I was looking for a soft lightweight jacket to take to Europe to layer over light warm weather shirts when the sun goes down. I ordered this one and the Champion Women's Performance Fleece Full Zip jacket so that I could try them both.
Per other reviews, I ordered up one size. I normally wear a Medium and ordered this and the other Champion jacket in Large. That turned out to be the right thing to do. I have to say that I liked both jackets. This one is very fitted. The length is nice and long for tall people like me (I'm 5' 8"). The fit is flattering too. At first it was a toss up between which jacket I liked better, as they each fit a bit differently and I liked different things about both of them.
Reminding myself of WHY I was getting this jacket (to layer over other clothing) I decided to send this one back and keep the other one, as it was a bit less form-fitting and would layer better. But this is a very nice jacket.
This jacket is not a true fleece. It is smooth on the outside and there is a very thin fleecy material on the inside. This is what I prefer, as I have two dogs that shed white hair, so black clothing can be a nightmare for me. With the smoothness on the outside of this jacket, I didn't have to worry about looking like I just emerged from a dog-hair factory.
There are two hand-warmer pockets...and no...they don't zip. The neckline on this jacket is very pretty. Sleeves are too long for me but I've come to expect that in clothing these days (I SWEAR that they are making clothing for long-armed monkeys these days). Sleeves can always be cuffed, so that's not an issue for me. All in all, this is a very nice jacket if you are slender and have an hourglass figure. If you have an apple shape, this may not be for you.
The Champion performance fleece full-zip jacket is the perfect layering piece for those colder days. Complete with duofold warm ctrl, this jacket keeps you warm without weighing you down.