High-loft fleece has a number of attractive qualities, and they're all expressed in the form of the Adidas Hiking Highloft fleece jacket. It never feels cold when you first put it on (unlike the nylon shells of down and synthetic-filled jackets, which provide more insulating power but can feel quite chilly at first), it's highly breathable and won't get soaked by perspiration, and it's quite affordable compared to, say, 800-fill goose down, if not quite as warm. It's so cozy you'll probably want to wear it around the house as much as you will on hikes.
Feature list from Adidas:
- Stand-up collar provides protection from the elements.
- Full-zip front closure.
- Raglan sleeves provide full range of movement and eliminate shoulder seam chafing.
- Two front hand pockets.
- 100% polyester.
- Machine wash cold and line dry.
- Center back length: 24" (size small)
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