This lightweight fleece from Tog24 is made from a lovely soft Polartec fabric, which is enjoyable to wear. The medium size is quite tight. The Lycra cuffs and hem do a great job, but a higher collar would be nice. The Polartec 100 fabric provides warmth without too much bulk, and the Lycra cuffs and hem add to its performance on the hill. Not sure about the cooling underarm panels, though – if you want warmth, you want it all over.
Verdict: Makes a wonderful base-layer, but you‘d want a higher collar and a longer zip for a mid or outer-layer. Better without the cooling underarm panels.
Colours: Black, grey marl
Fabric: Polartec 100
Key features: Zip-neck, non-pill fabric, cooling panels
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01924 409311; www.tog24.com