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Gear Review

5 5

This is THE jacket.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I'd be the first to admit I'm a huge fan of Stoic stuff. Most of my gear is Stoic purchased from SAC, and I credit its low price and awesomeness with really building my interests in trying new activities and pushing my limits. This is an incredible shell. It is my go to jacket for anything other than a winter storm (bombshell takes over here) and stays in my backpack 24/7. At first I was worried about durability, as the jacket is so light, but going on a year of everyday wear from the trails to the city and on the wall, and it still looks new. I couldn't be happier. Throwing it in the dryer for 15 mins seems to bring back the DWR to about 90% and even when dirty, this jacket never leaks. Breathability is incredible, and thanks to the pit zips, I've never had an issue. Used some of my savings on Stoic products to buy an Arcteryx Atom LT that comes with me in the spring and fall. Togheter I feel unstoppable in rain and wind, even a bit of snow. Every detail on this jackit is really well put together, from the slight taper on the cuffs to the lining inside the collar. I'd buy another in a heartbeat for $80, just to have one as a backup in case they're ever discontinued. Fits great with a harness on, and the hood is cut just right. BC knocked it out of the park on this one.