Stratus Vest

Whitetail : Elevated II
(9 Reviews)

The Stratus Vest is an integral part of our most versatile whitetail system. This stud pulls double-duty as either an insulating mid-layer or a core-warming outer. A GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® membrane is sandwiched between a wet-printed micro-fleece shell and a micro-grid backer, making it ultra-quiet and 100% windproof.

GoreTex Infinium

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

  • Weight: 16.8 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology, Polyester Micro-Fleece Face, Polyester-Micro Grid Fleece Knit Interior.

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

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

Wind Protection
Water Protection

Why We Made This

Whitetail hunters need the absolute best protection from the chill of long sits in mid-season. We designed the Stratus with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® to create a fully-featured, 100% windproof vest that was optimized for these exact conditions. A DWR finish sheds off light precipitation, and we utilized micro-grid fleece for its warmth-to-weight ratio. Zippered hand pockets keep essentials close and digits warm and dexterous. The addition of the safety harness pass-through port allows for easy layering with any safety harness system.

Features & Benefits

Complete Windproof Protection

A GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane is sandwiched between an ultra-quiet, hydrophobic outer microfleece and an insulating micro-grid fleece liner to completely seal out the wind.

Micro-Grid Interior

Promotes evaporation by maintaining minimal surface area next to skin.

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.

Zippered Hand Pockets and Chest Pocket

Keep your hands toasty and your necessities within reach.


WINDSTOPPER® products shelter hunters from the adverse effects of bone-chilling winds. The WINDSTOPPER™ membrane works with our base layers to prevent overheating and perspiration build-up by allowing moisture vapor to easily escape.

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Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear/ GORE® WINDSTOPPER®
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions –typically found on the inside tag.
- Use a front load washing machine and a scent-free, gentle detergent
- Use warm water on permanent press or gentle cycle and rinse twice to ensure all cleaner has been removed.
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean + Do Not Iron
- Visit Care Guide to better understand DWR and how to revitalize it.

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Product Comments

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Brett | 01. 05. 19
I am 5'9", 165 and the medium Stratus vest fits perfect with room to spare, even after layering under it with a hoodie, base layer and long sleeve tee and under shirt. I tried the large and while it would have been fine in a vest, this is a layer that goes under my Stratus jacket and there was just no need for a large. Many of Sitka's items are true to fit so you don't automatically have to go up a size. For me it typically works out like this with Sitka clothing: Standard fit, I wear a medium. Performance fit, I wear a large.
Rod | 11. 25. 17
This is by far my "go to" vest. From mid October through mid November, I wear this vest. I either wear it with the fanatic hoodie or under the stratus jacket. I'm completely comfortable to temps down to the mid 20s. I do not go on a hunt without this vest either on me or in my pack.
John | 10. 28. 16
Excellent fit finish and perfectly thought out like all other Sitka gear. Nice and fin yet the lining combined with the wind stopper material makes this vest amazing. I called a few days ago in regards to the vest and sizing as I would like to be layering it underneath of the fanatic lite jacket and bibs system. I spoke with the most helpful woman. Very personal. Answered all my questions and let me ramble. I believe I had her on the phone for ten minutes! Never once felt rushed and she went above and beyond to make sure I had all the information I needed and then some. Customer service is second to none. I have quite a bit of Sitka gear at his point and it always exceeds my expectations.
John marleau | 10. 02. 16
Love this vest with my fanatic hoodie! Super warm and super quite, love how it breaks the wind! Range holder pocket is great and provides easy access. I do not go into the field without this vest on me
Kirk | 09. 05. 16
My most used piece of hunting clothing yet! Love the vest over the equinox for crisp early mornings in early/mid season, especially if there's a steady wind/breeze. When the sun comes up, and the temps with the equinox jacket, and just wear this over a base layer. Keeps the core temp regulated, and minimizes sleeve bulk for those in pursuit with a stick and string.
Matthew K | 06. 27. 16
Great fit, even being a taller guy it has just enough length. Very functional item!
John R | 02. 18. 16
I really like this piece. Versatile, quiet and windproof. I like vests if they are functional. This one is. It will cover many weather scenarios. Really like it over the Celsius jacket or the Fanatic Hoody. Freedom of movement just seems better in a vest layered over other items to me.
Clint | 01. 19. 16
I bought the stratus vest to wear under the Celsius jacket for late season and for the wind protection. Vest fits great and is comfortable. Pretty quiet considering it has wind stopper. It's really thin but surprisingly warm. I like it!
Jay | 11. 21. 15
Light weight piece that may be worn daily. Great addition to the Whitetail System.
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