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Helly Hansen Women’s Sitka Fleece Jacket Review

HH Women's Sitka Fleece Jacket Review

Another fleece I hear you cry?  Could the Women’s Sitka Fleece Jacket from Helly Hansen be the one to stand out from the crowd?

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If there’s one items of clothing that’s become a ubiquitous in everyday life, it has to be the fleece.  Available in all manner of guises it has to one of the most successful items of outdoor clothing to cross over into everyday wear.  The Sitka Fleece Jacket for women combines Polartec® fleece with softshell reinforcements for extra durability, ideal for all your adventures

Rather than the boxy affairs that most of you would associate with fleece jackets, the Sitka has a very appealing silhouette; something that wasn’t lost on our testers!

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Perfect for the great outdoors, this jacket is also ideal for casual use all year round, especially as the temperature starts to plummet and the evenings are a little chillier.  Made with Polartec® Classic 200g micro fleece, the jacket is soft and warm and has good stretch. The reinforced shoulder design gives increased weather protection and adds durability when wearing a backpack.

Now… one thing that won’t be lost on you, is the fact it’s white.  Not a colour you’d necessarily associated with outdoor apparel and certainly not what you’d generally wear for a spot of serious hiking.  Normally Helly Hansen provide a whole host of colours to choose from, however white appears to be your only choice.

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Polartec Classic 200 is a versatile and weather resistant insulation fabric which Helly Hansen have quite cleverly combined with softshell reinforcements; across the shoulders and funnel neck collar.

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This is reputedly to endure the rigours of carrying a backpack.

The Sitka really is quite stylish and perhaps a good item to reserve for Apres Ski!

Whilst we don’t feel this is something you’d reach for when heading to the hills, it’s ideal for travel, skiing, light walking and casual wear.  That said, it’s extremely well made, benefiting from a quality main zip and two equally good quality zipped hand warmer pockets.

It’s worth noting that our testers loved the Sitka Fleece Jacket, for its comfort, fit but overall its looks.  As fleece jackets go, the Sitka really is quite stylish and perhaps a good item to reserve for Apres Ski!

If you’re after a quality fleece jacket for traveling, light walking or just to look good then the Sitka is a great buy, but perhaps limited in appeal due to the fact it’s only available in white.

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You can find the Sitka Fleece Jacket on Helly Hansen’s website:

Helly Hansen

The Women’s Sitka Fleece Jacket combines Polartec fleece with softshell reinforcements for extra durability.

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Perfect for the great outdoors, this jacket is also ideal for casual use all year round, especially as the temperature starts to plummet and the evenings are a little chillier.  Made with Polartec® Classic 200g micro fleece, the jacket is soft and warm and has good stretch.

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The reinforced shoulder design gives increased weather protection and is reputed is provide durability when wearing a backpack.

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The softshell reinforcement is spread across the shoulders

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Right up to the funnelled neck, which is also lined with a soft fleece pile

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The main zipper (YKK) is chunky and very easy to operate and has a good quality grab tab; something which is a very nice addition as a great many fleeces suffer with fiddly sticky zips

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The two hardwarmer pockets, which are also lined with a fleece pile, benefit from quality zips and branded grab tags which are not only functional but also provide contrast against the white Polartec fabric.

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The cuffs aren’t finished with any elasticated piping or adjustable tabs, however our testers found them to be very comfortable, especially as the sleeves are tapered and finished with a flatlock seam providing just enough resistance to stop them riding up your arms

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The bottom hem is adjustable, however if you get the sizing right it’s unlikely you’ll use this as the fit is very good.  For a “regular” jacket, the tailored shapes hugs the figure nicely.

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The Sitka fleece jacket for women combines Polartec® fleece with softshell reinforcements for extra durability for all your adventures. Perfect for the great outdoors, this jacket is also ideal for casual use all year round, especially in Scandinavia where the evenings can be chilly after the sun has set. Made with Polartec® Classic 200g micro fleece, the jacket is soft and warm and has good stretch. The reinforced shoulder design gives increased weather protection and adds durability when wearing a backpack.

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Features

  • 200g Polartec®
  • Flatlock seams for low bulk
  • Regular fit
  • HH logo embroidery at the chest
  • YKK coil zipped hand pockets
  • Softshell reinforcement over shoulders to increase durability
  • Full YKK coil zip front opening

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The Helly Hansen Sitka Fleece Jacket

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Whilst we don’t feel this is something you’d reach for when heading to the hills, it’s ideal for travel, skiing, light walking and casual wear.  That said, it’s extremely well made, benefiting from a quality main zip and two equally good quality zipped hand warmer pockets.

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It’s worth noting that our testers loved the Sitka Fleece Jacket, for its comfort, fit but overall its looks.  As fleece jackets go, the Sitka really is quite stylish and perhaps a good item to reserve for Apres Ski!

If you’re after a quality fleece jacket for traveling, light walking or just to look good then the Sitka is a great buy, but perhaps limited in appeal due to the fact it’s only available in white.

You can find the Sitka Fleece Jacket on Helly Hansen’s website:

Helly Hansen

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