This windproof fleece from Berghaus is a pretty good fit, although the fabric didn’t have instant “ahh” appeal, feeling heavy and bulky in comparison to the best. The hem is quite short, which will suit some. Performs impeccably on windy days, offering excellent windproofing and breathability. It’s a very warm fleece, but mesh pockets and elastic cuffs add welcome ventilation.
Colours: Beet red, eclipse, blue shadow
Fabric: Polartec Windbloc
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700, www.berghaus.com
Verdict: A warm, windproof yet breathable fleece with a high collar to snuggle into on cold, blustery days. Mesh pockets and elastic cuffs make it pretty versatile, too.