It’s always exciting when a baby monkey is born, and the folks at Mountain Hardwear are celebrating a new member of the monkey family. Pass out cigars, and welcome the Women’s Monkey Woman 200 Fleece Jacket to the Monkey jacket family. Made with lighter weight 200g hi-loft fleece, this monkey is all business when it comes to thermal efficiency without weight and bulk. If you need a streamlined mid-weight layer on your hut-to-hut ski tour, or a sleek stand-alone layer for cool-weather cragging, you’ll be glad the Monkey 200 was born and now lives in your closet. The Monkey 200 jacket is made from Monkey Phur Lite, a hi-loft fleece lacking the beefiness of other 200g fleece fabrics. She weighs less than her older sister, the Monkey Woman jacket, and sports a trimmer outline, too. A polished profile means easier layering for you, whether you’re slipping on a hardshell for waterproof protection or creating an ultra-warm shelter against below-zero windchills with your windproof down parka. You’ll appreciate the Monkey 200’s slimness when you’re hiking with a dayback or traveling by bus to remote Tibetan towns. Strategically zoned fabrics maximize breathability and stretch so you don’t overheat or rip the seams while reaching for a hold. Stretch cuffs and hem contribute to the jacket’s streamlined approach, as well as seal in warmth. Two hand-warmer pockets zip so you can safely store your keys while turning cartwheels.