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I'm 6.0' and 205 wear 44 long jackets. ...
I'm 6.0' and 205 wear 44 long jackets. Is XL the right size for me?
Greg, I think you would be XL for a normal fit and Large if you like your jackets to fit snug.
Kept me warm
On a February hike in the Smokies last year my Mountain Hardware Microchill Fleece Jacket preformed great. The temperatures were in the teens and singles during the days and below zero during the nights. I wore it as my 3rd base layer below a thin waterproof shell. It wicked all the moisture away from my body, but on the really cold days this moisture froze causing a layer of ice to form between it and my outer layer. This looked bad but it didn't effect the jacket's ability to keep me warm and dry. At night I would shake the ice off then slide my feet into the sleeves while I slept in my sleeping bag. My feet stayed toasty warm, but it did cause my jacket to be washed several times after the hike to remove the foot odor...!!
Best when layered.
I work in cryogenics and this is the cherry on my cupcake. It helps keep me warm when working near -300 below zero. Kudos to m-hardware. Need a new one. I froze my last one.
On the image of the Thunderbird Red model,...
On the image of the Thunderbird Red model, the fleece color seems to me to be almost a dark pink... Is that accurate or is it more of a red?
Elliot. It is more of a dark red. Really nice Red actually... not so bright as others. Enjoy!
I'm 5' 7" and 185 lbs with a bit...
I'm 5' 7" and 185 lbs with a bit of a belly.
Would I need the Large or Extra Large?
Light layering of course.
I'd go with the large. I'm a bit bigger than you and I wear the XL so I think it'd be way too big for you.
The best fleece full zip I have found!
If you are looking for a slightly athletic fit, full zip fleece with plenty of features this is the one. I am 6 feet 175 lbs. The fit of the large is perfect for me and not too much fabic around the middle. I have slightly longer arms, 34-35, and the large fits like it was custom made for me. Material is of the best quality and soft. After several weeks of wear it looks as good as new. The cuffs are a very nice feature rather than loose elastic. If you want a top quality, full zip fleece. This is the one.
i am 6 ft 1 inch and 250 pounds with broad...
i am 6 ft 1 inch and 250 pounds with broad shoulders but athletic build, what size would be the best for me??
auk. I would probably go for a XL or even a XXL for best fit. I would actually try both and send the one that doesn't fit to your liking back. I hope this helps!
Love it, its light and very comfortable.
Wich size should I buy, im 5,7. Small?...
Wich size should I buy, im 5,7. Small? medium?
Need a little more info... but, I would probably guess a medium will fit you well unless you are super skinny. Hope this helps!
Is this jacket regular or slim fit?
Is this jacket regular or slim fit?
This, like most Mountain Hardware items, is going to have an "athletic" cut, if you want more of a "regular" fit, I would think about sizing up.
richard. I would say this has more of a regular fit than a slim fit. With that said, it is designed to be worn alone or as a mid-layer... so, perhaps 'athletic' or 'semi-fitted' would be the correct nomenclature. Hope this helps!
Very nice jacket
A perfect light fleece for summer. I am athletic and it fits perfect. Does the job with "microchill". Nice detail with the tight fit around the wrist./CC-Denmark
Love it to death. I can't see myself ever not throwing this in my bag. My old 200 weight MH fleece was always just to hot, particularly when used under a shell. This fleece is just right and could only be improved, imo, by some pit zips. Longer than normal sleeves, cinch cords at the bottom and a trim, but not to trim a fit. I wish I would've bought one earlier. It should be noted that I have high heat output. So while its plenty warm for me, it may not be for you.
Yep, yep, yep
Lightweight, simple, breathable. The cut is slightly fitted with quite long sleeves. I'm 6'1 185 and XL is a trim'ish looking fit with room to layer. The sleeves easily reach over a short cuff glove.
I like this fleece a lot. I also have the 1/4 zip version, and the fleece material itself is exactly the same, but the full zip is better for several reasons. First there is a cord around the waist for improved fit and more warmth. Second this has 2 hand pockets and a chest pocket, the 1/4 zip none. Third there is more substance to the cuffs on this one. I think all in all that makes this jacket feel warmer. (In my opinion this also looks better.) I'm 6'1, 155 lbs. Got a Large, and it fits great. Doesn't block the wind or the rain, but great for layering and will keep you warm for a run or in the sun without strong winds. Very soft and comfortable.
My father likes to go on walks in the...
My father likes to go on walks in the evening after work but always seems to go less during the winter time because of the cold weather. I would like to get HIM a jacket he can wear in 20-40 degree weather, that could be worn on its own or in layers.
I have heard good things about mountain hardware, but I am unsure if this jacket will have enough warmth for what he needs it for. Does anyone who owns this particular jacket think it's a good match, or can you recommend anything else?
bri. I would suggest the Mountain Hardwear Compressor Jacket. The Microchill Jacket is nice but I would bet that the weight of this fleece will not be warm enough for your Father. Here is the link from the Backcountry site:
Cut and paste it into your browser... window. Hope this helps!
This is a great thin fleece jacket. Fairly warm for its size too. I love the fit. I am 5' 9" and wear a M.
Great jacket for the money
I am a huge gear head. In saying i own 3 TNF, 2 Columbia, 1 Arc, and 2 MH light/midweight fleece jackets. The MH microchill is my favorite LIGHTweight fleece. It is extremly soft and comfortable. Doesnt block much wind but not sopposed to. I wore it on a 3 day backpacking trip in 30-40 degrees with a baselayer and was warm. One thing i love is the elastic cuffs under the outer cuffs. Seems to be great quality and well worth the price. My only complaint is how it attracts hair and lint. No signs of pilling yet. As size goes i am 5'10 and 185lbs and got a large. Sleeves are a bit long but fits great in torso and chest..Probably could have gone medium but i wanted room for some layers. Overall i am very happy with it.