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Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Grid II Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's

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    Monkey Man Grid II Hooded Fleece Jacket

    Find the softest, furriest angora sweater you can, and it still won't be as soft as the Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Grid II Men's Hooded Fleece Jacket. The Monkey Man's Monkey Phur polyester has become famous for its incredible loft and softness, and this version of the Monkey Man also features hardface fleece panels at the sides, underarms, and hood, to increase mobility and breathability. It also sports zippered hand pockets, a hem drawcord, and low-profile thumbholes to keep your small items handy and drafts at bay, respectively.

    • Stay warm in the alpine with this grid fleece hooded jacket
    • Polartec Grid fleece is soft and breathable during aerobic activity
    • Alpine fit hugs the body, easily layering under a shell jacket
    • Stretch fleece allows for unrestricted range of movement on the go
    • Burnout grid pattern is breathable and prevents overheating
    • Thumbloops hold sleeves in place keeping warmth in on cold days
    • Item #MHW017C

    Tech Specs

    Responsible Collection
    Recycled/Repurposed
    Material
    Polartec High Loft Grid Monkey Phur (59% recycled polyester, 41% polyester)
    Fit
    slim
    Center Back Length
    28.5in
    Pockets
    2 zippered
    Claimed Weight
    1lb
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Light and breathable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XXL
    • Height: 6'5"
    • Weight: 280lbs

    Pros:
    -light
    -breathable

    Con:
    -fits a bit off, sleeves are shorter that v1

    If I would not have lost the first one I would not have bought a second. V1 was probable by favorite light hoody of all time. Take into account I’m 6’5” and have trouble finding jackets for gorilla arms.

    Awesome Mid-Weight Fleece

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I have owned multiple pieces from all different brands of similar variations, AND this one is my favorite. Hands Down! Perfect combination of warmth while being so comfortable. Mostly wear as an outer piece but not super bulky to use as a mid-layer. Highly recommended.
    If you have any questions:
    email me: wbowen@backcountry.com or give me a call: (801) 204-4571

    Great light weight .........

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xxl
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 255lbs

    Purchased for use on windy, cool days and evenings at beach. Fantastic, the hood is great for windy days/nights and it is light and easy to pack or wear on flights.

    Great Midlayer Fleece for Climbing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    This review is climbing orientated.
    I am 5'8" 150lbs., and a medium fits great as a midlayer over a base layer. It is highly breathable, super stretchy, super warm jacket. When walking, you can feel air move through the jacket. The actual hard face fleece is less breathable than the grid fleece. This is not a stand alone piece, as a shell is needed when wind picks up.

    The hem length is long so that it stays tucked in under a harness. When wearing a harness/backpack with a waste belt, the hand pockets will be covered. The right hand pocket extends up to the shoulder, and is roomy enough for things like ski skins or gloves.

    The sleeve length is longer, but is great if you are constantly reaching above yourself, like in climbing. Thumb loops help you put on layers as well as add insulation in a glove. It is a little roomy in the arms, but I have scrawny arms, YMMV. The torso is more form fitting than the arms.

    Next, the hood is helmet compatible. While it is snug enough to fit around your head, it can stretch over a medium-sized helmet (Mammut El Cap for reference.)

    Finally, the zippers move smoothly and do not catch the fleece pile. There is an elastic hem, and while others have said it is cumbersome, I have not had a problem with it.

    As for long term durability, it holds up about as much as you expect it to. I climb on sandstone, and that rock type is not forgiving on this jacket. While it is susceptible to high abrasion, notably in the elbow and cuff region, it has held up better than expected.

    With about a year of moderate climbing in this jacket, I would say it is a great midlayer fleece jacket.