This is a nice fleece from Sprayway – it’s getting a bit more technical than others in the test so far, while still being a good price. I tested it on a wet and windy weekend of walking in the Peak District and it performed really well.
The jacket is made from Sprayway’s Exo/Therm100 micro-fleece which is light, quick drying and offers good warmth for its weight. There are two large zip-up handwarmer pockets and a fitted hood that will easily fit under another hood, hat or helmet.
The hem is elasticated to keep the top in place, and the sleeves have inner stretch cuffs with thumbloops – this additional stretchy material helps keep the sleeves in place, although I’d prefer the thumbloops to be in the actual fleece material for maximum comfort.
It comes in four nice colours and is a simple but very practical top at a good price. No wonder it’s a classic in Sprayway’s range.
In a line: Does the job for a good price.
This review first appeared as part of a group test in Adventure Travel magazine issue 121.