For breathability and warmth in a small package, pull on the Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Zip T.
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Worn during February in Yellowstone National Park.
This is by far my favorite article of clothing I own. It is worth the cost. I wore this almost everyday during the winter and spring in Montana. It is warm for its light weight. The only drawback is that it can't be tightened at the bottom, but a shell over the top fixes the problem. The thumb holes make gloves much easier to put on without pushing the sleeves up.
I will echo what most everyone here said already- the garment is unbelievably comfortable and almost too toasty for San Diego. I do have to choose when to wear it.
The only issue I have with it is the collar. It doesn't lie down like it should, and the zipper length seems a bit short, causing the collar to stand up like it does. Other than that, though, it is pretty awesome.
Is this pullover being discontinued? I...
Is this pullover being discontinued? I just can't seem to find it in most online stores.
It's usually part of the Fall/Winter line-up from Mountain Hardwear, but I just checked the Fall '09 stuff and don't see it on the list. It appears as though it will be discontinued I'm afraid.
the grape ape
I have the blue/purple monkey man. i used it as a mid layer while riding at park city and the canyons. also use it many times while backpacking on the AT and on the MST in western NC. this is so light and warm it is always the first thing i put in my pack no matter what time of year i decide to hit the trail. O and just so you know you might just find random girls coming up to pet your monkey phur.
Monkey Man lives up to the hype, but it wasn't for moi
Got this a couple of months ago on sale. It's super soft, smooth, and plush, which are great, but with its softness comes delicateness. I'm always a bit worried about screwing up the fur. It's warm as nonsense and is even more wind resistant than I originally expected, but it ain't windproof. I live in mild North Carolina and this pullover is actually too warm for me to wear for most of the "winter," so I ended up very begrudgingly returning it. But if you're looking for a warm fleece this is definitely worth keeping in mind.
Monkeys in snow? They do now!
Just bought this fleece a couple of days ago. The lowest the temperature has been so far was 35 and I didn't feel cold except my hands. Had a bad windstorm and it did allow some wind in but I think it will be perfect for those mornings and nights when there is a chill in the air. Plus this has to be one of the most comfortable things I have ever put on my body. The girls will have no problem snuggling up with you while wearing the monkey man.
Write your question here...I am about 6'1"...
Write your question here...I am about 6'1" and about 215lbs what size would fit me the best. Would A L be to small?
Well the center back length on the Large is 28" and the XL is 29". But also. So either one will work as far as how tall you are. I would just check the chest measure on the sizing chart and go off that. I think you will be able to wear either size, it just depends on how you want it to fit.
Chillin in the Selkirks
I went on a week long hut trip with Selkirk Mountain Experience last winter. We skinned a ton, averaging 6K a day. When we did take short breaks it was nice to have the Monkey Man to throw on.
Is this jacket breathable or I better go...
Is this jacket breathable or I better go with another one?
There is no laminate in this jacket. Just high loft and very warm fleece. You will find it to be a great under-layer and a cold day or outer-layer on a moderately cold day. You will also find that the breeze goes right through it... so, is it breathable? Indeed it is.
Monkey Man Fleece is driving me bananas!
This fleece is sick! It keeps you as warm as a bear in hibernation and the fleece is as soft if not softer than a bear cubs! Check this out and you will be amazed at the difference in how functional this fleece is. Keeps you as warm as bulkier fleece's and is softer than anything out there! The price is well worth it!
I'm 5'11 and 180 pounds. 42 in the chest....
I'm 5'11 and 180 pounds. 42 in the chest. Looking for a snug fit, but not too tight for some layering under. Should I get a L or XL?
go with the large.
I love the monkey man fleece zip! It's very soft and comfortable. I'm about 5'6", 140lbs and size small is snug and fit. It's great for layering or wearing it over a T-shirt on a cool Southern Cali day. You cannot beat the lifetime warranty as well.
I'm about 5'8 145 would a L just be way...
I'm about 5'8 145 would a L just be way too big for me?
probly a bit too big...get the medium.
I love this garment. The only negative is that I wore it to drive my car recently, and the seat and shoulder belts matted the "hair" texture of the fabric. I tried to scratch it back to original, and washed it. The texture appears to have been permanently altered where the belts crossed the fabric.
I will buy others --jacket and pullover. I just won't wear them to drive a car.
A great mid layer piece
I have been using this in combination with my Mountain Hardwear Kramer jacket. Wearing this, a simple wick away tee shirt, and by Kramer softshell I was warm in temperatures well below freezing. The drawcord on the neck comes in handy to help lock out any wind or cold one might pick up during a quick run down the mountain. Other than the tightness from the thumbholes in the sleeves while wearing gloves, this was a great purchase. Performs better than a traditional full zip fleece jacket.
The first thing I have to mention about this jacket is how comfortable it is... its so super soft!! I also love the ability it has to stretch all over, making it easy on and off. Works perfect as a baselayer/liner as it is super warm and pretty light as well. I am really happy with my decision to get one.
Let's forget for one second that this thing keeps you toasty when you really need it. Let's forget that it fits me perfectly and has thumb holes (one of the little things in life that makes my insides smile). Even if all that wasn't true, this jacket would be worth it simply for the feeling of the fabric. I got this jacket on Friday. It's now Tuesday and this jacket has yet to see my floor/closet/hamper
Good as main fleece jacket
I bought this jacket to replace my TNF Denali jacket as a main fleece in winter conditions when weight is not a factor. The jacket has as much loft as my 200 weight Polartec fleece pieces, but it is softer and noticeably warmer. It also fits underneath my softshell jacket nicely. The Powerstretch fleece is a nice touch to increase venting.
There are a few problems though. I am between sizes and a medium was not snug enough. I ended up with a small, but the sleeves are about .25 to .5 inches too short to use the thumbholes effectively. Finally, the collar elastic is unnecessary and I will probably remove it. Hand pockets would be nice, that would decrease the simplicity of the garment.
the inside of the collar on the full zip...
the inside of the collar on the full zip jacket has the monkey phur. What does the inside of the collar on the zip T feel like? Is it as comfortable as on the full zip jacket?
It's not monkey phur, it's the same material as the cuffs.
It's super soft chamois lining. MMMM so soft and cozy.