Reviewed by ChicagoWoman from Chicago,IL on Thursday, September 22, 2011
It is true that the brown color pictured on website is actually gray/green taupe .Perhaps somewhere in this world "mud" actually looks like this jacket. This "mud" is a nice color , but don't count on it as "brown". Winter white" goes back because what looked like cream or light beige turned out to...
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Reviewed by tealolly from Kansas on Sunday, December 25, 2011
I bought 2 of these jackets in the white to wear with my work uniform. I usually wear a Medium, but I ordered Larges to try to prevent shrinking with laundering/to accommodate full pockets. I would say the Large fits true to size, however I did think the upper chest was designed for full-busted women; it is baggier than I expected in this area, even considering I ordered up one size. The sleeves are perfect length for my long arms, so I would assume they might be a bit long for arms of average length. I have worn and laundered each jacket one time, and so far so good. There may be the beginnings of some pilling on the fleece on the inside, but the outer, visible fleece remains like new. I love the bright white color. The lining on the pockets does feel a bit cheep. I am hoping the zipper stands up to repeated washing and does not curl. I know the description states this is a stretch fleece; it doesn't seem to stretch to me. I have had other stretch fleece jackets in the past, and they had much more give. Also, in most jackets similar to this one, I like to use the lining of the pockets themselves as an extra inner pocket. This one does not allow for this, however, because the lining is not fully sewn into edge seems, allowing small items to fall out. Overall, I am pleased with this purchase, especially considering the great price! Thanks Sierra Trading Post!
The Fast Trek fleece contains princess seams to create a fit that shapes to your body, as well as a bicep pocket. The Benton Springs fleece has elastic and a drawstring at the hem and has a different fit. It also appears to be more flexible.
Answered on 10/3/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
This jacket is made of a thinner, lower pile fleece than the Benton Springs jacket. Although the fleece is thinner, it is dense and therefore warm. Also the description of the Fast Trek states it to be a stretch fleece (I didn't notice much stretch though). The other main difference I notice is the fit: the Benton Springs is more of a traditional fit (roomier) while the Fast Trek is more fitted.
Answered on 12/25/2011 12:00:00 AM by tealolly from Kansas