David Lintern puts the Salewa Tognazza to the test in his review.

A good price for this exceptionally warm, technical offering from Salewa, which is why it has previously been mentioned in our guide to the best fleeces . The main fabric used in the Salewa Tognazza is the brand’s own Polarite Melange, a hi loft, fluffy fleece which is mapped in two different thicknesses, with the inside arm being lighter to assist breathability. The hood is close fitted (will sit under a helmet) and all hems are taped. There are two, deep torso pockets but no chest pocket.

Weight: 20g (medium) | Insulation: Polarlite Mélange | Outer: None | Sizes: Various. | Women’s version: No, but others similar

I found this jacket excellent for very cold conditions under a shell. The fluffy, hi loft fabric is very warm, but also very air permeable, so wicks really quickly when exposed to the wind. That can create a strange feeling of being warm and cold at the same time, depending on conditions, but it does keep you dry. The hood is really protective and zips up to the nose. The fit is very athletic – there’s room for a baselayer and no more underneath. I found the elastic hems particularly unforgiving and restrictive – the waist hem would ride up, and the wrists were tight and would not allow me to roll up the sleeves to dump heat.

Used in foul Scottish winter conditions the Salewa Tognazza performed brilliantly and kept me warm and dry, but it is a bit of a one trick pony. It is worth noting that my sample has started to suffer from piling after 2 or 3 washes.