The KÜHL INTERCEPTR™ JACKET features ALFPACA GOLD™ fleece for performance, durability and warmth. An upgrade from the original, ALFPACA GOLD uses a ring-spun process for greater softness and durability than open-ended yarn. Knit with multi-toned yarn, ALFPACA GOLD exhibits a richness and depth not seen in other fleece.
KASHMIRA™ side panels increase breathability and reduce bulk, while a micro fleece interior collar adds warmth and comfort. With superior wicking and quick dry properties, the INTERCEPTR FLEECE JACKET delivers technical performance when you need it most.
KÜHL's exclusive articulated sleeves provide better range of motion, and our signature thumb holes help seal out the cold. Low bulk seams make layering comfortable and easy, and hand warming pockets and chest pockets with zip closures provide secure storage.
- Fabric 1: ALFPACA GOLD™ 78% Acrylic, 22% Polyester | 8.5 oz/sq. yd; 288 GSM
- Fabric 2: KASHMIRA™ 52% Acrylic, 30% Poly, 18% Rayon
- Micro fleece interior collar for warmth and comfort
- Chest pockets with zip closures
- ALFPACA GOLD™ body for core warmth
- KASHMIRA™ side panels increase breathability and reduce bulk
- KÜHL's exclusive articulated sleeves for better range of motion
- Hand warming pockets with zip closures
- Low bulk seams
- KÜHL's signature thumb loops
KÜHL® User Reviews
I found one of these fleeces at a retail store, but they had very poor selection and sizing. I did manage to find one there that fit fairly was as a medium, but I wanted to try a large out so I ordered online... the thing is, both were so nice I ended up keeping both. First on the design - I absolutely love the design of these jackets. I love how they feel, I love how they look, I love having four pockets, I love how they fit. All of these factors were a big reason why I wanted to have two of them anyway. About the fit - I am fairly tall and thin, with long arms (35-36" sleeve) and a fairly slim torso. For me the medium like I said, actually fit OK - seemingly just long enough in the arms, and pretty snug around my torso. The large size gives a bit of extra length to the arms, but just a little - it has a bit more volume around the torso, being a bit roomier. I find it very curious the sleeve lengths seem so close, as usually for jackets I need to have a large to extra-large size for the sleeves to feel right. The reason I kept both was that I plan to treat the medium size more as an underlayer on top of which I'll have another jacket, whereas the large size is more of a causal jacket to wear as an outer layer. On environmental factors - the jacket is warm but not really wind-proof, as I would not expect a fleece to be anyway. If you will be somewhere cold and windy maybe pair this with a thin windproof shell and you'll be nice and warm.
Posted by SirBill on October 26th 2017
This is an update to my prior April 5th review, and sadly, I have to knock it down a few stars. To be fair, Kuhl customer service has been great as usual and very responsive. I may have gotten a lemon, and I am returning this, but wanted to post my actual usage review for others. I am a Kuhl super-fan, and a casual hiker/outdoors person, The new-style stitching and the way the cuffs and multiple fabric panels attach are stretching out, the jersey (Kashmira?) sweatshirt panels around the cuffs are starting to pill, and not wearing well after a few short months--that is in addition to the not-very-comfortable new thumb-loop design. The stitching is decorative, and looks great, but both the seams and the jersey panels are more likely to snag or pick out if you brush up against anything rough (i.e.: pretty much any outdoor climbing/hiking activity near plants or rocks). For the price, I expected this garment to be very durable like everything else I own from Kuhl. If you want a great-looking fleece that is more form over function, this is a nice product. But if you want both form and function, you may want to consider a different design.
Posted by Josh on June 02nd 2017
Love this fleece, and owned its predecessor--it lasted 7 years of consistent wear. I own multiple fleece from Kuhl for different purposes, and this is my favorite. This version is very well made, warm without being hot--it seems to adjust well to conditions. I like the double chest pockets and zippered side-pockets. The medium fit is perfect. Fitted, without being too snug. I am 5 7", 145#. I'd consider this a mid-weight fleece--very good as a layer. The only thing that is keeping this from being a 5 rating are the thumb-loops, which are not as good as the older design. These are more like slits with reinforced seams at each side of the slit--they dig uncomfortably into my thumb and constrict flexible motion. I have medium-sized hands, so it is not a function of the size of the slit--it is a function of the design. A slit is not a loop. The old style were more like true fabric loops, covered in microsuede. They were secure, but enabled movement, and soft against the skin. They were likely harder and probably more costly to design--but much more functional. Bring back the old design!
Posted by Josh on April 05th 2017
I have two Interceptr jackets. One men's version and one women's. Two of my women friends got one and I liked them so much that I asked them to pick up a women's large for me. It fit perfectly. So then I went online and found the rest of the Kuhl clothing and bought a man's medium in a different color and one of the Interceptr hoodies too. They not only fit perfectly but also have chest pocket which I use regularly. Living in Southern California I wear them either as a main jacket or as a layer under my Kuhl Spyfire down jacket if I need more warmth. The quality of these Interceptr jackets and hoodies is the best. The men's has thumb loops which I never use so I had them hand-stitched closed so that I don't get the cold wind blowing up my sleeves.The zippers are sturdy and the hand-warmer pockets are roomy and comfortable. These Interceptrs have a trim athletic fit. for referenceI am fit, 5'9', 145 lbs, and have a 41" chest.
Posted by Rocannon on February 20th 2017
I'm quickly finding that KUHL clothing leads to other more dangerous things: like more KUHL clothing. After hitting a local outdoor retailer where I live, I stumbled upon the Interceptor fleece. And I don't need another fleece. At all. For better of for worse, I picked up the Interceptor in black. This thing is killer and fits better than any other fleece I own. I like the style so much I want every color. But that would be absurd. Instead, I just ordered the Spyfire jacket. Great. Now I have 3 KUHL jackets and one KUHL fleece. I guess I need two more fleeces to balance things out. Keep up the good work, KUHL. Thanks...
Posted by KUHLhuman on November 21st 2016
I love Kuhl and buy their clothing regularly. I bought the Intercepr full zip as a color alternative to the one that I have been wearing non-stop for three years (I'm still wearing it). Guys, why did you change your signature thumbholes?? I have average to below average sized hands and I cannot get my thumbs through the hole! Very disappointed that I will have to have them tailored and cannot take it on my trip this weekend! If it's not broke don't fix it!
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: Thanks. We are looking into your comments on the changes to thumbloops to be sure yours was correct or there was in fact a change.
Posted by Scott on September 27th 2016
Independent Reviews by eKomi22 Total Reviews
Lovely fabric , trendy cut and fit
The zipper is of very poor quality, doesn't connect properly, otherwise a nice item.
Have this in a few colors as I love it so much. The fit is more athletic and fitted, but not tight. Material is warm enough to wear alone out on a chilly night - or layered under a jacket if you are spending your day out on the snowy slopes. Soft fleece, doesn't pill - long-lasting materials used. Love the side panel material, they breath and allow your arms some air to reduce sweating. I have been wearing one of my Interceptrs for over 2 years now and it looks like new. Get one!
This is a high quality fleece jacket and I love the lines of it. It is European sizing so if you have a thicker build, size up by one. I loved my husbands jacket so much on me, that I kept it and got him a larger size in the brick/black combo. Love it!
Fleece is worn under coat as extra layer. The styling is great, and the material is soft. Only complaint is that the cuffs are a bit too tight.
Active and quality minded.