Stories On a trip to the Northern California coast to harvest seaweed the fleece got damp from combing water out of the fog. It has quickly become one of our favorite fleeces on and off the trail. While it is snug enough to fit around your head, it can stretch over a medium-sized helmet Mammut El Cap for reference. Final thoughts: The construction and stitching appear to be very well done. If she is not your girlfriend yet, think twice—the fuzziness may be too much for unattached women. We rarely need to break out our down jackets and honestly their primary function serves more as a pillow.
With that said, the Monkey Man Fleece is typically used as an outer layer. Layering Ability This fleece is soft and flexible enough to slide easily under a hardshell, but in a fleece-puffy-hardshell layering configuration, the more substantial cut and baggy sleeves are not as comfortable as the sleeker Patagonia R3 Hoody. I really like the stretch elastic on the wristbands and at the waist. The jacket is said to be non-piling, but I'm not so sure about that. For best results, take measurements over your underwear. However, I have noticed that these two garments create static electricity when used together; when I was putting the fleece jacket off after the hikes there was always a lot of static cling. This warm, cozy fleece features two zippered handwarmer pockets, a chest pocket, thumb loops, and a low-profile hood.
Fit is nice—not too tight in arms, etc. I ended up with a micro-climate raining on my feet and wanted the Patagonia hooded softshell. I like the stretchy cuffs so you can roll up you sleeves. Pretend you ate a sandwich yesterday. About me: Height: 6'3 Weight: 165 lbs Chest: 41 in. It has more of an athletic fit than other fleece jackets.
First things first, it… MontBell Men's Chameece Inner Jacket I wear this jacket all the time. Next, the hood is helmet compatible. Here, you'll find all the goodies you would've otherwise found at orig, including the best outdoor gear, expert advice and the most impeccable service - all within the E. I was looking forward to the contrast for visibility. Definitely could go with a medium if it wasn't so tight around the abs. Made with Polartec High Loft fleece that will keep you warm and toasty all night, it is a great option that is definitely worth a little space in your bag. It's thin yet warm, layers great over a base layer and under another insulating layer, and dries quickly.
Final Thoughts The Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Jacket is a great blend between fashion and function. Web browser based cookies allow us to customize our site for you, save items in your cart, and provide you with a great experience when shopping CampSaver. I am athletic built 5ft 7in tall, weigh 165lb and the size M is perfect, able to wear a t-shirt underneath but nothing more. Please Enable Your Browser's Cookies Functionality Cookies are not currently enabled in your browser, and due to this the functionality of our site will be severely restricted. Mine is an older fleece version and the pile is balled up and is full of dog hair and less then attractive, bit luckily dark blue.
We have purchased a few things from them in the past and have had good experiences. Performance Comparison Warmth The Polartech High Loft Grid Monkey Phur is thick, furry, and warm. I tested the medium and felt that the pullover fits true-to-size. When you find yourself deep into the dense woodlands, miles away from the nearest population, the last thing you need or should be worried about is being cold. Strategically-zoned side panels maximize stretch and breathability where you need it most; they also wick moisture away and make the jacket easier to pack.
This type of fleece allows for a high loft while being able to compress and still retain warmth in cold weather. Best Application The Monkey Man is suitable for a wide range of applications. Who doesn't love hugging a fleece blanket? The Gravity Trail fleece jacket by German company Jack Wolfskin caught my eye for two reasons. Here our tester stays warm while belaying in the shade. You're probably wondering why you've landed here of all places. The pocket is made with a soft fleece material, which works great for keeping your hands warm in case you forget your gloves.