When buying a fleece or midlayer it's important to consider what you need it to do. Sounds fairly obvious doesn't it but many people rush in and buy the one in the colour that they like and potentially don't get the most suited product. Fleeces and midlayers are essentially worn as a lightweight but warm layer that forms part of a layering system. Most serious outdoor folk are looking for maximum warmth for minimum weight and this should be a consideration if you're going to cover large distances. If wearing as an outer layer in warmer months then look for pocket features and extra reinforcement in key areas such as shoulders for rucksack use. Our Fjallraven fleeces and sweaters are well designed and functional offering good warmth for low weight. The fleeces in particular can be worn as outer layers in good conditions with full zips for good temperature regulation and they provide a warm, comfortable layer under a shell jacket if conditions are poor. We also have a range of Fjallraven softshell jackets if you are looking to complete the full layering system.