Published on May 9th, 2012 | by Kira0
Pop Outerwear: A Fashionable Fleece
With the present bipolar weather in New York City, a good fleece is very useful to have around. However, like most NYC women, I need something that is going to complement my new designer jeans and that hot new shirt that just came out. Alas, the constant struggle of staying warm and looking good continues.
Lucky for us, nobody knows how to stay warm better than snowboarders from British Columbia, and the snowboarders who created Pop Outerwear like to make it fashionable to boot. With a slogan like “built for the snow, designed for the city,” you can have confidence in your look and stay warm while living in New York City. As we know, this is something that most fashionable women’s clothing does not offer.
I had the pleasure to review Pop Outerwear's women’s fleece, which has become my new fall back outerwear. It has a classy sporty fashion feel that goes well with a pair of jeans and simple shirt. The dark grey color goes with pretty much everything and looks great on everyone. I am, however, not the biggest fan of the blue trim on the pockets and the logo. I feel it adds to the sporty look of the fleece and distracts from the sleekness of the grey, but that is more of a personal preference thing. It does come adorned with an asymmetrical collar, which speaks fashion and New York to me. I love to see creative details like that in my clothing, and I think it classes up the fleece.
Because the Pop Outerwear fleece is thin, it can be easily worn as an extra layer between your coat and shirt or as a quick pull-on in the evening after a warm day. The advance design of the fleece also makes it as warm as a hoody without it being as bulky or making you look like you are still in college.
Overall, I really enjoy the Pop Outerwear fleece, but I do have two qualms with its design that I feel I should note. I love thumb holes as much as the next girl, which makes it even more frustrating that I can not use the thumb holes that come with this piece. I am not sure if it is the design, that the sleeves are just not long or flexible enough, or that there is too much fabric, but whenever I try to use them they cut into my hand. My other note is less of a complaint and more of a point of confusion. I can only guess that the designer of this pieces was male because the zipper is on the masculine side. This isn't a big deal, it just throws me off a little every time I want it take it off.
For a standard fleece, the Pop Outerwear fleece is on the higher end at $89, but since it comes with a designer fashionable flair I feel it is a fair price.