Fall is in full swing across most of the country, bringing with it chilly mornings and evenings, changing leaves, and a cold wind indicating the inevitable arrival of winter. Eastern Mountain Sports has teamed up with Polartec to create a cozy fleece jacket to keep you enjoying your favorite outdoor activities regardless of the passing of the warmer summer weather.
The EMS Exodus Fleece Jacket is made from Polartec's Thermal Pro fabric. A high loft cozy pile interior creates air pockets that trap a high level of body heat in order to achieve the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any fabric Polartec has ever offered.
Polartec Thermal Pro fabric offers excellent breathability and dries quickly. The smooth and hard wearing outer surface makes it easy to throw a shell on over the top when the weather turns really bad.
For those fall hiking days where it starts out extra cold in the morning but quickly heats up as the day goes on, full length side pit zips let you air out without losing the front wind protection. Two chest pockets and two hand pockets offer plenty of storage room for essentials or a place to warm up your hands.
Even though the Exodus Fleece Jacket may not look like anything special in your basic black (or green), Eastern Mountain Sports sure got the fit right. A medium size hugs me nice through the body, leaving room for a base layer underneath, with arms that are nice and long. There is nothing worse than leaving your wrists exposed on those chilly mornings.
Bottom Line: The EMS Exodus Fleece is a cozy workhorse for numerous moderate to low intensity autumn activities such as chilly hikes and walking the dog or sitting around at a football game. Throw on a shell over top and the Exodus transforms into a great mid-layer for winter.
The EMS Exodus Fleece Jacket retails for $99 and is available now.