I'm looking to change from my current micro-fleece with 200 weight over the top, to a single fleece layer. My current set-up of the two is probably equal to about a "250" weight fleece, so I'm looking for something similar (but in one layer).
How does the Thermal Pro stack up? Looking at something like the Monkey Man fleece or perhaps Montane Wolf or Rab Boulder? They seem to weigh the same as my 200 fleece, so wondering if they are actually any warmer but more breathable perhaps?
Also, has anyone seen the Haglofs Triton 2 hoody? It's a bit left-field but I quite like the technical features of it and think a hood may be useful (something that the above are lacking).
Can't try the R2 locally, but I managed to try the Rab Logan today and the fit really didn't suit me at all. The Vapour Rise Guide, however, fits perfectly and was lovely. A bit "softshell" compared to what I was after though. Both heavier than I wanted, but with the VR Guide I think I'd always wear it (pit zips and breathability wise I think I'd not need to take it off).
I also tried the ME Touchstone fleece and that was thermal pro, but not the hi-loft type. Very warm, great fit and cheaper, and I reckon it's top of the list...unless I get swayed by the VR Guide that is!
I just know I'll throw a shell on as soon as the weather turns bad, so don't think I'll need anything other than a fleece (ie, not the VR Guide!).