I wanted to take this off at the end of the day about as much as you might want to get out of a warm bed on a Baltic day, it's so incredibly soft, light and warm. The velvety microfleece is more reminiscent of comfy pyjamas than hardy outdoor kit. The cut is perfect for comfort and warmth: long enough not to risk an exposed back when leaning over, and when fully zipped it's snug around the neck without causing irritation. If you get too toasty, opening up the zip provides meaningful ventilation. There's not a pocket to be found anywhere, though; and while this may not be a problem for some, I missed having somewhere to stash my camera, phone, keys or interesting treasures found on route. The simple style translates brilliantly from peak to pub though, so I didn't have to take it off after all.
Weight: 240g (10)
Fabric: Polyester microfleece
Colours: Black, purple, blue, pink, grey
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0844 811 1022, www.craghoppers.com
Simply warm, light and comfortable, best for autumn and spring days.
Review by Sarah Ryan
First published in Country Walking magazine, March 2015