Mountain Hooded Pontetorto® Fleece Jacket - Men's
Why we made this
This fleece feels at home in the mountains; be it an inspiring multi-day tramp or a day at that challenging crack. The Italian Pontetorto® high pile fleece torso enhances warmth and wind resistance through its tight knit, while stretchy grid fleece panels provide an athletic fit and exceptional performance.
This fleece feels at home in the mountains; be it an inspiring multi-day tramp or a day at that challenging crack. The Italian Pontetorto® high pile fleece torso enhances warmth and wind resistance through its tight knit, while stretchy grid fleece panels provide an athletic fit and exceptional performance. The grid fleece hood is perfect for when the weather packs in or simply for telling stories at the camp fire.
Italian Pontetorto® fleece construction with high pile inner for maximum warmth
Stretch side and underarm panels for optimal movement
Raglan sleeves for comfort when carrying a pack
Main Fabric Pontetorto® 100% Polyester Main Fabric Weight (g/m2) 359 Weight (g) 570
4.4 / 5.0
Great fleece, but zip wore out fast
I really love this fleece. So much so I bought a second one in different colour so I could wear one every day without looking like a total dirtbag, lol. Seriously though, my first one I bought in 2016 and the zip doesn't work any more. Disappointed by that, as I've had other garments I've worn until absolutely threadbare and zips still going strong. This product obsolescence is wasteful. Might be a quality issue with zips, as (ironically) my Macpac Pulsar zip is also completely knackered. How about a product trade in Macpac? 30 years of brand loyalty on the line here.
September 29, 2018
Warmth without weight
This is a dam tidy design for a mid layer fleece. That new fancy Italian fabric has the snugglyness turned up to 11. As an insulator I think this is a superior choice over down, given that a down jacket stops working when wet. I think this fleece is going to become my regular adventure companion. Side note - Rolled up, it also makes a great pillow tucked in the hood of your sleeping bag :)
July 31, 2018
Hmmm not for Alpine
Totally fine and super comfy for kicking about in the cold. But over heats with little breathing if you working hard. Too bulky for good layering and takes up a lot of space in your pack. The torso is too short at the front when your arms are above you. So not great for climbing.
May 20, 2018
Great piece of kit
After suffering many years with free event fleeces I needed a new top to ski, travel and hike in. The technical build with good fit and stretch panels along with the thumb holes (fits under gloves) and light hood (under helmet) make it great for the mountains and tested in some grim conditions. The only issue I have is when skiing on a cold day you can feel the cold seeping through the thinner stretch panel under the arms, but overall core body heat isn't affected. The inner pile feels great. Nicely done Macpac.
November 18, 2017
The only fleece you need
I have used this for the past 2 years skiing and climbing. In fair conditions it is the perfect midlayer and if the wind picks up just put a wind shirt over the top. I took it to 6500m in Nepal with just a 260 thermal and a windshirt. Ice all over me but warm and toasty. If the weather gets worse just continue to layer over it. The perfect fleece for me.
October 18, 2016
I've had this fleece for nearly 2 years now and can't fault it. I use on farms in all weather and occasionally on the tops in the mountains. If you want more windproofing then pop a light coat over top. However with 2 layers on underneath I find this jacket does the job and is plenty warm enough . It'll handle a shower or 2 no worries. The hood is fine, it's like wearing a light beanie, which would fit well under a helmet I guess.
August 2, 2016
My Go-To Hoodie
This has been my go-to hoodie for the last year. Warm, not particularly windproof but the inner fleece makes up for it. The hood looks ridiculous, so don't expect it to be useful if you're looking on buying it. Other than that, it's a great hoodie. The inner pocket is great for phones in poor weather.
May 2, 2016