Helly Hansen Zera Fleece

 

The Helly Hansen Zera Fleece is a flatteringly feminine and warm fleece, with the convenience of a full zip and all the quality we have come to expect from the people at HH.

 

Helly Hansen Zera Fleece

 

Our first impression of the Helly Hansen Zera Fleece was that it was rather striking, with the contrast stitching in particular adding a flattering element to the already obviously female fit.  Actually the cut is described by Helly Hansen as “regular” which is more roomy than their “fitted” designs and we found it relaxed whilst still allowing for curves in all the right places.

 

The 200g Polartec fleece makes the Helly Hansen Zera Fleece wonderfully warm and breathable, as well as having just enough stretch to make this a really versatile layer.  We have used it as a mid-layer under a shell for bracing winter walks, or on its own as a cover up on the way to the gym and yoga.  Even when we are enjoying a rest day we have been reaching for this fleece just to relax in because it has quickly established itself as a firm favourite of ours. 

 

However gorgeous it might be to lounge around in though, we recognise that the Helly Hansen Zera Fleece is performance kit that fairly begs you to take it out for exercise!  It’s not fussy what you do so long as you are working up a bit of a sweat; running, cycling, skating or skiing, this fleece will do it all in style.

 

There are two deep zipped pockets that are equally useful for warming hands or keeping valuables secure and all the zips have tabs that make them easy to grab, even with gloved hands, to open or close.  Of course, the main zip has a little port to stow it in that ensures your chin does not get rubbed – this kind of detail comes as standard with Helly Hansen – and all the seams are flatlock so there is no bulk and in our experience, no chafing either.

 

We have loved testing the Helly Hansen Zera Fleece, it is a great looking, hard-working, performance fleece, that comes in some great colours too and we won’t be putting away at the end of winter either.

 

Sizes:  XS-2XL

Colours: Azalea, Violet, Raspberry Red, Sunrise, White, Ebony, Black

Price: RRP £60.00

Website: Helly Hansen.com Women’s Zera Fleece

 

Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

 

Tested by Jan Birkmyre

 

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