Sprayway Element Windstopper

This windproof fleece from Sprayway is a pretty good fit (apart from the shortish arms) with a shortish body, making it easy to walk in. The high collar and soft chin guard are excellent, but unfortunately the baffle on the collar can tangle in long hair. A warm, good-looking hooded jacket with well-placed ventilation pockets and underarm stretch panels. Stiff and heavy fabric though, and the hood makes the collar feel too rigid. The Velcro cuffs are also rather tight to pull up.

Verdict: A warm technical fleece with some useful features. The Gore Windstopper fabric is pretty stiff though, and the baffle won’t suit those with long hair.

Colours: Ruby red, black, haze

Sizes: 8-18 (XS-XXL)

Fabric: Gore Windstopper

Weight: 570g

Men’s version: Crux Windstopper

Contact: 0800 605050; www.sprayway.com