The weather's just fine.
You won't even miss summer when you have the Salewa Women's Ortles Highloft Hooded Fleece Jacket on your back while you hike, climb, and ski to your heart's content. It features Polartec High-loft fleece for a combination of warmth, breathability, and stretch that makes it a no-brainer for fall treks and mid-winter powder days alike. The plush brushed interior traps heat and manages moisture, and stretch panels and stretch seams ensure your mobility won't be inhibited. An athletic fit allows you to comfortably layer this fleece under a shell when seriously cold weather strikes.
- Breathable warmth for active outdoor pursuits
- Polartec high-loft fleece traps heat and resists abrasion
- Two-way stretch and strategic seams enhance mobility
- Tailored hood with elastic binding locks in heat
- Athletic fit optimizes warmth and moisture management
- Soft inner collar for enhanced comfort
- Zippered pockets secure small essentials
- Q & A
Do It All Performance Fleece!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
I was a little hesitant to spend a lot of money on a fleece, but I wanted one that would perform and Salewa is a company that is well respected, so I figured I'd take the chance.
This is a great technical fleece to wear as a mid-layer -- it's recommended for hiking, but it's so breathable you can definitely wear it for skiing or ice climbing like I have! I wore this every day ice climbing in Ouray under my slew of puffies and a softshell, and it kept my core warm the entire trip.
It also has side zips to dump excess heat which is a useful feature, but I haven't used it yet because frankly I'm just always cold. My favorite feature is probably the hood, which acts as a balaclava when full zipped and easily fits under a helmet or beanie/helmet combination.
I would say this fits true to size as a fairly form fitting technical piece of clothing with room for base layers underneath it. It moves well and does not feel restricting in any way - I wore it rock climbing as my outer layer during the actual climb and it kept warmth in while allowing ventilation .
A great technical fleece for aerobic activities!