Poor Advertising - Great Fleece
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
Unfortunately, when I bought this Backcountry was using last year's promotional photos to advertise this garment. Boy was I surprised when my $190 wool grid fleece arrived not looking like the one I ordered save for it being yellow. In fact, I like the styling less on this year's model than the last. That being said I like the styling overall, and the slim fit is excellent. I would not get this if I had a belly, or were not fit in the way the model is. I have had grid fleece before and it allows for the garment to be thinner while still keeping your temperature regulated. I combine this with wool baselayers, and the Ortovox Zebru wool jacket and I have serious alpine-level insulation in what feels like a light fall form factor. You'll want to have a study outer as these thinner garments don't feel terribly robust to serious abuse.