This midweight fleece from Merrell is rather big and baggy and, although the Lycra cuffs and high, warm collar are good, it’s disappointed that there is no hem adjustment. A lighter fleece than most with a thinner fabric, so not as warm as some. It offers good wind-resistance, though, so works well as an outer-layer. Decent pockets, too, with a good slot for a map.
Colours: Ink, sage, Merrell black, pinion
Fabric: Aeroblock 100% polyester
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01179 636363, www.merrell.com
Verdict: More casual than technical and not very thick, the Summit works best as an outer layer for warmer weather or for general wear.