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Sometimes all you need to stay warm is a little extra insulation around your core, and that's exactly what the Stoic Men's Luft 60 Vest delivers. Nylon shell material and low-bulk synthetic insulation keeps this vest lightweight and highly packable, making it ideal for backpacking in the fall or ski touring in the winter. Underneath your storm shell, this vest acts as an insulating layer, and when worn alone, its highly wind-resistant side panels give you an additional measure of weather protection not offered by other similar vests.

  • Polartec Wind Pro side panels block cold wind from stealing away your body heat
  • 60-gram Cirrus synthetic insulation provides ample warmth, maintains its insulating properties even when wet, and compresses easily
  • Pertex Quantum lining breathes away excess moisture so you feel comfortable even if you're working up a sweat
  • 3-D Ergonomic Construction offers a fit that's close, while still allowing room for light layers underneath
  • Backcountry.com is the exclusive US distributor for Stoic products
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Nice Vest

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I've had this vest several weeks now and overall I like it. It's very lightweight, has a good warmth to bulk ratio and it looks good too. I purchased it when it was 50% off ($59) and for that price I'm happy, although I think I would have been a little disappointed had I paid full price. I wear it alone sometimes or it fits nicely under a shell. I'm 6'1", 175 lbs and size Medium fits me well. It has a more athletic fit which I like.

Help, I can't get this vest unzipped...

    Not a horrible garment, light and warm, but impossible to get off when you want out. The fabric flap on the inside of the vest gets caught up in the zipper pretty much every time I unzip (or try to). It is really annoying, and a couple of times I have had to pull the vest over,my head to get it off and then work on the zipper. Not good.

    Awesome

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

    This vest is exactly what I thought/hoped it would be. The perfect mid layer for ski touring, in my opinion. Total freedom of movement combined with the perfect amount of warmth. Breathes pretty well to boot. I even wear it to work and on flights. Come to think of it, I've worn it at the very least to let the dog out every day since November. Solid work, Stoic. Cheers.

    Warmth, Not Weight

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I don't have an exact weight, but it's light, real light...like insulated with clouds light.



    It doesn't have the compressibility of a down piece, but it does it's job by keeping that core nice and toasty.



    Lightweight base layer, Patagonia R1, this vest, and a shell kept me warm and dry in the negative temps a few weeks ago. It was 2 F at the car...



    5'9" 150lbs - Size M

    I am looking for something for aerobic...

    I am looking for something for aerobic activities in cold conditions--so something that provides a little bit of warmth, but not too much. Do you think this vest would be suitable?

    Allison,

    Personally I try to avoid too much insulation with my running clothes, even in cold conditions, because I don't want to overheat and then get frigid from the sweat. A little insulation and some windblocking are good, but too much insulation could ruin an otherwise awesome trail run.



    The Stoic Luft 60 Vest employs 60g Cirrus insulation and would be pretty toasty on a run. I would primarily recommend using this vest for skiing or hiking, but it could be useful on less intense runs where you aren't expecting to get your body heat up to much.



    As more aerobic appropriate alternatives, I would recommend looking at the Icebreaker Blast Vest, the Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest, the Arc'teryx Incendo Vest, or the Marmot Stride Vest.