- May 5, 2020 at 9:57 am #3645206
I was wondering if anyone has seen anything out there like an R2 hooded full zip fleece jacket in a XXL. Something that is more fuzzy or hair like than a tech grid. Thank you.May 5, 2020 at 10:09 am #3645207
Thank you.May 5, 2020 at 5:03 pm #3645293
Other than Patagonias Ninja top which is R1 I can’t think of anybody making real technical gear in an American XXLMay 6, 2020 at 7:26 am #3645382Eric BlancheBPL Member
@eblancheLocale: Northeast US
Just a suggestion but maybe have a look at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH. https://raggedmountain.com/ They specialize in polartec fleece garments. I just looked on their website and doesn’t look like they have what you wanted but I would maybe just give them a call. I stopped by the shop a month ago and they had a much wider variety and selection of different types of fleece jackets. They also do XXL.May 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm #3645430Link .BPL Member
I know you said full zip but there is the KUHL Synkro Fleece Hoodie – Men’s on sale in XXL at REI for $63.93, to bad Houdini stopped making theirs.May 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm #3645444Ben H.BPL Member
@bzhayesLocale: So. California
The LL Bean stuff comes in XXL-tall but not XXL regular:
May 7, 2020 at 9:54 am #3645616Link .BPL Member
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LL Beans has no hood, which is what he is looking forMay 20, 2020 at 8:16 pm #3648421
Yeah, pretty much non of them are. I was looking for something a bit more than my MH Microchill but I will just keep using it.May 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm #3648504AaronBPL Member
I have the Arc’teryx Kyanite hoodie, wear it every day. Really cozy and comfy. I’ve crashed my bike on dirt several times, even got road rash under the arm but it’s still in good shape, no tears. Looks like it comes in XXL. Currently on sale everywhere.May 21, 2020 at 11:12 pm #3648565
Microfleece, already have that for 1/5 the price. Where is some deep shag pile?May 22, 2020 at 6:46 am #3648578
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Bought the ThermalPro but still waiting to cut and sew as I haven’t yet found my perfect patternMay 22, 2020 at 11:31 am #3648603AaronBPL Member
Ah just googled “fuzzy fleece”. Do you wanted it to look like fur on the outside as well as inside? The kyanite is fuzzy on the inside, smoother and abrasion resistant on the outside. Midweight, not microfleece. And I guarantee you have nothing remotely similar for even half the price. I spent maybe 20 hours searching and found nothing cheaper for the quality. Even the knock off version on Amazon is $100.May 22, 2020 at 5:15 pm #3648661
Patagonia R2 which is in the OP is much thicker and warmer than Powerstretch and definitely makes a warmer mid-layer and I think it is actually lighter.
It has the downside of needing to be protected with a shell so one extra layer needed but for cold weather clothing very few fleeces are as warm as ThermalPro for the weight
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