Fitted fleece for warmth retention as a top or mid-layer.
The skies may be clear, but its still frigid up on that rocky traverse. Wear The North Face Super Siula Fleece Jacket to keep your body heat inside without limiting your mobility on the mountain. Polartec Thermal Pro fleece locks in your core heat despite the pre-dawn freeze, while its stretchy, breathable panels and alpine fit enable easy moves no matter how technical your mountain route gets.
- Polartec Thermal Pro fleece feels smooth on your skin, insulates, breathes, and dries quickly while you're working hard in the cold
- Stretchy side and underarm panels permit smooth moves in the vertical world and also help expel internal moisture
- Alpine fit hugs your body to allow easy layering once a storm blows in from the north
- Full-length zipper provides venting and enables easy on-off
- Tall collar further insulates your core when you wear this fleece as a mid layer
- Elastic cuffs and hem cinch (adjustable from inside the hand pockets) help to keep more cold air out as you hike through the mountains
- Zippered chest pocket holds your sunglasses when dark clouds gather
- Two zippered hand pockets stow other essentials
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The 'New Denali' Jacket
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have used North Face gear for many years, ever since I was a little kid, and one of the key items I grew up with was the Denali jacket. To me this is another must have in my collection. The jacket seems to be thin, especially along the side rib cage area where the arms may contact the sides, but most of the chest and back areas are covered with PolarTec fleece. It might be a nice jacket to wear under a shell of some sort, because of its light wearing and feeling, but added warmth. The other reason I got this jacket was the potential for mass appeal. I have had a lot of people, mostly women come up to me or note in passing that they liked my jacket or they notice the furriness. I think it hits a soft spot for them. Can't complain! Overall, it's my go to jacket in these 40-50 degree, non-rainy days of December in SF.
Test Drive Only
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this fleece and the Patagonia R3 with the intention of returning one and keeping the other. I ended up keeping the R3 but this is a really nice fleece. I only tried it on in the house but it's soft and I assume warm. It has open mesh style ventilation on either side. Also this fleece has a tighter cinch around the wrists, however since it's not wind proof I didn't see the need to have an "air tight" seal. I think it would be a good fleece for high excursion activities. Neither are windproof and are not designed to be. I'm 6'1" - 170, the med fit like a second layer of skin so I ended up with a large. If you want a hood or don't care either way you should def. check out the North Face Chimborazo hoodie; it's cheaper and it's awesome. But going back to the fleece at hand, while it was nice I still preferred the R3 (not by much though). Backcountry is great so if you're really torn buy both check them out and keep the one that better fits your needs.