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Apelian Utility Work Fleece

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 13 reviews

Regular price $129

Whip winter's ass in a fierce, fuzzy fleece.

Who's whining about the cold? Not you in your Apelian Utility Work Fleece. Named after our buddy, slug-eating survivalist Nicole Apelian, who spent 2 months on Vancouver Island for the TV show Alone. Would we offer this woman a wimpy top? Or would we make her a chunky nailhead fleece that warms to the core. Canvas overlays add toughness where you need it most: chest, shoulders, elbows. And for extra extra-ness, this canvas is juiced up with the world's first plant-based water- and stain-repellent. Load up your 6 deep pockets. Begin your own great odyssey. Brave bears in the wilderness. (Or just your recycling.)

True Blue partner: Jazz hands for our partner in production, Lai Tak. A Hong Kong–based mill, Lai Tak's eco-minded approach to textile manufacturing incorporates recycled water, energy, and chemical processes. They're solid peeps.

FEATURES
  • 4 zip pockets. Don’t lose your shit.
  • Canvas overlays. Double duty.
  • Reinforced elbows. Stay sharp.
FABRIC
  • Midweight nailhead fleece 
  • Canvas treated with plant-based water- and stain-repellent EcoElite™ 
  • Fabric weight: 8.4 oz
  • Fabric content:  
    • fleece: 100% polyester
    • canvas overlays:  98% cotton/ 2% spandex
SIZES
  • XS–3XL

When your order has shipped, you'll receive an email notification from us that includes a tracking number you can use to check its status. If you place an order on a weekend or holiday, it will be handled the next business day -- because warehouse folks need days off, too!

  • Standard shipping: orders will leave our fulfillment center within 2 business days.
  • Expedited shipping: orders placed before 12pm will leave our fulfillment center the same business day. Orders placed after12pm will be shipped out the next business day.

United States

We offer flat-rate shipping within the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska:

Service Weight Cost
Standard (4-10 business days) 0-0.99lb (small accessories, shorts, shirt) $4.95
Standard (4-10 business days) 1-2.99lb (pair of pants or overalls, jacket) $9.95
Standard (4-10 business days) 3lb and up (multiple pairs of pants or tops) $11.95
Expedited (2-3 business days) 0-3.99lb

$25.00

Expedited (2-3 business days) 4lb and up $35.00

Shipping and delivery: We ship via USPS and FedEx. Please keep in mind that we don't ship things on weekends. Your delivery time may vary by region and carrier. Please check your shipping confirmation to track your order. Please also note that we can't take responsibility for delays caused by the carrier, as much as we'd love to be able to ask the delivery folks to hurry things up! If your order is taking longer than you think it should, please contact us and we'll do our best to help, but please know that we don't have a magic wand for making deliveries appear.

 

Returns: A domestic return for exchange, or for store credit, are free. If you are returning an order for a refund, there's a $5.00 flat restocking fee. To make a return, please go to our Return Portal and step through the directions. For more information on our returns policy, please visit our Returns Policy page.

 

International Shipping

Customers in Canada:

We're so delighted to let you know that we've launched a Canadian website in conjunction with our Canadian distribution partner, InSport Fashions! You'll be able to get your hands on Dovetail apparel without paying international shipping and border taxes.

Please visit: https://dovetailworkwear.ca/.

If you have any questions about sizing, product availability, or other issues, please feel free to contact InSport directly: dovetailworkwear@insport.ca.

 

All other countries:

We can ship internationally to all other countries. Shipping rates will be calculated at checkout, based on country and weight. Your international order may be subject to surcharges, such as import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. All such surcharges are your responsibility as the customer, so please keep that in mind when you order!

How do I check my order status?

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us that will include a tracking number. If you haven't received a shipping notification within 48 hours, please go to the Contact Us page and reach us via chat, email, or phone.

Returns and Exchanges

You can return your item within 30 days of purchase for an exchange or refund. Please see our Returns Policy page for more information.

Or start your return now.

Still have questions?

Please go to our Contact Us page to reach us via chat, email, or phone.

Thanks for supporting Dovetail Workwear. Get out there and get dirty!

average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 13 reviews
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100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Fit:
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Quality:
Rated 5 out of 5
Functionality:
Rated 4 out of 5
13 Reviews
Reviewed by Judy C., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in tops:
M
Size you wear in this product:
M
Height:
5'6" - 5'8"
Body Shape
Athletic
Bust (measure inches around back and across fullest point):
36" - 38"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

It was a gift

The woman I gave it to LOVES it. I've seen her in it every day! She is a Farmer and its weight and ease of motion are perfect.

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Reviewed by Andrew P., from United States
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I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in tops:
S
Size you wear in this product:
S
Height:
5'3" - 5'5"
Body Shape
Athletic
Bust (measure inches around back and across fullest point):
30" - 32"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

All around great fleece

Incredibly warm, slightly larger than other size small fleeces which makes it great for layering up. Nice deep hood, durable material and fleece is much nicer than expected based on other brands. Love it!

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Reviewed by Ari W., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in tops:
M
Size you wear in this product:
M
Height:
5' - 5'2"
Body Shape
Curvy
Bust (measure inches around back and across fullest point):
39" - 41"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great outdoor fleece

Loved the feel and weight, and the warmth - it works for both indoor and outdoor wear comfortably. The only thing I’d change is the high neck piece in front, which bumps up against my chin… when closed, it can get in the way of looking down, so I may need to adjust it with a few stitches.

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Reviewed by Jen, from United States
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I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in tops:
S
Size you wear in this product:
S
Height:
5'6" - 5'8"
Body Shape
Slim
Bust (measure inches around back and across fullest point):
33" - 35"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best fleece ever

This is not just any bulky fleece. It fits like a glove and moves so well. I really love this fleece. The black panels look stiff but somehow they aren’t at all. You don’t even notice them.

My husband bought this for me as a gift. I run our 5 acre farm and this fleece is fabulous. Genuinely love dovetails products.

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Reviewed by Sigrid s., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in tops:
L
Size you wear in this product:
L
Height:
5'6" - 5'8"
Body Shape
Athletic
Bust (measure inches around back and across fullest point):
36" - 38"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Another Hit

This is a great fleece. Excellent fit. I usually dislike chest pockets but these just work for me. It’s perfect over a hoodie for work, and it’s nice enough to wear out and about. The hood sits just right and is deep enough for a warm hat if necessary. Very, very satisfied.

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