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REVIEW: Montane Spider Hoodie

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!

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REVIEW: Rab Alpha Flash Jacket

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, finds Martin McKenna

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 Quattro Fusion performs well.

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 Bailey, but its warmth, technical cut and features make the Magni a great choice for winter climbers and and walkers.

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...

Patagonia Speed Ascent Jacket

The Speed Ascent jacket is definitely one of those odd bits of kit that you don't immediately think of buying, says Jon Griffith. In fact...

The Rab Shadow Hoodie

Fleeces ... they're worn by what Billy Connolly calls 'beige people', aren't they? says UKClimbing Assistant Editor Sarah Stirling....

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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...

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, luxurious feel of this superb garment will pick you right up again. The Sierra also boosts a host of extra features, including zippered...

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 Hoodie

The Shadow hoodie is an extremely versatile stretch fleece that combines warmth, breathability and durability for an optimum level of performance. Great for wearing alone or layering, the tapered cut fits comfortably under a harness and the hood sits snugly under a...

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