most versatile system in the whitetail line up. Warm, functional and not too bulky to interfere with drawing a bow. Highly recommend!

Reviewed On 02/12/2018

Been looking at this jacket for quite sometime now. Just wanted it to wear in the cold and windy ND temps. Saw it on sale at Scheels for %20 off. Got it for $239! A steal for this fine jacket. Its now my go to winter jacket. Love the pattern and it cuts out all wind and stays quite warm with a sweatshirt underneath, its perfect! Only thing is they run small. I usually wear a Mens MD/LG, but with this one and how i wear bulky sweatshirts, I needed an XL.
Very sylish and women can wear them too!

Reviewed On 02/10/2018

very light but warm. Windproof which makes all the difference in staying warm. I found the XL to be large in the shoulder and stomach area but good for layering under with the Celsius or down jacket.

Reviewed On 12/29/2017

The best jacket I’ve gotten! I wore it during late season when it was -4 out! I stayed warm for 8 hours. If you dress warm underneath you’ll be able to hunt in any weather.

Reviewed On 12/11/2017

I've used this jacket and pants in two instances where it really shined. The first was on a 35 degree day with 15 to 20 mph winds, wind chill of 22. I had core light and fanatic hoodie for upper. Core light and core heavy for bottom in both instances. I wasn't exactly comfortable but def. bareable. The suit worked great I was impressed. The other time, the temp was 37 degrees with gusts up to 15mph or so and moderate rain and this is where I was most impressed. I stayed dry and warm. I would not recommend going below 20 degrees with this setup. Most versatile piece sitka has produced period. Kudos.

Hunter Albea
Reviewed On 12/06/2017

For anyone who is unsure if this will provide enough warmth and wind protection here is your answer. I wore this in Western PA on Halloween this year. Wind chill of 26, Winds 10-15 directly in my face and I was hunting an open ladder stand. With merino base layers I was able to sit out 6-8 hours with no issues at all. I went with no insulating layer underneath mainly to test the limits of the Stratus set. Very pleased with the performance and it even allowed me to harvest a nice buck slipping through around mid-day. My go-to set for hunting western PA and eastern NC

Reviewed On 11/20/2017

Great athletic cut and very comfortable jacket. Jacket is usually fairly quiet however I have noticed in colder weather, i.e. last week of archery in northern PA when it stayed below 35 degrees, the jacket was noticeably louder with any movement.

Christopher Hufnagel
Reviewed On 11/08/2017

Used the stratus jacket and pants for the first time while bowhunting in Western NY. Morning temps at sunrise were 34 degrees with 10-20 mph winds. High was 38 that day. Sat from dark to dark without getting cold with only core heavyweight top and bottom on underneath (fanatic gloves, stratus hat and neck gaiter). You really do not feel the wind with the gore wind blocker built in. Any colder would require heavier layering or I’d break out the incinerator. Great piece of gear for the mid season. Very happy with the product. Quiet and comfortable. The wind stopper won me over when deciding between the stratus and fanatic lite.

Team Foskey
Reviewed On 10/17/2017

My 1# Georgia jacket went it’s 50,40,30 degrees , I’ve got pants too.. Sitka thanks

Reviewed On 03/13/2017

Decided to put the Stratus jacket to the test.
On a clear winter day (-11F), we began a snowmobile trek across a frozen Northern Ontario lake. Wore a compression long sleeve shirt as base layer, under a Traverse Hoody and finally the Stratus. We were running the snowmachines at 60mph on average.
The jacket performed flawlessly, never felt any wind penetration, or cold for that matter. In fact, it was actuall warmer than my usual floatation suit I usually wear.
Cant wait to use the Stratus during deer hunt next fall. Highly recommended

Reviewed On 01/09/2017

Just received this jacket for Christmas. It's like wearing sweatpants to be honest. Great for mid 60's (no layering) to upper 20's (heavy layering). Now I live and hunt in Alabama where we don't have very cold winters but very humid (50-75%) which make it worse. I layer this with the shacket and long johns and/or wool shirt and I'm good till 20's. Only advice I give is to order a size larger if you plan on layer to your own preferences because their clothes are "athletic fit" so little room if you order true size.

Reviewed On 01/01/2017

Fantastic. Wore it today in 35 degree weather with core midweight and fanatic hoodie underneath. Warm, comfortable, and no bulk for my bow. Awesome.

Reviewed On 12/30/2016

I'm writing this review from my treestand, late season on a 35 degree day in South Georgia. Winds ranging from 15-20 mph. I received the Stratus jacket as a Christmas gift. This is the most comfortable I've been all season. I Love that the Stratus jacket isn't big and bulky but still keeps me warm. The majority of the year I've felt like the little brother from the movie "A Christmas Story" I Can't Put My Arms Down. Trying to stay warm with inferior products is a thing of the past for me. I love Sitka Gear and will never wear anything different.

Reviewed On 12/15/2016

Great jacket! The wind stopper tech is perfect for Michigan hunts all season long! I've never been a big fan of hoods on my outer layers, but this hood makes a difference on windy days! Paired with the pants and hoodie, it's all I need!

Bill lehman
Reviewed On 11/29/2016

After hunting in the stratus jacket and pants for 1 season I have to say this is the most valuable set of hunting clothing I own. By far the best most versitile hunting clothes. It works from 60 degree days down to days in the 30s. Love it!!!

Reviewed On 10/23/2016

This is a great jacket! Super versatile. I can't believe how light yet warm this coat is. I highly recommend this jacket.

Reviewed On 10/03/2016

The Stratus set is by the most versatile set of clothing I have for whitetail. It is perfect for those mid season sits and can take you well into the late season with proper layering. The Wind Stopper feature makes this a very reliable set of clothing. Don't hit the woods without it.

Reviewed On 09/05/2016

Perfect for mid season stand hunts. Can't say enough about the stratus series. Paired with the stratus pants, you're going to go well into the beginning of late season. I personally don't care for the hood, so it's awesome to have the option to remove that if needed/wanted. Very little bulk with unbelievable warmth for the weight of the garment. Worth every penny!

David Ingle
Reviewed On 07/12/2016

Easily the most versatile piece of clothing I use. I can use this throughout the whole season in Iowa with different layers underneath. Typically stays in my pack until late October/early November. Then once the November cold sets in, I tinker with my base and mid layers to get to a comfortable body temperature. Super light and packable as well. Would defiantly recommend to someone who will spend October and November in a tree stand but if you don't head to the blind with a heater on cold December and January days, you might want to go to the fanatic or incinerator lines. Must have piece for anyone's system.

Jared S
Reviewed On 05/19/2016

Wonderful jacket!!! Purchased as an all season use and it performed above expectations. Paired with some decent under layers it kept me warm throughout the whole season. Even with the freezing north winds that whip across the North Dakota landscape. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to invest in a good all season jacket. Or system for that matter.

Coty S.
Reviewed On 03/02/2016

This is an amazing jacket. It is light weight, yet extremely warm for the weight. The hood is cut perfect for the ability to keep good peripheral vision while keeping the hood up. Good stuff.

Reviewed On 11/29/2015

The Stratus line is one of the most comfortable and flexible jackets I own. For me here in the mid-west it fits the bill from early season through much of the season. It's a great bow hunting jacket. Temperature regulation is amazing. You can pair this will a multitude of undergarments to hit the temp range you are hunting in. Another must have in the hunter's arsenal of clothing!

Chris Mullane
Reviewed On 11/19/2015

Excellent!!!!! Just got mine in. I am about 5'8" and 155 and the large fit balls on with a thin shirt underneath but i love to wear a quarter zip under it so i sized up and went with the XL in the jacket and pants i have a L and they fit perfectly im about a 32-33 inch waist. So always size up when you can. Took it out in 40 degree weather and i had some merino base layers and i was warm and comfortable the whole morning. Its very well cut for a bowhunter and is comfortable to layer under and it traps the heat real well. I picked this over the fanatic because i have a ton of money invested in base layers and didn't need the extra warmth so it was a great investment for me. Very pleased and highly recommend for a late season to mid season bowhunter dream jacket.

Reviewed On 11/11/2015

After a quick call to Sitka, I purchased the Stratus system (jacket and pants). As with all Stika products this system is of utmost quality both fit and function! Extremely quite and extremely warm. It really doesn't get any better for the whitetail hunter. One thing to note is be mindful of the layers. This system keeps you very warm and when temps go up past mid 40s you will be shedding some layers of you start out to heavy.

One suggestion would be doing away with one of the zippered chest pockets and adding the 'range finder' pocket like the Equinox jacket(which I have as well).

Robert Rogers
Reviewed On 11/10/2015

The Stratus system is light weight, warm, quiet and fits nicely. It performed perfectly during the cold morning hunts in the east and mid-west, without all the bulk you may find in other products. Stratus has quickly become my favorite when headed out to the stand.

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