Columbia Ballistic Sweater

This midweight fleece jacket from Columbia is hard to fault on fit, with enough adjustment in the cuffs and hem to make it very versatile indeed. The feel of the MTR fabric is great, but the lined sleeves not so good. With wind-resistant chest panels, as well as lined sleeves, this jacket is very warm, but doesn’t breathe or ventilate as well.

Verdict: A good-looking and very warm fleece that provides good wind resistance, at the expense of some breathability. Best worn as an outer layer.

Colours: Barn red, grill (grey), navy, peatmoss, black

Sizes: S-XXL

Fabric: Polyester MTR Microfleece

Weight: 690g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 00 800 4878 7833; www.columbia.com