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Griffon [Mens]Hooded Mid-layer Fleece Jacket

Men's lightweight and packable fleece jacket that uses a gridded fleece backer to provide amazing warmth without excess weight and bulk

Griffon [Mens] Hooded Mid-layer Fleece Jacket

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Lightweight and highly breathable fleece that punches above its weight in warmth by trapping loads of air with its voided grid back structure, which also allows you to dump heat like a demon.

A lightweight addition to your layering system, great for chilly days at high cadence on the bike, or as a super breathable midlayer under a windproof or shell. It’s the perfect weight for not-quite-so-balmy UK summer evenings at the crag or campsite.

The full length zip makes for easy layering and allows you to control the warmth as your activity level changes. The hood means you can leave your hat at home, knowing if the wind picks up on your hike you can get your ears covered and carry on moving with no fuss. Unobtrusive thumb loops are there if you need them (but discreet if you don’t), and the zipped chest pocket allows you to stash some cash, keys or a card.

With a smooth outer face and two tone look, it also serves well as a travel companion sneaking in under the ‘you can’t wear a fleece out to dinner’ radar!

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Moisture wicking and quick drying
  • Full length Vislon zip
  • Snug fitting lycra bound hood
  • Thumb loops and zipped chest pocket
  • Flatlock seams throughout
  • External chest zip for valuables
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Weight (g): S: 315 g, M: 325 g, L: 340 g, XL: 375 g, XXL: 400 g
97% polyester, 3% Spandex 210 gsm
Two-tone smooth face, high void brushed grid back

Origin: China

Men's sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.


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21 Reviews


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Great fit and style

Great fit for a tall slim build, thin enough to fit under my rain jacket so very happy!

Griffon hoody

I've been looking for a lightweight hooded 'active' fleece for some time, and when Alpkit emailed to say one was being launched I was in.
Received it, wore it, got poo'd on by a bird, washed it and wore it again.
Seems to dry quickly and is perfect for chilly starts. Not sure about the design of the thumb holes, have had bad experiences with this design. Other than that, and the odd sizing (I am large in everything but Alpkit), it's bob-on!

Typically great from Alpkit.

I expect good things from Alpkit and this most recent hoodie is no exception. Great lightweight and athletically designed top, easily fits under an outer layer or for warmer weather by itself. The inner fabric reminds me of 'polartec ' type design and does a great job of insulating considering how thin it is.

I think the Forest colour is much greener than it seems in the pictures, but I don't mind and I've ordered the other colour too!I

Fit as expected, prompt delivery and overall great service.

Super, smashing, great

My Alpkit obsession continues, with the purchase of the Griffon. Been after a gridded fleece for yonks, so this was just the ticket. Very lightweight, warm and looks great. Love the longer arms and thumb loops. A large is a perfect fit for me at 5' 9". Superb value as always. Looking forward to visiting the Hathersage and Ambleside shops in the next few weeks.....spend a few more quid!

Nice bit of kit

Lovely fleece. Was on Helm Cragg Wednesday with the wife when a geezer with alpine poles vaulted past me! He was wearing his fleece in green! I wore mine in Bowness that night and whilst supping plenty of beer, I had a thought, I wonder how many of these fleeces have sold and what a small world it is!

Alison R
Fabulous for tall chaps with long arms

Lovely and thin but warm. Washes brilliantly. Great value. More colours please x

A legend in the making

If your work or play in the outdoors and you don't own one of these you must be mad. I have owned mine for about a month now, and I have had it one more than off, it has been on Exmoor, and a 16 day expedition to South Africa. If it didn't say Alpkit on it, you wouldn't know that it hadn't been made by one of those overpriced American companies. This will be a future legend in the way that KSB boots were.

Neil Cottam - Chase The Rainbow
Dead good.

I love The Griffon, it's dead good.
I managed to snag one in time for my trip to Sri Lanka; My regular fleece jackets were all a bit too thick for the tropics and I needed something nice and light to keep the off the evening chill whilst up in the mountains. The Griffon was top notch.
A nice athletic fit (if you've got a round bit in the middle you might find that it sticks out), and a slinky hood that sits perfectly well under a helmet.
It's almost certain to become my most used jacket. Classic Alpkit product. Well done.

Essential Bit of Kit

I`ll whisper it, because Alpkit might hear it !
lots of kit is unnecessary, don`t get me wrong. lovely to have your
pick from top suppliers.
but many a time its superfluous. a lovely woolly jumper or a sports training top will do.

but this light weight warm top with hood, is a basic essential. easy to wear and will come in handy thought out the seasons.

Great light weight fleece

Wonderful light weight fleece, great fit and quality at a good price

Nigel Modern
All I'd hoped for

Worth waiting for. Stylish - my daughter stole it, so it must be cool...the green is quite unisex

Briliant top

Brilliant top, nice and light and surprisingly warmer than it looks. possibly a bit tight under the arms but apart from that a solid piece of kit

First impressions are excellent

I'm reviewing the Griffon after a few days of use and so far, I'm impressed! Out of the bag, I was struck by how thin the gridded fleece material seemed; it is a very lightweight construction, but in use it's warm, athletically fitted making it ideal for layering when the temperatures drop or on its own for autumnal days.

A very versatile bit of kit and one which I can see becoming my go-to layer in all but the coldest of days on the hills.

Also, going to have to purchase a second for my other half, as she's taken a shine to it as well. Ta, Alpkit!

Superb midlayer

A superb midlayer. Very comfortable and warm for its weight. Fit is close, which works really well. I especially like the vislon zip which feels robust compared to expensive lightweight zips.
I bought one, and, liked it so much I bought another.

Willies 62
Excellent !

An excellent piece of kit/ garment! Light, pack able, good fitting, warm and stretchy . Wow! What a snug bit of kit! Being on the cold weather.


Ordered one size larger as other reviewers noted that it was a slim fit (I'm too old and wise for that kind of thing). Having just cycled my morning commute across town in the first misty frost of the season, I can happily say it's a perfect all-round autumn/winter mid-layer. Traps and disperses heat well enough (in both body and hood) to work as my sole warm layer with a windproof on top. If and when things get proper nippy it's still slim enough to allow for another couple of layers on top. I'm really, *really* pleased with this hoody and unless I buy another (a major possibility) I will only be peeling this garment off my back when summer comes (and I'll do it begrudgingly).

Chet Manley
Suitable for most great apes

As a person with a body shape that can only be described as 'gibbon', jumpers of all sorts never fit. Too short in the arms and body, or baggy as an early 90's indie band t-shirt.

Slimmer cut, long body and arms. I can wave at people with flashing midriff now, thanks Alpkit!

Super useful

Got turned on to Alpkit's gear by a mate at work. Now rock a Griffon pretty much every day, ideal under a Definition in winter or as a light jacket in summer. Just a perfect piece of kit.

Steve Lockley
Love it

Ordered an xl but received a large which worked out better for me great snug fit went up kinder scout in snowy freezing temp under a waterproof and boy is this fleece warm no lie it's the best purchase I've made in years no doubt I'll be getting a few more of these belters

Griffon Fleece

The griffon is a lovely fit, quite long in the body and arms. I have worn it with a thin merino base layer and water proof jacket and it's just right on a cold winters day in the peak. Another brilliant product from Alpkit.