Iím in love. I recently got the EMS Womenís Core Fleece Jacket as a gift and it rocks. The Core Fleece offers a full front zipper, 4 times the wind resistance of normal fleece, a convenient chest pocket with zipper, and itís a nice looking great fitting jacket to boot. Itís a little thicker and stiffer than your normal weight fleece jacket but WELL worth it.
I would recommend this jacket as an outer layer for winter riding or hiking, or as an awesome addition to your winter arsenal of cool, comfortable outerwear.
To test the windshield protection of this fleece I wore it to the windiest place on the Island: Nassau Community College. As all the students ran shivering from building to building I felt warm and cozy in my fleece. I was really impressed with just how much wind protection it offered. The only place I actually felt wind penetrating was in the pockets a little.