Rated 5 out of 5 by eschwebach Cool/cold weather fleece jacket
Buy this jacket now! I've owned it for less than a year but that includes fall, winter and spring here in MN and I wore it all three seasons. It is very warm and cuts the wind about 90% I would say. We had a pretty mild winter so I wore this jacket more than any other. If you are being active you can wear this jacket with a decent layer underneath well below freezing (about 20 deg F). IMO it is too warm for anything over 50 deg F, but I get hot easy. The coat is also very well constructed and shows no wear so far.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gsp1946 Top notch
This is my second Wind Challenger. Wears like iron. Warm with a sweater down to freezing. All the good stuff others have written about it is true. But what I like best? I don't get zapped when I take it off. Polar tech stuff normally turns me into a lightning rod, but not so with this jacket.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rowingj Great Jacket
I love this jacket! It's versatile enough for me to wear to work (a university), as well as for outdoor winter events (i.e. xc skiing). Easy to wash - just no fabric softener.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rinch Comfortable in varied weather conditions
I have several of these, living in Colorado, where the temperatures can vary quickly, I wear them everywhere during season changes and under a jacket in the colder weather. Always keeps me warm and comfortable.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DWM3 Poor Fit
While this is a well-made jacket, the fit just does not cut it. Shoulders and chest are fine, but the waist is far too large. I'm 6' and 190, with a bit of a paunch, and the large size fits except for the over size waist.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by retiredandhappy03 good cool weather jacket
repels water and does cut the cool wind effect
April 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RidersDad As expected
Well made - as described - nothing exciting but very serviceable. All the right pockets in the right places. Not a great coat for inclement weather, particularly after break-in. Very nice for cool, dry weather in Spring or Fall. The fit was good for lightweight sweaters beneath.
April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldcoach Does what it's suppose to do!!
This is my new "go to" jacket. Looks great, fits great, and handles this crazy metroplex weather. Especially the wind! It's as well made or better than the big names that cost twice as much. Good quality that will last. Look forward to wearing it for many years to come.
March 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 Very lightweight
I have an LL Bean wind block pullover fleece, which I love. I thought this would be the same product but in jacket form. It's not. My pullover is heavy weight and quite warm. This jacket is very thin. It's made to block the wind but not provide any insulation. If you're looking for warmth and not just wind protection, look elsewhere.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by donkey153 Excellent mid layer
*The XL fits me well. Not too baggy and not too tight. It fits well underneath a marmot softshell which has an athletic cut. (I'm 6'1" and 210 lbs)
*Exceptional warmth to weight ratio. Polartec 300 is not this warm and weighs more.
*Windproof as advertised. I think this makes it feel much warmer than it otherwise would be.
*Got it on clearance for a great price.
* Very soft/comfortable finish on the fabric.
*The cuffs aren't adjustable.
*Sleeves are just barely long enough. I wear a 36 sleeve, so when I get another, it will be the tall version of this.
* I don't own two of them
February 4, 2014