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Icebreaker RealFleece 320 Aspiring Zip Jacket - Men's - 2010 BCS
Let the always-stylin’, always-classy, and always-luxurious merino threads in Icebreaker’s Aspiring Zip Fleece Jacket keep you warm this fall and winter. Made with ultra-soft Realfleece merino wool (Icebreaker’s fuzzy alternative to synthetic fleece), the Aspiring Fleece Jacket functions as an outer layer for cool days and an insulating mid-layer on days when the cool turns to cold.
- Merino wool’s natural fibers provide excellent insulation and resist odors, and unlike traditional, long-cut wool fibers, merino wool’s fine-cut fibers are soft to the touch
- 320g / m2 fabric rating balances excellent wind protection, internal breathability, and temperature regulation—so you stay warm without overheating
- Zippered front pockets help keep your keys from migrating from your jacket to the sofa cushions
- Icebreaker makes its products in a way that supports New Zealand farmers, ensures overall welfare of the sheep, and promotes sustainable manufacturing practices
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November 16, 2012
This my first midweight Merino garmant. Love the idea of real fleece from real sheep.
5'11", 170lbs, Large fits nicely.
Fantastic fabric, warm, soft, stretchy, no smell, renewable etc...
Very low key style, no obnoxious logos or tags.
Perhaps my favorite attribute to the Merino fleece is its natural anti-static properties. I simply cannot wear poly "fleeces" because they attract pet hair, dust, and constantly shock me. I stopped wearing poly fleeces a while ago for this reason alone. I do not have to worry about this issue with the merino fleece, unless I have a synthetic layer underneath.
Left hand zipper takes some getting used to.
No loop for hanging. Seems like a minor detail but this continues to bother me. This has been standard on every other jacket I have ever owned. For a $200 jacket, they could put in a loop for hanging. If hung on a hook, the material becomes deformed and takes a while to settle. Add a hang loop and I will add a 5th star.
All in all, I like it a lot. It has a nice cut to it, and has a sharp, polished look. Once you wash it a couple times it really starts to get soft. Icebreaker, if your reading, can we get some Realfleece 320 sweatpants please???