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Fleece Jackets - The Insulating Layer
Arctic, Antarctic and Mountain Clothing

Fleece is a polyester velour material that creates air pockets so trapping and retaining body heat. There are a wide range of fleeces available, some for real bargain prices. Despite initial appearances, you do get what you pay for. Less expensive fleece fabrics just can't retain their insulating qualities and non-pilling appearance after repeated use and laundering, they also start off with less insulating properties for their bulk.
Advantages of fleece:
  • Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
  • Very breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of water vapor
  • Dries quickly to minimize heat loss
  • Machine washable
  • Versatile; appropriate for a broad range of activities
  • Available in light, mid, and heavy weight constructions to provide a choice of insulation level
  • Many styles are also available with a water and wind-repellent surface that sheds rain and snow. This makes fleeces suitable for use as an outer shell layer in many conditions. However, do not assume that you will be able to get away with using a fleece as a permanent outer layer in all conditions, they are no substitute for a proper wind-proof and water-proof outer shell. In Antarctica (and other environments too) you NEED a fully windproof outer shell.

    In selecting clothing for cold and extreme weather the priorities are:
  • keep the body warm, particularly fingers and toes
  • allow for free removal of perspiration
  • allow free movement
  • be comfortable at all times, whatever the weather
  • Layer one: underwear / base layer (can be short and thin or long and "thermal")
  • Layer two: the insulating layer, tops & pants - This Page
  • Layer three: outer shell layer
  • Men's Fleece Jackets
    More men's fleece jackets

    Norr Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $70.79

    - was $108.9



    Norr Lofoten Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $70.79

    - was $108.9



    Norr Svalbard Warm1 Pullover Sweater - Men's
    On sale - now $65.34

    - was $108.9



    KUHL Thor Fleece Pullover - 1/4-Zip - Men's $108.95



    Columbia Thermarator II Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $43.98

    - was $109.95



    Norr Falketind Warm1 Pullover Hoodie - Men's $109.95



    The North Face Chimborazo Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's $109.95



    Marmot Power Stretch Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $63.22

    - was $114.95



    Marmot Warmlight Fleece Jacket - Men's $114.95



    Women's Fleece Jackets
    More women's fleece jackets
    Norr Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Women's $108.9



    Norr Lofoten Warm 1 Fleece Jacket - Women's
    On sale - now $76.23

    - was $108.9



    Arc'teryx Thaleia Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's $108.95



    Marmot Thermo Fleece Pullover - 1/2-Zip - Women's
    On sale - now $71.47

    - was $109.95



    Mountain Hardwear Pyxis Fleece Jacket - Women's
    On sale - now $49.48

    - was $109.95



    The North Face Morninglory Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's $109.95



    Marmot Power Stretch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's
    On sale - now $57.48

    - was $114.95



    Isis Ventura Fleece Jacket - Women's
    On sale - now $41.63

    - was $118.95



    Spyder Caliper Fleece Jacket - Women's
    On sale - now $41.63

    - was $118.95





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