One of my favorite athleisure pieces, the Alo Yoga Foxy Sherpa Jacket (more colorways here) is currently on sale in black at Shopbop, so I thought I’d share a few photos and a quick review, as this jacket very rarely goes on sale.
This bomber-style jacket is incredibly cozy, but the plush sherpa is on the heavier-side, so it’s more cumbersome than traditional fleece full-zip jackets. And I like that it doesn’t have (m)any unnecessary details (the only conspicuous branding is the Alo logo on the left sleeve), mostly ones that I find functional: zippered hand-warmer pockets; a removable hood; and ribbed cuffs/hem. In terms of warmth, while this jacket is great for transitional weather, it is not wind-resistant or waterproof, so wouldn’t be sufficient (on its own) for northeast winters.
Because the fit is intentionally oversized (to allow layering) and and the length cropped, I wouldn’t recommend sizing down. While the sleeves are too long on 5’2 me, in darker colors the excess fabric isn’t noticeable, and the ribbed cuffs keep the sleeves from sliding down.
I know $188 is spendy for a sherpa jacket, but the Foxy Jacket is well-made and Alo is a popular DTC company with some after-sales service, so I am willing to pay a little more for the brand name.