Field test and review
Your clothing for hiking is important as it is your first line of protection from the cold, the wind, rain, sun, insects, snakes and the scrub. A number of light, adjustable layers is preferable to a few layers of thick fabric. Adjust zippers and layers to minimize sweating during exercise and be sure to add layers before you feel cold at rest stops.
I was recently sent a Quechua MH100 Hiking Fleece to field test and are most impressed by this warm, light weight, 100% eco-friendly and affordable clothing-layer. I have worn the Quechua MH100 fleece on several hikes now during winter and spring as an outer, mid and base layer (depending on the weather) and have found the volume of the fabric insulates well in all conditions. The microfleece is soft against the skin when worn as a base layer and the high neck with half-zip is an excellent addition to help regulate your body temperature while hiking. The polyester knit of the Quechua MH100 seems to breathe well under moderate perspiration on warmer days. I have not worn this on a multi-day hike yet so am unable to comment on its ability to neutralise body odour.
For more information, visit Decathlon.
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Field Tested by
Darren Edwards > www.trailhiking.com.au