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The North Face Pumori Jacket

The North Face Pumori Jacket – Affordable fleece layer.

There are tons of great fleece jackets out there. We have even written about quite a few of them in the past. While they were all great fleece jackets, they might be more than you need on occasion. Im not trying to say you don’t need a fleece jacket; just that sometimes you might want less of a fleece jacket. Fleece jackets can be bulky in your pack and a bit too roomy to feel comfortable warn as a mid layer with certian types of jacket.

It is the above reasons that I introduce you to the North Face Pumori Jacket. With this fleece jacket, you get a number of the great features in other fleece jackets, but in a sleeker fit and smaller price tag. While the North Face Pumori Jacket isn’t super snug, it feels like it is a lot more fitted than standard fleece jackets. This makes it feel more comfortable to wear under other fitted style jackets like windwalls and wind breakers.

Perhaps it is the sleeker fit of the North Face Pumori Jacket that makes it a bit more packable as well. Try stuffing a normal fleece intoa standard sized daypack and you will have little room for anything else. When bunched up, the North Face Pumori Jacket takes up only about half of a standard size daypack, leaving you with plenty of room for extra gear.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $80

Why they rock:

  • Midweight Polartec 200 fleece resists pilling and fading, is breathable, sheds light rain, continues to insulate when wet and dries quickly
  • Stand-up collar, stretch binding at cuffs and adjustable elastic drawcord hem seal in warmth
  • 2 zippered handwarmer pockets, 1 with hidden key slot inside; also has 1 Napoleon chest pocket
  • Designed with a relaxed fit

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

Again, I am not suggesting you buy the North Face Pumori Jacket over a standard fleece jacket like the Denali Pro or the Marmot Monkey Man, but rather in addition to these. Combine the North Face Pumori Jacket with a Polartech type wind breaker on a day hike and you will be ready for just about any type of weather.

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites: $80