Leave it to a professional.
There's a reason you go to a doctor when that cut is looking infected and call a licensed plumber when your roommate dumps a quart of grease down the kitchen sink—credentials matter. It's for that same reason that Norrona crafted its Women's Roldal Thermal Pro Hooded Fleece Jacket from Polartec Thermal Pro Fabric, which is warm, breathable, and comfortable. You know what to expect, so you can be sure it's going to keep you warm when you're huddling the lift and remain breathable when you're spinning hot laps through perfect pow.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Polartec Thermal Pro fleece
- Regular fit
- Soft chin protection
- Handwarmer pockets
- Item #NRA003Q
- Q & A
Ok. Its pretty cool.
COOL BUT NOT AS COOL side zip
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
I ordered this is the redish orange color in my usual XS from Norrona-i find tops usually run a size larger. The fit is great and its nice and fleecy warm on the inside with a nice fabric on the outter. Thumb holes add about 2 inches of extra arm length-but norrona always has clothing for the teller person.
Nice deep front pockets and amble hood with side zip. Nice shape-not boxy.
Now that being said-its a standard fleece to me and i feel $185 is a little steep for this fleece. Yes, its warm. Not too bulky for a fleece. But i find the side zip to be a complete pain in the ass. the zip NEVER comes undone and i have to hold the bottom of the sweater to make it taught to still fight to get the zipper pulled down. I cant just pull off the sweater when its zipped up all the way cause my damn head gets stuck and it causes a pure static nightmare with my hair. I DO like that its warm, not bulky, the color is outstanding, and the high neck and hood and delightful in windier conditions. Unless this is on super sale-i wouldnt buy again.
The more i use this fleece the more i love/hate it. The zipper is by far terrible BUT its so warm and cozy. The hood is great for blocking out windy days. Ive worn this in 20 degree days skiing with no jacket and was perfect. My mom is adding a full front zipper that will allow me not to have to pull the fleece over my head and have static hair for the remainder of the day. It is a little bulky now that ive warn it more-it has a good weight to it but its nothing i would pack for saving on space. Once i add the zipper this will be a go to fleece for sure.