- February 11 2012
This fleece is some sort of alien technology. The second I put it on I feel 10 degrees warmer. I have had synthetic insulated jackets in the past like the MH Compressor or OR Neoplume and I must say that this performs comparably. My only qualm with this is that it is sort of heavy. My XL weighs in at roughly 23 ounces. It doesn't compress as well as synthetic fill jackets, however it is much more forgiving in regard to snags or wayward embers. It dries quickly, and has 2 side hand pockets that are tall enough (the pocket goes from the waistband to the upper chest area) to hold a Nalgene Silo (48 oz.) Highly recommended.
- January 25 2012
I am 5'7" 165 with 42 inch chest - athletic build with long arms. Ordered Large and fits me perfect. Not much room to spare but not tight either and fits over mid or heavy weight base layer without issue. Great for layering. Great collar, super soft & very comfortable - people love touching it.
- December 21 2011
Like Monkey Like Son
Great jacket - my son liked it so much that I bought him one and he's getting "where did you get that cool, soft jacket" all over the sunny southwest. Like a lot of Mountain Hard Wear tops, the body & the sleeves are a littel long, but I like it that way. Just as long as you know, going in, what you're getting. If you happen to have short arms (short sleeve length) you may be disappointed.
- December 1 2011
Best fleece around!
Just like everyone else says... this is a great fleece jacket. It is very soft and very warm. Being a fleece, it is obviously not supposed to be wind or water proof. But it works great as a base layer. I am 6ft - 175lbs, and the large fits me perfectly with probably an extra inch in the sleeves. It has that nice trim, athletic fit and feel. Basically, I would say it is worth every penny of the price tag. It is an investment, but you will not find a BETTER fleece for the price! Just buy it! You will never be able to let it go.
- November 26 2011
Like wearing your favorite blanket!!
This is the most comfortable jacket you can own. Very lightweight yet super warm. Expensive for a fleece but I will wear this thing anytime I can because it is so darn comfortable! Roomy pockets and comfortable form fitting cuffs. It is not windproof but is resistant to most cool breezes. Can get a little warm because it is wind resistant when the temperature rises. Some reviews said it runs small so I ordered an XL but I found it to run true to large. A large would probably fit me better but I won't take it off long enough to exchange it..