**what a burn. I just realized this jacket is $20 more expensive for Canadians than it is for US shoppers**
I fell in love hard with this jacket. I didn’t want to because this jacket rings in at a whopping $277.76 with taxes and that is exquisitely unfair and overpriced. The jacket is so beautifully designed and soft and warm though. It is a brushed tech fleece fabric so it is NOT like the Fleecy Keen Jacket, but stylistically it is similar. I prefer this to the Fleecy Keen though because I always found the FK too hot and bulky and really boxy on me. This jacket is very warm and thick but without the bulk. The quilted glyde portions feel really thick and I love that it’s a more matte finish on the glyde. This jacket is as substantial as the Fleecy Keen, but a far better design in my opinion. This is my TTS 10 and I was surprised it wasn’t tighter. I sometimes find jackets of this type too form fitting on me so I size up but then I get a too bulky look around the chest and shoulders. This fit just right in my regular size in the chest, arms and hip area.
I also really liked this First Mile 1/2 Zip a lot. I’ve never purchased a tech fleece half zip from Lululemon and regretted not getting one last year when I spent countless hours on the soccer field with my kids through the winter. I would have preferred this pullover in a size up because it is form fitting and as you can see in the photo, you can see the crinkles from my shirt bunching up underneath. I don’t think you sacrifice style or shape by sizing up in this top so if you are hippy or busty or you have a bit of a tummy, I think a size up is a size choice – but TTS is not overly tight. If I wasn’t really wanting to splurge on the jacket from above I would have definitely picked this 1/2 zip up.
Brave The Cold Jacket TTS 10
Oh no! Why?! Why must I fall in love with two jackets on the same week? I rarely like long quilted down jackets on me because I am hippy and they are never a-line enough for my shape, or flattering. This one is different. It is cut to perfection for us hippy types with the perfect amount of flare at the hem so that you can still sit, move around and the jacket does not ride up. I also find the variation in quilting sizing with the wider sized quilting at the bottom, and the narrower quilting at the top. When I attempt to size up in previous years jackets (3x A Lady) I get a slightly looser fit around the hip but still not quite enough, and a really large fit at the chest and shoulders. This is an extremely pricey jacket at $300, and it’s not waterproof so I really can’t justify it since when I need this kind of warmth I am outdoors, and it’s invariably also raining, but also, the jacket is thin and not incredibly warm. But man, I really like it a lot.