Versatile, welded, and warm for deep-winter quests.
- Highly water-resistant and highly-breathable Monolith softshell material fends off soggy snow while allowing sweaty vapors to escape from within
- Monolith softshell uses a nylon face fabric with a water-resistant laminate and on the inside a polyester bonded fleece for warmth
- High-loft fleece insulation means supreme warmth without bulk
- Fully-welded construction eliminates areas of chafing at seams, locks out the elements and gives this shell superior durability
- Four-way stretch mobility and the close-fitting, 3-D ergonomic cut dial the fit so you can crush the skin track or tackle an alpine wall with equal resolve
- 3-D ergonomic fit allows this shell to move with you with maximum mobility
- Fully-adjustable hood easily fits over a ski or climbing helmet so you can protect your head and face when a storm rolls in mid-session
- Backcountry.com is the exclusive US distributor for Stoic products
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stoic - A person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
that basically explains this jacket.
it is very warm and comfortable, and it is adjustable just about everywhere. it is good at keeping water out. the green one looks amazing.
with proper care this jacket could easily withstand many harsh conditions.
the company recommends nikwax tech wash to clean this product and nikwax softshell proof to renew the water resistant ability.
5/5 love it
About when will the green version of this jacket be back in stock?
I'm 5'11", and 130 lbs. I like jackets to have a tight, athletic fit around middle, but still want it to be long enough. What size should i get?
So I live on Baffin Island, for the geographically challenged, that's the Arctic. This jacket handles Arctic shoulder seasons really well. It's burly, it's warm, it's got nice trimmings and well planned features, it looks good and I like it.
That said - it's windproof to about 30 knots. With a thin layer under and 25°F and 30kts I was chilly standing still. Kept moving and I was ok.
It's waterproof as far as sustained (3hrs) light rain can tell - it wets out a bit in a few small places, still beads up everywhere else, but haven't found (after searching for) any wet spots on the inside - passes this test.
It's very fuzzy, almost as fluffy as a MH monkey man with the benefit of a very nice softshell on the outside. Keeps me warm below freezing w/o much wind and just a t-shirt if I'm not sitting. Wouldn't recommend for days above 60°F if you plan to be moving. This has become my go to questionable weather jacket when I walk out the door.
It is breathable, but not as much as I'd like - the hi-loft fleece combined with mesh covered pitzips keeps it from really flowing - it's not stuffy, but you do build up heat during active endeavors. Double edged sword here though - the hi-loft that might have you sweating to the top will keep all that heat in when you take a break up there in the wind.
Best feature of this jacket so far? Furry-lined hood. No more chip bag noise in my ears! Pull it up - synch it down - enjoy life again. It's silent, cozy, and feels divine.
I'm 6'2 170 Large fits well, only slightly loose. Waist goes just below my belt - sleeves between wrist and knuckles. Just what I wanted. Green is a vivd kelley green.
Bottom line: Stoic's take on the Arc'teryx Hyllus fleece. It's a solid choice to begin with and at the circa $100 price tag on S&C or Backcountry.com sale, you don't have an excuse. Pull the trigger - be happy.
5 of 5 - while it's not the perfect softshell, for the price point it's damn close.
I love the Hi-Loft Fleece (similar to Mountain Hardwear's Monkey Fur) as it is super soft and warm! I am a little sad that Stoic changed the front chest pocket to look the way it does now. I liked the previous version better, but it is still one of my favorite jackets!
Bought the jacket just before a haute trip in Europe. Customer service was awesome by BC and this one was recommended. It was a solid jacket but since I did the trip during spring conditions, it ended up being a little too warm. The fleece lining was super comfortable and and it held up well in windy and cold conditions but it was just too warm for it overall. Highly recommend the jacket as a lighter winter jacket. The armpit zips were great and zippers overall were solid.
Can't complain abit about this bad boy. It is comfy, warm and yes breathable. In the description it says the hood easily over a ski helmet? Let me check.......not so much! But I am 6'3". It seems it would work someone else if they were three or four inches shorter.
I'm 6'5", 215, got an XL and this jacket fits great. Hard finding an athletic fit jacket with long arms, thank you stoic for cutting all your items to fit taller and slimmer people. Incredibly soft on the inside with a durable shell. Great with a t-shirt underneath on cool days, or layer up on colder days with a base layer. I have bought 3, kept two and gave one to my dad. Love them, you will too, well worth the price.
I'm so glad I came back to check for a Medium in black. They were out for so long and when I chatted with them (best chat service I've ever had the pleasure to chat with, by the way), they were not expecting another shipment. A few days ago, I was procrastinating at work and decided to stop by. Lo and behold, there were 4 black mediums in stock!
In any event, this jacket is awesome and exactly what I was looking for! A relatively windproof and waterproof softshell that keeps you warm with minimal layering. I live in San Francisco where layering is a must, and this jacket is just right! Keeping me warm for the cool days and even cooler motorcycle rides (under my proper gear, of course). But I think it'll also be great when I go backpacking or camping where the nights get down 20 - 30.
I'm 5'11" and 165lbs. I got the Medium and fits just right. A bit baggy and long in the arms when the sleeves are down (see photo).
PS - Even the pockets are lined with fleece! Oh, how happy my hands were to find that out.
The first thing that I did when it came in the mail was to run the jacket under a tap to see how water resistant this jacket really is... all of the water beaded beautifully and ran right off.
The next thing that I did was to go ice climbing in 10 Degree weather. With a good baselayer this jacket kept me plenty warm belaying, and with the pit vents open it was actually breathable enough to keep me regulated even while climbing. The mobility was everything that they promised, and the hood fits very nicely over a helmet and hat.
The high loft fleece (which is fantastically fuzzy and soft) also extends all through the sleeves and the hood, which almost makes me want to wear this jacket without a shirt :P
The only thing that I am concerned about is its weight and its packability - both of these aren't great.
But then again, that's to be expected from the materials involved.
What about cycling? Hubby likes to bike to work, even in cold wet (rain/snow) weather. Would this be a good outer layer for him, maybe with just a light or medium weight base layer?
ALST, this would work but there are many cyclist specific jackets that work better because of the much longer cut in the back. Go here and take a look around, they have a huge selection.
have used this jacket for cycling on many occasions.
Pros: great choice for questionable weather and the fit is good though not cycling specific. Windproof to about 30kts, warm to well below freezing, waterproof as far as my use has taken it. Looks better than most cycling gear-especially when you get off the bike.
Cons: likely too warm. If his ride has a lot of ups and downs he'll overheat. With the elbows out the pitzips work better, but I'm feeling the heat if it's even close to 55°F with just a t-shirt under.
As "gone fishing" mentioned - realcyclist.com would be a good coice. I personally have been very happy with the Cutter eVent Jacket. Grab a size or two up from normal and add a layer if needed. eVent is better than Goretex and Cutter nailed the design.
As an Alaskan I tend to look for warmer jackets. This is the quintessential softshell to handle -20F temps for most activities with only a base layer. I have yet to take this beauty out into nature, but it has held up amazingly well so far. I took it out and played pond hockey for 2 hours straight in -15F with only a UA Cold Gear shirt on underneath and was more than warm enough the entire time. The lofted liner adds tons of warm to the jacket and I love that it is also in the hood (and how soft it is). I don't expect it to be a beast in brutal winds or the dwr to hold up forever, but that's why I have the Marmot Zion. It could be more breathable. The pit zips don't open up the liner either, so I think I'd sweat up a storm in it if I took it alpine snowshoeing in 20F+ temperatures (but I do sweat easily).
I'm 6'3", 185 lbs and the large fits beautifully but doesn't really allow for a down jacket layer underneath, although I can squeeze a UA CG shirt and a sweatshirt under it.
When this stoic welder hi reached my hand.
I just took off my Asics jacket, made by less 100-gram primaloft and the Asics is far thinner than this stoic.
Then put on the WelderHi. After several minutes, I couldn't feel as warm as the Asics does.
And then i took a careful look at the inside of this stoic, Oh, god, the sewing is too poor. The sewing alignment is not so neat or parallel, but so crooked.
Compared with my Mammut softshell jacket, the stioc's manufacturing is terreble.
Maybe it's level is in the same with Nike or Adidas or worse than them.
Have the large, fits my 6'1" and 195 frame pound perfect, keeps me warm down to the teens and shrugs off the winds. The inside is so soft I sometimes wear it around the house like a sweater. Repels dirt and water really well and has stood up to the last two months of consistent wear and travel. Still looks brand new and I am hard on my gear. Get it. Enjoy it.
This jacket is an awesome softshell.... Not a %100 windproof but if you are looking for a jacket with a little breathability, I would recommend this. It fit me pretty well in the extra large, I like it a little baggy though and like to layer. I am 160 about 5'11"
Feels great on. Very free movement.
6' 1" = Large
Great athletic fit.
For me the nly downside could be the the pit vents are alined with mesh and aren't very long. I tend to sweat on ascents and have to be careful of gear that won't let me thermoregulate generously.
I just take this jacket and a midwieght top and a strech pullover with half zip.
Over the night with 17F no wind.
I feel so good.....
I picked up this little gem off of SAC a year ago so I might have last years model but it looks the same. I'm 5'10" 195 lbs and the large fit me perfectly and gives a very athletic fit. If you plan to do any layering underneath this piece you want to size up. The fleece lining is super soft and feels great. This jacket seems to breathe pretty well and works great in 20-30 degree weather. The pit zips are awesome and I don't think that I would buy another jacket without them.