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MCwrote a review of on November 7, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 00"
Weight: 225 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Bought this rain jacket when on sale.
XL fits true to size and roomy enough to layer underneath for colder weather wear. Wore it on rainy days and it works well.
It's very lightweight and probably meant for warmer weather but seems good enough to try wearing during the winter with fleece layer underneath to keep warm and block out the wind. Wear gloves, though, to keep the hands warm.
Price was relatively affordable especially when it's on sale and you use a coupon to get additional savings (bought slightly over $50) though bought elsewhere.
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MCwrote a review of on October 12, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Size Purchased: XL

Owned a Denali jacket and hooded version for years.
It's warm but ONLY IF:
1) you're indoors or
2) it's worn underneath an insulated or shell jacket/parka.

The fleece does NOT BLOCK the wind!

WARNING: The wind WILL CUT THROUGH the fleece especially on Cold, windy, freezing days and You WILL FREEZE!!!

It's bulky and somewhat roomy so you can layer underneath properly during the colder winter season for warmth. But do NOT EVER Think you will be that warm on Windy days! Better to use on cooler days.

Watch people wear the Denali jacket OVER a sweater, sweatshirt or whatever clothing underneath which TELLS you that the jacket is NOT warm enough to shield out the cold or wind!

It's Overpriced and too focused on Fashion as TNF lost its way Years ago when its products went mainstream.

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MCwrote a review of on September 24, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

The XL is true to size but there's barely enough room to wear a midweight fleece underneath. I'm 6' of average build with broad shoulders and XL fits relatively well.
Bought this on sale in Underwater Blue [teal] and it looks nice.
Autumn temps have begun to fall into the low 50s and this jacket will NOT keep you warm. You MUST wear a midweight/heavyweight fleece underneath and have to keep moving. Warmer clothes underneath and a shell on top is a Must if you want to keep warm!
It's lightweight and it just blocks out light breezes.
You MUST wear something underneath or above it for better warmth.

The hood fits well without any drawcords but really needs a cinchcord to pull the hoodtop back and it needs a built-in hood visor. The sleeves really need some thumbholes at the end which some other jackets have which pulls the sleeves over the wrist further for more warmth protection. The elastic wrist cuffs just barely forms
a nice fit to keep out the wind.

The inside hand pockets are NOT lined, just with the fabric but should block out the wind but won't provide any addition warmth so gloves are needed for colder temps.
The price of this hoody is similar to a lightweight down jacket (Expensive!) with the difference that down doesn't stay warm when it gets wet.

Update:
This jacket is definitely NOT meant for Cold, windy wintery weather when temps drop into the 40s to 30s. Best to use the jacket as a midlayer for insulation and still wear appropriate winter weather clothing underneath it like a long sleeved shirt and light-/mid-weight fleece/wool under this jacket.
Maybe if you're active outdoors will this jacket keep one warm but not if you're NOT active outdoors. It should NOT be worn as a top layer for True winter wear.
Wear a down or other insulated jacket/coat instead to keep warm but can use this jacket as an insulating layer in place of a fleece/wool jacket/sweater.

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MCwrote a review of on September 24, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Size Purchased: XL

TNF creates the illusion that this jacket is warm. Maybe.
IF you're Inside or wear it underneath a shell/coat.
Otherwise, wind literally passes Right THROUGH the fleece so you'll literally FREEZE on cold, WINDY days/nights.
Pay attention and notice how many people wear a sweatshirt underneath as that'll help block the wind but not by much.
The nylon covered areas will block some of the wind but you'll definitely feel it throughout the body.
Best to NOT wear it as a main jacket but underneath another.
Also, wear it when it's relatively cool but NOT cold as it doesn't insulate that well.
It's roomy throughout and true to size but use a fleece DWR to help keep fleece water resistant. Use it underneath a jacket for warmth but not by itself.
Almost ALL TNF fleece sucks as they're NOT wind Proof or even Resistant unless it specifically says so (i.e. soft shell or Windblock type material).
Save money and buy a Non TNF fleece unless you want to be fashionable as TNF is more of a fashion brand nowadays.

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MCwrote a review of on September 15, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 6' 0"
Size Purchased: XL

Received the jacket and quickly returned it!
The jacket is a darker grey instead of the lighter whitish grey pictured.
It feels like a cheap rubber-like material with NO fleece inside. How the heck can this be warm?
TNF's description of their clothing is absolutely terrible and their pictures are non-existent if you want to see the interior of the jackets.
TNF should just stop making all variations of the fleece jackets to sell and just concentrate on the existing Quality of its products.
It's ridiculous!

Just pay for the return postage cost!
Backcountry provides a postage paid UPS label and, if used, the cost will be deducted from the total purchase price. The prepaid label cost less than the actual shipping UPS charge when you have the item weighed at a UPS store.


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MCwrote a review of on December 22, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6'
Size Purchased: Xl

Looks nice but it's a Relaxed Fit per the TNF tag description!
NO cinch cord for hood or waist!
The wrist cuffs are open ended so wind comes up the sleeves.
The hand pockets have a light cloth lining so gloves are still needed when it's cold!
Buy normal size or one size Smaller because it is a relaxed fit.
Sherpa like fleece is thinly lined on inside body & sleeves.
This is a lightweight jacket NOT heavy weight!
Outside fleece layer is NOT densely knitted to block out most wind.
Overpriced!

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MCwrote a review of on December 22, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6'
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Looks nice but it's a Relaxed Fit per the TNF tag description!
NO cinch cord for hood or waist!
The wrist cuffs are open ended so wind comes up the sleeves.
The hand pockets have a light cloth lining so gloves are still needed when it's cold!
Buy normal size or one size Smaller because it is a relaxed fit.
Sherpa like fleece is thinly lined on inside body, sleeves and hood.
This is a lightweight jacket NOT heavy weight!
Outside fleece layer is NOT densely knitted to block out most wind.
Overpriced!

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MCwrote a review of on July 24, 2010

4 5

- It's basically the boxer jock which is more of a brief!- Be careful as the size is Form fitting!- This means that skinny people order their true size while "average" males order 1 size UP (i.e. size 36 is large but you better order size XL)!- It fits comfortable mostly when it fits correctly and you don't feel it.- It's relatively EXPENSIVE considering that other makers' Cotton versions sell for at least HALF the price!- Remember: boxer shorts do NOT provide support during strenuous conditions like running! Briefs (i.e. boxer briefs) DO!- Some people online already complain that the longer versions DO have the lengths run up!

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MCwrote a review of on July 24, 2010

3 5

- Bought these by accident and won't buy another pair since I prefer briefs over boxer shorts!
- It's nice and is true to fit unlike the boxer jock which I had to size UP one size!
- Because it's more of a shorts, it should NOT be worn under strenuous conditions that REQUIRE SUPPORT (i.e. running or martial arts); those types of activities are meant for briefs (i.e. boxer jocks).
- It's good for casual wearing but really do NOT see the need to wear boxer shorts!
- It's relatively EXPENSIVE for performance boxers when regular Cotton boxers are at least HALF the price!
- REMEMBER: boxer shorts do NOT offer support so why use them for sports?!
- Lastly, NO, despite what backcountry.com states, it is NOT a relaxed fit as even Under Armour states that it's Form Fitting but not as much as the compression type!!

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MCwrote a review of on July 24, 2010

3 5

- These boxer jocks are a hybrid between briefs and boxer shorts!
- They are comfortable but... the sizing is a MAJOR problem as you can NOT try them on beforehand!
- I wear a mens large (36) but had to return mine for an XL because the boxer jocks are "fitted" which means that it's somewhat close to the skin, but not as tight as the compression versions!
- IF you're skinny, then it's true to fit; If you're the "average" male, then you "should" size UP one size!
- It's lightweight and comfortable once it fits; doesn't run up (3" version) and feels more like briefs and adds support where you need it!
- YES, it's relatively EXPENSIVE but ALL Under Armour clothing IS EXPENSIVE!
- If you work out much, then you should consider upgrading your underwear like me!
- Personally, I prefer briefs as boxer shorts do NOT provide support when you're active (i.e. running or performing martial arts).
- 3 of 5 stars because of its relatively high price and lousy sizing!

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MCwrote a review of on January 27, 2009

3 5

Still have an older Denali Jacket ~5yrs old or so.
Recently bought the newer hooded version. Same styling but add a hood and the quality/feel of the fleece was also updated.

Still very pricey!! Buy it when it's on sale ONLY!!

It's "adequate" in that is warm but NOT when it's windy! The wind will cut through the jacket and you'll literally freeze!

The purpose of the jacket is insulation so it's best when used with either a shell jacket or under an insulated jacket!

Fleece is very bulky when compared other 300-weight fleece jackets.
It's not "as warm" as other jackets that are made with Windpro or Windblocker fleece materials as those jackets use thinner fleece with a laminating layer to block out the wind, which makes those jackets WARMER!!

The NTF Denali jacket has become too "stylish" esp. amongst teens and college kids! The company is now owned by Vanity Fair!!

There are other jackets available for less that'll block out the wind and keep your warm.

Overall, it's still a good fleece jacket but not when the temps drop below freezing and/or when it's windy!

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