I was a bit worried when I ordered the Fuera Jacket for two reasons. First, I hadn't seen one for real, so I wasn't completely sure what I was getting, and secondly it seemed odd that a fleece could also be a water-resistant jacket.
I bought the fleece primarily for hill walking, but I soon found that it was my garment of choice for virtually every outdoor activity I engaged in, be that shopping, washing the car or going to the tip.
I liked the fact that it looked more like a jacket than a fleece. The soft lining made it easy to slip on and off, it had four really well thought out pockets to easily accommodate my phone, wallet, camera, GPS and an OS map, and it really is amazingly water resistant! What more could I have wanted?
Well, because it proved to be such a good garment, I decided to buy a Fuera Windproof Jacket, which when worn with the fleece creates a totally wind and waterproof combination for more severe conditions - perfect! Perhaps the only downside is the initial cost, but they both look as though they will last forever, and the water resist quality can be renewed by washing and occasional re-proofing with Nikwax products as and when required.