Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman 200 Fleece Jacket - Women's

A lighter-weight Monkey jacket to keep you warm when you're horsing around in town, on campus, or in the great outdoors.

It's always exciting when a baby monkey is born, and the folks at Mountain Hardwear are celebrating a new member of the monkey family. Pass out cigars, and welcome the Women's Monkey Woman 200 Fleece Jacket to the Monkey jacket family. Made with lighter weight 200g hi-loft fleece, this monkey is all business when it comes to thermal efficiency without weight and bulk. If you need a streamlined mid-weight layer on your hut-to-hut ski tour, or a sleek stand-alone layer for cool-weather cragging, you'll be glad the Monkey 200 was born and now lives in your closet.
The Monkey 200 jacket is made from Monkey Phur Lite, a hi-loft fleece lacking the beefiness of other 200g fleece fabrics. She weighs less than her older sister, the Monkey Woman jacket, and sports a trimmer outline, too. A polished profile means easier layering for you, whether you're slipping on a hardshell for waterproof protection or creating an ultra-warm shelter against below-zero windchills with your windproof down parka.
You'll appreciate the Monkey 200's slimness when you're hiking with a dayback or traveling by bus to remote Tibetan towns. Strategically zoned fabrics maximize breathability and stretch so you don't overheat or rip the seams while reaching for a hold. Stretch cuffs and hem contribute to the jacket's streamlined approach, as well as seal in warmth. Two hand-warmer pockets zip so you can safely store your keys while turning cartwheels.

  • Polartec ThermalPro Monkey Phur Lite, 200g
  • Standard fit
  • MicroClimate Zoning construction
  • Stretch cuffs and hem
  • 2 handwarmer pockets, zip
  • 1 chest pocket, zip
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Awesome both for men and women

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Amazing product, the only drawback is the missing hood

Best Ever

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

This is the best fleece jacket I have ever owned. Just got back from one month in New Zealand and I wore it every day. I didn't even take it off on the plane home. The fit is slim but not confining. I wear an 8-10 and the medium fit well. With a sweater underneath it handled cold temperatures and without the sweater, warmer temperatures. In the rain I layered a shell over it. The pocket on the chest was really handy for my passport. I only wish I could continue to wear it every day but it's getting kind of warm in Hawaii.

Wife loves it

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

Bought for my wife as a gift, she never takes it off. Fit was true to size, she's 5'3"ish and around 112lbs, wears a small. I don't have to cuddle her anymore if I don't want to because this fleece does it.

Thanks for the review Gabriel! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

The snuggliest of snugs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I was so excited to get this jacket. It is unbelievably soft.
I usually vary between a Small & a Medium. I'm on the taller side, but have a very small waist. The Medium fit perfectly with room for layers. I usually wear a shell jacket on top for the cold Utah winters. My favorite detail is the material around the wrists & waist.. It just has a great feel & lays flat against the body. Different than other jackets like this.
I got the classic black. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a great midlayer.

Not my favorite fleece

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I got this and it's comfortable however pretty baggy on me. I'm usually a standard small but it looks boxy and it's hard to wear with layers. If I use it as a coat rather than a layer it's ok. Wouldn't consider it a tech fleece. More of a casual fleece.

Great mid layer!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Awesome jacket! Incredibly warm. The medium was a bit large in the shoulders and looked baggy, returned it for a small and it fits great. So soft which will be perfect for mild days or layered under a shell.

Super Warm and Stylish

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman fleeces are a must have for any heatseeking and style concious female. Whether you need to layer if under your ski jacket for those negative degree Vermont days, or your catching sun on the lodge deck at Brighton enjoying an apres ski chardonnay, this fleece is a go to. Fleece mix with higher density fabric face and arms give the garment durability and stretch where you need it. A super nice fit keeps you cozy and warm so you do not need to cover yourself in other layers. No more Michelin Man looks on the hill, go for the Monkey Woman look instead!

Mom digs it!

  • Size Bought: Medium

I got this as a christmas present for my mom and she loves it! It's super soft and works great as a mid-layer for skiing, snowshoeing or any winter activity. It's also stylish and can be worn on it's own in cooler weather.

Great midnight fleece

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Bought this jacket for my wife to wear around the house on the cool fall and early winter evenings. It is beautiful and performs as advertised. Although she has yet to use it under a shell, I am certain that it will perform as other fleeces. It is so soft and comfy.

She is delighted with its performance to this point.

More of a sweater than anything

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

I love how soft this jacket is, but it's really only good as a mid layer. The weave isn't very tight, which makes it unsuitable for any kind of windy situation. I love wearing it while hiking or climbing, though, because it's so lightweight and super soft. I've had mine for about 4 years and it's held up very nicely. I find it fits a little large as a mid layer, so if that's what you're planning, order a size down. However, as a lightweight outer, it's pretty true to size.

Soft and Warm

    What else do you need?

    perfect lite weight fleece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    super comfy and perfect weight. I love to put this jacket on when I come off the trail.

    Warm and Cozy

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

    This is a great jacket. It definitely keeps you warm and toasty but it also breathes so your not stuffy. This is a great layers jacket to wear under a rain coat on those cold rainy days. I highly recommend this jacket . This is my everyday go to jacket during the cooler months. I usually wear smalls but this medium fits perfectly.

    I Want to Marry This Coat

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this coat after having an earlier version of the monkey phur for about five years. It's definitely the softest "fur" I've ever owned--people will literally try to pet you!

    With this version, they've really improved on proportional sizing and feminine fit. I love the old coat, but the sleeves were extremely long and tended to bunch at the cuffs, the overall fit was a tad boxy, and the bottom hem was slim-fitting, almost tapered. All that has been fixed with a feminine curvier torso, shorter sleeves, and stretch-to-fit cuffs.

    I'm 5'10" with an athletic build, and I got the Rich Wine/Pomegranate in L. The fit is perfect. I would literally wear this every day if it were socially acceptable. Mountain Hardwear is really becoming my go-to, as their coats really stand up to everyday wear and nasty Montana weather.

    Nice and Fluffy

      Super warm and fluffy to the touch. The sleeves are a bit long but no big deal.

      Best Jacket

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

      Hands down my all-time favorite fleece. I have had multiple fleeces from other brands and this is the warmest of its nature. It runs true to size and fits well. Two of these babies are hanging in my closet. One to wear outside while working and getting dirty, the other is a nicer (cleaner) one that I throw on when I'm not going to get dirty. I will never not have one of these in my wardrobe.

      What is the center back length of a medium?

      28 inches

      Awesome Fleece!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      I have one of the older models of the Monkey Fleece, so it is a little boxier than the new version. I am 5' 9'' and 140 lbs. and size small fits me well through the shoulders and loose around my waist. I love this fleece and recommend it everyone. It is extremely warm, even when wet. I took this fleece as my main jacket on a 500+ mile backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail. This jacket has one downfall, it is when it is worn alone as a jacket it does not hold up against strong wind. In those situations I would layer a soft shell jacket over it, and be stay crazy warm. All in all, I have had this jacket for almost two years and it still looks good and keeps me warm!

      Cozy Fleece

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      Fits true to size, very soft, great shoulder season coast and great layering piece for a shell in the winter. Fits on 5’11”, 150# lady

      What size did you get please? Or did you say? I'm 6' , 129# so long arms. I hope it has long sleeves. Thanks

      I gave her a Large and it seems to fit her arms well.

      1 Month In

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Monkey Woman 200 jacket in Emerald, size L, after about a month of wear. For reference, I am 6'0", approx 190 lbs. Fit is less feminine and more boxy than expected. Jacket also sheds... A lot... Constantly pulling green fuzzies off the seatbelt in my truck, my jeans, my desk chair at the office. Color is very rich emerald green - darker than expected, but I love it.

      1 Month In