Stoic Luft Down Sweater
0.9 lb / 408 g
30D Pertex Microlight
750-Fill down (Body), 100 g Cirrus synthetic insulation (Underarm panels)
Overall a great design. Quality crafted in Canada.
Fabric: 15D nylon shell w/ DWR
Fill: 750 fill power down / Primaloft One synthetic (underarms - current model uses "Cirrus" synthetic fill))
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29
Overall a great design. Quality crafted in Canada. All of the stitching is slab straight. The fit is excellent for me... moderately long sleeves. I have a 41-42 chest, and it is close to the body in a large. Definitely an active fit. It is a great layering piece, particularly underneath my GTX Pro shell.
It is true to its retail description, a technical layer with inner cuffs that seal out the cold and a dropped rear hem to protect the derriere. There are 6! Pockets! Fantastic for a lightweight down piece. The design of synthetic, breathable insulation in the underarms is brilliant.
My only gripe is the translucent nature of the 15D shell fabric (current model has 30D fabric and solves this problem, albeit at the expense of added weight). It allows the darker down feathers to be seen through the material, leaving it to look scotch stained.
A fantastic buy and still available for next to nothing at Backcountry.com. Get one!
Here's what other sites are saying:
As if sent from on-high to guard you during your winter quests, the Stoic Luft Down Sweater offers highly compressible, lightweight, and nigh-impenetrable protection from winter's most frigid onslaught. Contained within the highly-breathable Pertex Microlight 30D shell, 750-fill goose down powers this on-the-go oven which warms your core and arms from the freeze. Light on weight and easy to pack in a tiny corner of your trekking pack, this close-fitting, cold-crusher turns chilly days in the wild into just another day in paradise.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version