This midweight fleece from Lowe Alpine boasts good length arms and a high and snug-fitting collar. The fabric feels wonderfully luxurious. Elasticated cuffs would be better than plain fleece, but it’s warm and cosy, and light and compact enough to carry in a rucksack. The handwarmer pockets are well positioned and there’s room for a map.
Verdict: A good all-rounder that performs perfectly on the hill, yet still looks good in the pub afterwards. Great warmth-for-weight ratio – it could only be improved with some elastic in the cuffs.
Colours: Graphite grey/black
Fabric: Polartec Thermal Pro Double Velour
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com