When a baselayer is not enough and a puffy insulated jacket is too much, reach for this technical yet snazzy fleece layer that has the performance you need for the backcountry, and the cool styling you want for daily use when bulky won’t do. Polartec Thermal Pro lightweight fleece is super stretchy, soft, breathable, and warm—and it shows no sign of pilling even after months of wear.
Our female tester wore the Priya (the men’s version is the Ananta, pictured above) everywhere: as a frigid-weather baselayer on the slopes, light midlayer under a shell in spring rainstorms, as an everyday sweater while traveling abroad, and even to the office on chilly spring days. The Priya has a tall collar and a seven-inch front zip with a subtle gathering at the bust; the Ananta has a relaxed, drawcorded hood for a warmth boost.
m’s S-XXL, w’s XS-XL