Fleece just don’t feel any better than the Monkey Man Grid. The high-loft Monkey Phur over the body and shoulder provides unbeatable warmth. Its grid pattern reduces bulk and increases breathability. Stretch fleece in the side and shoulder panels allow for unobstructed movement when you’re on the move.
MicroClimate Zoning™ construction for built in warmth, breathability and stretch
Close fitting hood, designed to fit under helmet
Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
Zip chest stash pocket
Integrated thumb loops for warmth
Zip handwarmer pockets
High loft Monkey Phur fleece on the body and arms, combined with stretch fleece side panels and hood, give you maximum warmth and mobility.
Back to the drawing board I want to like this shirt. It is warm enough but breathable for cold active pursuits. I use it as an outer layer with a wool t-shirt while ski touring/mountaineering in NW Montana. and as mid layer under a shell, maybe with a down vest, while skiing.The design is on its way to being great, but falls short in a few ways. particularly given the cost.The stitching along the zipper began to snag and pull out the first time I put it on... The fit is snug, which I don't mind, but the thumb loops are not really usable. They are slits in the sleeve, not loops in an extended cuff. So wearing them is pretty uncomfortable .I wish the hood zipped up higher like a balaclava.I am 5'8 135lbs a small fits just right. January 3, 2013
Great for its intended use This jacket is pretty awesome. I'm picky when it comes to filling my gear needs; I don't just purchase the first thing that has the features I want. I had been looking for a mid-layer to go under my windproof/waterproof shell for skiing/snowboarding, and this is it. I like the slimmer fit, I like the look/texture of what I'd call a 200-weight fleece, I like the location and angle of the chest zipper and pocket, but I especially like the hood. While the hood isn't perfect, as I'd like it to be a slimmer fit than what it is, it's hard to find a product this simple with a slim fit hood in the first place (or a hood at all). Most jackets I've found with a slim fit hood also have some form of synthetic fill insulation (at least across the torso) with a couple layers of nylon material, which I'd think would hinder breathability during higher levels of exertion. I like that this is as much fleece as possible, with the added benefit of a hood that can go under my helmet. November 16, 2012
Thin fleece, tight fit, shoddy stitching Very thin fleece, not a quality work piece but should work well casually. I like the texture (wife hates it), snug fit, sleeve length is good. Stitching along the zipper liner has unraveled in four places already. November 6, 2012
Best lightweight jacket I've ever owned I owned the first version Monkey Man jacket and others since, and this is by far the best one ever made. The "grid" spacing and use of the stretch fabrics makes it lighter and more breathable than previous versions, and the hood is a welcomed addition. It's not waterproof or wind-repellant, but that's not what it's for. If you're looking for a lightweight, warm jacket for cold days, this is the most comfortable and functional one I have ever had. October 23, 2012
great fleece I wasn't sure about this "jacket" when I placed my order. This thing is phenomenal. It is much wamer than I expected (I live in South). I wish it were a little more windproof. Great jacket for football season. October 1, 2012