We are slowly approaching Spring and all the fun winter sports will soon be only available in exclusive parts of the country. There are still a few good weeks of skiing and snowy weather ahead of us, so fret now.
With that in mind, we are still on the lookout for some great sports jackets, suitable for snow sports and heavy winter weather. This brings us to this review article of an interesting ski jacket, which is the men’s version of the previous one we reviewed, Wantdo’s Mountain Fleece Ski jacket.
For the women’s version, we took a detailed look at all the features and specifics that the jacket comes with and we will be doing the same for this men’s version. They differ in small key features, which will all be included and explained as we go on.
A few words about the brand, in case you are unfamiliar with it. This is a modern brand, that was established in 2009 and manufactures many different products, most of which is outdoor clothing.
The jacket for this review is very easily adaptable to different sports and activity requirements, as you will see not only from our review, but also from the feedback of those that have purchased it. Let us just say that this is quite a popular jacket on Amazon, with over 1000 purchases and reviews. Apart from all the qualities, what you will find most surprising is the very affordable price, which is rare for jackets of such a good quality.
* Note: The availability of the clothes (including colors and sizes) might change at any time. Also please check the clothes’ materials and features on the various shops before buying. We do our best to assure the accuracy of our articles, but sometimes they might contain errors.
Where To Buy The Wantdo Fleece Ski Jacket For Men
Here is a list of the various online shops from different countries where you can purchase the jacket:
When To Wear It
Getting started right away, the Mountain Fleece Ski jacket is not simply just a ski jacket, as the name would suggest. The design was mainly focused around creating a quality winter jacket, first and foremost and then for this jacket to be functional and comfortable to wear. As such, Wantdo came up with this design.
The Mountain ski jacket is suitable for most winter sports other than skiing, including hiking, running, fishing, skating, cycling, snowboarding and mostly any outdoor activity during winter. This is all because of the material, which allows for quite a great deal of movement, all the while remaining warm and cozy.
This jacket closes to the front with a YKK zipper, that is covered by a storm flap, which fastens with snap buttons. This is to prevent any dampness from rain or snow to get through. The sleeves are flexible and are a bit on the loose side, so if you are going into really cold areas and must layer clothing underneath, you can still comfortably wear the jacket.
They come with Velcro fasteners on the cuffs, which, combined with the wrist gaiters, protect the hands, while also isolating the jacket from the outside weather conditions. This is especially necessary in windy areas, where cold drafts are not to be taken lightly.
The collar is stand-up and high, with frontal closure to protect the neck and prevent wind from getting inside from the top. Behind it, there is a hood, which is adjustable and detaches from the collar with a zipper. The hood is lined and comes with Velcro closure to the front.
There are three pockets on the outside, all of them with zipper closure. The two side pockets are lined, to warm up the hands quickly, if necessary. They come with nicely sized toggles, that are easily grabbed with gloves on.
Moving on to the inside of the jacket, the main part of the back is lined with teddy fleece, a soft and thick lining, that is warm, highly insulating and yet breathable. On the left side of the chest, there is an inner pocket.
Before getting finished with the inside of the jacket, it also comes with a snow skirt, that can be put together quickly and easily with snap buttons, to fully protect the body. This is also aided by the drawstrings in the hem, to completely close off the lower part of the jacket.
As you can see for yourself, this is a jacket that has it all, which leaves just one thing that we have not mentioned yet. It comes with three small logos, that makes this a good everyday jacket for both casual wear, as well as for work.
Time to discuss material and other fabric features for the Wantdo Mountain Ski jacket. First things first, this jacket, just like the women’s version, is designed to resemble softshells in performance, but suitable to be worn in very cold winter temperatures on its own.
As fabric material, it is 100% made of Polyester, with varying Polyester fabric combinations. This is very visible, as mentioned previously, on the inside of the jacket, specifically for the back, which is lined with teddy fleece. As for the sleeves and rest of the body it is smooth Polyester that is very breathable and lightweight.
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This is a padded jacket, with 1200g of Cotton for insulation, which is light, distributes well and manages to retain warmth almost as well as high-end insulation technologies that we see in other brands. The lower parts and first polyester lining on the inside, beneath the teddy fleece, is quilted, in order to distribute the padding evenly, so there will not be any cold spots.
The hood is also lined with teddy fleece, therefore you will not need to wear a beanie in order to feel warm.
The outer material is water-repellent and fast-drying, with the outer seams being sealed, to further waterproof the jacket. It is also windproof, which when combined with the collar, hem and cuffs, manages to completely insulate the jacket and minimizes contact with the cold weather outside.
This design comes in six different colors, which have two things in common: the inner black lining and the black details on the outside.
They are matte colors, which make good everyday options, as they can be easily combined with different outfits and are not too extravagant. There is something for everyone in this color selection, whether you are looking for more classic colors or trendy and modern ones.
For the classic choices, they include: Black, Coffee and Khaki. The more modern ones include: Sky blue, Red and Grass green.
With that being said, we would recommend, as always, the classic ones if you prefer to keep your look simple and neutral, and if you like bolder colors, then go for either of the three remaining options.
User Reviews, Feedback & Opinions
We did say that there are a lot of reviews on this jacket, but we will do our best to summarize and highlight the main points, especially focusing on the jacket’s design and performance.
Starting with the weather-resistance, this jacket certainly performs beautifully. It manages to remain warm for as long as it is on, with no excuses!
Several reviewers are amateur skiers and snowboards, which means a lot of contact with the snow and yet, the Mountain Ski jacket does not even flinch. It is waterproof through and through and fully insulated, with the snow skirt and lower hem completely preventing any of the snow from getting inside.
The inner teddy fleece lining is another feature commented on several times, as it is quite soft and very warm, keeping the shoulders and back heated up and cozy. Also, the lined hood, which is also oversized, is yet another favorite because of how comfortable it is, while the size makes it possible to wear it with a snowboarding helmet underneath, and adjusting it around the head as needed.
The minor issues you might run into with this jacket, is the main zipper, which apparently takes a bit to break in and make it run smoothly and the size, so keep these in mind.
All in all, if you want a winter jacket for either casual wear or as sports jacket, and would rather not break the bank, then look no further than the Wantdo Mountain Fleece Ski jacket. It is stylish, functional, warm and high-performance, all that you need in a quality jacket.