A good mid-weight fleece is often a go-to layer on the trail. The Super Power Hoody is made from Polartec Power Dry fleece, which is supremely breathable, quick drying, and provides just the right amount of stretch to fit snugly under other layers but not constricting. This hoody is more comfortable than your favorite old college sweatshirt, and will provide reliable warmth no matter the conditions.
The side and arm panels are extra breathable and thin to prevent moisture buildup, and a slim-fitting hood is great for when the wind kicks up. Either on its own or under a shell it’s perfect for cool spring mornings, winter runs, fall evenings, and alpine summers. One tester loved the thumb loops which “are long enough to curl my fingers into on a run so I don’t need gloves, they’re almost like half-mittens!” A zippered chest pocket holds small essentials or a music player. $120; 12 oz; w’s XS-XL, m’s S-XXL; mountainhardwear.com