A fleece with a hood has got to be the perfect choice for winter days in the hills, especially when it’s coupled with a high fleecy collar. This jacket looks and feels absolutely luxurious, locking in an incredible amount of heat. It loses a mark for being the heaviest on test, but it makes up for this by being so warm and comfortable. It’s quite close-fitting and the styling is very feminine with long, articulated arms that easily cover the wrists, and plenty of length in the body to trap warmth at the hips. The full-length front zip has an internal stormflap to prevent warm air escaping, and two mesh-lined handwarmer pockets. Great performance on cold days either on or off the hill.
Fabric: Posh Pile™ fleece
Men’s version available? Yes
Features: Fleece hood, soft inner fabric
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