The Marmot Wiley Fleece Jacket not only looks good, it's also very practical for most outdoor uses. Versatile, robust and fast drying, ideal for wearing on the hills, at the crags and of course to the pub afterwards.
The lightweight Men's Wiley Fleece Jacket is a great layer for unpredictable weather. Breathable Polartec® Classic 300 weight fleece wicks away sweat so you stay dry without feeling weighed down. Zippered hand and chest pockets provide ample storage for on-the-go essentials. Built-in Angel-Wing Movement™ will keep your arms moving comfortably even when this jacket is worn over a base layer.
Marmot say that the Wiley Fleece is "a colab between the Marmot of 43 years ago and the Marmot of today. A mash-up of the style of the past and today's technology." And that's exactly what it looks like.
It looks like a fleece you would have had in your wardrobe years ago, but no doubt it wouldn't have been as warm or as breathable as this. That’s down to the Polartec Classic 300 fabric - its high quality deep brushed pile is not only reliably warm, it also dries fast and easily sheds snow in a couple of shakes.
The feature set on this fleece is simple, with plenty of useful storage pockets for the essentials. I like that there isn't a hood as it means it will be a lot more comfortable to use in a layering system when caught out in bad weather.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear