At just seven-ounces light, the Stoic Men's Hadron Down Cardigan packs a powerful warmth-to-weight ratio that makes your other synthetic-insulated jacket look foolish in comparison. And honestly, how could your other jacket compete with the Hadron Cardigan's 850-fill goose down insulation and highly-breathable Pertex Quantum shell fabric? Stoic even gave this packable layer a 3-D ergonomic fit for supreme freedom of movement when you're touring or climbing, or even when you're whipping up a late meal at base camp.
|Center Back Length:||(large) 29.5 in|
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||highly breathable|
|Insulation:||[body] 850-fill goose down|
|Material:||[shell] Pertex Quantum|
|Recommended Use:||skiing, ski touring, camping|
|Weight:||(large) 7 oz|
This is a great layering piece. For the sale price, I don't think that there's anything better. The construction is solid, the fill is uniform and the fit is about right. I'm 6'1" and have a long torso and arms and aside from slight bagginess in the body, the large fits great. The elastic wristbands are a bit odd at first but I ended up really liking them, though they are a little tight even on my narrowish wrists. I love the purple color and the pertex fabric. I wore this as my only insulating layer on a three day through hike in the Olympic National Forest. Being a rain forest, the weather was wet, and because our summer started so late here, I was in snow for one of the days and near the snow level on another. Even with temps into the low thirties, gusting winds and a lot of ambient moisture, as well as pouring rain, the jacket kept me plenty warm with just an OR Helium rain jacket over the top of it. I absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a good insulating piece. It performed great even in some of the worst wet weather circumstances you're likely to come across short of a tropical storm.
This jacket is amazingly light. I love it. Feels like nothing, and puffs up well. This is my first down jacket and I know I made the right choice. The Medium fits great for my 6'0" 160lb frame. I've worn it in temps down to single digit F. People complain about the cuffs, but I love them. Sure they're snug, but that's what makes them so good (They'll stretch anyway, get over it). The online color rendering is a little different than reality, but the colors are a little more subdued, so that's a plus. Oh, and the price? Great! I definitely enjoyed not paying $200 for something used 1/4 of the year. Best part is the surprise hidden on left side chest, a zippered pocket, which is an amazingly simple yet convenient feature. However, when putting on the jacket, my hand tends to get snagged under the pocket. Do I care? Not at all!
This thing is so warm, I've been wearing it for the past two weeks in the negatives and the 20s and teens, and it's been great. The only real downside is that it's a pullover, which can be a bit annoying sometimes trying to wrangle myself into it. As others have said, the cuffs are unusually tight, which is nice when snowboarding it and wearing it under a shell, but is a bit annoying when wearing it on its own. I'll probably just end up cutting the cuff elastic and replacing it with something looser. I also hope that Stoic will make this again next year with a full zip, as that would make it more convenient as with their down vest which I also own.
I'm 6'2" and hover around ~180 pounds.
I ordered the large and it fit pretty well. Loose in the chest and close to being to short in length. At first the length bothered me, but it's perfect for fitting underneath the shell.
The colors really aren't that bad, I actually really like the orange.
I had to return it however. I don't carry the warmest sleeping bag ever so that it's easier to carry on my bike. I'm looking for a warmer jacket to make up for the fact that my bag is too short. This one's great if all you're doing in it is wearing it around camp and being active.
I bought last years model on sale, and have to say that I love it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the arms were a little narrow, but overall it is not a major concern. I have taken this on a 6 night hike in the sierras this last summer, where temperatures at Mt. Whitney were in the high 30's, and this jacket did the trick...though I did have a couple of layers of shirts underneath. really happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone.
I love the packability of this, I'm a night time city bike rider, and I can peel this layer off once I get warm enough from pedaling and it fits into my medium novara under seat bag... It's nice to not have to freeze through the first bit o ride, or have to carry a pack for shed gear.
It is not an around the town piece though, way to crunchy sounding and the purple is way to shiny for me to pull off in any social situation.
I LOVE Stoic products! Especially the jackets, so when I was looking for a lightweight down jacket for a backpacking trip I have coming up, this jacket fit the budget and the needs of being lightweight, compressible, and warm! Thanks Stoic! Keep up the great gear! Youre the best!
I love this puffy! As a base layer under a shell, or as an external layer on a warmer day this gets the job done at a great price. Havent been cold yet this year and have been out on some 2 deg. F days.
This jacket is lightweight and compresses down really small! Throw it in your pack and forget about it! Pull it out when it gets cold and throw a shell over it when it starts raining and blowing and stay warm! :)
Super light and compressable. I got the green color. Definitely kind of bright. I am afraid if I drop it in the outfield, I may never find it again. But, it'll be perfect for St. Patty's Day!
I really like this jacket for a couple of reasons. For one it is very warm and for two it is very light. That said, it has a big flaw for me, the elastic cuffs at the wrist are too tight and the stretch material itself feels like sandpaper against my skin. It seems like it should have been nixed in favor of a softer stretchier fabric. I am 6' and 170lbs so maybe a large would have fit better in the wrist but the medium is perfect everywhere else. So, as with all gear that is uncomfortable for me, it goes in the loaner/girlfriend bin. Stoic was really close to making a perfect jacket.