Lowe Alpine Eclipse Jacket

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

Sizes: S-XXL

Fabric: Polartec Thermal Pro Double Velour

Weight: 510g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com