Stoic is going the way of the dodo. It appears that it is best for Backcountry.com to focus on selling the best gear with the best guarantee.
From what I have been told, this is Stoic's last season. Having known for a while, I didn't feel right to post about a brands discontinuation until officially announced (which has yet to be seen).
I've also been told that future products will be "collaborations" with other brands, much like Backcountry.com did several years ago (IMO, the BC.com stuff blew Stoic out of the water, at least build-wise).
Stoic has one of the best designers in the game working for them, who has commented on this forum in the past. Looking forward to seeing the great things that Bill H and crew will be working on in cahoots with other brands.