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Getting up at sunrise to make the most of a day of adventure biking, dancing (or more like shuffling) our way up gritstone slabs, big days up in the Cairngorms…
It’s not all about the mid-summer bluebird days, well sometimes it is… but those bluebird days always seem to yield to evenings around the campfire.
Enter the Vizsler fleece jacket, into – well any situation really… An excellent outerlayer when it’s mild, or mid-layer when it’s freezing, Vizsler is a toasty and wind resistant midweight fleece jacket designed to keep the warmth in and the wind out, without sacrificing comfort and freedom of movement.
Made from dense, thick fleece that offers breathable warmth while blocking some of the windchill. It is 2 to 3 times more wind resistant than a regular fleece.
Vizsler’s outer resists the wear and tear of adventure, whilst the soft-touch inner and its wicking capabilities make it ideal for active use. (It also feels wonderfully comfy!).
The elasticated, close-fitting hood will stay on your head when it’s blowing a hoolie and fits comfortably under a helmet; zipped hand and chest pockets keep your valuables safe.
Here's what Alpkiteer Anna Wells says about Vizsler:
"I am amazed by how windproof and warm this top is. I have used it as a mid layer for ski-touring in 60mph winds (underneath my definition jacket and apogee) and i was very very warm! Also wore it as an outer layer (just over the top of a single baselayer) mountain biking in subzero tempts + windy, also stayed very warm!
I like the simple design, the longish length ( i think its a bit longer than a lot of tops?) and the drawstring around the bottom helps keep in the warmth. Nice big pockets and like having a chest pocket. The wrist cuffs are a nice size/circumference too. I REALLY like the hood, fitted perfect under bike/ski helmet and protects all around the sides of your face against the wind."
- Durable and wind resistant fleece for hardwearing protection
- Dense knit for warmth
- Wicking soft touch inner for next-to-skin comfort
- Excellent stretch and recovery for freedom of movement
- Close fitting hood won’t blow off in the wind
- Zipped chest valuables pocket for phone or wallet
- Zipped mesh hand pockets
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 94% polyester; 6% spandex; 290 gsm
Air Permeability: 80 CFM
Weight: L: 535 g
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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All round fantastic.
My first impression of the jacket, was woeful, with the coat hanging loop immediately coming loose at one side. Other than that, it's been perfect. Warm, hard wearing, and with a great fit, it's been my go to jacket every time I've left the house in the last year, more than making up for the poor start. It's also fantastic as a mid-layer, with the roomy chest pocket making up for the fact my phone is too big for that on my (non-alpkit) waterproof.
Fantasticly warm mid-layer and really great value (especially when they were in the sale!). Excellent general purpose jacket. Well done AGAIN Alpkit!
Phenomenal value and quality
This type of fleece gets regular use and I rarely find any that combine the fit (they are often too loose around the midsection), the thickness (most slimmer fitting fleeces are lower weight), and ruggedness I need.
I have the Rab Exile Jacket, which ticks all those boxes, but was at least 40% more expensive than the Vizler and no better in terms of quality.
Stitching is tight and all seams are smooth and even.
I also appreciated the fact that in comes in plain black. One my oft voiced issues with most gear, is the absence of enough good old plain black options, (maybe I watched too many milk tray ads as a child).
Anyway, it's warm, a brilliant fit for an active/athletic build and exceptionally good value for money.
Very comfy heavyweight fleece
Lovely to wear with reasonable wind resistance so ok as an outer layer in all but strong winds. Super soft brushed inner fleece feels great next to the skin. Nice close fit with lots of stretch, so good for activities requiring good range of motion. Only downside is the fabric itself is quite dense so at over 500g it’s pretty heavy weight, so not something I’d take back packing. I have to confess I mainly use it around the house as it’s so comfy to wear!
Does what it says on the tin
Replaced a 25+ y.o. standard Berghaus Fleece Jacket with one of these in early 2018. Size Large in Jaffa. I'm 43" chest and 34" waist.
Firstly, over a base layer or thin base layer + Griffon Hoody, it fits like a glove. Tighter around the waist/hips but with a bit of room around the chest and shoulders and a bit of stretch all over. No bagginess at all. The hood hugs your head and negates the need for a hat. Sleeves are a tad on the long side. Pockets are deep. The zip is one-way only. It's cut slightly longer at the back too. I've not had need to use the hem drawcords as the fit is perfect.
It feels like a proper fleece from the minute you wear it but unlike my old Berghaus fleece, this one is far more wind resistant so can be used as an outer layer too. It's not 100% windproof, but I knew that before I bought it. During the Beast from the East in early March I wore it as part of my layering system under a windproof layer and it was perfect.
The outer fabric is a dense knit and has a quality feel to it. Alpkit says it is hardwearing. I'll find out how much over the next few years.
Can't believe a jacket this good cost only £69.00. It's going to get lots of use.
Overall value and function is good.
So this is my first Alpkit purchase and had high expectations as I buy a lot of good quality outdoor clothes.
First impression was well constructed and looked the the photos.
. Fit is good (6ft2) love the longer back but front is a little shorter than I like.
. Pockets all good size, high pocket fits a plus size smart phone.
. Hood fits great
Only issues I found is then the length of the zip, it is to long and ruffles the top and makes the hood sit funny. Makes the zip also run on my skin.
Tested in 1degree weather.
I personally feel it’s not warm enough on its own as the wind does still really cut through however it’s amazing with a down or hard shell over the top.
Purchased in blue/nemo and it’s a very nice shade. Wish the orange was still available.
Overall I would definitely purchase more Alpkit clothing in the future.