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Was very pleased with this fleece for the first month, but it doesn't wear well.
on 14 November 2014
Have been very pleased with this fleece since I bought it. Had been initially worried that this was the 100gm micro fleece, but it wasn't. Nice warm middle weight fleece, prob around 150-200gm, although it doesn't say that anywhere.
Only slight concern is that after only a month of average wear, it's starting to pill (bobble) a little bit in high wear areas. Can't see this looking smart for more than a couple of years to be honest. For £25, it's fine but rather disappointed that Berghaus seems to be cheapening their range with poorer quality materials - I suspect somewhere at Berghaus an accountant's in charge.
Edit: Now 2 months after purchase I thought I'd update this review.
The pilling has now worsened considerably. It no longer looks smart and I have updated the rating accordingly.
The fleece material this is made from is evidently cheap rubbish... while it looks good initially, it doesn't wear well.
Previous Berghaus fleeces have always lasted well through many years and I bought this fleece based on that reputation.
I find it sad that what was a great brand is being dragged downhill by penny pinching cost-saving measures.