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A wind-shunning base layer ready for any activity.

One part function-driven Stoic design and one part wind-resisting Polartec Wind Pro fleece, the Stoic Breaker Fleece Hoody set you up with a lightweight, wind-shunning midlayer ready for anything from an autumn bouldering session to a spring ski tour. The Breaker’s DWR-treated Wind Pro fleece fends off light moisture while blocking four-times the amount of wind compared to standard fleece. Stoic’s 3-D ergonomic fit layers like a champ, and the interior chest pocket holds all you small items.
  • Backcountry.com is the exclusive US distributor for Stoic products

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will you guys be getting any more sizes...

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will you guys be getting any more sizes in, or is what you have in stock it for the year? I need a large...

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Current inventory is what we'll have through the 2010 season. Look for the Stoic Breaker style to return with full sizes and additional colors in Fall, 2011.

Any idea if more colors will be coming in...

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Any idea if more colors will be coming in at some point this year before fall/winter?

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We don't have any on order at this time. Sorry

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Unfortunately, there was a dramatic fabric price increase and this product has not been produced for Fall 2010 season. The Stoic team is looking to replace this product for Fall 2011.

Sorry

5 5

Awesome Stoic Gear

I'm 5'8", low 120-lbs. I found the size small to fit perfectly; it's perfectly slim in the torso - a first for any hoodie I've ever tried. If you're more built than I am, then you may consider sizing up unless you don't mind the fabric physically hugging you. The pockets and pulls are excellently finished. I ordered gray-orange - it's VERY nice - it doesn't even look like it's technical gear, rather, something far more fashionable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

5 5

Best "Sweatshirt" out there...

I keep calling it a jacket even though it's a "sweatshirt." It is comfortable, soft and cozy to wear. I've had it for a day or so, but I could see myself wearing this around the lodge on the colder winter days, on the slopes in the early/late season and maybe even around the campfire while camping up in the mountains during the summer.

Some of you have requested comments on the fit/sizing. I am 6'0-6'1 and 210 with a slight pooch but still athletic (like most American guys right?) and the XL fits me very comfortably. I feel that I can wear a good fleece pullover underneath and still not feel too restricted. I am a 42L in suit jackets and the sleeves on the XL work great for me. Not too long but definitely not short. As for the length, it's just right for me as well, I have a normal length torso and it stops just below my waist.

Overall, I am thoroughly satisfied with this "sweatshirt" and feel like I will be wearing it as much as my Arcteryx Hercules...maybe....that is still my absolute favorite, but this will be up there.

I'm 156lbs 5.74". Wich size do you...

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I'm 156lbs 5.74". Wich size do you suggest?

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I'd go for the medium if you want a tighter athletic fit and the large for a baggier, roomier one.

5 5

My New Favorite

So, got this "Sweatshirt" because I am rather warm blooded so I hate wearing winter jackets that sweat me out. That being said, every fleece that I have owned just lets wind whip through it. I picked this up a few months ago, and have warn it nearly everyday. It is a bit tight in the arms, so don't expect to wear multiple layers, but it sure does keep you warm. Was out in 20- temps, in just a t-shirt and stayed perfectly warm. Bottom line a great windproof fleece, extremely warm and breathable, and I'm sure it would work well under a shell as well. Keeping my eye open, on SAC to pick up a second one.

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since you own this jacket, I was wondering if you could tell me if it is a smooth face of traditional fleece face. Also, is the interior a traditional fleece? or is is somthing else.
and then my last question, is there a drawcord for the waist?

4 5

Get 1!

This thing's sick! The Polartec WindPro material is like a spongy, warm, windproof delight! I love the material and it goes perfect under a shell. I would give it 5 stars. but they put this zipper guard on the inside to protect your chin when you zip up, but the thing sucks! You have to almost hold the top together to zip up all the way....All in all, I'd buy another one. Wish they had better colors to.

5 5

Comfort and Style

This is an awesome garment.... I wear it a ton, its very insulated, comfortable, and looks great. The sizing is true, and if you want it a bit baggy I would size up. I totally recommend this sweatshirt for everyday use or if you need some insulation in the mountains.

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since you own this jacket, I was wondering if you could tell me if it is a smooth face of traditional fleece face. Also, is the interior a traditional fleece? or is is somthing else.
and then my last question, is there a drawcord for the waist?

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I own it too so here goes.
The outer is a smooth face. The interior is traditional fleece. And yes there is an elastic drawcord for the waist with pull tabs inside the pockets.

5 5

Outstanding

I love to put on a jacket and then go all day while backpacking. I put this on in the cooler morning and felt very comfortable and warm. Then we had some rain and this shed the rain very well. Then in the evening pulled the hood up and sat around the fire and felt very warm.

i'm 5'3 and 125lbs... would the small be...

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i'm 5'3 and 125lbs... would the small be TOO big for me?

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I'm 5'6 130lbs and it fits me well.

5 5

I like it

This is a good looking, nice fitting fleece. I'm 5'6 130lbs and the small fits me really well in length and girth. I got the gray and orange and it's pretty sharp. The fleece is warm, feels as warm as the luft insulated jacket plus the tall collar an hood score extra points. The only thing I'd change is make the body a little more cut in the pits. The wider pits feels like it restricts movement a little and makes wearing it under a shell a little tougher... but makes layer under it a breeze. I paid the $150 for it, and it feels a little pricey, but I like it. I haven't seen it on SAC yet, but will keep my eyes out. Would be a steal for $80.

5 5

Verry happy with purchase

I liked the fleece in the picture and liked it even more when it arrived yesterday. The color and design are well conceived and the fit is perfect ( 6.2" 180 size M), though the jacket could be improved all the more with some pit zips for ventilation.
The audio port is a nice touch. It also hold up to the elements. 5/5

5 5

Awesome

Great product!!! It is super warm, looks sweet, and is very comfortable. Its nice for either chillin, or even if you are up on the hill and need some warmth underneath. I definitely recommend this sweatshirt.

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since you own this jacket, I was wondering if you could tell me if it is a smooth face of traditional fleece face. Also, is the interior a traditional fleece? or is is somthing else.
and then my last question, is there a drawcord for the waist?

5 5

Favorite hoody

Got this off of SAC and could not be happier. It makes me look forward to the weekends so I can lounge around in this thing. Very comfortable, great workmanship, and very stylish. Have worn it outside in 25 degree weather and was still warm with just a long sleeved T-shirt underneath. Only small gripe would be that the zipper guard is a little too big and can hang out too much when not fully zipped. For the performance and comfort though I will deal.

4 5

Near perfection

I've been wearing this jacket everyday since I got it! Bike commuting, snow storm, and sledding last night with a -15 F windchill (ice breaker 200, 320 and this jacket) and Ive yet to be disappointed. Very wind and water resistant (yet to wear it in the rain, but it did swimmingly with snow) warm, and incredibly breathable.It has a great cut, tighter sleeves and narrow body so it looks great by itself and also is very functional under a shell. The hood and high neck are very functional and unlike others I've tried they still look good when there not in use.
Only two complaints: 1, its too short. With arms above my head the jacket rides up well over my waist and when I bike with it I get to show off my lower back.
2, the fleece zipper guard gets caught every single time, so its nearly impossible to zip the jacket all the way up with a single hand.
Both are annoying but definitely not deal breakers. The jacket performs great and looks even better. Add a couple inches and a better zip guard and I say hand down perfection.

is this the piece that's supposed to replace...

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is this the piece that's supposed to replace this: Backcountry.com Siphon Wool Hooded Jacket - Men's
Item #BCC0178

any plans to make one that looks as sweet as the grey siphon?

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I have the BC.com wool hooded jacket that you refer to and it appears from the pictures that this is not meant as a replacement for that jacket. From the pics this looks more like a normal hoody and more floppy than the wool jacket that I have. The wool jacket is more for casual wear and not very good for active pursuits.

If you're a XXL, you can still pickup the wool jacket here:
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Backcountry-Siphon-Wool-Hooded-Jacket-Mens/BCC0178M.html?CMP_ID=SH_FRO001&CMP_SKU=BCC0178&mv_pc=r126

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Does the hoody portion and the high neck...

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Does the hoody portion and the high neck get in the way at all when layering with a shell that also has a hood and high neck (zipped up)?...neck portion seems pretty high and full for this... Or do you just leave the top part unzipped and folded underneath the neckline? I want to layer it under an Arcteryx Stingray shell (neck fits pretty close to face).

2 5

TOO SHORT (not the Rapper)

Just got the jacket in the mail. The fabric is cool, seems durable, like the grayish color and orange but the cut is really short. I am 5'9" 150lbs and of normal proportion of leg to torso so i went with a medium and this is just too short to deal with. When I lift my arms you can see about 4 inches above my belly button! Would make for a really drafty layer in cold weather. The sleeves are snug too. Fine over a T-shirt but tight over a long sleeve shirt. Nice try.

4 5

Shazam

I got this for my b-day and is the best damn thing that I could've asked for. This guy has a nice athletic fit. I am 6'00", 175 and went with the large. It fits great and there is plenty of space to be able to layer underneath. I enjoy that it takes the nip out of the wind and is a sweet mid layer for me. The welded inside pocket is great, along with top quality in stitching. Plus it's made in CANADA! I got the gray and orange and it looks bad ass. I thought it would look a little nineties but it's not like that. If you are looking into a nice hoody to sport round town or to use a mid layer, look at this piece to satisfy your need to have the hottest piece of clothing this winter. Ohh, most importantly, it is soft- not the normal stiff fleece with other wind proof fleeces.

5 5

Great mid weight fleece!

Just received my jacket a few days ago after getting a great price on SAC.

The fit on this is true to size compared to the older backcountry gear which normally ran small. I am 5'8 and 135lbs and the small fits perfectly.

I was initially hesitant on ordering this jacket as the neon orange wasnt my thing, but after receiving it, I kinda dig it! I think this would be a great mid-weight layering piece or a stand alone.

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since you own this jacket, I was wondering if you could tell me if it is a smooth face of traditional fleece face. Also, is the interior a traditional fleece? or is is somthing else.
and then my last question, is there a drawcord for the waist?

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