"Layer up without bulking" is how Orage describes the Valhalla Mid-Layer. This isn't your dad's L.L. Bean fleece (although those are pretty dang sweet too). Toss those tall tees and get yourself a proper midlayer.
Design: The valhalla is a basic fleece (74% polyester, 26%rayon). It's not a tall t, but proper layering is the new steeze. It features one breast pocket and two hand pockets on the outside, and those lower pockets serve as internal pockets as well. The main zipper is a metal ykk for a nice touch.
Weight: Lightweight is the name of the game. The Valhalla is not bulky at all, it would fit very well underneath even the slimmest jackets.
Durability: Fleeces are generally easy to snag, but the Valhalla is softer and not quite as "fluffy" as a typical fleece. All the stitching is done very well and there are no signs of coming undone. The pockets are made from a thin polyester, so jagged items like keys would probably puncture with time.
Style: Definitely more of a mature style. Not something that will turn heads. But then again, it is a mid layer. Function over style. Even then, it's not bad looking at all.
Fit: The Valhalla feature Orage's Performance Fit. At 6'1" 165lbs, the larger fits tighter to the body, with enough room for a base layer beneath (true to size). The armpits do not restrict arm movement at all. The fabric has a nice stretch to it.
Waterproofing: It's a fleece, it is not going to keep you dry. But you know what it will keep you drier than? Yup, a tall t. How about a slew of layered tall t's? Yup.
Breathability: This fleece does wick away moisture and body heat fairly well. Paired up with a good base layer and a nice breathable jacket, you will be hard pressed to overheat.
Warmth: The Valhalla is better suited towards your 20-30 degree days, possibly even on colder days if there is little wind. This also depends on your jacket, if insulated this could be good for even colder temps but I wear a shell and have an insulated longsleeve for colder days. The Valhalla is also good for taking the chill off in the off season.
Moisture Wicking: This is definitely more of an active or higher endurance mid layer. In situations where you will be exerting more effort and produce sweat, this is a good option for a mid layer. For lower endurance activities, an insulated long sleeve would be more ideal.
The Valhalla is an awesome fleece. Function over steeze.