REVIEW: Helikon Tex Classic Army Fleece
Over on the Original Outdoors site I have been reviewing the membrane version of the Classic Army Fleece from Helikon Tex.
I have been using this jacket all winter in the mountains and forests – and it pretty much does what you expect.
It’s rugged – the panels on the elbows and shoulders do help protect the fleece fabric from pilling and abrasion (rucksack and shoulder harness straps show little sign of wear on it, and I’ve spent some time lying on my belly on rocks etc with no ill-effects). The general stitch and fabric quality is fine, although I haven’t tried washing/reproofing it.