perfect fleece hoody

Reviewed by thundore from new jersey on Friday, June 3, 2016
the best fleece hoody i have owned. decent warmth under a shell and very breathable, just as the material is intended. the newer Pro version of Polartec's popular Power Stretch fabric is stretchier and softer, but more burly because of the brushed face. hood fits well, adjustment is easy, and pockets are a good size and placement.

others have complained about the wind getting through, but that is what this fabric is made for. for those not familiar, Power Stretch Pro is like a technical fleece sweatshirt material; light, breathable, comfortable, handles sweat well...very versatile material. and extremely well put together, as i would expect from Rab.

one note about sizing: Rab is a European company, so their sizing is generally slimmer, usually a full size. i am 5'8", 175, 41" chest, usually a medium in US sizing, but a large in EU sizing (chest measurements are usually pretty accurate if you look at their size chart). Euro companies also tend to fit slimmer in the waist and a bit longer in the arms and torso than some US brands (Patagonia, Marmot, Columbia, etc...).

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