Kratos or Kelvin jackest?

actionshooter

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I'm looking at buying a new insulated jacket (in the next 2 days) and haven't been able to make up my mind between these two. The reason I narrowed it down to these two? Well they are on the rack down at the local store and I'm leaving for a Idaho muley hunt Friday morning.
Talk about procrastination at its prime.

I like the Kryptek but can't find a listed weight?

Thoughts?
 

Ross

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I've owned the Kelvin for several years. It is a great jacket for temps down into the 20's.I have nothing bad to say about it. Dont own the kryptek so cannot comment.
 

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I just picked up a Kratos and I have a Kelvin vest. I'll weigh my jacket and give ya overall thoughts on the Kratos when I get my hands on it and use it for the up coming week of deer hunting.
 

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After seeing the Kratos in person I am going to sell my spindrift and get the Kratos if that helps at all
 
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Thanks, guys
I'm going to look at them in the store (again).
I'll post up my thoughts on either one when I decide.
 

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The biggest difference between the two is that the Kratos has a stretchy material under the arms that allows for more layering and mobility when needed. The Kratos is slightly lighter than the Kelvin.
 

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Now if that Kratos jacket only had the new Toray waterproof down... : )
 

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Why Toray's? What about Brooks Range or Sierra Designs? There were articles about their treated down last January there was a 3rd company that had also developed a treated down that wasn't Kuiu as well.

As for me I don't trust the treatment to last.
 

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Why Toray's? What about Brooks Range or Sierra Designs? There were articles about their treated down last January there was a 3rd company that had also developed a treated down that wasn't Kuiu as well.
As for me I don't trust the treatment to last.

Nice to hear more and more folks are working the technology. Be curious to know if there is a way to "recharge" the down if it were to fade..
 

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I've been using the Kelvin a lot and it has become a go to piece of gear this time of year. Love it.
 

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The Kelvin Jacket is the warmest and lightest layering garment I've ever worn. I love it!
 

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