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Cosy mid-layers in-stock and ready for winter

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 18/11/2020 16:21:38

Summit VR Jacket

Cosy mid-layers in-stock and ready for winter

Take a look at highlights from our expansive range of fleeces, hoodies and insulated jackets perfect for the outdoors this winter.

Ahh winter, one of the most beautiful times to get out into nature. There will soon be icy white fields of frozen dew, snow topped hills and peaks,crisp air fresher than any time of year and perhaps for some most importantly… less folk about. The reason for this is that despite the beautiful changes winter has on our landscapes, it is COLD!

But were not the sort to let a little chilly weather stop us from exploring beautiful spaces outside, we know that a decent layering system is all we need to remain comfortable anywhere and as the dreaded cold is making its unstoppable way to us, what more important thing to feature at the moment than the mid-layers within our expansive range of top-notch outdoor clothing.

Mid layers are called such because they’ll fit very neatly over your base-layer at the skins surface which keeps you dry by wicking sweat, as well as very comfortably beneath your outer shell which keeps you safe from the wind and rain. They go in the middle and their primary aim is of course keeping your warm in cold conditions. In less windy, rainy conditions you may not require your outer shell and simply wearing your mid over a base layer on long walks in the cold could likely be enough to keep you comfortable all day.

Fancy reading up on the right way to build your layering system? Read our guide here, Let’s talk Layering Systems!

Mid layers come in several forms so we’ll be highlighting several different models from our range along with some handpicked favourites.

Want to skip this a just look through the range yourself? Click HERE!

Cotopaxi Dorado Half Zip Fleece


The classic mid-layer. Usually made from wool, synthetic fibres, or a mixture of the two, our range of technical fleeces are made to fit snuggly beneath an outer shell such as a waterproof jacket and keep its user as cosy as possible whilst allowing perspiration to easily escape. Fleeces are ideal for day-walks and comfy nights around the campfire.

Cotopaxi Mid Dorado Fleece
The Cotopaxi Dorado Half Zip fleece 

The Cotopaxi Men's Dorado Half-Zip Fleece Jacket is a spin on the classic fleece pullover. Featuring a fresh colour pattern, this fleece is made from 100% recycled fabric and features a help-zip design that allows for quick temperature control and easy on/off.
This cosy fleece is finished with a front hand pocket and a stretchy, zippered chest pocket to stash your small must-haves.

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Arc'teryx Mid Covert Cardigan

The Arc’teryx Covert Cardigan

The breathable and quick-drying Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan features a modern sweater styling, clean lines and technical performance making it perfect for everyday living. The Alpanex II Heathered fleece gives efficient thermal performance and the brushed back knit is engineered to provide versatile warmth and comfort.
The regular fit is combined with gusseted underarms for mobility and comfort and a drop back hem for complete protection. Durable binding around the hood and on the hem and cuffs add to the overall comfort and two zipped hand pockets and laminated sleeve pocket help to keep your essentials close.

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Patagonia Retro High Pile Fleece

The Patagonia Retro Pile Jacket

This easy-wearing fleece is perfect for any cool-weather adventure.

It's made of 100% recycled polyester, double-sided shearling fleece that provides easy-wearing warmth through its soft, fuzzy exterior and a smooth, skin-friendly interior. The zip-through, stand-up collar traps heat while keeping off the wind and the flat-seam construction reduces bulk and provides next to skin comfort. The raglan sleeve design provides full mobility and pack wearing comfort while the elastane trim cuffs and hem help to seal in warmth. A zippered left-chest pocket and two zippered hand pockets provide secure storage for daily necessities and are finished off with webbing zipper pulls.

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Rab Microlight Jacket


Though more than capable of also being an outer layer as many of them are built using windproof materials, many insulated jackets are designed to fit beneath outer shells and can be superbly breathable for long walks through the cold.

Rab Microlight

The Rab Microlight Jacket

The ever-popular Rab Microlight Jacket has been updated with recycled fabrics and recycled down insulation. This classic hooded down jacket is lightweight, packable and provides instant warmth when the temperature drops.
The recycled Pertex Quantum, ripstop nylon outer is constructed from a tightly woven structure to provide a light fabric that allows the down to fully loft, improving thermal efficiency. As well as a durable water repellent finish designed to shrug off light rain, this outer is soft and packable.
The zoned, micro and nano stitch-through baffle construction minimises the amount of outer fabric and stitching required during manufacturing, providing a significant weight saving. Inside these baffles is recycled 700FP of down that has had a hydrophobic treatment applied during down processing. Fluorocarbon free, this down absorbs less water, dries faster and retains loft.
Two YKK zipped hand pockets and a large zipped chest pocket keeps essentials organised, and internally elasticated cuffs and drawcord adjustable hem ensures the perfect fit.
When not in use, this jacket can be carried in the supplied stuff sack.

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Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

The Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

The Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket is a warm, windproof, water-resistant and incredibly lightweight jacket for hiking to casual wear.
The 100% recycled polyester ripstop shell fabric has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed light rain and snow.
This Jacket uses incredibly lightweight and highly compressible 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester with P.U.R.E. (Produced Using Reduced Emissions) technology. Providing excellent warmth for its weight, stays warm when wet and reduces carbon emissions as compared to conventional production methods.
The brick quilting pattern with horizontal quilt lines on side panels stabilizes insulation and uses durable thread for abrasion resistance.
A drawcord-adjustable drop-tail hem seals in warmth. The centre-front zipper is backed by a wicking interior storm flap and features a zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort. Two zippered handwarmer pockets have cleanly finished zipper garages and a internal zippered chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop.

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Cotopaxi Fuego Jacket

The Cotopaxi Fuego Jacket

The Cotopaxi Women's Fuego Down Jacket is a quintessential down insulation layer.
Constructed from a water-resistant nylon outer and packed with 800FP water-resistant goose down, this lightweight down jacket will see you from autumn to spring - it's also perfect for chilly summer evenings. Breathable Polartex Alpha underarm panels add to the versatility and a included stuff sack allows you to safely carry this jacket with you.
Elastic binding throughout help to seal out the cold and two zippered hand pockets and two interior stuff pockets provide space for all your essentials.

Fancy reading a review? Checkout Oli’s thoughts as he takes the Fuego jacket for a spin HERE

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Rab Summit Vr Jacket


Like either of the above, but with a hood. All hood within this selection are designed to fit themselves nicely into the hood of an outer shell.

Rab Capacitor Hoody

The Rab Capacitor Hoody

The Rab Capacitor Hoody features double brushed fleece combined with stretch side panels to create a warm, ultra comfortable mid layer for active mountain days. The recycled, knit face brushed fleece fabric is a modern take on the classic 200 weight fleece, and the Thermic stretch fleece side panels with a soft brushed back has been developed to be light, warm, fast drying and durable. The low profile hood features stretch side panels and is designed to sit comfortably under a helmet. Two, mesh-lined, YKK zipped hand pockets and a YKK zipped chest pocket keeps your essentials close.

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Men's Paramo Ostro Fleece

The Men’s Paramo Ostro

The Ostro Plus Fleece is for active people who swap between activities and environments.
Unpredictable weather or moving between different temperatures can be a dilemma when backpacking, trekking or doing snow sports for example. It provides functionality, comfort and practical storage: Zoned Nikwax Fleece fabrics provide optimised insulation, as side panels allow heat to dissipate, while high loft fleece is in key areas for insulation and water-repellency. Simple, close-fitting "Ninja" hood fits well under a helmet with off-centre zip for comfort. Five pockets, all lined with mesh Pump Liner to help move moisture. The Nikwax Fleece is water-repellent, wind resistant and directional - actively pushing liquid water away from you to keep you dry even in conditions of high humidity. High loft and highly insulating, this fleecy fabric traps still air to warm you.

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Rab SummitVR Jacket

The Rab Summit VR Jacket

The warmest piece in the new Rab VR Range, the VR Summit is perfect for winter based activities such as skiing, ice climbing and winter mountaineering.
This softshell is constructed from Pertex Quantum Air. An engineered fabric with increased air permeability to provide a balance between wind resistance and weather protection for intense activity. A durable water-repellent finish helps to shed light rain and snow, and a VR Warm brushed lining is not only comfortable against the skin, but fast wicking to help keep you cool.
The helmet compatible hood features drawcord adjustment and a stiffened peak for unrestricted vision. The front VISLON double zip is designed to accommodate a harness without compromising on protection, and the fully adjustable hem and cuffs help to seal in the warmth. Two high YKK hand pockets are still accessible when worn under a harness and a YKK chest pocket keeps essentials close.

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