During a camping adventure last winter, a good friend of mine talked to me about the Vancouver based company named Taiga Works. I hadn’t heard much about them despite working in an outdoor/outerwear store for the past 2 years.
When I checked out their website, I actually found something I had been looking for with little success – a lighter fleece sweater. Don’t get me wrong, there are MANY different fleece sweaters offered by many company’s, but what I was looking for (and didn’t seem to find anywhere else) was the a simple fleece! Crew neck, no zips, super light and quick dry.
Light And Packable
The Micro fleece Crew Neck is among the lightest fleece I have ever worn. So why is it so light? With the exception of the tags and the sewed logo, there are no zippers, buttons, etc. on it. Polartec® fabric is the only component of the shirt. Plus, the fleece is super packable and can be compacted very small to fit in any fly fishing packs and backpacks. Also, because it is such a light fleece, it dries extremely quickly. I always get the sleeves quite wet because of fish handling and releasing and the cuffs seem to dry in about 10 to 15 minutes. Trust me, this is a feature you don’t want to overlook when chasing the early spring or late fall steelhead!
Quality Built And Made In Canada
Although very light, the fleece doesn’t lack in quality. The Polartec® fabric and well sewn seams makes this a solid sweater that is sure to last. Something we do not see very often, considering the low price of it, is that the shirt is made in Canada.
About Taiga Works
Taiga Works is a Canadian outdoor adventure manufacturer based in Vancouver, Canada. They produce everything outdoor from waterproof and down fill garments to gear like sleeping bags and tents. You can look at Taiga Works product at this address https://www.taigaworks.ca/