Monarch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket
Stoic's Monarch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket is the perfect addition to chilly evenings around town. This everyday jacket is made from a toasty polyester fleece, adding warmth to the shoulder seasons, while providing easy-to-wear style as you pursue your daily routine. Stoic equipped the monarch with hand pockets for cold fingers, and a zippered chest pocket to secure valuables.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- An everyday fleece jacket for casual wear around town
- Polyester construction works hard to keep you warm
- Assorted pockets provide a stash for the essentials
- Standard fit wears well on its own or as a layer
- Item #SIC00GQ
- Q & A
Horrible even for 10 bucks
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 185lbs
I got a large black hoodie on super discount for $10 and the fit is horrible. Super baggy and zipper is of cheap quality. Can’t even adjust the waist on a hoodie that supposedly originally cost $80. Honestly, I’d be embarrassed to rock this hoodie. Maybe you will luck out with the sizing. Always a gamble with online purchases.
Great All Around Fleece
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 165lbs
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion.
Out of the box, the Stoic Monarch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket looked better than the picture online (I received black in medium). Simple, sleek and the material is really soft and quite comfortable. Im 5 ft 7, 165lbs, and the medium is a touch big, but I personally like that for layering. The website says there are only 3 pockets, but there are actually 5; 1 chest (zipper), 2 outside hand (no zip) and 2 inside (no zip). I personally really like having the inside pockets. It is not mentioned, but the main zipper is left handed and Im right handed, but no biggie. I did notice that there were a lot of long thread tails I had to trim off. Not a big deal, but it does appear slightly messy. I took the Stoic Monarch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket out backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a 4-day backpacking trip recently, and was able to really test its durability. I used the fleece jacket as a layer under my rain jacket to hike through rain, snow, sleet, sunshine and high winds. The jacket kept me nice and warm! The collar being a little bigger is a nice touch in the cold weather as I could zip it all the way up and the collar would cover my whole neck. Being 100% polyester, the jacket dried out surprisingly fast (it was wet from hiking; I did not wear this directly in the rain, as it is not waterproof). The Stoic Monarch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket is considered a casual jacket, but I feel it holds up to being used for anything you need a fleece for. I have used it for backpacking, rock climbing, lounging, and as a layer underneath my motorcycle jacket, and its been great. Id give it 4 out 5 stars, only because of the thread tails.