Built with a Polartec 200 Power Stretch fleece material the Solution jacket pretty much guarantees warmth for the wearer.
Overall build quality and attention to detail is excellent, as you would expect from a high-end outdoor brand.
The fit is fairly close and the high-rise brushed microsuede collar and stretch cuffs help to lock the warmth in which is great from a performance perspective but can feel claustrophobic at times.
The two sturdy YKK zipped mesh front pockets are a good size, as is the zipped chest pocket which is easily big enough for a piste or trail map.
The Solution is a winner in the looks department, equally at home in the bar as it is on the mountain which adds a few bonus value points when making gear buying decisions.
The £100 asking price for the Solution gives it a competitive edge against often very expensive down insulated mid-layers such as the Black Diamond Hot Forge we recently tested which retails at £230.
The simple fact is that some people still prefer the good old fleece rather than the new wave of mid-layers, if that's you then consider checking out this damn fine offering from Black Diamond.