STIO Fremont Fleece

Travis GneitingApparel, Reviews

A solid Fleece jacket is essential for layering during cold temperatures. There are so many options, materials and prices. We recently tried on the Stio Fremont Fleece that was noticeably different.

Stio’s Fremont fleece jackets come in Men’s and Women’s size S-XXL and XS-XL respectively as well as a handful fun and mild colors. What really set’s the Fremont Fleece apart from other fleece from brands like Arc’teryx Delta, Patagonia R1, or The North Face fleece is the use of Toray Karuishi Japanese fabric. This technical fabric is very soft, extremely stretchy and has a higher “yarn stack” than traditional technical fleece.

This makes the Stio Fremont a perfect addition to any outdoor enthusiast who participates in a variety of activities. I choose to wear it with a thin “first layer” style underneath. This might be a poly t-shirt or another moisture transferring fabric. I then rely on the Fremont fleece to add warmth on top. It’s great for backcountry skiing, fall weather biking and trail running. The nylon/poly blend seems to resist pilling and wear that I’m use to seeing on shoulders and back from backpacks and hip packs.

I am 5″10″ (178 cm) and 165 lbs. (75 kg) wearing a size Medium in “Tap Shoe” (a dark grey color). The Fremont zip retails for $159 and $169 for the hooded version. Free shipping and free returns on This is the hoodless half zip, the Fremont also comes in a hooded pull over. This is a new offering from Stio and stock is always low on them. Check their website [affiliate link] here for current size and colors available.

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