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The Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman Fleece Jacket offers fuzzy, plush warmth to backcountry-exploring female primates. This jacket's high-loft Polartec ThermalPro Monkey Phur not only feels soft and silky, it compresses for easy packing, and it insulates and sheds light precipitation too. Because it's fleece, this warm jacket also breathes, so you don’t have to put on or take off layers every few minutes during your hike.

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bought this for my sister for christmas and she loves it. said its super warm and soft. wind resistant but not windproof of course. And i know she wasnt lying cus she knows she could have returned it regardless of the fact she'd been wearing it the last few days if it wasn't warm enough or anything else because Backcountry is awesome


    I was really torn on a size and color but the price was amazing. I've been watching this jacket for about a year since I tried on my boyfriend's. He used to work at a ski resort in Idaho; he says it's one of the warmest sweaters he has! It went on sale at 63% off and I couldn't resist. I was hoping for the Cool Grey/Stainless and considered the Dolomite/Kettle but went with the Black/Black because it was available in small. I'm 33" bust, 28" waist, and 39" hip; 5'3"and 115lbs. It fits great. Hits the full hip, somewhat fitted with room for moving around, the length still covers when I raise my arms, and has enough room for something inside. I can't wait to try it out in cold weather! Stoked!

    Soft and Silky

      This jacket is high loft and has a soft silky sort of feel to it. If its not windy out, it is very warm. Definitely warmer than a sweatshirt. The cut is very generous. I'm 5'8" about 140lbs and I ordered the medium which is roomy. Because it is a little big it is kind of bulky and doesn't layer super smoothly. I probably could have gone with the small. The sleeves are long. Layered with a waterproof shell this jacket makes a cold proof barrier. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase!

      Fuzzy Monkey Fleece

        Couldn't be happier with this fleece! Super soft, moderately warm. Great for 40-50 degree chilly days, but as other reviewers mentioned, it is not meant to be wind-resistant or stand up to freezing temps. It's perfect for layering and is very breatheable. Haven;t washed it yet, so I can't testify to how well it holds up post-landering. Was debating between S/M sizes...I am a lean, athletic 5'6'' 130 lbs, and a medium fits I would say size up if in doubt to leave room for layers :)


          This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. It is very cozy and cute and extrememly comfortable. It doesn't block the wind at all, but with the addition of a light weight shell over top the wind and rain are no problem. I'm 5'8" 168lbs and ordered a large--it fits great! I ordered the cool grey color and really like it, however it does stain easily. If you have the tendancy to spill drinks (I spilled coffee on mine today) or just end up dirty more often than not, I would recommend a darker color.

          Great gift!

            I bought this for my mom who seems to have everything, but she loves this fleece! It's soft and warm, but not too bulky so she can wear it under her shell skiing. The Jewel color is true to the picture. She usually wears a medium and the medium fits in this piece.

            Unbeatable Fleece

              I own five of these and have purchased them for my daughter as well. My only complaint is that the jackets mat where you carry a purse or your seat belt hits on the shoulder. They are warm and I enjoy the stretch at the hips and cuffs. This keeps wind from entering and allows freedom of movement. My son does not like the look on men. I recently purchased the purple iris which I like and receive lots of compliments. The sizing is right on. This is my favorite fleece and my variety of colors demonstrates my enjoyment of this jacket. Backcountry has excellent service. I am always pleased with my purchases.

              Comfy, Warm, Flattering Fit

                Just got my jacket in black, size small and I love it! I am 5'6 and 112 lbs and it fits perfectly with enough room for at least two layers underneath. The arms arw a great length for me and I would recommend this to anyone. My husband has the men's version and he loves it too.

                Wife loves it

                  My wife really loves this- soft, warm, and cute. That's her evaluating criteria. I have to add that the hi-loft fleece exterior looks as though it's as warm as it is supposed to be, and it does make it soft. My wife loves the excessive elastic cuff portion on the sleeves, and the longer collar for helping to seal in the heat. The non-fleece fabric (pocket and under collar) appears to be Polartec's Powerstretch which is also soft and very comfortable due to it's stretch. My wife prefers this less as a technical piece as she does for a replacement for a go to sweat shirt like item; plus this has a full length zipper. She uses it both on cooler nights in the warmer seasons and then all the time in the cold season. The only gripe was that given her longer arms she had to size up to a medium rather than use the small due to her preferring that the sleeves are long enough vs preferring the torso was snug. She's 5'7" thin, athletic build, so that's common.


                    I love this Jacket I swear I would marry it if it was possible!... I am the first of the house to get one my mom bought one for my brother soon after. I am the first one of my cousins to get the Jacket. This year almost all got a The North Face Jackets.. I got one too but I wanted that stood different than there's did and this was it.. now they all want one but cant have it heheh* I recomend this Jacket to all!

                    Mountain Hardwear Jacket-Monkey

                      I love this jacket. I was the first family member to receive this jacket as a gift from a friend. I have now purchased a jacket for each member of my family. They each now refer to it as their favorite jacket (and it shows because each time I see them, one of them has the jacket on:) Great buy!!! Money well spent!

                      monkey woman love.

                        this feminine cut jacket is moderately warm, yet incredibly soft.
                        for the smaller ladies with size questions-- I am 5.3" ~110 lb. 34C & the XS fits perfectly. the cool grey/ stainless color is terrific.
                        please note that this jacket is NOT ideal for people with a longer torso.
                        also, be prepared for people with North Face fleece jackets to look at you with envy!


                          I just received this jacket today. Fast I ordered on Tuesday at noon had it by noon Thursday. Fits like a glove. I ordered small. I am 5'1" 125 and small fits perfect. Upon trying it on I was wearing a white shirt and it got black fleece fuzz on it so I washed it 2x just to remove any fuzz that was in and on it. I will love this jacket after it dries so I can wear it. I would pick this over any other fleece jacket out there. I love Mountain Hardware Monkey Jackets.... :)

                          Very soft and comfortable fleece

                            I purchased this fleece in November when it was on sale and I am so glad I did. It is very soft, the color is great, I got the purple. The fit is regular, I am 5'6" and 117 pounds and I ordered Small, which fits perfectly. It has a nice design and in all honesty when I look at people on the street wearing The North Face fleeces, mine looks more luxurious and more unique. I am very happy I purchased it and I wear it a lot. I got it mostly for my ski trip this month, as I needed a middle layer, but I am also wearing it almost daily when I go out, or go to yoga or gym class. It is really warm! Since it's not that cold here yet, I actually have to unzip it as it gets really hot. But this is great because it means it will be very warm in the cold weather. I highly recommend it!

                            nice jacket!

                              Love this fleece....soft....super warm....great customer service and fast ship. I bought a size small and medium to see which fit better. I am 5'5, 130 lbs, and usually wear a size 6-8. Both fit, but the medium was a little looser and longer in the arms. The small was perfect. I am giving it 4/5 stars because I wish the jacket was longer in the torso, but it looks really cute with a long shirt underneath. I bought it in stainless. Overall--very happy with this jacket!

                              No Monkeying Around!

                                Just received my MH Monkey fleece! It is wonderful and I am not disappointed - especially since I did a Black Friday sale to get it! Woot! First - size. This was a dilemma - M or L? I usually wear a M and ordered same, even tho some said to size up; I am 5'9.5" tall, 145 pounds - athletic build. It fits just as expected - sleeves long enough - and I've got 2 thin cotton shirts underneath (because I had them on anyway) - one SS and one LS - plenty of room and still moving! I did NOT need to size up & am glad I did not. Second - color. I ordered the Iris Glow...lovely and rich...almost what I call a 'royal' purple - not bluish, not mauve - and not so dark as to be 'wine' (redish). Just a great purple! I like that it is one of the deeper tones b/c lighter fleece colors will show the grime on the collars and cuffs - this one will not!
                                So, I'm thrilled with the jacket, the price I paid, the free shipping - and it was here in 2 days as promised - just in time for Ohio's arrival of cold weather! Thanks Backcountry! Now, I want another one!

                                I am exstatic

                                  I finally was able to get this jacket after all the years of asking. My mom would say no and tell me that I would just have to go with a north face because Mountain hard wear was too expensive but the other week when I asked my brother he said sure thing that he would get it for me. I have only worn the Jacket once in the week that I have had it but the one time that I wore it I was warm to the bone.! My brother wont let me wear it until Christmas since it is my present but oh well I am just happy I finally got one. I got the Cool Grey and I have never had a color like it I love it. But I do recomend you going down a size. In The North Face I wear a large since the waist doesnt stretch but when I ordered my Mountain Hard wear large I found that it stretches and that I should actually go down a size.

                                  Love my Monkey!!

                                    I love my monkey! I got the winter white two years ago and I still love it. I take extra special care though because it is white, but its been awesome. definitely not wind proof but great under a water proof shell. So toasty!! It washes great if you don't dry it, I wash mine in a big intimates bag with a couple towels alone. Love!

                                    What size do you recommend? 5'6", 40" bust,...

                                    What size do you recommend? 5'6", 40" bust, 185 lbs

                                    Did these jackets get bigger. They don't...

                                    Did these jackets get bigger. They don't seem as form fitting as last years. I'm 5'2 and weigh 80 lbs would this jacket be baggy on me?

                                    Kim. Considering your measurements, unless you are able to find a very form fitting jacket, perhaps in the youth line of some brands, I think you would have a hard time finding something that wasn't 'baggy.' With that said, the fit of the Monkey Woman Jacket has not changed over time. There have been slight product and fabric updates but no fit changes over time. I hope this info helps!

                                    Hi! I'm really wanting this jacket, but I...

                                    Hi! I'm really wanting this jacket, but I am worried about sizing. I'm 5'5" 110 lbs with long arms and a longer torso. I normally size up and get a medium... But right now I am wondering SMALL or EXTRA SMALL?!? Help!

                                    how is the fit on this jacket? does it run...

                                    how is the fit on this jacket? does it run small or what?

                                    I have the M and it is what I would call true to size. I nearly went up a size, then decided against it, and I'm glad I did. I'm 5'9.5" tall and 145 lbs with an athletic build. Long arms and long fits great and I have layers (2 light cotton shirts) under it with no issues. The collar does NOT choke me as one reviewer is tall and comfy (and I do have a long neck to cover). Not tight - not baggy - just right!

                                    Best Answer

                                    I have a Large bust (D) and am not as in shape as I usually am so I weigh 145 and so i got the XL BUT it was WAY to big as I am petitie and am only 5'1/2in tall- the sleeves were twice my size length and width (if you are petite). It was longer but I liked it- not too long. I could gather 3-4 inches of the jacket around my body AND bust. IT IS STRETCHY. Therefore, I ordered a Medium instead of a large b/c there is supposedly 2 inches inbetween sizes in all places. shoulders, arm length and width, and body. We will see. But, doing the math- it will fit and it is a GREAT jacket but get it too big and it is NOT becomming. But, when we pinned it up to the "medium" measurements- the right measurements- it looked and felt GREA! Just remember if you want to go up a size- it does not run small and it DOES STRETCH.

                                    Hello there. I am trying to find a burgandy...

                                    Hello there. I am trying to find a burgandy or moroon colored mountain hardware monkey jacket for a female. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! :)

                                    I wear a med in the NF Denali. what size...

                                    I wear a med in the NF Denali. what size would l need in the monkey? in 5"6 150.

                                    Hey I want to know where i could find a...

                                    Hey I want to know where i could find a Cinnaberry colored Mountain Hardwear Monkey Women's jacket...ive looked and cant find them any where! Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

                                    Does anyone have the cool gray/stainless...

                                    Does anyone have the cool gray/stainless color? Is it more of a white/cream? or is it actually gray? thanks!

                                    What color would best describe the Monkey...

                                    What color would best describe the Monkey Woman Bramble/Nebiola? How different is it from the Cerise/Berry Soda? (I'm looking for a deep red/maroon color.) Thanks!

                                    marycmerce. The thing that would best describe the Bramble/Nebiola would be Pinot Noir . It is not as pink as the Cerise/Berry Soda and I think would fit your "deep red/maroon" request pretty well although I would say it is a little more purple than red. Hope this info helps!

                                    I love this jacket, but i don't know what...

                                    I love this jacket, but i don't know what size to get.
                                    Normally i'm an xs, size 0, but my friend who's about the same size wears a small instead

                                    Also, the xs is on sale in my town but i'm worried it wont be roomy enough or it'll be short and expose my back.

                                    Thoughts? Should I pick a small or xs for less?

                                    Best Answer

                                    i just bought the jacket and was having the same trouble deciding the size. i am a little under 5'8 and 130 pounds. i pretty much always always wear a small. so therefore i went with the small. the jacket just got here. it seems to run pretty true to size.... but theyve made it to be a snug jacket as to layer under things.. i dont like things to be fitted or snug, so i believe i am going to return mine and get a size up, a meduim. if you want a base layer jacket, a jacket that fits like a glove, order your normal size. If you want to layer one or two things under it, or just like jackets to be a little roomy get a size up. if it helps, i wear size small in columbia and NF, and that fit is perfect, not snug, not baggy. My mountain hardwear monkey jacket small runs more fitted than the columbia and NF small. hope it helps

                                    How well at blocking wind is this...

                                    How well at blocking wind is this jacket?

                                    David W. It is not a windstopper fleece jacket. If you are looking for a windproof fleece check out the W's Sable Jacket from Mountain Hardwear for Fall '10. The Monkey Woman Jacket is made with a thermal fleece and is designed to be worn under a shell on cold days or alone on a non-windy chilly day! Hope this info helps!

                                    They are out of my size in the Monkey...

                                    They are out of my size in the Monkey fleece jacket. What other Mountain Hardware style would be the closest to it?

                                    Most things I wear an XL which is an 18,...

                                    Most things I wear an XL which is an 18, but this XL says 16. Does it run small?

                                    Does anybody know if the winter white/khaki...

                                    Does anybody know if the winter white/khaki color is closer to a white or cream/khaki color? A girl in my class has one and hers doesn't look so bright white. The picture on here looks whiter though. Thanks.

                                    is this jacket warmer than the denali?...

                                    is this jacket warmer than the denali? thanks!

                                    Best Answer

                                    Hard to say. The Denali is made with a 300wt fleece that is pretty warm. The Monkey Woman Jacket is made with a Thermal Pro Fleece from Polartec... also very warm. Due to the higher loft of the Thermal Pro Fleece on the Monkey Woman Jacket I would have to say that the Monkey Woman is probably warmer. Especially, if layered under another jacket. My .02

                                    I am looking for a jacket to wear when I...

                                    I am looking for a jacket to wear when I am running around town this winter. I want something warm without the bulk. Is this a good jacket?? or do you have any other recommendations?

                                    Best Answer

                                    This would be a great jacket for the use you describe. A couple of other options would be the Mountain Hardwear Women's Nitrous Jacket (down insulated) or the Mountain Hardwear Woman's Compressor Jacket (primaloft insulated.) Both are lightly insulated with little bulk. Hope this helps!