Forclaz 400 Stretch Men's Hiking Fleece - Blue



Made for

protection from the cold on your MOUNTAIN HIKES.Tested for optimum comfort between 10°C and 13°C.
Warm and stretchy fleece for great freedom of movement. Ideal for all seasons.

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WarmthWarm (all seasons). Brushed fleece interior. Hood. Thumb loop
BreathabilityPolyester knit: lets through water vapour generated by the body (RET=5.81)
Freedom of movementAll Stretch fabric (7% elastane) for maximum ease
LightweightJust 352g in size L. 230g/sqm density fleece
Pockets1 chest pocket with zip fastening for securing items
Easy maintenanceWon't crease.Easy to machine wash. Quick drying
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

Fleece material: insulated thanks to air
The fleece component features a space-creating texture which helps lock in air, this air acts as a natural insulator, keeping the body warm.The brushed knit helps to lock in the air.
Controlling the pilling guarantees the garment's insulating power over time. The fleece has the benefit of "ceramic" treatment in order to delay and reduce pilling.
Technical stretch fleece material:
The insulating power and breathability of fleece coupled with the freedom of movement offered by elastane. What's more, this elasticity ensures the garment retains its shape over time: this limits the movement of air between the body and the garment, preserving the insulating layer of trapped air. This material is therefore recommended for garments designed for intensive sports/outdoor activities.
Information / Concept / Technology
Main component: 93% polyester, 7% elastane

Our design team is based at the foot of Mont Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, our designers create and develop products that are appealing, simple, and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field, as we remain convinced that only through rigorous testing under real world conditions, like the ones you will be using them in, can we continue to provide you with products that are better than ever.

Product test
We carry out 2 types of thermal testing: - either a test of the material of our fleeces. - or testing on a thermal manikin in a thermal chamber. We recreate the temperature, wind (5km/h) and humidity conditions that you encounter in the mountains hiking at 5km/h in our tests. These tests allow us to validate our design choices. So we can adapt our thermal insulation where you most need it.

Stockage tips
Store folded in a clean and dry place

Maintenance tips
Wash at 40°C. Do not use fabric softener. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron


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Good Hiking Fleece
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I wore this jacket while hiking, above 10,000 feet in the Himalayas in late autumn/early winter. Minimum temperature was -5C.

I found it excellent while hiking as it's light, breathable and retains heat while damp. It's not suitable for camp as it's not warm enough when the body is at rest.

It could be made even better if it had simple non-zippered hand-warmer side pockets. It wouldn't add much to the weight (I assume) and would be useful for short breaks while hiking, when donning gloves would be overkill.
Light, Breathable, Retains heat when damp
No hand-warmer side pockets
Forclaz 400
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Bought as an active top, think I will get more use out it in the winter but so far I like it :)
Thumb holes to keep sleeves down/
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