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Sherpa fleece vs wool blanket lining?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by msm007, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Hi, I was wondering whcih would be warmer on a blue jeans jacket; sherpa fleece or wool blanket lining? The Sherpa fllece seems light and is sewn into the collar while the wool blanket lining seems thicker and does not cover the collar.
    Anyone have any experience with this?
  2. 1961MJS

    1961MJS Call Me a Cab


    My experiences with fleece lining and blanket lining is with a bomber jacket (fleece) and a 1941 jacket. The fleece should be warmer, but I've never had the two side by side. I'm betting that neither is enough for Sweden though.

    One of the guys I work with married a girl from Siberia. She's tall and owns a full length rabbit fur coat (Siberian Bunnies) that weighs at least 10 pounds, but it's warm. Oddly enough, not a mail order bride, she was an interpreter in NYC.

  3. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Thanks for the information. It is zero degrees here now and I am using a Carhartt canvas jacket with blanket lining. It really works well and is enough with a vest under it. But I was thinking of buying an insulated jeans jacket. Lee has the Stormrider vintage from the 60s with a wool blanket and Levis has the Trucker coat with Sherpa fleece lining. But the Levis fleece is a synthetic makeup. Do you still think that it would be warmer? I was thinking that the main advantage is that the man made flleece goes up on the collar so that you can wrap it around your neck.
  4. Take a look at the Aero Arctic (white) B3. THAT looks warm as ****! I know it's not denim, but I doubt denim in any flavor will suffice.
  5. A B3 or an Irvin can't be beaten for warmth - I have and love both. The B3 with the horse panels on the elbows might be a better option if you're hard on jackets. I'd be wary of the white one, though- it looks fantastic, but I'm not convinced it wouldn't be merry hell to keep clean, which on something you can't exactly machine wash....! Pity, as I'd really love one of the hooded B9 parka types.
  6. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Thanks, I will take a look. :)
  7. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Wow, Nice jacket. But a little more heavy duty than I need. Temps aren't so called in Sweden - thanks to global warming.
  8. I had a Levis denim jacket with faux shearling liner years ago...and although they feel lightweight in the hand..they are good and warm...and are also machine washable. I have a denim jacket and Carhart now with blanket lining that isn't near as warm.
    If the blue jean jacket with fleece liner that you are considering is like the Levis fleece it should be more warm comfy than a blanket liner.
  9. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Thanks a bunch, just the kind of information that I am looking for.
  10. alfyman

    alfyman One of the Regulars

    I'd go with the Fleece lining myself, It can breathe and it feels good, the Blanket lining gets really Hot underneath..
  11. Peacoat

    Peacoat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I agree with HD, the blanket lining isn't very warm. The man made fleece is substantially warmer and is what I wear around the farm during most of the winter. When it gets much below freezing, and I'm not being active, I layer with a sweater. When the outer shell gets dirty, in the washing machine it goes. Pretty simple maintenance.
  12. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Good information, thanks. Is the blanket lining that you have man made or 100% wool like in the older jackets?
  13. JLStorm

    JLStorm Practically Family

    The faux fleece is a better insulator because it traps tiny pockets of air between you and the jacket. As I understand it, Its also one of the reasons that fleece, real or fake, can be warn in a fairly wide range of temperatures, because the air pockets help to keep you from sweating. From my experience real sheepskin maintains its loft far longer than faux, but for the price of a real sheepsking jacket, you can by enough fake ones to last a lifetime....plus faux shearling if washed and then dried on a fluff setting with a few tennis balls will fluff it right back up again. Id still choose real shearling any day of the week because I like the feel, but for something like a denim jacket that wont last forever, there is nothing wrong with faux sheepskin.
  14. msm007

    msm007 One of the Regulars

    Thanks, really good information

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