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Icebreaker Cascade RealFLEECE Hoodie - Merino Wool (For Women)
Discontinued. Fantastic as a midlayer or as a chill-busting outer layer, Icebreaker's Cascade RealFLEECE hoodie is a wintertime must-have that harnesses the breathable, low-bulk and stink-resistant power of merino wool.
Average Rating based on 6 reviews 4.333333 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by LonnieMoo from San Francisco on Sunday, February 12, 2017love the color, interestingly compared to previous IB fleece hooded jacket i got at STP in the past I think these are getting lighter so not as thick as previous ones.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ginger from Hartford, CT on Monday, November 7, 2016I tried this on in my usual medium and it was tight across the chest. I just tried the large in the emerald color (forgot what they call it) and it fits like a dream. Intended as a gift. Love Icebreaker.
Reviewed by islandlover from TX on Sunday, June 5, 2016I have 4 of these RealFLEECE items in various colors and one without the hood. I also have the Nautical/Patina color. Unlike the other reviewer, I find the color beautiful and vibrant, not faded at all. The material is soft, medium weight. I would prefer for it to be thicker though. I like my clothing slightly loose, not fitted and order the Large. I normally wear Medium.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiker from Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 25, 2016Comfortable and warm
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Margaret from Maine on Friday, May 20, 2016Really pleased -- great fit, fabric feels great. Top quality wool, as always from Icebreaker, breathable and never leaves me feeling clammy, and a soft brushed interior. Fitted but not skin tight, pleanty of give for stretching and mocing comfortably. And an unbeatable price. THANKS! Sierra Trading Post!
Reviewed by Woolite from WestCoast on Tuesday, May 10, 2016Compared to previous Cascade Hoodie models, this incredibly disappointing. I ordered it in Patina and Maroon size Large. I'm generally a size 10 (5'2) except pushing size 12 in the bust area and these jackets hugged perfectly because of the 12% Spandex. The back is noticeably longer than the front so if you have a tummy, an eye for perfection or distaste for hi-low fashion tops this is probably going to bother you. Because of the 12% Spandex, the weave of the material is very tight and coarsely woven, not soft on the hand at all. It's classified as lightweight because it's 200gm but feels midweight because of the realfleece felting inside. It is form-fitting, plush on the inside, and comfortable but won't retain heat as well because of the high spandex content. I'm returning these jackets because they arrived new in plastic packaging but the quality of the material it's made of could be considered salvaged or vintage, even used. The Maroon is medium darker muted purple color with red undertone. This jacket looks like it's endured a summer of sun exposure and discolored into a reddish fade even though it's brand new. The Patina which is a medium muted peacock color also has this same faded sun exposure look except the undertone is white. They also were felted in some places on the outside and prepilling visibly inside the package before I even opened it.
If you don't mind a weathered look or expect this jacket to last more than 6 months, I suggest you give it a try because the fit is flattering and comfortable. But if you're like me and expect these to last more than a year, don't bother.