Woodsmoke shirt masquerading as a fleece

Woodsmoke is a wolf in sheep's clothing

By Kenny Stocker

The Woodsmoke may appear mild, but it's fierce in functionality, letting you stride boldly into the woods while the weather stands no chance against its protection.

When is the best fleece not a fleece? Woodsmoke turns the definition of fleece on its head..

Our Woodsmoke shirt has been selected by TGO magazine as one of the top hillwalking fleeces for 2024, demonstrating its excellence in several key areas compared to other leading products.

  1. Material and Insulation: The Woodsmoke utilises a light and stretchy Thermocore polyester fabric with a brushed surface, which is pleasant against the skin and provides substantial warmth despite its thin profile. This choice of material offers excellent insulation suitable for layering, making it useful in a range of temperatures outside of strict winter conditions.
  2. Fit and Comfort: Praised for its fit and comfort, the Woodsmoke's design focuses on practicality without the bulkiness found in other jackets. Unlike the more fitted designs of jackets like the Smartwool Women’s Intraknit Active Full Zip Jacket, the Woodsmoke offers a balance of snugness without restricting movement, which is crucial for varied hillwalking activities.
  3. Versatility and Features: The Woodsmoke's design includes metal poppers for closure and dual high chest pockets, offering easy access and secure storage, different from many other jackets that feature zip closures and lower-placed pockets that might be less accessible with a harness or pack. While it lacks a hood, which many fleece jackets include for additional warmth, its overall structure supports effective layering under a shell or windshirt, enhancing its utility in diverse settings.

In essence, the Woodsmoke is a supremely versatile layer, valued for its exceptional balance of thermal efficiency, comfort, and practical design, all at a competitive price point, making it a worthy inclusion among the best fleeces for hillwalking in 2024.

Men's Fleece and Midlayers

Fleece crew neck jumper. Soft, warm and secretly technical
£31.99 £39.99
The staple micro-fleece layering top for trails
£39.99 £49.99
1/2 zip lightweight micro-fleece or thicker base layer
£39.99 £49.99
Lightweight fleece jacket for running, riding and hiking
£34.99 £49.99
Lightweight gridded microfleece for warmth without the bulk
£39.99 £49.99
Lightweight grid fleece jacket for warmth without the bulk
£44.99 £54.99
Incredibly warm, light and breathable cold weather midlayer with high loft fleece
£49.99 £64.99
Award winning snap neck pullover fleece. With 100% recycled fabric.
£47.99 £59.99
Hard wearing and wind-resistant midweight fleece top
£49.99 £69.99
Seriously warm and fully windproof fleece hooded jacket
£63.99 £79.99
100% merino lambswool jumper, a sheep-powered natural midlayer
£67.99 £84.99
100% merino lambswool jumper, a sheep-powered natural midlayer
£69.89 £94.99

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