Marmot Backroad Fleece Jacket (For Men)

Closeouts. If you prefer the scenic route over the easy one, then Marmot's Backroad fleece jacket is for you. The handsome sweater-knit fleece and ultrasoft fleece backing offer cozy comfort, and nylon-reinforced shoulder and elbow patches add durable, stylish appeal.

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Reviewed by gulfbreeze from FL on Sunday, November 03, 2013
This is one of those purchases I wish had worked out for me. The fabric of the Backroad fleece is absolutely great, nice thick sweater-type fleece outside, with a more conventional fleece feel on the inside. Pretty thick weight, too, that I think would keep out significant chills. Unfortunately, while most all Marmott jackets in medium fit very well, just a bit larger than an athletic cut, the Backroad was a very full cut on me. In addition, I chose the dark blue color, which I really liked, but when paired with the dark grey cuffs and collar and black shoulders and front pocket, the colors just seem to be mismatched. In retrospect, I think the light grey fabric would have less variation, at least according to the pics. Finally, the shoulder fabric was just a bit too squared off at the outer edges, and didn't allow the shoulder to drape more naturally on me...it had almost a padded shoulder look to it. But all of those negatives are really personal issues, not inherent in the jacket, so I don't think I can score down the jacket for them. A better fit and the lighter grey color might have worked great.
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