Reviewed by K2 from New England coast on Thursday, March 3, 2011
Practical fleece for the trail or just around the house. I'd equate it to 100 weight fleece and unlike a lot of comparable pieces which are pull overs it's full zipper allows for better temperature control on the trail. Beyond that, it's just plain comfortable and well constructed. The price point i...
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Reviewed by Tripp the Tall from NC on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This is a great fleece jacket for layering under a rain shell or just to wear around in the Fall/Spring between weather. It's not great at stopping wind, but it's actually warmer than I thought it would be. Heavier than an R1 pullover from P......, but lighter and cooler than the Windstopper jacket from MH that I have been happily wearing for 10+ years. It's a trim fit, but that's great for wearin
Reviewed by ATCDave from Washington, DC on Thursday, September 20, 2012
This is my first Mountain Hardwear fleece purchase. I've been a diehard North Face guy for years, but I couldn't find a fleece that was light and warm and still looked good. The price for this fleece was what drew me in, but now that I've received it and worn it around a bit, I couldn't be happier. It's a very lightweight fleece, which initially made me think it would come up short in the warmth department. However, I have been snug as a bug.
The only thing that's not really represented well in the image of the product is that the entre fleece surface (except the pocket section) is like a hexagonal pattern that's much more noticeable in person than it is in the ad. However, it still looks sharp.
The sizing is dead on, plenty of room but not baggy or bulky.
None of this jacket's product pages says it's wind resistant, and a few also say that it is breathable. It's also not lined on the inside, so if you're going to be going out in the wind often, I would suggest a small, wind resistant inner or outer layer.
Answered on 9/19/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
The Mountain Hardwear Octans Fleece Jacket is not very wind resistant, but it would make an excellent insulation layer.
Answered on 9/22/2011 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
Not great, we had about 20mph gusts today and it was blowing through pretty easily.
Answered on 11/18/2011 12:00:00 AM by Dolsey from Boston, MA