Gear Review

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Replaced a 9 year old TNF Denali

I wanted to ditch my 9 year old TNF Denali Fleece since somehow it became so trendy my wife tried to wear it out for drinks with the friends. I put the kaibash on that but 1 year later I knew I needed something new.
I was worried this would have the same insulating value of the Denali, but after skiing 3 days in Jackson Hole with cold winds on the Sublette Quad and not feeling even 1 shiver, I knew this was the right choice.
The windstopper makes up for less insulating value. With a Capilene 2 layer beneath, and mountain hardware shell over top I had to open the vents for most of the day while skiing.
Vents were a MUST for me when buying a mid or top-layer.
I wore the jacket around town as well with temps in the teens and was fine as well. Super warm? No. Warm enough for a mild layer beneath? Yup