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Craghoppers Torney Fleece Jacket

The Torney is a good but relaxed fit kept under control by the contrasting elasticated hems, cuffs and collar ~ the side pockets are good to both put things in and warm up your hands [© Jean Gormley]

This Torney Fleece Jacket from Craghoppers has wide ranging uses as well as offering cosy comfort, writes Mike Gormley.


This Torney fleece has really hit the spot for me. I wear it loads. As I sit and write this it sits ready to for a weekend on Dartmoor which will include my range of outdoor activities as well as general knocking about and evenings out at the pub.

This is a truly universal ‘go to’ garment. In my mind, and importantly also that of my wife, it looks good and, significantly for me, it is really nice to wear. It has a comfortable cosy feel inside and on those chill days it is a warm layer, either as a stand-alone or as part of a layering setup. It is made largely from recycled 100% polyester, about sixteen bottles Craghoppers tell us, so that’s no bad thing.

The robust metal full length front zip is pull tagged and zips right up to keep the neck protected from the elements ~ elasticated edging of the collar helps to keep this both fitted and comfortable to wear [©JG]

The collar is of a microfleece material for added comfort and warmth around the neck. The neck zips up well to help with this. The spec on the company website undersells it, as it not only has two fleece-lined zipped side hand warmer pockets and a very useful zipped chest pocket, but the secret is there are two generous inside ‘poacher’ pockets as well. The cuffs and hem are lightly elasticated and padded for added windproofing and warmth as well as for added durability. My Torney Fleece is Chilli Red and there are four other colours to choose from, in five sizes from S through to XXL.

The zipped chest pocket is a good size and able to take a large phone ~ for me an essential on a garment like this ~ note the pull tag all zips for ease of operation with gloves in the cold and wind [©JG]

This jacket is easy to understate as on the face of it is a fairly basic full front zip fleece, but it is a really good one. I have noticed a few of these being worn since I have had this one, so clearly, I am not the only one that likes this garment.

My first real test of the Torney was for our trip to Snowdon in somewhat ‘inclement’ weather ~ here I am wearing it as a mid-layer under my Craghoppers Compresslite VIII jacket [©JG]

[images © Jean Gormley]


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