Tangwrote a review of Stoic Welder Lo Softshell - Men's on March 3, 2012
Bought this on SAC for the amazing price of $80.00, and I have to say, it has performed in every way imaginable, with a few quirks. I bought it in June, 2011, so I decided I wouldn't review it until it spent a season ice climbing, snow shoeing, and XC skiing in it. Those activities have come and gone in the Adirondacks, and i must say I was impressed with the performance. It held the wind at bay while belaying in -4 temps, and breathed well while exerting myself in 32 degree ski tours. The hood is perfect to fit over a climbing helmet, though it does droop a bit without. The Napoleon pocket is clutch for granola bars or sunglasses, and the sleeves are long enough for my 6' 4", 200 lb frame (ordered a Large.)
Two minor gripes: The hand pockets are too low for harness/hip belt wear, and the bungees that tighten the hood are too light, and awkwardly placed inside the hood with a strange place holder that makes it weird to get a perfectly custom fit.
I still think this deserves the full 5 stars because of its performance, style, and how cheap I got it. If BC fixes the two minor flaws, this will definitely be up there as a top hooded softshell.