Is the O'Neill Piste Fleece Hoodie a must have mid-layer this season? Our Reviewer puts it to the test.

The Piste is a ladies’ mid-layer that comes with stylish contrasting colourways and a lovely soft feel to the knit fleece thermo-regulating material. It also includes an O’Neill Firewall Magma Retention lining, which apparently keeps you warmer for 25 per cent longer (as opposed to just 25 per cent warmer).

Naturally the features are fairly limited with it being a mid-layer, and consist of a hood with relatively high collar, comfy soft chin guard, full-length zip and two zippered handwarmer pockets, the left of which has an access port for a phone etc.

Despite the name the Piste, it is a good option for year-round use, whether in the mountains, down town or on the beach. The year-round use makes it pretty good value.

FOR Soft, warm lining.

AGAINST Hood may be a bit ‘floppy’ for some.

Where to buy: O'Neill Homepage

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