When the weather turns in Montana, a good fleece is essential for staying warm and cozy. And when it comes to layering up, Kuhl is the first company I turn to. True to Kuhl's time-tested durability and quality, Revel ¼ Zip Sweater stands out as an excellent midweight layer for around town, on the trails, or doing fall chores around the yard. Made from Kashmira fleece, the Revel has a lightweight, yet remarkably warm feel. Not to mention the softness—woven from a fine-gauge yarn, the jacket interior is silky and supple, like your favorite old t-shirt. The exterior, however, has a slightly rougher texture that sheds snow, leaves, or pine needles—great for both swamping leaves from the gutters and bushwacking off-trail in the mountains. To round it out, the Revel comes in ten different colors, so there’s a pattern for every occasion. I opted for the earthen-tone “Mole/Charcoal,” which blends in well in the woods while hunting, and isn’t too flashy around town. As far as fleece jackets go, this is about as good as they get.
Available at kuhl.com; $100.