Right now there seems to be something in the sartorial air that keeps reminding us of a wonderful time, when we would either be sitting around listening to the 808 state radio show (whilst collecting nuggets burns) or travelling the length and breadth of the North-West’s motorways in a transit van searching for THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE EVER. Pivotal to both these practices was the fleece jacket. Where this jumped-up jumper-come-jacket evolved from being a geography teacher staple into the Raver’s best friend (alongside a bottle of Liquid Gold). Whether avoiding hypothermia at Sandbach services or propping up the bar in Dry, the fleece provided a comforting constant during those chaotic and (off your) heady times. Sadly I’ve been unable to track down the purple/navy/lime green 3/4 zip fleece that I wore to death back then. Instead I have decided to fall back in love with the fleece by getting hooked up with the marvellous R2 jacket from Patagonia which not only looks really good but is ethically sound too. Now here comes the science-y bit, you may want to listen to ACR:MCR whilst you read it…
* Exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio, compressible and breathable, with
* Directional knit wicks moisture and speeds dry time
* Collar and chin flap lined with Polartec® Power Stretch fabric (made of
recycled polyester) for next-to-skin comfort
* Polartec Power Stretch panels under the arms allow for a close fit,
improved motion and increased durability in high-wear areas
* Shoulder seams set forward for pack-wearing comfort
* Pockets: Two handwarmers and one chest secure with zippers
We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out
garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Regulator is an integrated system (base, insulation, shell) that works in
unison to keep you dryer and more comfortable over a wider range of
conditions than a traditional waterproof layering system.