Lowe Alpine's Araya Jacket is a fusion of furry fleece in the body and 4 way stretch fabric on the arms and sides making it an attractive and warm midlayer.
Brand says: Extra protection from the cold! The Araya Jacket is a feature-packed, lightweight, stretch jacket that delivers outstanding performance, warmth and comfort by using Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft fleece. Offering ‘warmth without weight’ insulation and added stretch for comfort this jacket will fit perfectly under a shell to ensure you’ll be able to stay outside for longer.
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Lowe Alpine's Araya Jacket is a really effective combination of Polartec Thermal Pro for warmth on the body and Polartec Power Stretch for cosy and stretch comfort on the sides and arms. Thermal Pro High Void is a fluffy, furry fabric that feels very soft and warm as well as being an effective insulator. Its not really a practical fabric for backpacking as the fleece wouldn't do well with dirt and grime on it - but for all other purposes its great.
Polartec Power Stretch has a brushed inner face to give it some insulating quality and softness to the touch - but the 4 way stretch properties of the fabric ensure it has a close comfortable fit. The arms are quite long and finished with thumb loops so your hands can benefit from the warmth of Power Stretch.
With a cinchable hem and tow large hand pockets this is a comfortable and stylish fleece.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear