When you hike into the perfect glassing spot and are just shy of feeling frozen, pull out the Kryptek Ares Down Jacket and put in on. Designed for maximum warmth, the lofty water resistant 800-fill goose down provides serious warmth whenever you need it. Light weight and highly compressible, it is the perfect piece for cold weather hunting.
- 800-fill goose down assures lightweight warmth
- Attached Hood with Peripheral Cord Adjustment
- Polyester is down-proof and water-resistant
The lightest, warmest jacket I have ever owned. The size is consistent, and quality of construction is excellent. I am a dinosaur living in a cold wet environment, walking an hour a day. I gave away three other jackets after wearing this jacket for my daily walk. I gladly give the ares jacket my highest rating.
I love pulling this out after hiking to a knob and staying completely warm, definitely a game changer allowing you to set longer and keep glassing!
Wow is right! Super light, super warm and folds into its own pocket! Extremely happy with it and have been wearing it for the last few rainy days.... surprised with how it’s more then water resistant, I have yet to get wet while wearing it. Gonna be a go to in my hunting pack this year!
"Arges jacket "
Got one in 2017 and loved it enough to wear it for more than hunting. Thought I should get a new one so I have one for hunting and one for around home. The one in 2017 was .96 lbs and the new one is 1.34. It has 2 extra zippers, different cuffs and a little different design. Unsure if the extra features are worth the weight.
Well made. I heard they were noisy but I don’t think game can hear it, certainly not with just simple movements. Wish it was warmer. No doubt warm for size and weight but I thought it would have been more heavily weighted with more down fill. That said it seems to keep me pretty warm
It is always in my pack unless it is on my person. This is the most used piece of my layering system. It packs down to nothing, weighs about the same, and makes the difference between glassing comfortably for hours, or shivering for minutes till you have to get up to avoid freezing. Its also teh first piece of gear to go on at camp and probably the last before getting in the bag - on super cold nights in elk camp, it stays on.
"Must have for glassing."
Runs a little big, I'm 6'2", 205 and I tried on and got the medium. I like a more athletic cut, and the medium is great. Zips all the way up to provide a face covering, super comfy, super warm, very packable. Must have for the cold mornings glassing for quarry.
This is the best layer in my pack! Very light, packable, super warm and comfortable! Must have...
"versatile and warm"
i recently went through and updated all of my hunting apparel. and this was my thermal layer of choice. it is light weight, quite, and super warm. i have worn it under my shell and sat in a cold New Hampshire tree stand and thrown it over all of my gear as a stay warm layer while glassing. the hood is a great fit and allows you to move with out limiting the range of motion and vision. all in all, my only wish with this lacket would have a bit more down fill to increase the loft. when sitting for a while the down settles and leaves me with cold spots around the elbows and shoulders. but, i still give this coat a 5 star review. i am 5'11" and 180 lbs. i have an athletic/fit body shape and i opted for a large to accommodate layers. and i primarily wanted this to be my outer most layer over my kit while glassing, and it fits that niche.