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You finally reach the ridge, and pause for a quick drink and to enjoy the view; it's magnificent, but brrr, that breeze blowing from the north is a bit chilly. Pull the Stoic Women's Thrive Luminous Jacket from your hydration pack and put it on for a little protection before you continue your run along the exposed crest trail. This super-light shell feels like nothing on, particularly because it breathes so well; at the same time it blocks the wind that—come to think of it—is continuing to build.

  • DWR treatment on the Spider Light nylon fabric sheds drizzle
  • Internal pocket holds cell phone, tunes, or other small essentials
  • Collar, back, and hem drawcords adjust your fit and keep out drafts
  • Reflective tape along front zipper enhances low-light visibility
  • Lightweight and highly compressible, the jacket packs into its own front pocket for easy transportation
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Lives up to the description

    When this jacket arrived, I was doubtful of it's capabilities due to the fact that it is EXTREMELY thin. Don't let the thinness fool you. It does exactly as it claims! I wore a long sleeve tech shirt underneath and went for a 30 degree run with slight winds. While it was cold outside, and I was comfortably cool running, I didn't feel the wind a bit! I snugged up the bungees around the waist and closed myself in. I tend to have problems with fit around the hip area but this jacket was perfect! I am 5'5 and 145 with a 32 in waist and chose to go with a women's Large. Perfect choice. The material is so packable it fit in the front pocket of my Ultraspire Surge hydration pack with no difficulty. Down to the size of a cell phone or smaller : )

    I particularly liked that the sleeves were long and there are stitches that are on each arm, around the outside bicep area. They snug up the sleeves just right and keep the jacket from shifting around when wearing a pack.

    Another feature that is really cool, or should I say warm. is that the designers decided to put a small fleece tab on the inside of the top of the zipper, so when you have it zipped all the way up, the sharp/irritating edge of the zipper doesn't rub against your chin.

    The back of the neck also has a small bungee so that you can cinch that tighter if you'd like as well.

    Overall this jacket is awesome and you can't beat the price. I would imagine that this is going to become a staple in my pack on trail runs as well as a go-to shell when I'm out and about. It can also be used when you're running errands too because it doesn't LOOK like a running specific piece of gear.

    Great Concept, Bad Fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I must be hella vain because the only reason I returned this was the cut of the jacket. It has a tiny waist then HUGE hips. I couldn't run with out my elbows hitting the extra material. The only reason I almost kept it was the price.

    Great jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I took this on a serious hike with a rain storm that left nothing dry except me. This jacket was great I stayed warm and dry underneath the jacket. Hidesight I would have gotten one with a hood like the vaporshell. I found this at an amazing price and will use it every run this winter to keep the windchill off.

    Will work

      For the sale price, it's worth it. I almost destroyed this before I ever even tried it on because in my zeal for new gear I got part of the fabric caught in the zipper and nearly made a hole. I haven't tested it on a run yet but I am hoping it is still water/windproof on that spot, although I can see where the damage is. It can't be all that durable for toting around if it almost ripped just from that! Looked good once I cinched it up in the front, the white color is translucent (which I think looks neat).

      Update: performs like a champ, keeps out rain and wind. Careful not to layer too much under it because it does add some additional warmth (doesn't quite breathe as well as I'd like, probably would not wear it in warm weather). Came back to get another for my sister and they're almost gone. Oh well.

      Pearl/Charcoal Thrive Luminous

        Absolutely love the jacket.. I can normally wear a small in jackets, but got a medium so I could layer when it's cooler. Even the medium won't allow much layering but I love the fit. I am 5'3 and 134 pounds. I am also big busted, so I would say get the next size up if you are, too. It's really great for hot, humid Texas weather or layered for cooler days. I love that it's so compact and super quiet. Backcountry ships super fast.

        Awesome - but didn't fit me

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

        I tried this one because the Houdini doesn't have pockets.

        Like Houdini, it's lightweight, waterproof enough for me (I couldn't get water to leak thru it), and self-stowing. But the Luminous has good pockets and a great reflective front zipper and I loved the translucent Pearl color. I think a hood would be better if you want this jacket for emergency rain-gear, but nice option for anyone using it for wind gear who doesn't want a flapping hood.

        The price was so great that I would have kept it, but I have broad shoulders and the jacket just doesn't allow me to bring my arms forward. "normal" women may not have this problem! Other than the shoulders, the Large was a great fit for 5'7", 36D-30-39 me. Sleeves were long enough. This jacket flares out a bit from waist to hip unlike the slim-hipped Houdini and Rab Cirrus.

        Be wary of tight waist fit

          I really WANTED to love this lightweight jacket. Sizing is the issue (I ordered 2 different sizes). It is very fitted at the waist (so you girlie girls would be perfect) and those needing long long sleeves. Would be ideal for throwing on before a race then stashing away easily or having on the trail, but fit was off (just at the waist/arms).

          Stoic jacket

            I like this jacket, light, windproof, waterproof(didn't have a chance to test it yet). I feels snug, I am medium person and have a medium size. it is very compact, can fit in a purse. Overall good quality product, fair value.

            Outside Buyer's Guide - Spring 2012

            Here's what Outside had to say about the Stoic Thrive Luminous Jacket:

            "At five ounces, Stoic's super-lightweight, see-through Thrive Luminous jacket has nice touches like hand-warmer pockets and reflective tape along the front zipper. Plus, the ovious: wind protection. The breathable, DWR-coated fabric also sheds water, which made a run through a quick downpour no problem."

            Outside Buyer's Guide - Spring 2012

            Speed Goats team jacket

              I got this jacket as part of my kit for the Wasatch Speed Goats Mountain Racing Team and I really like it. I got the clear one (that appears white in the above photo) so our logo from the shirt shows through the jacket when worn together. It is very packable, as mentioned by others, down to nearly nothing. It is very wind resistant; but offers very little warmth. I have not tested it in rain for water repellency, but with DWR finish, it should do fine in light showers. The only judgment I have is that it runs a little tight across the shoulders, so reach is impeded if you are doing activities (like biking or climbing) other than running. Overall, a great jacket.

              Speed Goats team jacket

              Super functional multi-sport piece

                I've worn this jacket a few times already- for runs and biking mostly- I love how packable it is- great for early morning runs when it's still a little damp and chilly out. It is really lightweight and nice when you need a layer to protect from wind or weather. Can't beat the price!

                Great minimal jacket

                  Got this for my wife for her early morning mountain trail runs and so far, so good. It's super lightweight and breathes well when she's heating up, looks great on, and packs away easily. Definitely a minimalist jacket, not too many bells and whistles, which is exactly what she was looking for.

                  Hi Im not sure if I should order the small...


                  Im not sure if I should order the small or extra small on this one. I am pretty tiny but do a small in a nike but an xsmall in a brooks