Terramar 1/2 Zip Geo Fleece Top
Good warmth for its weight but average looks The material…
Source: bought it new
Good warmth for its weight but average looks
- Warm for its weight
- Uninspiring looks
The material on this top is pretty thin but warm for its weight. The fleece is textured with very small squares which likely have some bearing on its thermal capabilities, and they work. This provides warmth comparable to standard polyester fleeces of a heavier weight. The fit is pretty generous on length and seems like a fairly standard cut (not too athletic) and it's comfortable.
My only complaint is that the material has a slight sheen (at least in the tan color I ordered) that I find slightly unappealing (like velour or something). Not a big deal and certainly doesn't outweigh the good warmth-to-weight ratio.
Also, the neck on my XL is cut trim for my tastes when zipped all the way up, but I have a large neck size (17+) and this seems to be the case with about 80% of these kinds of tops for me.
All in all this is a very practical and effective warmth layer, offering nice insulation for the weight.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The heavyweight Terramar Geo Fleece Quarter-Zip long underwear top is a warm first layer for extreme conditions where warmth matters. Polyester and spandex fleece blend is moisture wicking and extremely warm; provides total freedom of movement. Dual surface knit has a smooth grid exterior and a high-loft fleece interior that enhances breathability and moisture movement. Quarter-zip design allows easy ventilation during high-octane activities. Flatlock seams reduce chafing and increase durability. Closeout.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Men's Terramar 1/2 Zip Geo Fleece is a performance mens base layer, and the warmest base layer in the Terramar Body Sensors line. Micro-polyester and spandex blend provides total freedom of movement, and the perfect level of warmth. Rated at a warmth factor of 3.0, Terramar's highest, Geo Fleece microfleece tops are ideal for all activities in moderate to very cold conditions. ec2 Qwick-Dri technology uses Terramar's electrostatic process to uniquely and permanently modify the fiber for improved movement and release of moisture, pulling moisture off the skin like a magnet. While traditional wicking fabrics only release excessive heat and moisture where there is fabric contact with the skin, Terramar ec2 fabrics use electrostatic evaporation to constantly release heat and moisture and can be cut loose, which further enhances cooling air circulation. Dual surface knitting system incorporates high-loft grid channels for enhanced breathability and great moisture transport. The low bulk and stretch let you move freely without overheating or feeling constricted |Half-zip front provides great ventilation, letting you control your temperature. Anti-microbial so this fleece stays smell free. Flat-seam construction eliminates chaffing. A zipper garage protects your chin. UPF rating of 50-plus keeps you safe in the sun. The Terramar Men's 1/2 Zip Geo Fleece mens base layer is an essential, versatile top for outdoor activities in cold weather, and soon to be your favorite and warmest base layer. Available Colors: Black, Bark. 1/2 Zip Neck. Warmth Factor: 3.0. Materials: 95 percent Micro-Polyester, 5 percent Spandex |ec2 Qwik-Dri Thermoregulation Comfort Technology. Fabric Weight: 220 g, or 6.5 oz. UPF Rating 50-plus
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version
When things really get cold, block the chill with the Terrama Geo Fleece Half Zip Long Sleeve Top. Micro-fleece fabric provides heavy-duty insulation without restricting movement so you keep your body heat where you need it most. The eC2 Qwik-Dri tech pulls excess moisture away from the body so you don't end up feeling cold and clammy.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Layer up for your next outing with Terramar GEO Fleece base layer top, featuring micro-grid fleece for outstanding thermal-regulating, moisture-wicking performance. Micro-grid fleece wicks moisture and dries quickly Thermal regulating performance prevents overheating Flatlock stitching eliminates abrasion Neck zip: 12-3/4" Length: 29" (based on large) Weight: 12 oz. Fabric: 95% polyester, 5% spandex Care: Machine wash/dry Made in China Available Colors: BLACK, SHALE, BARK, LODEN, MUDSLIDE. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version