This windproof fleece from The North Face is a lovely feminine design in a soft fabric. The collar is high, although a little loose, and the deep hood adds style and comfort. The relaxed fit and deep handwarmer pockets are excellent. There’s no collar baffle. Really warm and pretty good breathability, helped by ventilation from the mesh handwarmer pockets. The hood is good, but could do with a drawcord to stay up in the wind. Adjustment in the cuffs would be nice too.
Verdict: Great for walking, but just as good for going to the pub. With some adjustment in the cuffs and a slightly tighter collar it would be superb.
Colours: Four, inc. tangle green, black
Fabric: Windwall fleece/Grid fleece lining
Men’s version: No
Contact: 01539 738882; www.thenorthface.com/eu