Triple Aught Design Unveils Stealth LT

The new Stealth LT is made from a three layer fabric sandwich that features a four-way stretch abrasion resistant face along with Schoeller’s c_change® membrane. c_change® is a membrane that is designed to respond to temperature changes both inside the jacket and out. When it’s hot or in the presence of body moisture, the pores of the c_change membrane open to channel heat and moisture away from the body. When it’s cold or when body moisture is not present, the membrane’s pores close, retaining heat near your body where you need it. Additionally, both the fabric’s face and tricot backing are treated with Schoeller’s 3XDry® to manage moisture. If all of that wasn’t enough, they have also treated the laminate with Schoeller’s Coldblack® which reflects UV rays to keep you cool while also preventing the garment from fading.

The Stealth LT finds its beginnings in the original Stealth Hoodie first released in 2002. In addition to the great Aero hood design, there are also die cut cuff adjustments and a drawstring hem. The inset chest, sleeve and forearm pockets with laminated zippers also incorporate D-rings to keep your gear secure. Additionally, the Stealth LT is available with two optional Velcro fields on the upper arm. I have known the crew at Triple Aught Design for almost ten years and I can tell you that they listen to their customers. Literally, every bit of customer feedback regarding the Stealth Hoodie design has been addressed here. They have added colors, increased sizing, and offered Velcro as an option rather than standard to the design. Very impressive.

Available in UE Grey, ME Green, and Black in sizes XS – XXXL. To learn more visit

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10 Responses to “Triple Aught Design Unveils Stealth LT”

  1. Dave says:

    Is it made in the USA?

  2. Administrator says:

    Not at that price

  3. Ipkiss says:

    I’ll wait for the Chicom version @ 1/2 the price..
    Great jacket though.

  4. Hmm. Two posts from UTE in one night, that must mean beer is involved!

    Seems like there are some crossed wires..Phase Change Materials (PCM) are different from c_change. The former is a material that goes from solid to liquid and in the process absorbs energy (heat). Inversely in cold temperatures it phase changes back to a solid and provides insulation. The concept has been used for years in thermostats in car engines. We’re not convinced (about its use in garments, however my old Ford swears by it) and it compression sets making unsightly creases and folds.

    c_change is a microporous membrane that expands and contracts depending on the relative temperature. In cold conditions the membrane closes, in hot conditions it opens thereby decreasing/increasing mass transfer respectively.

    That said it looks like a decent garment whatever the functional layer the textile uses.

  5. Administrator says:

    That is my terminology and I took it from earlier attempts at this material. Remember the old polypropylene based fabric?

    I was using the term to better describe what is going on. Apparently, it didn’t work as I had hoped.

  6. Administrator says:

    Ipkiss, a “chicom” version will look liek the real thing but won’t have the associated fabric story.

    Do you want the “look” or the performance?

  7. Ipkiss says:

    @Admin; I guess my irony was overlooked there.

    But it’s something that is bound to happen, as with ANY great product from TAD. Which only proves they are excellent designers of quality gear.

  8. Ian Wendt says:

    TAD has been making stuff in China for some time. That goes for this jacket as well. Oh and it’s not “Coldback”, It’s “Coldblack”.
    I am curious though, if they consider this a softshell since it’s yet another variant in the Stealth line. The materials certainly would indicate that it is not, so the name is a little confusing.

  9. Administrator says:

    There are numerous softshells with membrane laminates. What about the material leads you to believe that it is not a softshell material?

  10. Warmbeer says:

    I’m wondering about the scratchy sound created by the fabric both from rubbing on itself and rocks/trees etc. Although the name suggests it will be silent (or i guess stealthy), my experience with soft-shells often proves otherwise. Any help?