Originally Posted by kbuzz
mathhiaus- what the potential for collar zip burn/chafe? does the fleece look sufficient?
I'd say pretty minimal. There's about 1" of "shell" material at the very top of the collar, then 2.5" of fleece that's been sewn in. When I'm wearing it, the "shell" material is hitting me just under my jaw, and the fleece part is covering my neck. Directly over the top of the zipper is a flap of shell material. The shell material is soft enough that I don't see a problem with it rubbing against my neck a little. The other softshell I have (Mountain Hardwear "Icestone") has an almost identical collar setup, and I've had no issues with that one. The fleece on that one is a little bit closer to the top of the collar, but the collar also doesn't go up as far.
I actually didn't realize it looking at the jacket the other day, but that flap covers the entire inside of the zipper as well as going over the top, so you won't snag your layers on the inside of the zipper.