Technical performance meets comfort.
Equal parts comfortable and technical, the Klattermusen Women's Balder Hooded Fleece Jacket is a stretchy midlayer ideal for chilly days spent in the mountains. The Balder can be worn on its lonesome or layered underneath an insulated jacket or hard shell.
To achieve such versatility, the Balder is constructed with a blend of polyamide and recycled Italian wool, which is durable, soft, and warm. Additionally, the Balder touts a minimalist silhouette minimize the overall weight of the jacket and making it easy to tack on extra layers. The articulated shape provides unimpeded mobility and is designed to stay in place even when you raise your arms. Meanwhile, the asymmetrical zipper prevents chafing, and the drop-tail hem offers extra coverage for more warmth. The two zippered pockets are hip belt friendly, and the thumbloops double down on that cozy, sweater-like feel.
- A minimalist midlayer for chilly days on the mountain
- Blended fabric offers warmth and durability
- Hand pockets keep necessities close
- Hood doubles down on defense
- Asymmetrical zipper prevents chafing
- Drop-tail hem provides extra coverage
- Articulated shape assures unimpeded mobility
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I got this for my girlfriend after wearing the Falen myself (we did not exactly want to match everywhere we went). She wears it all the time and mentioned that people constantly compliment on the jacket for its unique look. The asymmetrical zip is nice because when we are all bundled up, the zipper isn't poking up at her chin underneath her shell.
It works great as a midlayer so whenever we want to go skiing or hiking in the cold, she throws it on underneath a shell. Layering is key, and the recycled Italian wool is nice and soft on the skin whether as the outer layer or mid in the colder weather.
I have looked far and wide for a lightweight yet warm layer. This is it.
Classic wool feel
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
This hoody had a great overall cut. Works for a curvier shape if needed.
The a-symetrical zip is not a problem (some feel too far over, and awkward), but this one is more of a slight a-symetry, so it's works great.
Fabric felt sturdy and durable, and would be warm for winter months.
On the downside, I found the fabric a bit itchy.
I considered keeping it, but also tried the Klattermusen Falen Pullover at the same time and fell in love with that one, so I returned the Balder Hooded Fleece.