This windproof fleece from Berghaus is a little on the tight side, and the non-stretch cuffs are also tight, making it tricky to take on and off. The soft, snug fabric is good, and the drawcord hem works well. The neck baffle tucks away too – good for long hair. The pockets are perfectly positioned – nice and high – and you can store a map in behind the pocket linings. Plenty of adjustment with venting pockets, but it is difficult to pull the sleeves up, so you might get rather hot.
Verdict: A lightweight, well-featured option that keeps the wind at bay and isn’t too much trouble to carry. But check those cuffs before buying.
Colours: Rio red, black, eclipse
Fabric: Gore Windstopper Hurricane
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com