A lightweight fleece that provides great warmth for its weight. It’s quite loose fitting, with particularly loose arms and cuffs, and although this makes it easy to pull the sleeves up when you’re too warm, it also lets warm air escape when it’s cold. However, it has got a lovely high collar that locks in plenty of warm air around the neck, and an adjustable elastic hem to give you a good fit around the hips. And the handwarmer pockets are great: fleece-lined with zip access to keep contents secure. The microfleece finish started to show signs of wear fairly quickly, but at only £30, it’s hard to complain. An excellent low-bulk mid-layer to wear under a waterproof shell or stuff inside your pack.
Fabric: Thermal Balance Plus microfleece
Men’s version available? Yes (Baxter)
Features: High collar, full front zip
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