Burton Mountain Negani Fleece
Color: Sea Pine Heather
MSRP: $90 (Now on sale for $68)
Reviewer: 5’6″, 125 lbs.
Although I am a skier, I’ve always loved Burton’s apparel, and have found their Mountain Negani Fleece to be no exception.
The Mountain Negani fleece is a simple hoodie, but I love the fit and the fabric, and it immediately became one of my wardrobe stables. The fleece has a longer cut, with a drop hem in the back, covering most of my butt.
The sleeves are also long, reaching my second knuckles, though they are fitted and not too baggy. While I usually scrunch the extra material up to sit around my wrists, it isn’t too bulky or ever feels like it’s in the way. The torso falls fairly straight down, with a slightly fitted look. I usually wear a size Small in hoodies and the Mountain Negani fits true to size.
The neck is pretty high, and I can pull it up to cover my chin. It’s not made of thicker material, however, so it usually just sits lower around my neck.
The hand pockets are quite large but have no closure.
The Mountain Negani’s fabric is a blend of 30% wool and 70% acrylic. It’s quite soft, but has more of a cotton feel than a wool feel to it. So far, after two months of heavy use and several washings, the fabric has maintained its shape well without stretching out, although it has a bit of pilling. The pilling isn’t too bad though, and the fabric just has a slight fuzz to it, rather than having more defined balls.
The Negani is a light-to-mid weight fleece that is warm, but not quite warm enough to wear by itself over a base layer in temperatures below 50°F or so (though I do tend to run a little cold). It fits comfortably under a puffy, and on colder days skiing, I’ll wear it over a medium-weight baselayer, and under my thin puffy and shell.
If you’re looking for a simple, cozy hoodie with a longer cut, I can definitely recommend the Burton Mountain Negani Fleece.