interesting thread.
I went with Powershield, which is the same fabric as Arcteryx, patagonia etc. use for many softshells, because i wanted to have the same quality. it's got a quite thin fleece lining, more like microfleece than 100 weight. seattle fabrics stocks powershield in two colors, greyish-blue and tan, both nice, i chose tan. Also bought enough 200 weight polartec fleece in a cool yellowish-green color (think 70's shag carpet) to make the same jacket in a warmer, more breathable fleece. hopefully i will wear one of these two jackets everyday for the next three years.
whatever the polartec ownership situation, seattle fabrics definitely still has a huge wall of highquality fleeces and cheery, helpful clerks.