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10 Reasons Why It’s Important to Wear Zip Fleece When Hiking



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When hiking, you need to pack a lot of staff to enjoy a comfortable journey. Clothes make the better part of all the requirements. One must-have in your adventure is the fleece hoodie due to its numerous advantages, especially handling weather conditions. A Fleece jacket is all that a hiker needs to keep warm since it is made to adjust to cold weather, holding heat in even extreme conditions. The article highlights the importance of wearing zip fleeces to other types of materials.


  1. Moisture-wicking and Quick-drying


When hiking, you have a tight schedule to cover and cannot afford to waste any time. You do not need much sunshine to dry your jacket. The fleece is hydrophobic, making it dry faster than other types of cloths. The fact that it repels water makes it a better choice to get in places with close to no sunshine.

  1. Light


The weight in the hiking bag matters a lot. You need to consider items that will make your cargo get smaller and lighter while serving the required. Compared to other types of hiking jackets, a quarter fleece is better to pack since it requires less space and yet serves more. The light wear also feels better in the body, so be sure to save your energy since you will be carrying fewer kilograms in a stylish outfit.


  1. Cheap


Hikes are expensive, and your goal is slicing the cost as low as possible. As you do your shopping, think about a hiking outfit that you can regularly wear even after the adventure. Zip fleeces are generally cheap since they are regarded as an addition to the outdoor wardrobe. This makes it the best choice of hiking outfit, avoiding price triggering. The jacket is also reusable after the hike since it can serve multipurpose functions.


  1. Durable


Fleece jackets are made from recycled polyester, which is hardly destructible. This makes the jacket resilient, increasing its life span. The durability tells you that the jacket can withstand tough conditions and serve you for a long time. The jacket can also withstand barrios like thorny trees, making it hard to destroy. Would you still choose cotton over polyester?


  1. Remains Warm Even When Wet


Nothing would make things look prettier than knowing that the jacket preserves heat even at those awful drizzling moments that every hiker hates. This means that you are not scared of getting yourself wet. There is not much fun when shivering out of the cold, so get yourself fleece and enjoy your adventures.



  1. Easy to Wear


This should be obvious to everyone. Wearing a zip hoodie is easier than struggling with the full neck type of sweater. All you need to do is pull up the zip to close up the hoodie and drop down the zip when releasing the heat or when removing the fleece. Make your hike sweeter with the best men’s fleece jacket.


  1. Highly Breathable


Your body needs shallow breathing for normal functionality. The material that makes fleece jackets makes them ideal for wet and cold weather. Since it is unfoldable, it doesn’t stick to the skin like with the case with other types of material.

  1. Easy to Work With


Unlike other tight fits, fleece hoodies are flexible, making them easy to work with. They have plenty of space left between them and the body hence being highly flexible. For comfier, you can open the zip to release the hoodie from the body. The zip is also used to control the temperature while working.



  1. Provides a Soft, non-itch Feel


The polyester was designed to imitate the wool, though with more classic features. Wearing fleece hoodies leaves you with an awesome feeling since the material is soft and with a tender touch. The polyester has no side effects on the skin. Unlike cotton and wool, the polyester material doesn’t have to be combined with another material to make a perfect jacket.


  1. Wind and Waterproof


An ideal camping outfit can resist water and wind trespass. With a combination of muck boots or wellies and fleece jackets, you may have a chance to withstand wet climates during your hikes. Fleece hoodies are also good at breaking the wind since the air particles can’t penetrate through them.

You should not be that person who thinks hiking is as complicated as how the movie guys make it look. Enjoy a simple and perfect dress code with fleece jackets and have a warm adventure.


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Africa Games Armwrestling: Golden Arms to grab Golden Gold for Ghana, receives boost from NHIS, HD+, KOFATA and others.



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The National Armwrestling team, Golden Arms has set an ambitious target of securing a third of Ghana’s total medal haul at the forthcoming Africa Games scheduled for March 08 to 23,2024.

Coming into the Games for the first time, the Golden Arms are poised and ready to make history again in order to add up to Ghana’s medal haul towards its host and win agenda.

Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) said the team being  in camp since February is unprecedented in their preparation for any major championship thus super ready to deliver at the continental stage on promise.

“We are ready to give the rest of Africa a tough competition as always. We have medals targets for Ghana, my hardworking team has had enough preparations and I am convinced they will show up to put up a good show.”

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Currently in camp at Legon, the Golden Arms have received major boost from the Armwrestling board, development partners National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) through their sports is good health agenda spearheaded by CEO Dr. Oko Boye, SES HD Plus through the Kids Armwrestling future champions program, Kofata Motors, the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) through the federations support, Minister and Ministry of Youth & Sports who ensured Armwrestling is well placed, the Local Organizing Committee and friends, all to get the team thrive at the 13th Africa Games in Accra. The various support directed towards training equipment, medics, team preparation, kitting and other logistical needs.

Mr. Osei Asibey urged Ghanaians to rally behind the team as they go in to conquer the rest of Africa on March 15 and  16, 2024 at the Cedi Hall, University of Ghana.

The Ghana National Armwrestling Team, the Golden Arms having dominated the continent for the past yeare, will hunt for Gold and bring Ghana that glory it deserves.


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Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis




In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections. 

This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.

Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.

 In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.

The Solar Project

This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.

 In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared:  “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”

Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.

she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.

Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana. 

This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.