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Jim Jones wrote a review of on June 29, 2012

5 5

I love this fleece.

I`m 6'4 170 lb and the medium is perfect for my chest and arms although a little short in the body.

I wear this as casual wear in Scotland in the winter a lot probably 5 celsius to -15 celsius.(10-35F). It would be good for lower temperatures if you are being energetic and wind isnt to high.

The breathability is amazing and while it is about as warm as a micro baffle down such as my montane nitrous it is much better for active use. It dosent squash down quite as much as a down jacket and dosent have any wind stopping ability but it is a superb midlayer and it is nicely hydrophobic.

My current upper body winter walking system which is a joy in the windy subarctic cairngorms consists of a patagonia capilene 3 baselayer, the monkeyman fleece and a patagonia ascensionist softshell. For a tall + slim guy like me the monkeyman is a perfect fit. It also works perfectly as part of my no-membrane winter walking system.

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Jim Jones

Jim Jones wrote a review of on June 29, 2012

5 5

I have an earlier version of this jacket but i noticed the new version while on holliday in the french alps.

So, the following applies to both jackets. Firstly, they are hybrid jackets, part of the area of the jacket is made from a soft to the touch membrane fabric called windstopper. Although not rustly this fabric is basically goretex with fleecy inside and soft fabric outside. The side pannels are a thin stretchy polyester/elastane blend which provide the vast majority of breathability. These thin areas of fabric also create the main limitation to the jacket: they are not waterproof unlike the windstopper zones and in high winds like you get in the scottish cairngorms >40mph winds, you loose to much body heat if it is cold. There are large front zips which open into mesh back pockets--these are basically used by me as pit zips when i`m working hard. I mainly use this as an everyday and cycling jacket. It is an ideal cycling jacket because the main piece of windstopper fabric is on the front and even in heavy rain you dont need waterproof fabric at your sides when cycling. The hood will soak through in heavy rain so it's not perfect but for a casual jacket it is such a good feature to have and really adds to the jackets range.

The only design fault ive noticed in my version of the jacket is that windstopper fabric goes 3/4 the way down the sleeves and starts just bellow the shoulder. I see they have changed that in the new version. The other difference with this new version is the windstopper fabric is a different specification and uses a lighter weight face fabric. I think this means you will have a more packable but also more specifically activewear rather than hiking bit of kit than i do.

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