A technical style of fleece designed to perform well on the hill as part of a technical layering system. It’s a little too lightweight for wearing on a blustery day without a few other layers, and is really for those moving a little faster. Microfleece fabric provides most of the warmth, and allows moisture to wick away to outer layers. The tight fit of the top helps trap moisture and the addition of Polartec Power Stretch fabric under the arms helps to boost comfort, preventing the top from lifting when reaching and stretching. The hood is also made from the soft shell-style fabric to give extra warmth with its wind-blocking properties. Inside the top, the fabric has a great fleecey layer that really traps heat in, while the outside has an anti-pill treatment.
Fabric: 100 weight microfleece, Polartec Power Stretch hood and body zoning
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 366 5020 www.mountain-equipment.co.uk
Review from Country Walking magazine, February 2012