Women's Stretch Microgrid Zip Neck Top

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Lightweight, versatile mid-layer with an impressive warmth to weight ratio.

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Colour: Mineral Grey
Payment types Rohan Accepts
The Full Story+

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.

Fabric: 100% Polyester Microfleece with micro grid structure

Lightweight - Weight: 240g
Lightweight - Weight: 240g

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.

Packable - Pack Size: 1300ml
Packable - Pack Size: 1300ml

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.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 5 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 5 hours

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.

1 Secure Pocket

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.

Features at a Glance+
  • Lightweight and versatile insulating fleece overhead.
  • Grid construction.
  • One zipped chest pocket.
  • Thumbloops at sleeve cuffs for extra warmth and coverage.
  • Easy grab zip pulls.
  • Full zip guard with chin protection.
  • Highly breathable.
  • Lightweight.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High wicking.
  • Moisture Management.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easycare.

1 Secure Pocket

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.


What People are Saying

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Age: 56-60
Purpose: Everyday. Worn for dog walking, fell walking, gardening, all year round.
Length you've had item: The new fleece one week, but have worn micro grids for years.
Reviewed: March 2021

Women's micro grid stretch half zip


I ordered two new half zips as soon as they came into stock in January 2021. I sent them back.

Rohan half zips have long been my favourite everyday fleeces, l always buy them in pairs and have one on, one in the wash - l wear them every single day and don't own any other jumpers.

The new stretch fabric is a very poor imitation of the old fabric; flimsy and cheap looking with a shiny smooth reverse. Because the fabric is so thin it doesn't hang well and looks droopy. The pocket is no longer a pack pocket and it is finished on the inside bottom edge with a piece of fleece which shows through the fabric on my chest in a peculiar ridge. Although Rohan assured me that the sizing hasn't changed, the sleeves of the new fleece are longer and wider than my old fleeces, as is the body. The new fabric doesn't seem any more stretchy than the old.

The fleece was very very creased when I unpacked it and was just as creased after being hung on a clothes hanger for a week.

The new fleece is a very poor imitation of the old, and l can't help thinking that the marketing talk of adding stretch is simply a way of hiding the fact that corners have been cut with the quality of the new fabric. I do wonder what the rationale for changing the fabric really was.

Come on Rohan, you can do better than this.

Age: 56-60
Purpose: Every day use which involves fell walking, dog walking and gardening. I wear a Rohan half zip fleece all the time (except when l'm in bed!). I don't own any other jumpers.
Length you've had item: This fleece one week, but have owned numerous Rohan half zips over many years.
Reviewed: March 2021

Review 2021 women's microgrid zip neck fleece


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.

Thank you for your feedback. We can assure you the fabric has not changed. We look to design and sell the best products possible for the intended use and activity. We also do not look to cut corners and design a product to a price point which can compromise on fabrics and features. We would like to see the item and take a closer look if possible? Please contact our customer service team, thank you.

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