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Ortovox - Merino Fleece Grid Jacket - Men's

Ortovox Merino Fleece Grid Jacket - Men's

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Item #ORTL06E




Tech Specs

Fleece Grid (Merino wool)
Center Back Length:
[medium] 26in
2 zippered chest
Claimed Weight:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Merino Fleece Grid Jacket

Boost your winter layering options while adding a shoulder season outer layer option to your wardrobe with the Merino Fleece Grid Jacket. This hardworking fleece jacket boasts the temperature control and moisture-wicking performance of merino wool with some added warmth thanks to air channels on the inside that trap extra body heat.

  • Fleece mid-layer built for involved adventures in the mountains
  • Merino wool controls temperature, wicks moisture, resists odor
  • Air channels keep trap extra heat without adding any weight
  • Protective collar keeps wind and cold air off your neck
  • Two zippered chest pockets keep important items securely nearby

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.


  • Size Bought: XL

I’ve been looking at getting a Merino Ortovox fleece for some time so when I saw this on sale I finally pulled the trigger and got it and I’m happy I did. Other than being a little thin (which I expected) this is a good quality nice looking piece. I was correct in my suspicion that I needed to go one size up as in usually a L and an XL fits nicely. Overall in satisfied!

Steven, Did you receive the one pictured? I ordered this and received the version currently for sale on Ortovox's website instead. It has no reinforced elbow patches nor does it have shoulder patches like the one advertised. Its still a great thin wool fleece for layering and I would recommend it.

Edit: 6 days later and they have updated the photo to be the fleece you'll actually receive. Yay?

Good Quality-Definitely a Base Layer Fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

I've had good luck with Ortovox gear. Good quality and features. Once I went merino for base layers, I've never looked at synthetic again. This jacket doesn't appear to be an exception. It is a tight fitting piece best used for a base layer. I was hoping to also use this as a spring jacket but it's a little to fitted. The pictures above don't accurately portray the fit. If you'd like to use as a jacket, I would size up. I'm 6' and 190 lbs and the Large is a good base layer fit.


Men's Apparel

35.8 - 37.4in

(91 - 95cm)

37.8 - 39.8in

(96 - 101cm)

40.2 - 42.1in

(102 - 107cm)

42.5 - 44.5in

(108 - 113cm)

44.9 - 46.9in

(114 - 119cm)


30.3 - 31.9in

(77 - 81cm)

32.3 - 34.3in

(82 - 87cm)

34.6 - 36.6in

(88 - 93cm)

37 - 39in

(94 - 99cm)

39.4 - 41.3in

(100 - 105cm)


36.2 - 381.5in

(92 - 969cm)

38.2 - 40.2in

(97 - 102cm)

40.6 - 42.5in

(103 - 108cm)

42.9 - 44.9in

(109 - 114cm)

45.3 - 47.2in

(115 - 120cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.