CONFUSED whether to go for a natural fibre or synthetic fleece? Join the queue.
It breaks down like this: synthetic wicks moisture better, while wool and bamboo smell better when not washed.
Patagonia keep things simple in their thermal range – the synthetic is called Capilene, the wool is called Wool.
Warmth rated 1-2-3-4, the higher the number the warmer. Number 2 is perfect for Niseko, as is the Capilene long sleeve.
Wear it as a base layer in cool weather, or alone when you work hard, or if temps rise.
Available from Toyru: ¥6,195
Tel: 0136 21 4055.