Fleece: Merrell Stride Jacket
The Merrell Stride is a stylish jacket that is suitable for the outdoors and around town. When I have been out climbing and walking it has been warm and comfortable; it feels really soft and inviting as you put it on. The jacket has a close cut which allows it to fit under a shell jacket very easily, but Merrell haven’t compromised on manoeuvrability, and I have not felt restricted when out biking or climbing. It is very light so easy to carry, although bulkier than some of the more technical fleece jackets. The only issue that has stopped me from wearing the jacket for sport is that I have been saving it for smart-casual occasions as it looks so good. There has been a slight problem with pilling on the elbows, after a considerable amount of wear.
Reviewed by Sophie Heason on behalf of planetFear