Fleece jackets are the gold standard in providing lightweight warmth and breathability. Perfect as a layering piece in cold conditions or as a simple jacket for moderately cool temperatures, these coats are designed to be functional and flexible no matter where you are.
In fact, fleece jackets and fleece pullovers are one of the most universally loved styles of outerwear. You’ll find them on hip urban streets, at the top of ski slopes, gracing athletes as they climb mountains, and on those who want comfort and style as they run errands. Because you can transition them from everyday wear to the more active pursuits that take you into freezing temperatures, fleece jackets are always a good investment.
Fleece Jacket Brands and Types
Fleece was originally designed as a way for clothing manufacturers to capture the warmth of wool with a better, more versatile synthetic fabric. Lighter weight than wool, more breathable, and able to dry faster, fleece has now surpassed its original goals and has become synonymous with outdoor adventure.
And because fleece jackets are a staple in outdoor jackets and layering systems, you can find them from virtually every outdoor apparel company in existence. Some our favorites are The North Face Osito Jacket and the Patagonia Synchilla, both of which stand up to colder climates without weighing you down. The synchilla style of fleece actually traps the heat inside the jacket during windy situations, but still allows for breathability during aerobic activities.
Other popular brands we sell here at Rock/Creek include fleece jackets from prAna, Marmot, Outdoor Research, Mountain Hardwear, and more. All of these companies specialize in high-performance outerwear, so it’s no wonder they offer so many great fleece options in men’s, women’s, and children’s fleece. It’s a commitment we’re all willing to make so you can stay warm, stay comfortable, and stay active out there.