Review: Triple Aught Design Ranger Jacket

I recall wearing fleece all the time when I was a kid. But as I got older, it faded from both my day-to-day wardrobe and my outdoor apparel. With the Ranger Jacket LT from Triple Aught Design, I’ve rediscovered the wonders of fleece. I’ve had some great jackets over my lifetime, but few have been as warm and versatile as this one.

The athletic fit is comfortable and roomy enough for layering underneath. The advanced Polartec Wind Pro fabric lives up to its claim of being wind-resistant, water-repellent, warm without weight, and breathable. I can spend an hour inside without overheating, but still be toasty outside in Montana’s chilly winter air.

This jacket has ample pocket space, including a hunter’s pocket (on the lower back) that is accessible from both sides. The side pockets are accessible while wearing a backpack waist strap, making it great for outdoor excursions. Additionally, the pockets are mesh on the inside and double as ventilation ports to increase airflow. Thumb loops and a two-way main zipper round out the features.

With all these virtues, the Ranger has quickly become my everyday jacket, as well as my recreational go-to for cold-weather hiking, skiing, and everything in between.

Available online; $230.