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Want to stay warm? Wear a fleece full of holes.
Our best-selling Microgrid Stowaway Zip is one of our most popular lightweight fleeces, and with good reason.
It's made from an advanced fleece fabric which uses a sophisticated ‘needle-out’ knitting techniques to create a rib pattern on the surface of the fabric. These ribs give the fleece an attractive textured appearance but they also bring with them a host of technical benefits. It enables the fabric to trap air – lots of it and is the key its surprisingly high levels of warmth.
These perforations have other benefits too; they make the whole garment lighter. They also make it much more packable and far more breathable. All for the same warmth as a much heavier, ordinary fleece.
The Microgrid Stowaway Zip is a versatile fleece jacket designed to maximize the properties of this remarkable material. It’s a simple design which belies its high specification technical fabric and is perfect as a layering piece used with waterproof or windproof outer layers.
It features a zipped chest pocket which doubles as a Packpocket™ for convenient stowage.
Fabric: 100% polyester microfleece.
Pack Size: 1,000ml
Drying Time: 6 hours
Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience. We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate. Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips.
Building stretch into our fabrics offers some big advantages. It allows us to make very comfortable, streamlined clothing. And a close fit has big advantages for active people. Clothes don’t flap in the wind, they work well in a layering system without bulking up and because there is less fabric, they are lighter, dry quicker and pack smaller – all critical Rohan virtues.
Good design is more often about what to take off than what to put on. And clever design is about giving one feature two functions, that’s why many Rohan garments feature an internal mesh stretch pocket that doubles as a Packpocket™ for easy storage.
Staying cool in the heat is actually more challenging than keeping warm in the cold. The most effective fabric technology is to use open weave structures that disperse heat through convective cooling.
We use man-made technical insulation that offers high levels of thermal efficiency, quick dry times and minimum bulk. We also use the finest goose down for the coldest environments. All materials for cold weather, that carry the warmth icon, are rated Base, Mid, High or Extreme allowing you to select what you need with accuracy.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.