Mountain Hardwear32 Degree Insulated Fleece Jacket -1/2-Zip - Men's

Critical warmth.

Before you get a pot of water boiling for your morning hot cocoa, pull on the Mountain Hardwear Men's 32 Degree Insulated Fleece Jacket. This half-zip jacket is made from cozy stretch fleece to offer breathable, moisture-wicking warmth. Thermal.Q Elite insulation at the chest and across the shoulders provides critical core warmth to keep you comfortable in cold temperatures. Perfect for high-altitude backpacking trips or cross country skiing excursions, the jacket's half-zip design offers easy ventilation while you move. Integrated thumbholes keep sleeves in place while layering, while the stand-up collar helps seal out cold.

  • A technical midlayer perfect for backcountry excursions
  • Stretch fleece construction encourages movement and offers warmth
  • Insulated chest and shoulders offer enhanced warmth
  • Half-zip design provides easy ventilation
  • Thumbholes keep sleeves in place while layering and seal out cold
  • Reflective detailing for increased visibility in low light conditions
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Every Day Beast

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I do not think there is a truer definition of Every Day Carry than the way I use this jacket.

As a college student I'm always on the run, and moreover as a college student with no car, I am literally always on the run. As an active layer, this jacket does a tremendous job of maintaining warmth as well as regulating moisture, making it an essential layering piece in my outdoor arsenal. I've used it as a layer underneath a ski jacket on a snowboarding trip, I almost always layered it underneath a down vest over this winter around town, and now as spring approaches I'm still using it has a standalone layer. The active stretch makes it terrific for all the activities I use it for; I almost always get around on a bike, I've gone rock climbing in it, I wear it every morning to rowing practice, and I very nearly live in it (I wear it to the office almost every day!!). I could not recommend a better multi purpose fleece.

Pros:
Active stretch
Sleeves stay in place when pushed up
Half zip offers fantastic ventilation
Easily dressed up for the office
Very good at regulating moisture
Extremely versatile
Extremely windproof!!!

Cons:
The claimed insulation in the chest and shoulders is very minimal, but the liner material covering the entire jacket is more than enough
The inside is prone to static and makes it slightly difficult to peel off
The stitching around the collar is kind of weak, and I've had to patch it once myself (I've used it almost every day for 6 months now).

Overall this is the single-most important article of clothing in my wardrobe. I'll likely by another.

Every Day Beast

Thanks for the great review Jon-Paul! We really appreciate feedback like this on the gear we carry.