Stock up for the new season with a technical fleece
There’s no greater pleasure than spending time in the outdoors, and the fun shouldn’t stop once the mercury falls in the thermometer and summer draws to a close.
Whether you’re facing down an icy wind on deck, braving a cold weather mountain climb, hitting the slopes or simply hiking through the Great British countryside in the chill of winter, the right gear is everything. Without technical clothing to keep you warm and comfortable, you’ll never perform at your peak in such challenging conditions.
The MUSTO 3-Layer System has been developed to deliver flexible weather protection in all seasons. Each layer is essential, with the base layer providing comfort, temperature and moisture-regulating properties, the mid layer keeping you warm and the shell layer acting as your ultimate foul weather defence. You never know what the weather is going to do, so adopt the Boy Scout motto and ‘be prepared’. Making space in your day bag for a technical fleece is essential.
Why a technical fleece?
Fleeces have been a part of the outdoor wardrobe for generations. Wool, used in the first fleeces, is naturally insulating and quick drying, and retains its warmth well even when wet – making it ideal for use in foul weather. However, modern technology has meant that the fleece has evolved beyond its simple origins. Now, technical fabrics, advanced garment design and detailing designed specifically for the outdoor clothing market help you to maintain your core temperature and perform at your peak at all times.
Technical fleeces combine warm, comfortable polyester fleece with high-performance technical fabrics such as nylon and Lycra, as well as advanced technologies including Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating and flatlock stitching. What this means is you get a warm, comfortable, quick-drying mid layer with additional stretch, water repellence, breathability and durability. You’re ready for any weather and any challenge.
Which technical fleece is right for me?
We’ve created a selection of high performance technical fleeces for autumn/winter 2016 for you to choose from.
The Kynance Fleece Hoody is your ultimate fleece. It’s halfway between a mid layer and a shell layer, providing you with the performance you need in the great outdoors. You get Durable Water Repellent (DWR) nylon panelling for stretch and quick-drying performance as well as a comfortable hood for extra warmth and weather protection when you need it most. Flatlock seam stitching means the Kynance Hoody is comfortable even under heavy backpack straps, making it ideal for go-anywhere adventurers.
The Bruma Funnel Fleece is a heavyweight fleece jacket for unbeatable warmth. Wind-resistant nylon panelling helps to keep out chilling breezes, while a durable knit face helps to ensure that your fleece delivers performance for longer. Flatlock seam stitching provides the comfort you need in the hills or on the water.
The Apexia Jacket is ideal as a lightweight mid layer or as an extra layer of warmth for active wearers. The light, polyester fleece won’t weigh you down, and a lycra-bound hem and cuffs provide a close fit that keeps the cold at bay. The Apexia dries quickly, so you needn’t worry about getting caught in a shower.
Soft, warm and comfortable, the Tundra Zip Neck Fleece is your go-to cold weather mid layer. The Tundra Zip Neck is also perfect for use as an outer layer on cool, dry days. Ripstop nylon panels provide wind resistance in key areas, while the zip neck design lets you ventilate and cool off when you need it.
Make space in your day bag for a technical fleece and stay warm to perform at your best at all times.