Howies Bird Rock Fleece

This fleece mid layer weighs 516g (size L); 1% of turnover goes to environmental causes; excellent breathability; two hip pockets, chest pocket; elasticated hem. But the fleece does not feel as soft as others; hip pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts; no hood.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a fleece for hill-walking without the best pockets or a hood but with ethical credentials.