Fleece has a very good warmth to weight ratio, feels comfortable next to the skin, stays warm when wet, dries quickly and is excellent at wicking away perspiration.
Polartec are renowned as the world’s number one manufacturers of fleece fabric. They set the bench mark in fleece and their materials are used extensively by both Sprayway and Montane. Fleece is highly compressible so can be packed into a small space, especially when vacuum packed. The Montane Jaguar jacket uses Polartec Wind Pro fleece. This is a very warm fleece with 475 grams of fabric per square metre featuring a brushed outer face and a high pile, fur like inner face. The warmth to weight ratio is phenomenal. It is highly breathable and features four times the wind resistance of traditional fleece. The Montane Oryx jacket uses Polartec Power Dry fabric. This has excellent four-way stretch, wicks moisture away from the skin, dries quickly and shows excellent breathability.