Whether being used as a warm mid-layer under your foul weather gear, or as an outer later on those cooler days on shore or on the water; keep warm and comfortable with our range of sailing fleeces from Gill, Helly Hansen, Musto, WindWard, Henri Lloyd and more.
What are the difference fleece weights? Fleece weights are measured in gsm, or, grams per square metre - not a typically common unit of measurement, introduced by Polartec® as a way to differentiate between the different types of fleece. There are typically 3 levels of fleece weight
- 100gsm / Lightweight: Lightweight fleeces are good for high output activities, tending to be more breathable and acting well as a mid-layer beneath another fleece or jacket on a moderately cold day.
- 200gsm / Midweight: A midweight fleece is more versatile, able to act as an outer layer in its own right in cold temperatures. They are also a great midlayer option for colder days. Like a lightweight fleece they are breathable, but benefit from extra insulation.
- 300gsm / Heavyweight: Heavyweight fleeces are the least versatile of the fleece weights. Not particularly breathable and bulkier than the other lighter options, they work well as a standalone layer or outer jacket.
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