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You set fire to the skin track and beat your touring buddies to the summit. Bust out the Stoic Men's Hadron Down Anorak and hunker down with the warmth of 850-fill goose down while you wait. Pull the insulated hood over your head and let the elastic wrist gaiters keep chilly drafts from creeping up your sleeves until the group arrives. Highly-packable Pertex Quantum shell fabric allows this jacket to stash easily inside your pack (packs down to the size of a water bottle) and makes it extra-breathable so you'll feel comfortable, not stifled, beneath this warm, mountain-bred anorak.

  • 3-D Ergonomic Construction gives this jacket an active, athletic fit that won't ride up or expose your skin to the cold, paying particular attention paid to range of motion of the arms and chest
  • Kangaroo pocket gives you a place to tuck your hands without fumbling around with zippers
  • Pack this jacket into the pocket in order to make an alpine pillow when you're cold-weather camping
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So good!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

So it has been a few years now and I still love this jacket! I hear it most days when it is chilly to moderately cold. It has the perfect temperature rangel, it is durable, light weight, stylish. Who ever designed this did a VERY good job. I would buy it again if it were still in production. This has been one of best jackets I have owned, I have taken it around the world. BC don't give up on this!

So good!

Simply. Awesome.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs large

This has been to mountain peaks, layered under my jacket on a 5000km motorcycle trip, used as a pillow in my hammock, and lounging around in the wet coastal air. I love it. I bought the cardigan version as well and layered them a few times when needed. I bring both in my pack for emergency and have lent it to more than one frozen camper.

It's sewn through, so doesn't have the best insulation possible but has always met my needs. It's super light, and compared to similar offerings, priced well.

I'm looking forward to getting the new Goat version down the road but will miss the cuffs. Rest well my Stoic friend!

Simply. Awesome.

Value warmth

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

Light, warm, packs relativity small, can be used as a pillow and your hands will thank you for getting the kangaroo pocket while others are wearing gloves and blowing on their hand to stay warm. So far it seem durable even with heavy use.

It's Perfect!

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

I always wanted a Patagonia, but when I saw this thing come on sale last year I couldn't justify paying the extra money for the Patagonia and I'm glad I didn't!

The waist cinch and the tight wrists are a huge bonus. Packs up super tiny, great for a warmth layer between climbs or during breaks while ski touring.

Not a bad word to say about this jacket!

Oh man, this thing is sweeeet.

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

For context, I live on Baffin Island, and this is my Summer coat. It has answered the call for a light down hoody. It's light as a feather, packs down to the size of a thick PB&J, cuts the wind with aplomb, and even handles a bit of misty drizzle. The wrist cuffs are almost tight enough to cut off some blood flow (no drafts creeping in...ever), but the kangaroo pocket is well positioned and folding your hands together inside couldn't be warmer. Waist cinch is great, and the size is spot on; the L fits my 6'2" 175lbs frame perfectly with an athletic cut and just enough room to comfortably add a layer under or over. Sleeve length fits 34-35". I have the Midnight/Agave and colors are as pictured. At first I thought the snaps would let the breeze in but they don't and they let you lose some heat if needed. The hood is fine, think loose scuba. Overall, solid build quality and I couldn't be happier. I throw my MH Chockstone over it for a ultra light, warm combo with added wind and rain protection. You could do the same with any UL shell.

Bottom line - Looking for a killer light down hoody? Look no further.

Awesome Down

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I did some research and a lot of comparing before I bought this down. I've had it over a year now and have not been disappointed at all. On my scale my medium weighs 7oz which is the same as an empty Nalgene. I bring it on almost all overnight trips in the Cascades. In winter it works great for layering/belays but is usually too warm for any athletic activity especially with the hood up. It easily fits into Sea to Summit's 2L dry bag for clipping to your harness. The pertex quantum fabric sheds liquids quite well and is quite strong for it's weight. I thought the lack of a zipper might be a drawback, but with the buttons unsnapped it easily pulls over with a helmet on. Perhaps not as stylish as other brands but it's pretty high on lightweight function.

Light and warm

    I'm a jacket whore but it HAS to have a hood. I've been eyeing the Hadron Cardigan, but couldn't bring myself to buy it because it didn't have a hood. Needless to say I got super excited when I say this one!

    It's warm and compacts pretty small and will be an excellent jacket to stuff in my drysack while canyoneering. I also found out that is is sort of reversible!

    It's "sort of reversible" because it's essentially the same on the inside as out. There are two major differences

    1) if it's reversed, your kangaroo pocket is now on the inside, you don't get two.

    2) the inside chest pocket is now outside. The stitching on it is not finished like it would be for an external pocket - (think front pocket on your jeans) but it's not really noticeable.

    It's totally functional either way, but the finished details make it only "sort of reversible" in an aesthetic way.

    After Gila Wilderness

      So, a few weeks ago I had the privilege to go into the Gila backcountry for a week. I took only this jacket on the trip for warm weather gear. The weather at night (the coldest part of the day of course) got down to the mid 20s. It was a bit chilly but was not unbearable. Near the fire it was great. So, what I found was that this jacket would be great in mid 30s to 40s, getting into the 50s it is un-needed. I hope this review helps you folks get a little jist of this jacket. Also, in addition, I did rip the jacket on a branch, so it isn't as tear proof.

      Extremely packable and warm for camp use

        I wore a synthetic puffy while hiking during the day (moisture was a constant on the AT in February), but immediately switched to this in camp. It is amazingly warm for its weight and bulk - shake it out of the stuff sack and you're good to go. I was initially turned off by the very tight wrist-sleeves, and even put tennis balls in them to try to stretch the elastic, but in the field they weren't uncomfortable, just very snug. A velcro or snap closure would be a good addition, though. Nice roomy hood...I'm 73", 175 lb, and XL fit well.

        Like it

          I was looking for a lightweight but warm jacket, and this jacket has met my expectations. I'm 6'5, 170lbs, and got the xl to make sure the sleves would be long enough, which they are. It's not baggie on me, and there is plenty of room for layers and movement. A large would probably have fit too even in the sleves. The cuffs felt very thight at first, but they either streched or I got used to them and are not an issue now.

          Roche'd Into Hadrons!!!

          In the fall of '12 nearly two dozen hammockers met at Big South Fork for a 4 day outing. Roche (in the classic grey color) had one. We all were smitten (by the Hadron) and had to have one!

          When many of those alumni met again in the winter of '13 at Savage Gulf nearly a half dozen had been Roche'd!

          In this shot, Spamburgler, Roche, Ftroop, Poof & Medicine Man. (Emcee was sporting one also, but he was four miles ahead looking for his Ti tool...

          It remains to be seen if several of the rookies from this trip will be Roche'd into their own Hadrons...???

          Roche'd Into Hadrons!!!

          Since this is a successful product , why or when will you bring it back?

          Luis, Stoic is on its way out from Fortunately we are still trying to offer an in house brand, just with the Goat and named well Hoping to see something very similar to this in our warehouse for the winter months but, no guarantees unfortunately.

          If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call!

          Bill Porreca


          Hmmmm. The Stoic website lists this product...

          Hmmmm. The Stoic website lists this product as being 750 fill and .9 pounds. The biggest issue is - what is the actual weight?

          Their site -

          How many grams/oz of 850 fill do they use...

          How many grams/oz of 850 fill do they use in this jacket?

          Last season's edition had 2.3oz for the anorak (hood), 2.0oz for the cardigan (no hood). As far as I can tell, the only change this season compared to last was the color, so those weights should still be applicable. Backcountry customer service should be able to confirm these specs if you contact them.

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          The Stoic Hadron down midlayer is so perfect...

          The Stoic Hadron down midlayer is so perfect that I would buy it right now, but for one fatal flaw. It seems that when wearing this under a shell it would be very difficult to cool off during a climb since I would have to take off the shell, then the Hadron anorak, then put the shell back on. Why not design this with a full front closure, zip or snaps, so it could be opened up to dump heat as needed?

          I'm 6'1 180 athletic build. I'm looking...

          I'm 6'1 180 athletic build. I'm looking for a down jacket that I only need one base underneath.. not a "poofy"fit.. a slim fit, I suppose.

          Is Anaorak for me? If so, could I order the Med and be happy or would it be too small?

          Is the Men's Stoic Hadron Down Anorak a...

          Is the Men's Stoic Hadron Down Anorak a waterproof and/or water resistant jacket? If so, which one is it?

          I'm 6' 3", 195 lbs. with 36' sleeves. ...

          I'm 6' 3", 195 lbs. with 36' sleeves. Will the large size fully cover my arms?

          Ok. I just got mine and it looks awesome....

          Ok. I just got mine and it looks awesome. How am I supposed to get it stuffed into it's own pocket? It just doesnt make sense to me. For example, won't at least the back of the jacket be outside of the pocket?


          Does this have a draw string around the...

          Does this have a draw string around the hood to cinch it down tight around your face?

          How well would this work as a belay parka...

          How well would this work as a belay parka over all layers?

          Work, yes, but be wary of the fabric rubbing on rocks or your rope. It's not as durable as your average puffy. Also, the anorak may interfere with your harness. Bill's suggestion to size up is spot on if you plan on putting it on over other layers.

          That said, for relatively mild conditions, the Hadron will disappear into your gear like no other. It's so light, you won't even notice it's there until you need it.

          How would this work under a shell? Would...

          How would this work under a shell? Would the hood bulk up too much to be comfortable while active???

          Has anybody packed this into a stuff sack?...

          Has anybody packed this into a stuff sack? I am trying to find the smallest practical size so as to not add any additional weight. I was thinking 4L or smaller.

          How much down fill does this have? (size...

          How much down fill does this have? (size M)

          Anyone know if the "vintage" color, is the...

          Anyone know if the "vintage" color, is the same as the zipper on the vest? AKA purple? Thanks!