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 don't insulate so well or retain their insulating qualities and non-pilling appearance after not very much use and laundering.

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.

Men's Fleece Jackets
More men's fleece jackets


Carhartt Denwood Fleece Jacket - Men's
$100


Black Diamond Compound Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $101.4 - was $169


ICNY Shield Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $101.72 - was $184.95


Burton Backside Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $101.97 - was $169.95


Hagl L.I.M. Power Dry Hooded Top - Men's
On sale - now $101.97 - was $169.95


Hagl Pow Hooded Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $101.97 - was $169.95


Millet Iceland Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's
On sale - now $101.97 - was $169.95


Arc'teryx Nanton Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $104.21 - was $138.95


Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Hooded Pullover - Men's
On sale - now $104.25 - was $139


The North Face Fuseform Dolomiti 1/4-Zip Hoodie - Men's
On sale - now $104.26 - was $148.95


Black Diamond CoEfficient Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $104.3 - was $149


Dynafit Mera Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's Indio
On sale - now $104.47 - was $189.95


Hagl Bungy III Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $104.47 - was $189.95


Hagl Swook Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $104.96 - was $149.95


Mountain Hardwear Desna Grid Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $104.96 - was $149.95


Millet Trilogy Fleecewool 1/2-Zip Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $107.97 - was $179.95


Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Grid II Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
On sale - now $107.97 - was $179.95


KHL Interceptr Fleece Jacket - Men's
$108.95

Women's Fleece Jackets
More women's fleece jackets



Arc'teryx Solita Jacket - Women's
On sale - now $101.21 - was $138.95


Mountain Khakis Women's Wanderlust Fleece Jacket
On sale - now $101.21 - was $134.95


Norr Roldal Thermal Pro Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's
On sale - now $101.75 - was $185


Hagl Epic Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's
On sale - now $101.97 - was $169.95


Black Diamond Women's Compound Hoody
On sale - now $102.99 - was $188.95


Mammut Women's Niva Hooded Midlayer Jacket
On sale - now $102.99 - was $188.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Monkey Woman Grid II Jacket
On sale - now $102.99 - was $159.95


66North Women's Vik Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $103.99 - was $149.95


Mountain Equipment Women's Dark Days Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $103.99 - was $139.95


The North Face Women's Oso Hoodie
On sale - now $103.99 - was $139.95


Black Diamond CoEfficient Fleece Jacket - Women's
On sale - now $104.3 - was $149


Hagl Bungy III Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's Soft White
On sale - now $104.47 - was $189.95


Ibex Women's Madigan Long Fleece
On sale - now $106.99 - was $194.95


Marmot Women's Norheim Jacket
On sale - now $106.99 - was $134.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Monkey Grid II Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $106.99 - was $179.95


Mammut Schneefeld Micro Fleece Jacket - Women's
On sale - now $107.22 - was $194.95


Norr Bitihorn Powerstretch Zip-Hood Fleece Jacket - Women's
On sale - now $107.37 - was $178.95


Icebreaker Women's Cascade LS Hoody
On sale - now $107.99 - was $180