This got me thinking about my stratus. It has the same exterior type as the old fanatic from what I can tell. (Still a little noisy) It would only make sense that they would upgrade both of these lines to their new “super duper ultra quiet technology”, but from a marketing standpoint, I could also see how they would stagger these releases, making sure they’d get maximum exposure for each line and staggering it so that people can also afford the upgrade both times when they are exciting and new, not just dumping it all at once. So what’s the word? Anyone hear any rumours?
I only have the stratus jacket and have always wanted pants, but I don’t want to go ahead and buy the pants right before a better version comes out. It would be sweet if the entire stratus exterior was the “burr free” stuff they used for the new fanatic. Also would be wicked if they’d do heat dumping vents on the pants like on Kuiu Attacks so you don’t overheat waking into a stand
Liked them enough that I purchased the Stratus bibs and a Celsius jacket this past week and used them for the first time this past weekend. Optima camo pattern worked well. I had several does and bucks within 50 or so yards. Fleece material was deadly silent.
I cleaned out my hunting closet and sent my nephew's an early Christmas present. I thought it was all hype, but l hung my XOP stand and sticks and loved the pockets and mobility. I have to say I looked good in that Sitka with my Hoyt Defiant Pro with Tight Spot quiver;-)
FWIW, I am not a guy that goes out and purchases new stuff right away to stay trendy. Grey Ghost convinced me to buy my first Hoyt 25 years ago when I wanted a new bow to replace my PSE. I have tried others through the years and am just more comfortable with a Hoyt grip. For me it is all about confidence. Matt no longer shoots Hoyt, but I stayed with them because they work great for me, nothing more than that. If I found a less expensive bow that gave me the same confidence I would change in a heartbeat.
I bought the tight spot quiver when I asked about it here. And glad I did!
Same with Sitka, at first I thought it was a bunch of hype. But guys whom I have learned to trust on this site kept raving about Sitka. At first I wrote it off because of Sitka being a sponsor. But too many kept saying good things. My budget finally allowed me to try some out, and all I can say is I am glad we have BS as a resource to learn about things we might not normally try. Quite a number of folks here really worth listening to. Thanks!