Improving on perfectionCompletely re-engineered and representing the purest incarnation of our design philosophy, the Ultralight Down Hood 2.0 is the remarkable result of a seven year product cycle, a continuous strive for improvement, and our collective expertise in down insulation technology. This is a specialist insulation garment developed and optimized for demanding users.
Redesigned with new innovative materials and an updated fit, it offers a new level of usability, increased warmth, and improved durability. Maintaining its position as one of the world's lightest down hoodies, it has an outstanding insulation-to-weight ratio, featuring our new 100% recycled ultralight nylon fabric developed in Japan and best in class 850FP premium European goose down.
Why you will like it
- New Japanese ultralight ripstop fabric that is lighter, more durable and 100% recycled.
- New European hydrophobic 850FP platinum down that is RDS and Bluesign-certified.
- New improved fit, updated design and upgraded technical details.
- At only 282g / 9.9oz in size M, this is one of the lightest down hoodies on the market, featuring an outstanding insulation-to-weight ratio.
When we launched the iconic Ultralight Down Program in 2015, it stood in a class of its own, without any real competition on the market, offering unparalleled performance and superior materials. Now, we introduce its successor: The new Ultralight Down Hood 2.0 is warmer and more durable with upgraded technical features, improved fit, and a reduced footprint while remaining as incredibly lightweight and ultra-packable as its predecessor. Designed to be worn under a shell or as a standalone, this full-featured down hood features class-leading warmth-to-weight ratio and is built to keep you warm during fast-and-light missions in extremely cold conditions.
The Ultralight Down Hood 2.0 is covered in a Japanese technology 100% pre-consumer recycled 10-denier nylon ripstop, weighing a featherlight 28 g/m2 and so thin that you might even see the actual down clusters through the fabric. The fabric is DWR-treated making it water-resistant and dirt repellent.
It is filled with premium 850 fill power European goose down, effectively making it 15% warmer than the previous model. The hydrophobic down is proprietary, plasma-treated, and water-repellent, maintaining its insulation capability even when wet. It is also PFC-free, RDS-certified, bluesign®-certified, allergen-free, 100% recyclable and completely source track verifiable.
Fit and technical details have also been updated using initiated inputs from our ambassadors and creative feedback from thousands of active users from all over the alpine world. It is now slightly longer with a straighter cut. The down-baffles have been redesigned for improved insulation. Pockets have been enlarged and adjusted. Hem and hood adjustment are completely re-engineered, and we also incorporated the unique internal elastic cuffs we developed for the Guide Expedition Down Parka. Of course, it packs down into itself, using one of the pockets as a minimal stow bag.
Depending on individual circumstances, as a general guideline, this jacket will keep you warm at -12°C / 14°F when worn as a standalone over a base and a mid-layer during low-pulse activity.
The Stellar Ultralight Down Hood 2.0 is an essential part of The Stellar System™, our expanding ecosystem of premium technical layering products for demanding on-mountain activities.
Outstanding insulation-to-weight ratio (+40%) using best in class 850 fill power premium European goose down.
New ultralight 100% recycled Japanese 10D nylon ripstop that is wind and water-resistant. It is lighter and more durable.
Down insulation is PFC-free, RDS-certified, bluesign®-certified, allergen-free, 100% recyclable and completely source track verifiable.
Fixed hood with improved adjustment fits over most helmets.
One chest pocket and two hand pockets insulated on the outside, keeping hands and smartphones protected and warm.
Ultralight and ultra-packable, one hand pocket doubles as a stow-bag, forming a minimal package.
Regular fit, designed to be used as insulation or standalone.
Full technical details
Insulation: HyperDRY™ 850 fill power goose down from Allied Feathers. PFC-free, RDS-certified, bluesign®-certified, allergen-free, 100% recyclable and completely source track verifiable
Main fabric: 100% pre-consumer recycled, PFC-free and DWR-treated nylon ripstop. 28g/m2.
Main fabric denier: 10D.
Waterproofness: PFC-free, DWR-treated goose down. Water-resistant DWR-treated rip-stop (main fabric).
Breathability: Low. This is not a garment for high-pulse activities. The extremely lightweight main fabric is very tightly woven to not let out any down through the fibers. This leads to low breathability but excellent insulation.
Down fill weight: S 99 g, M 106 g, L 113 g, XL 120 g.
Garment weight: S 267 g, M 282 g, L 301 g, XL 318 g.
Fit: Regular fit.
Center back length: S 66 cm, M 68 cm, L 70,5 cm, XL 73 cm.
Hood/ collar: Helmet compatible hood with internal adjuster with elastic cord and cord lock.
Pockets: One zipped chest pocket and two zipped hand pockets. Right hand pocket serves as stow pocket including a rips tape hanger loop.
Zippers: YKK zippers.
Ventilation: No ventilation.
Sleeves and cuffs: Extra long sleeves for extra freedom of movement. Internal elastic cuffs.
Bottom hem: Adjustable bottom hem with elastic cord and cord lock. Drop back hem.
Snow gaiter: No snow gaiter.
RECCO: No RECCO reflector.
Note: Colors might differ slightly between different materials due to differences in fabric texture and luminance.
Shipping & Delivery
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Wash & Care
Hand wash or cold water wash. Do not use fabric softener.
After wash, tumble dry the garment on low temperature until the garment is dry. Make sure to close all pockets and zippers. Place a couple of tennis balls in the dryer – this will help the down distributing evenly within the down clusters.