Stoic Luft Hoody Insulated Sweater
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
Light, warm, cozy insulating layer. Great price.
- good fit (for me)
- loose stiching
- hood adjustments loosen
Was looking for a Mountain Hardwear Hooded Compressor, but could not find a deal, tried one of these from Backcountry at a great price.
I am 5.10, 170 lbs, athletic build and the fit of the medium size was perfect. This has fairly long arms and some have found the cuffs a little tight, but works great for me.
I would prefer the Mountain Hardwear at the same $$, as the Stoic has a lot of loose threads and a quilted design that can snag easily, but the value was outstanding.
The hood is large but adjusts down well, the draw cords will hang out a lot when you cinch it down and they tend to loosen up requiring constant adjustment, but other than that it's very warm, fits well, and fits the purpose as a light insulator. (This is made of light fabric, so it should have a shell over it for hard use or heavy precip.)
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Lightweight, packable insulation is like wearable magic on ski tours and alpine climbs, and the Stoic Luft Hoody wants to be the magic in your pack. Stoic gave the Luft 100-grams of lightweight, synthetic Cirrus insulation and a warmth-retaining hood to help you brave alpine walls and early-morning skin tracks. The Luft's 3-D ergonomic fit offers a layer-able fit that won't restrict or inhibit motion.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Like a magic elixir in your touring pack, the packable Stoic Luft Hoody Synthetic Insulated Sweater brings powerful warmth to your alpine life. Beneath the highly breathable Pertex shell fabric, the Luft boasts 100-grams of low-bulk Cirrus synthetic insulation for the chill of pre-dawn pursuits. A heat-retaining hood provides extra protection for truly brutal days, and the 3-D ergonomic fit ensures uninhibited movement when you're on the rock, trail, or skin track. Add a Luft to your kit, and you won't regret it when you're waiting for the posse to catch up with you at the summit.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version