Women's lightweight, versatile mid-layer with an impressive warmth to weight ratio.Read more…
We’ve been using Microgrid fabric since the turn of the century, approaching half a million sales since its launch. Now with added stretch, for greater freedom of movement.
Designed using advanced Microgrid fleece, a soft, brushed polyester fabric which uses a sophisticated ‘needle-out’ knitting technique to create a grid pattern on the surface of the fabric. These grids give the zip neck an attractive textured appearance whilst enabling the fabric to trap air - this is the key to its surprisingly high levels of warmth while still remaining incredibly lightweight and packable.
It’s also breathable and naturally high wicking, allowing the garment to manage moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable with all the same warmth as a much heavier, ordinary fleece.
This remarkable material maximises the properties of its stretch for supreme comfort, fit and freedom of movement without restriction. The sleeve cuffs also have thumbholes, which provide additional warmth, comfort and protection.
It features a secure zipped chest pocket for convenient storage and security for valuables. It’s a simple design but with a high specification technical fabric and is perfect as a layering piece when used with a waterproof or windproof outer layer or perfect on its own as a fleece.
100% Polyester Microfleece with micro grid structure
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.
Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.
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So pleased to see this lightweight stretch micro grid short zip top back on sale again, and this colour is perfect for me, but I haven’t made the purchase as I’m not willing to have one boob neat and tidy and the other with a thick pocket bulging out on top - much more padded and prominent than older versions, and with a big zip to boot. As I’ve always understood it the zip pockets are meant to be secret - and that’s how I use them when I travel - especially for things like credit cards.
I’ve got older versions with concealed zip pocket in sleeve or side seam - perfect - and even one with pocket on the chest, but much lighter weight and more discreet. Please Rohan go back to these arrangements, and a very regular Rohan customer will be delighted and won’t have to shop elsewhere.
I have previous versions of this Microgrid fleece and was a little hesitant buying another because of the mixed reviews. However, I love this version, lighter weight, definitely warmer than old ones, small to pack in rucksack, a better shape for me, in that there is room for my posterior and lastly, lovely colours of blue and grey. I would have bought the red too but sadly not my colour. I would say fit is true to size, I am a 12-14 and bought Medium, nearer a 14 than 12 if I am honest!
Out on the hills yesterday, a bright but cold windy day. Others were reaching for gilets or jackets and I was warm and cosy with my Microgrid.
Thank you Rohan I have been waiting for ages for this half zip fleece to make a return - bright pink/turquoise/lilac/purple would all be good colours to have.
I love the bright blue colour of this but the fit is awful. It balloons out in the the lower half and is very unflattering. For that reason I didn't buy it which is such a shame as I used to love the microgrids. Also, it was good to see a half-zip again as this style is the only one I wear (the full zip again being unflattering in shape). Please redesign but keep the lovely colour! Strong, bright colours please!
I love this fleece and may buy another. It's smart enough to wear while working at home, has useful features, and is surprisingly warm for such a thin material. It's a good fit. I'm over 6ft and it's a good length in the body, but not quite long enough in the sleeves, perhaps you'd consider making a tall version?
I have been buying these every year since they first came out(a long time) & don't even know how many I have, every year though the pocket has been in a different place, some on front top some at the side and some on the inside and more recently at the bottom front. no matter where I would never be without these I live in them all year except when its really hot, but would still carry one, just in case. please do not ever stop making these.
I bought this top for my wife. she is really pleased with it. It is lightweight which is great for layering. The shape is fine too with the slightly flared hem. This gives it a looser, more modern online.
The breast pocket is ideal as are the cuff loops.
The fleece is really light which is great for walking as we always get hot. The colour is a lovely stone grey. The fit is spot on for a size 12.
I cannot see any reason not to give this the 5 stars it deserves.
I love my vivid blue fleece so much so that after a few months I am going to purchase another. During the week I usually walk alone so I think it is important to be seen. Unfortunately red isn't my colour so will have to buy the light grey one.
I love the zip pocket as it is very handy for my mobile and I think it looks better there than in my trouser/short pocket.
The fabric does not have the soft back of the original, but I am optimistic it'll be ok as it feels like a (dare I say) Craghopper jacket that has done fine. Red is nice. The cut (in large) was floppy at the bottom but I also ordered a men's small, which fits better. I have long arms! I hope it keeps the wind out like the originals but am pleased so far with my men's item!
Underwhelming, verging on 2 stars. Flimsy fabric, nothing like the previous generations of Rohan fleeces. Cut rather strange with a flare out from the waist down resulting in a floppy/wavy bottom third which just emphasises the lack of structure in the fabric. Not flattering.
The blue is VERY LOUD, almost fluorescent. Was going to return it but am hoping it looks more appropriate come spring/summer.
The grey is very pale but OK.
They are comfortable to wear around the house or gardening, but as I say, no feel good factor. Sad. In these times, with no 'hands on' shopping one tends to turn to previously reliable brands. Quality is key to trust.
Gave 3 stars for value as it was on offer. 2 stars at full price.
Disappointed. The new fabric is much thinner than the original. The fabric feels and looks cheap. The reverse of the fabric is now smooth and slippery rather than being fleecey - it doesn't feel warm to the touch. The fleece was very creased when unpacked and despite hanging on a clothes hanger for a week the creases remain. The pocket has reverted to a chest pocket and is no longer a 'pack pocket' as it is too small. This fleece simply doesn't feel or look like a quality product - the redesign just gives the impression of a cost cutting exercise. Come on Rohan you can do much better than this.