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It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic insulated vest from Rab ticks all the boxes for year-round use both climbing and on the hills.


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Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse

Montane Protium Pull-on

Good for both walking and climbing, Alan James gets on well with this snug and pleasingly simple fleecy top.

It's probably best suited to more casual country walking  © Dan Bailey
It's probably best suited to more casual country walking  © Dan Bailey

Polartec Power Air

Microfibre pollution has become a hot topic in recent years, and conventional synthetic fleeces are big contributors. Polartec's Power Air fabric massively reduces this shedding. But what's it like for serious outdoor use? 

Bouldering at sunrise in the Buttermilks, Bishop CA  © Penny Orr
Bouldering at sunrise in the Buttermilks, Bishop CA  © Penny Orr

Montane Spider Hoodie

The Spider Hoodie is a durable, close-fitting fleece that may have been made with the Alps in mind, but fares equally well on boulders too, reckons Rob Greenwood. Just watch that hem lift!

The Alpha Flash at Reiff  © Tim Hamlet / Hamlet Mountaineering
The Alpha Flash at Reiff  © Tim Hamlet / Hamlet Mountaineering

Rab Alpha Flash Jacket

A lightweight and highly breathable fleece, the Alpha Flash is ideal for mountain trad, chilly sea cliffs or cold weather hillwalking,...

Quattro Fusion montage  © Pegs Bailey
Quattro Fusion montage  © Pegs Bailey

Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

Dan Bailey's curiosity is piqued by a left-field hybrid of down and fleece. It won't be for everyone, he says, but in its niche the...

Jottnar Magni montage 4  © Dan Bailey
Jottnar Magni montage 4  © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Magni Midlayer Fleece

Jöttnar's new Magni is a mid-weight fleece that serves either as a mid-layer or an outer. It's neither light nor cheap, says Dan...

Snowshoeing in the Variant  © Toby Archer
Snowshoeing in the Variant  © Toby Archer

Marmot Variant Jacket

The Variant is a modern, hybrid design jacket that uses both fleece and synthetic insulation, says Toby Archer. Is this the best of both...


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Salewa Makes Wool Even Warmer

Salewa's TirolWool Celliant is a unique wool technology: a reflective hybrid insulation that outperforms conventional wool and synthetic alternatives.

TNF Sawanabori Newsletter 3  © The North Face
TNF Sawanabori Newsletter 3  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L2 Proprius Grid Fleece Hoodie

The only thing that'll work harder than you on the predawn skin is this polartec® power grid™ fleece that delivers an unparalleled warmth-to-weight ratio as well as breathability and freedom of movement.

Paramo Combo action shot  © Paramo
Paramo Combo action shot  © Paramo

Páramo Men's Enduro and Women's Ventura Fleece & Windproof combos

The Men's Enduro and Women's Ventura Fleece & Windproof combos are 'Designed to be combined' systems for exceptional versatility in changeable conditions across the seasons. Water-repellent, wind-resistant...

Icebreaker Real Fleece Action 3  © Icebreaker
Icebreaker Real Fleece Action 3  © Icebreaker

Realfleece: Mens Sierra Full Zip/Half-Zip/Hoodie

You have to feel the softness of our new Realfleece fabric to believe it. When winter's getting you down, the cosy,...

Patagonia Talus Hoody  © UKC Gear
Patagonia Talus Hoody  © UKC Gear

NEW Patagonia Windproof Talus Hoody

New for Autumn 2010. A hooded, windproof, fleece-backed, stretch-woven soft shell jacket for all mountain use...

RAB Shadow Hoody  © Rab
RAB Shadow Hoody  © Rab

RAB Shadow Hoodie

The Shadow hoodie is an extremely versatile stretch fleece that combines warmth, breathability and durability for an optimum level of...


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