Straight from the skin tracks of Italy, the Crazy Idea Acceleration jacket not only looks good, but is way more functional than your average fleece. Sure, it's comfy and cozy like only a fleece can be on those cold days when your toes are going numb. But due to a stiffer face material that's coated with a durable water-repellent, it also holds up quite well as an outer layer when the weather is nice or even moody. The Acceleration hits the sweet spot between mid and outer layer, holding up well to the intermittent weather that tends to roll in unexpectedly in the alpine. This inside is a luxuriously soft, block-pattern fleece, making the jacket warm (but not too warm) and breathable (without being too lightweight). With three zippered external pockets-- one on the left breast and two on the hips-- you'll have all the storage space you need to keep the essentials close at hand. The flat internal seams feel comfortable and smooth, and the chest and sleeves are cut to leave you plenty of room to stretch and flex as you move. Crazy Idea is always pushing the boundaries in functional fashion, and the Acceleration Jacket is no exception.
|Pockets||Two hand zips and a zipped breast pocket|
|Cuffs||Elastic with thumb loops|
|Lining||Grid Processing fleece|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Outer layer on nice days, mid layer on harsh days|
|Notes||Thumb loops keep your sleeves in place.|
|Bottom Line||A multi-functional layer that also looks great.|