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Published on May 9th, 2012 | by Kira


Pop Outerwear: A Fashionable Fleece

With the pre­sent bipo­lar weath­er in New York City, a good fleece is very use­ful to have around. How­ev­er, like most NYC wom­en, I need some­thing that is go­ing to com­ple­ment my new de­sign­er jeans and that hot new shirt that just came out. Alas, the con­stant strug­gle of stay­ing warm and look­ing good con­tin­ues.

Lucky for us, no­body knows how to stay warm bet­ter than snow­board­ers from British Columbia, and the snow­board­ers who cre­at­ed Pop Out­er­wear like to make it fash­ion­able to boot. With a slo­gan like “built for the snow, de­signed for the city,” you can have con­fi­dence in your look and stay warm while liv­ing in New York City. As we know, this is some­thing that most fash­ion­able wom­en’s cloth­ing does not of­fer.

I had the plea­sure to re­view Pop Out­er­wear’s wom­en’s fleece, which has be­come my new fall back out­er­wear. It has a classy sporty fash­ion feel that goes well with a pair of jeans and sim­ple shirt. The dark grey col­or goes with pret­ty much ev­ery­thing and looks great on ev­ery­one. I am, how­ev­er, not the biggest fan of the blue trim on the pock­ets and the lo­go. I feel it adds to the sporty look of the fleece and dis­tracts from the sleek­ness of the grey, but that is more of a per­son­al pref­er­ence thing. It does come adorned with an asym­met­ri­cal col­lar, which speaks fash­ion and New York to me. I love to see cre­ative de­tails like that in my cloth­ing, and I think it class­es up the fleece.

Be­cause the Pop Out­er­wear fleece is thin, it can be eas­i­ly worn as an ex­tra lay­er be­tween your coat and shirt or as a quick pull-on in the evening af­ter a warm day. The ad­vance de­sign of the fleece al­so makes it as warm as a hoody with­out it be­ing as bulky or mak­ing you look like you are still in col­lege.

Over­all, I re­al­ly en­joy the Pop Out­er­wear fleece, but I do have two qualms with its de­sign that I feel I should note. I love thumb holes as much as the next girl, which makes it even more frus­trat­ing that I can not use the thumb holes that come with this piece. I am not sure if it is the de­sign, that the sleeves are just not long or flex­i­ble enough, or that there is too much fab­ric, but when­ev­er I try to use them they cut in­to my hand. My oth­er note is less of a com­plaint and more of a point of con­fu­sion. I can on­ly guess that the de­sign­er of this pieces was male be­cause the zip­per is on the mas­cu­line side. This isn’t a big deal, it just throws me off a lit­tle ev­ery time I want it take it off.

For a stan­dard fleece, the Pop Out­er­wear fleece is on the high­er end at $89, but since it comes with a de­sign­er fash­ion­able flair I feel it is a fair price.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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