This Karrimor Tetra women’s fleece is a comfy zip-neck pullover in a soft machine-washable fabric. Good length in the body and sleeves with plenty of room for a base-layer underneath. The contrasting detail on the front and back panels give it a fitted look. The extra long half-zip is a big plus, although the elasticated trim on the collar caused it to pucker slightly. On the hill this fleece proved tremendously versatile, working just as well over a base-layer or under a waterproof. Thanks to elastic trim on the cuffs, you can pull the sleeves up easily and they’ll stay there. The long zip makes it easier to take on and off than other zip-necks, but it would be nice to see some larger sizes in the range.
Verdict: An extremely versatile zip-neck fleece that’s ideal to keep in your rucksack as it slips on and off so easily. If you can live with the slightly puckered collar you won’t be disappointed.
Colours: Whisper, petrol
Fabric: Ashbourne 100% polyester micro fleece
Contact: 01372 377713, www.karrimor.com