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Your supremely comfortable go-to fleece for alpine exploration.

Knock Ullr's chilling attitude down a peg or two while wearing the toasty-warm and breathable Stoic Women's Breaker Fleece Hooded Jacket. Light, breathable, and toasty-warm, this jacket cuts weight from your pack and plays nice with your other layers. Polartec Wind Pro fends off light moisture and gnarly wind to protect your core from the cold, and the soft fabric makes this a comfy choice for on the mountain or around town. Stoic’s 3-D ergonomic construction fits your body like a champ so you can pack this midlayer for everything from spring tours to autumn bouldering sessions.
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5 5

Seems great

we got this for the mother-in-law and she loves it. i wouldn't say she's hard on it, so i can't speak to the durability. but she said it provided the right amount of warmth for cool autumn days (or normal days in ireland right now), and did a good job of blocking the wind. looks like it would be a good cold weather aerobic outer layer as long as there wasn't any precipitation. fits fairly close so i think it would make a good mid layer too. the arms seem a bit long but it didn't bug her at all. it also is true to sizing.

my wife says it looks cute on her, but i tend to not refer to my wife's mother as cute...

cinching cord tears out

cinching cord tears out

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Totally bummed this happened - it happened after a week or two of getting it - you can see that one pulled out (top - tore evenly) while the other is still in - the way it feels it seems as if it's an issue with the grommet or however the grommet is installed.

3 5

Great hardfleece but already problems

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I picked this up because I love wearing fleece but when tackling 4000 footers in the NH whites it gets WINDY. I rarely need much insulation when moving because of the energy I am exerting so this is perfect because it cuts the cold, provides a good amount of insulating, without overdoing it.

The fit is VERY flattering, the hood is cute and small (not going to fit over a helmet).

One downside is the lack of thumbholes - gaaah I LOVE thumbholes - Sure it's a jacket but still! Maybe I'll just have to make my own in it... wish they had them - especially if they were the thumbholes that lay flat and still prevent wind ... maybe in the next version? Just a thought...

I say it runs true to size - and by that I mean it runs true to STOIC size - IE - it runs small but is consistent with other stoic products.

One big problem though - one of the grommets for the cinching cord at the bottom tore right out from the liner. Total bummer and the only real sign of poor design on this jacket. I really don't like there being a hole in my pocket.

4 5

New favorite fleece

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Listen, this isn't your typical fleece material. You know, the kind that gets grungy and gross looking after a wash or two. This is more of a warm lightweight jacket. The colors (Dark Jade/Agave) are totally rad together and the fit couldn't be anymore perfect. Great for layering a little or a lot. Not too tight, not too loose, and a length that's sure to keep your stomach covered when you're reaching for your next hold on the rock face. I ordered a Small, the typical size for this 5'7" 125lb lady. Do yourself a favor and get one before they go out of stock. Only qualms here... a bit pricey, don't ya think? Didn't stop me from buying it, though.

5 5

So one time I had this awesome jacket..

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket is my kind of jacket! The fleece is pretty warm, it layers well, and for someone like me who's got some serious assets right in front it stretches and zips up like a dream! I got this in a large and even a year later I still wear this fleece. I've worn this on the mountain in a snow storm with a shell on it, and I wear this downtown. Most versatile jacket ever, and it seems pretty true to size. To keep it nice and in good condition I use Nikwax to wash.

5 5

nice fleece

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've bought this fleece for my girlfriend and she tends to like it.
It's warm, blocks wind and doesn't looks like a bag.
Despite some other comments, the material doesn't peel after several washes. So other than price tag I can't see any flaws in this fleece.

4 5

great midweight fleece

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I love this sweater! It is very soft and warm. I haven't used it in the coldest weather but on a chilly CA night, it kept me very warm. I'm 5"1 and 130 pounds and I got a size small. I think it fits perfect. The only problem with the sweater is the pilling at the seams which others have mentioned in their reviews. This happened after only one or two wears. It's mostly on the inside seams of the arm sleeves so not entirely noticeable. I deducted one star for this. I like that it has a drawstring on the inside of the pockets to adjust the size around the bottom of the sweater. A little pricey but so far I think it's worth the purchase. Additionally, I experienced amazing customer service from Backcountry. There was a miscommunication with the shipment of my sweater, and they handled it promptly and efficiently.

2 5

Seemed great but didn't last long at all

I bought a stoic jacket hoping that the sleeve length would work for my gangly arms. I was spot-on with that guess. I'm 5' 9", 136 lbs, 34- 28- 36 and for those body dimensions the fit was GREAT. What I was really disappointed with was how long this jacket lasted (or not). It's only been a couple of months of MILD use- no hiking/ camping/ climbing and the end of the cinch cord around my waist is torn out of my pocket. I've washed it once and the inside material is pilled. Just not the quality I expected. Sad.

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I have the same problem with mine - and this happened within a few days of trying it out.

5 5

I have three of these jackets

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

Like the title, I have three of these jackets and if there were more colors I would have more. I wear this jacket all the time. It is soft on the inside and repels light rain and wind on the outside. I live in ND where it can get very cold and windy. I wear this jacket on the 15 degree and above days with a few layers underneath and I am very comfortable. I wear it all summer too on the cooler days. I am 5'1" 110 with athletic build and wide shoulders and I bought a medium so I could layer underneath and fits great because of the drawstring at the bottom. I tried on a small and had some room but the medium gave me more options without looking too big or frumpy. I have washed them multiple times including one that I have had for a few years now and still looks brand new!

5 5

awesome jacket

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very warm; nice, flattering fit; in light drizzle water beads up so it is water resistant. Love the high collar and hood can snuggle around back of neck to keep warm even without putting hood over head. Had some problems with 3 - 4 inch pieces of thread hanging from the stitching. DON"T pull them off, snip off. Hope there is no raveling. Overall a very attractive, warm functional jacket.

5 5

stylish AND functional!

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

well done stoic! this fleece is not only super cute, but also incredibly functional. i would say its one of my favorite items of clothing and has definitely been put through the wringer. after a year of washing and wearing this jacket, the outside looks identical to when i bought it. if you look at the the inside fleecy side, you can notice some wear, but its still super soft and not even really pilling. and besides, no one ever sees the inside!

like most stoic stuff, it runs a little smaller (and longer) than other companies, but that's one of the things i love about their stuff. i'm 5'5", 110ish lbs and the XS is perfect. its fitted, but i can still put some layers underneath it if necessary. i also dig the fact that the sleeves and torso are cut a little longer and the neck is super high. the fabric itself does a decent job of blocking wind and repelling water, but it's still a fleece so don't expect miracles.

also, this fleece does a magnificent job of repelling pet fur which is a major plus in our household.

its kind of spendy, but if have the money or, better yet, find it on sale, it's a great piece to have around.

5 5

good stuff

I love this jacket. The fit makes it a great layering or stand-alone jacket, and the fleece lining is a great touch (especially with the fleece in the pockets). It is surprisingly water-resistant, warm, and very comfortable.

5 5

Wear it everywhere

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This fleece is a great coat for the price for spring/fall weather when it's not too windy. The sugarlite color looks great and the fit is perfect on me, even in the shoulders. I like coats that are tailored and not bulky which is exactly how this coat fits. I bring this coat with me everywhere.

5 5

My go-to fleece

I love this fleece! It is very soft, comfortable and warm. It does seem to snag a little easy, and for me the arms are long so I have to roll them up.

4 5

Great fit, just don't snag it

Got this jacket before a trip to Peru and it was pretty great. I really like the feel and the fit. Zips fine over a larger chest and plenty of room in the shoulders. The sleeves are long and cover well past my wrist with no thumb holes, not a problem for me but it might bug some people. Kept me warm while moving but not while stationary in the wind off the mountains. It has lots of stretch but holds its shape well. Unfortunately, after hiking through mountains and ruins the seams got some pretty gnarly pulls. Even though the shell itself didn't snag, the material used for the stitching caught on every bit of exposed velcro, branches, and rough boulders. So far the seams are holding up, but I'm hoping that holes don't develop. Also, the ceramic/chartreuse jacket is more seafoam than turquoise. I love this jacket with the exception of the seams catching on everything (literally, everything).

Great fit, just don't snag it
5 5

Cutest Jacket I Own

I got this in Sugilite/Ceramic and I get so many compliments on the fit and color. I'm 5'1" , 120 pounds, and the Small fits perfectly everywhere (I didn't have a problem with the shoulders like others have). This stands up well to wind and is great in light rain. The waist cinches and there is a little hidden chest pocket on the inside. This is surprisingly warm for a 200 weight and I'm absolutely in love.

5 5

Stretchy Fleece is the best

This Stoic jacket is much more of a fleece hoodie than anything, but met my expectations. It is my favorite winter-hiking mid layer, and also my favorite climbing hoodie & is good for really cold weather running. Its packable and light and cozy... keeps you warm even when your base layer is damp. It also serves as great insulation under a shell; does not impede movement.

I ordered this jacket after happily owning 2 powerstretch fleece hoodies. So far this hoodie does offer more wind resistance than regular power stretch fleece. It also seems to have a bit more rigidity to it, but is still stretchy enough to move around.

The fit is average for outdoor clothes, and runs a little bigger than my Stoic tees (Mediums - loose fit). I am 5'4" athletic build (bigger shoulders/arms, small waist/mid section, have hips), and am usually a small in most tops, and this fits perfectly in a size small- I can layer under it (a longsleeve flannel shirt) - and it doesn't feel/look bad. It is not at all bulky, rather form-fitting and is long enough (hits below hip, about mid-butt). Also, there is a sweet inside pocket.

For the down side, as previously mentioned - Velcro will snag this hoodie, but I can say that about all of my powerstretch fleeces. Also, it is not a shell - so it wont really act like one.

I was expecting the color to be blinding (ceramic), but it is a more subdued turquoise, with chartreuse accents. I really do love it - fun & different pallet of colors.

I would live in this thing if I could.

5 5

Great for around town or on the mountain

MMy girlfriend uses this all the time. It's her go-to jacket for around town or when we're going up for an afternoon climb. She loves the sleeves because they are long enough she can partially tuck her hands into them when it’s a little cold out. She wears a small and with Stoic's form-fitting athletic fit she looks great while adventuring outside! Pockets are deep and are very warm. While not completely windproof it does great in breathability and layering. Throw a hardshell over this jacket and "do it for the story" because you'll be comfortable for sure!

Great for around town or on the mountain
2 5

All show but no go

I bought this for my gf for xmas and after several days it has lost its glow. The left side hood-adjusting-bungee snapped when she tried to adjust the hood. Also, i had my shell on top of her jacket in the car for a few hours and the velcro from my jacket tore up the seams and materrial of her stoic and it looks really worn in some spots, especially the seams (1 week old!). Besides that, it is not "toasty warm" as described; its not warm at all. If she had one main complaint about this jacket, it is that it does not keep you warm even in cool temps 50F.

She loves the color, but has declared it impractical. Returning to BC in t-minus 3, 2, 1.

Is this strictly a layering in piece or...

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Is this strictly a layering in piece or can it be used as a top layer to wear around town as a light jacket or on the hill for spring skiing? From the comments it sounds like a layering piece, I'm looking for more a light jacket that can be worn over other layers to cruise to the apre spot in or rock for spring days.

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This would sit in my book as a layering and non wet/windy day outer garment. I would at least use a light soft shell over this if it is being used for generally wetter spring skiing.

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actually, it's made with polartec windpro, so it's fine to use as an outer layer. however, it will not be sufficient in stormy weather. wear it by itself on nice but cool days, and layer it under a shell on stormy days.

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