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    Stio

    Anyone tried Stio's apparel/gear?
    I thought it was pretty ambitious for a startup to match their price range with the company like Patagonia.
    Out of curiosity I ordered some items (though they were mostly sold out) since it was free shipping and return.
    I'll share more when I get them.

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    It's just the Cloudveil guy right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    It's just the Cloudveil guy right?
    That was another brand from Jackson?

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    correct
    Aggressive in my own mind

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    I have a few pieces; mostly non-ski. Bro deal. Good stuff but 'up there' in $. The only semi unique thing they have going is a derzi ski jacket. Not too many US manu's using that fabric (I think Trew does too).

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    I am curious about this as well. I like the dermze material... The price is a bit much in the $400 range. Kuiu rain coat is dermze is like $230. Just sucks the color is camo only. Hard to see me out shredding when im camo man.

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    I have both the Environ Jacket and Pant, both Dermizax. The quality and attention to detail are top notch, great fit comfort. Keeps the moisture out and allows for moisture to escape something I always struggled with when using Patagucci.

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    I have some sort of casual Stio jacket that I bought in Gear Swap from AxeBiker. No idea how he gets his deals, but the MSRP was over $250, and he sold it to me for $50. Great jacket, my goto for 3 season hiking, but no way would I pay full price for it.
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    Stio = steve in norwegian or gaelic or something so when we see stio jkts/gear can't help but say 'you steve?'
    Nobody else gets it but I laugh my ass off
    skid luxury

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    Stio

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I have some sort of casual Stio jacket that I bought in Gear Swap from AxeBiker. No idea how he gets his deals, but the MSRP was over $250, and he sold it to me for $50. Great jacket, my goto for 3 season hiking, but no way would I pay full price for it.
    So they're sticking with the CV prodeal plan then? Seemed to work the last couple times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    Stio = steve in norwegian or gaelic or something so when we see stio jkts/gear can't help but say 'you steve?'
    Nobody else gets it but I laugh my ass off
    You can laugh at me when you see me in March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegchoi View Post
    Anyone tried Stio's apparel/gear?
    I thought it was pretty ambitious for a startup to match their price range with the company like Patagonia.
    Out of curiosity I ordered some items (though they were mostly sold out) since it was free shipping and return.
    I'll share more when I get them.
    I picked up a couple of Stio jackets late last season on sale, one for me one for my adult son. Turned out they were not what I thought they were so they went back. Return process was a little clunky and it took quite a while to get the credit on my CC. Jacket quality seemed to be fine. Ended up with a Flylow Jacket on sale from Back Country that is stellar.

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    They have some board-pants (ala longer board-shorts)I saw awhile back I wanted to try but they were out of my size. Hope they do those again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    you should check out Freeride Systems, choi.
    You are bad.
    So bad.

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    Love the Stio. Cloudveil went down in quality after he sold.
    Only have a puffy and some fleece, but the quality is there.

    Wish I could afford or find a deal on a Stio shell to replace my crappy cloudveil.

    If you see it on clearance or discount or used, buy it. You should like it.
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    a Jackson company indeed



    Although they do make some damn fine outwear for skiing and riding, tested and designed here in the Tetons

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    My wife got me a couple of pieces for the holidays that I returned. Quality seemed great, but fit was odd. I can't imagine paying retail for that stuff though, especially not knowing how long the company may be around. The catalog sure is nice, but I'll stick with Patagucci, mostly due to repair/return policy. They just replaced a zipper for me on a jacket I got in high school (class of '89).

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    So my bazillion dollar jacket and pants came in.
    Aside the price, their fit and detail/finish is top notch.
    Very impressed with the material and what they came up with.
    These might become my favorite set for the snow.

    Although I think their fit is bit inconsistent.
    I also ordered a down sweater in same size (women's medium) and it fits really tight.
    Boyfriend ordered a down jacket (men's XXL) that was very baggy around his torso.

    Going to a small mountain in upstate New York this Sunday.
    Will be back with actual review.

    Women's Environ Jacket
    Pagoda Blue, Medium
    $425













    Women's Environ Pant
    Poseidon, Medium
    $365








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    My Stio products are very good quality (I did not pay retail $), but the price point is over the top vs. competitive products. I just don't see the value.

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    Stio

    Quote Originally Posted by esseff View Post
    My Stio products are very good quality (I did not pay retail $), but the price point is over the top vs. competitive products. I just don't see the value.
    I wish I can vouch with the great quality vs. the price.
    But it is pretty hefty price tag.
    Let's see if this set will blow my mind at the mountain.
    I do like the idea of supporting a small company with great products.

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    I like everything that I have got from Stio. Outstanding customer service if that makes a difference to you.

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    Just spoke with a customer service representative.
    It was VERY easy to talk to and she solved all the issues I had.
    (mainly shipping info changes)
    Yes, it does make a huge difference.
    I hate talking to automated voice system or some random person with thick accents I can't understand in overseas.

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    Stio gear is on par with the other big guys as far as quality in my experience. Prices are pretty steep on the retail side, and frankly, on the pro side as well. As far as comparing it to Cloudveil, the better stuff from early in CV's lifecycle would be akin to today's Stio. "New" CV stuff (post Spyder, post bankruptcy) was absolute rubbish.

    I'm about 50/50 as far as making a choice between Stio and Patagonia. It really comes down to features and colors. That said, Patagonia's warranty is unbeatable.
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    Stio

    I'm just worried the founder does the same thing again.
    Starts a great company, grows it and sells it to an equity firm.
    Firm takes over, quality drops to drop sales and the company shuts down.
    I hope this is not a repeat.

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