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I don't know if this is the warmest or best value,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60

Summary

I don't know if this is the warmest or best value, all I know is that I live in this in everything but the coldest winter.

Pros

  • warm
  • comfortable
  • durable

Two years ago my wife and I decided to treat ourselves to fleeces, moving up from standard issue cotton sweatshirts. The difference is night and day and I rarely if ever wear the sweatshirts now.

The first time this fleece really proved valuable was after a fall snowstorm that left us without power for eight days and a dozen trees down on and around the house. Both my wife and I spent a weekend with a chain saw cutting and cleaning the neighborhood. At no point did I feel cold and I never got too hot either.

In colder winter or on rainy days I pair this fleece with a Gore-tex shell and I'm fine to drive the car or walk the dog in temperatures below 20°F.  If I'm doing a more vigorous activity like hiking then the shell/fleece combo is good into the teens. The fleece alone was perfect this weekend on a three hour hike in the low 30s.

As I said above this was my first fleece so I don't know how it compares to others but this one has given me no problems in Tibet, the White Mountains, or cutting wood. 

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EMS Men's Atlas Fleece Jacket

MSRP:
$69.00

The EMS Men's Atlas Fleece Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 26, 2015 at EMS.

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