Unfortunately, the MHW Mistral has been discontinued, though it can still be found for sale at several online retailers. Read our updated Best Women's Fleece Jacket Review to see what other technical fleece jackets may suit you.
The Mountain Hardewear Mistral is a very stylish, soft and cozy polar fleece that has the added function of being wind-resistant. We like this jacket just as a regular fleece jacket, so the wind-resistance is a bonus since wind cuts right through most fleece fabrics. Its main downside is its weight, since it is heavier than many of the others.
Among wind resistant fleeces, we prefer the Mountain HardWear Mistral to The North Face Windwall because of the softness, the flexibility, and the style. However the Mistral is heavier and more expensive, so it depends which features are more important to you. Overall the Mistral is a functional jacket to curl up in or wear around town or on an all-day outdoor adventure.