OK - Let me start this review by letting you guys know (as I am sure you already do) I have a million fleece jackets, I am extremely picky with clothing and everything down the material and zippers need to be perfect for my long every day excursions in the backcountry. Not one of them compares to the West Slabs Fleece Jacket. If I could choose one "do it all" fleece this would be it. I never leave my house without this jacket and is easily a staple piece of mine.
I have worn this on long ski days, Shoveling snow off my car when it dumps here in the Wasatch, Climbing gym sessions, And to the office/city right after and it never even looks (or smells) phased what so ever! This thing is bulletproof while keeping warm and my temperature regulated. I also have dogs and the material is not clingy so the dog hair does not stick to it and wicks moisture away like a dream.
It is also very hard to find products that fit me how they should because of my body build (Athletic build 5'3 124lbs) - especially fleece jackets. They end up either being too tight to where I look like a child, or too baggy with too much extra material. I am impressed by how this jacket fits me it is extremely spot on. It's actually flattering! We gotta look cute no matter what and where AMIRIGHT?!
I have been living in the West Slabs Fleece for the past few months and will continue to do so, uhmmm, probably forever.