With the weather turning cold, I went through my closet and pulled out a favorite:
The EMS Divergence Fleece Jacket.
(Who needs Pata-gucci?)
I've been able to wear this jacket in quite a few scenarios now - a snowy Boulder winter afternoon, chilly mornings in Red Rocks, setting up a TR for a client in Aspen and in an Arizona rainstorm. My favorite part about this jacket is that it's up for just about anything. It is fine on its own (though not super wind proof), and works well under and over other layers. Under a hard shell is perfect for a windy rainy hike. Over a classy shirt/jeans and it is perfect for walking to dinner from your car. Under a puffy jacket, it's perfect for belaying someone up an ice climb, especially since you can cinch in the hem with sewn in bungee. There are also snaps on the sleeves and collar that attach to an EMS SYNC shell. I've washed sand, snow and sweat out of this jacket and still no sign of pillage.
- Cute fit (on men and women)
- Layers well
- Breathes with activity
- Stretchy in all the right places
- Love the chest pocket
- Not super wind proof
- Comes in black, purple and tan for the ladies :(