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Aerostich TLTec Soft Shell Fleece Jacket

30 Review(s)
SKU: 1658

Availability: In stock

$187.00

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Best I've found but could use slight improvementReview by 'Rett Butler
I've put several thousand miles on this jacket in temps from 30-80 under a BMW Comfortshell jacket. It fits perfectly - slides and wears easily under my outer shell - and looks good enough I sometimes wear it in the office most of the work day. My only complaint is the underarm zippers. I have a VERY similar jacket made by Marmot - made from the same windproof stretch material and with the same "pit zips" but they covered the zippers with a fleece flap. This is the one improvement I would like to see on this jacket as the zippers are cold on my under arms (in a t-shirt/polo) and the zipper stops (metal prongs) scratch my skin and can be annoying. A simple 1" wide flap would make all the difference.

I'm considering sending back this jacket along with my Marmot jacket to see if we can come up with a mod. (Posted on 4/15/13)
TLTec Soft Shell Fleece Jacket reviewReview by Jim
Just received my TL Tec jacket; as I expected it fits perfectly. Not bulky at all and clearly very well made. Will make an excellent mid-layer, perfect for those cool/cold rides. (Posted on 1/10/13)
This jacket is exactly what I was looking forReview by Walter
Very happy with this jacket as street attire. Nice fit, good looks, and very effective wind blocker - comfortable in the low 30's on a windy day with just an Under Armor layer beneath. Have yet to wear it on the road (my Darien is in for repair), but will update my review once I have. (Posted on 1/8/13)
Have yet to find something betterReview by Nick M
I have spent a long time searching for the perfect thermal soft shell, and the TLTec is the closest I have found. Even with access to jackets from most of the outdoor companies at cost, I buy these.

Almost universally, you have to sacrifice warmth to get a wind and water shedding soft shell, but the TLTec nails them both beautifully. They hold up very well to daily abuse as well, lasting me about 3-4 years before they start looking a bit ratty and the outer layer starts to come unfused from the fleece. The next one will likely last longer using the fancy soft shell washing products.

My only complaint is that the fit is rather bulky. The arm holes are large, and I can't wear it with most of my riding jackets because the amount of loose fabric that bunches up around my biceps is uncomfortable. It is quite roomy around the midsection as well, and the loose fit sacrifices some thermal efficiency. (Posted on 9/9/12)
The perfect layerReview by Dena
Naturally this is sized for a man, so the shoulders are a little too broad and the arm length is a little too long. But it's a perfect layer between my outer jacket and the electric jacket. I wore it on a 40 degree day and was very comfortable. Overall, I'm quite happy with it. (Posted on 2/16/12)
TL Softshell keeps the wind outReview by Hollywood
This product keeps the wind out, is warm, and durable. In addition, it looks good enough to wear on its own or underneath your Aerostitch suit. (Posted on 1/6/12)
Good jacketReview by Merle
I have had this jacket for about 6 weeks now and have worn it several times, both as a top jacket and underneath heavier jackets. I am very, very pleased with the quality, the fit and the comfort. A good investment. (Posted on 12/23/11)
great performanceReview by John
Bought this jacket to wear as a liner under my Roadcrafter. It fits closely but comfortably and the wind performance is unmatched by anything else I've ever had. Works perfectly under my suit, and the wife likes the way it looks on me and wants one. If anything ever happens to this one I'll be buying a replacement. (Posted on 11/25/11)
I wish I had got this instead...Review by Dave P
I bought a Darien jacket this summer and paired it with the TLTec Wind Blocker Fleece Liner sized to the jacket. The liner is a fine garment but somewhat lacking in exterior pockets. I saw the Soft Shell jacket in a recent sale and decided to take a flyer on it.

It has been excellent both as a liner for the Darien and a great jacket for general wear in the autumn weather here in southern Ontario. I concur with all of the comments regarding its warmth and versatility, i.e. LOTS of exterior pockets. Truth be told I wish I had bought it instead of the Wind Blocker. (Posted on 11/23/11)
Soft Shell Fleec JacketReview by JIM in KC
Gotta say, I just LOVE my new soft shell fleece jacket. I've wanted one since they came out a few years back. Wish I hadn't waited so long, but my original 300 wt Aero fleece jacket is still going strong after nearly daily use in winter months.
The cut of the soft shell version has evolved; shorter collar, zip pockets, some mesh lining. Slightly fuller cut which allows more clothes beneath, but a very "crisp" look. The styling is quite sophisticated. I liked the stretch knit cuffs and bottom on the original, but the bound elastic on the new one is tidy. Less bulky; packs a little smaller.
The smooth, soft shell finish better slides into my Roadcrafter suit, but it's still a tight fit.
(I had my suit cut close for sportbike use; my old fleece jacket won't fit under at all.)
Note: this is not a wind block fabric, but less permeable than regular fleece.
I'm a medium, size 38-40, 140 lb weakling.
Verdict: sure, you can buy a generic fleece jacket for a lot less, but this one is designed for motorcycling, looks heaps cooler, and fwiw, made in the good ole USA. Keep those N. Central US types employed. Buy this jacket. (Posted on 11/21/11)

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