Stoic Vaporshell 69% off
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Doug L
(mothermenke) - F

Locale: Upstate NY
Stoic Vaporshell 69% off on 08/08/2012 21:56:40 MDT Print View

Not a bad price for a "poor man's eVent" rain jacket:

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-vaporshell-jacket-mens


btw free 2 day shipping on orders over $50

Edited by mothermenke on 08/08/2012 22:40:24 MDT.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Stoic Vaporshell 69% off on 08/08/2012 22:32:51 MDT Print View

Jacket @ $40 (with some 1,200 in stock) and 14 oz, Anorak at $83 (and 1,400 in the warehouse) at 13oz, and the pants for $60 (900 in stock) at 10.75oz.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
vaporshell on 08/09/2012 13:09:41 MDT Print View

I believe I remember reading that this was not the same material as the one that was tested previously in the SotM, correct?

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: vaporshell on 08/10/2012 01:13:34 MDT Print View

Where did you read that, Brett?

Backcountry's website leads me to believe it is the same.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
here on 08/10/2012 08:29:59 MDT Print View

I thought I read it here on BPL after the breathability report came out.

Edited by bpeugh on 08/10/2012 08:33:23 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: here on 08/10/2012 08:54:29 MDT Print View

Same material only the specs changed to present a more realistic waterproof level. At one time it was a HH of something like 64000 mm but has been refined to 28000 mm, the same as 3 ply eVent. Different testing yields different results. Whatever you do, if you want to layer in, size up.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
What Color? on 08/10/2012 09:26:20 MDT Print View

Unsure what color to get. I was thinking maybe the orange, so I could be seen/found by my buds when in the rain/fog. I have a navy GoLite, but was thinking about different options.

Dena Kelley
(EagleRiverDee) - M

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
RE "What Color" on 08/10/2012 16:05:44 MDT Print View

You'll get different responses to that, because some folks like natural earth tones to blend in or to "stealth camp" but I'm a fan of orange for my shell layer. Earth tones, black, and even blue do a pretty decent job of blending in with the environment. Orange does not and can be seen from a long distance away.

Matt Allen
(zeroforhire) - MLife
nice deal on 08/13/2012 10:06:52 MDT Print View

get an extra 10% off through mr. rebates. PM me if you want my invite code.

Fantastic jacket.

Derek Kind
(berethorn)
Vaporshell jacket on 08/13/2012 13:26:58 MDT Print View

When added to the cart, the price of the men's Vaporshell Jacket is $62.95. The only place where I see $39.95 is in the color/size option dropdown. Is the sale over?

Matt Allen
(zeroforhire) - MLife
interesting on 08/13/2012 13:30:55 MDT Print View

may have been a price mistake. Hope they fill my order.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Vaporshell jacket on 08/13/2012 20:19:21 MDT Print View

Price went up. The Stoic prices have been fluctuating day-to-day.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
pit zips? on 08/14/2012 09:25:28 MDT Print View

Is it me or does it have pit zips now?

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
Vaporshell on 08/14/2012 09:55:07 MDT Print View

I ordered mine last Wednesday, and paid $39 for it. It arrived yesterday, and it does have pit zips.

I'm 5'10" and 160lbs, and fit of the size large is almost perfect (a little snug on my broad, bony shoulders).

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Vaporshell on 08/14/2012 10:04:19 MDT Print View

4 of us ordered. I haven't received mine yet but was told to size up if you want to layer at all. Normally I wear an XL in everything but went XXL. This jacket is an absolute steal!!!

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
$$ Up on 08/15/2012 07:07:08 MDT Print View

Great. I dragged my feet, and it's now back up to $63. Burn...

Anyone have a coupon code?

Edited by joegeib on 08/15/2012 07:09:49 MDT.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
the biggest is too tight on 08/16/2012 13:13:58 MDT Print View

Got mine today but it is tight across the shoulders and around the armpits with a XXL. I am only 6'5" and 235#s.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: the biggest is too tight on 08/16/2012 13:54:52 MDT Print View

Thanks for sharing Brett - I am 4" shorter and about 20lbs less and ordered the XXL as well. From what I had read, a size up is definitely in order. Do they make an XXXL or is there even such a thing?

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
- on 08/16/2012 15:23:37 MDT Print View

nope, stops at xxl. oh well, back to the tumalo

oliver hulland
(oli_h)
Vaporshell thoughts on 08/16/2012 17:00:00 MDT Print View

I jumped at this even though I probably don't need another jacket. I'm 6"3' and 200 (and most of my weight is in my legs) and the L is snug, but very comfortable. I'm actually surprised it fits as well as it does as I have longish arms and a very long torso. Were the sleeves any longer, they'd be too long. As it is, they're great.

I wanted something for warmer months as I have a Patagonia Hardshell for the winter. I wore the Vaporshell jacket the day I got it as we had a massive thunderstorm and I needed to put away the chickens, and found it to be very comfortable. My first thought was that it didn't sweat like my Patagonia or my Marmot. The build is excellent, and the fabric feels tough. With that being said, I've never owned any Arcteryx gear, so I can't comment on that debate.

As far as breathability, it felt very comfortable even in a warm torrential downpour. The hood is also adequately sized.

For those interested in ordering one of these jackets, I would heartily recommend ordering a size up if you plan on layering. Otherwise you should expect a fairly slim fit jacket. I got it in Silt/Grenadine after waffling a bit on color, but am very pleased. The red accent is a nice touch on what would be a fairly plain brown jacket.

The last thing to remember with this jacket is that there are no pockets except one located on the chest. This isn't a big deal for me, but it might bug a few others out there.