The work horse of your outdoor wardrobe, the ubiquitous fleece, or mid layer as it is often called, comes in many guises: Light, mid, or heavy weight, you can buy them with hoods attached, or without, with a full or half zip – you will find a fleece to suit every occasion and pocket. But no matter which thickness or style you plum for, a fleece works best as an added insulation layer, and is designed to keep you warm, comfortable and dry.
Wearing one as a mid layer under a waterproof jacket, a good quality fleece will work hard great at wicking away base layer moisture, and act as a conduit to pass it through to the outer shell layer. More often than not of course, fleeces are used as an outer layer in their own right during warmer, dryer conditions – a true work horse.
Price: £109.00 inc vat
The Norrona /29 Warm1 Zip Hood is a lightweight, warm, full zip hooded fleece made from super soft Polartec Thermal Pro, complete with thumb loops.
Price: £108.99 inc vat
The Rab Womens Shadow Hoodie is a lightweight, close fitting fleece. Made from Polartec Wind Pro fabric that's very breathable yet 4 times more wind resistant than standard fleece.
Price: £98.99 inc vat
The Haglofs Isogon Jacket is a comfortable warm fleece with a durable knit face for mid or outer layer use.
Price: £89.99 inc vat
The Rab Generator Stretch Jacket is a hybrid insulation jacket. With 60g synthetic insulation filling combined with Polartec Powerstretch Pro for ease of movement and breathability.
The Marmot Variant Hoody gives core warmth without compromising mobility. With a synthetic fibre insulated front and Polartec Power Stretch sleeves, back and hood.
Price: £77.99 inc vat
The Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee is an innovative fleece mid layer or warm base layer. With a built in versatile face mask and under helmet hood.
Price: £68.99 inc vat
Norrona Bitihorn Equaliser+ Zip Neck is a lightweight mid layer or heavy base layer made from breathable, wicking Polartec Power Dry. The long main zip aids venting.
Price: £67.99 inc vat
The Mountain Equipment Shroud Jacket is a technical, hooded fleece jacket made from Polartec Classic 100 and Polartec Power Stretch for active comfort.
Price: £38.99 inc vat
The Mountain Equipment Micro Zip T Fleece is a classic Polartec 100 micro fleece zip pullover. All the seams and panels are designed to give a great fit and freedom of movement.
The Rab Boreas Pull On is made from a very light soft shell that's wind resistance makes it a great mid layer, or even outer in hot conditions. With UPF 50+ sun protection.
Price: £31.99 inc vat
The Helly Hansen Velocity Fleece is made of Polartec® Classic 200 fleece and features zipped side pockets and rubber zipper pulls.