This is a gorgeous fleece and one of the warmest I have ever worn. It has a thick shaggy pile on both sides that is wonderfully soft and luxurious. The design is simple with just non-zip handwarmer pockets, open-topped inner pockets (useful for keeping gloves or hat warm), a high neck and thumb loops. The warmth means this isn’t a garment for wearing while walking, except in bitter sub-zero temperatures, so a basic design is fine. Where it’s excellent is for putting on at rest stops and wearing in camp. The weight is okay given the warmth. It is bulky when packed and takes up a fair amount of room in the rucksack. The price is excellent for such a warm and comfortable fleece. EDZ is a small Cumbrian company and the Cold Climate Yeti is the only fleece it makes. There’s nothing like getting it right first time. If you want a fleece for warmth in the coldest weather, you can’t beat this one.
29th September 2013