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. More expensive fleece fabrics insulate better and retain their insulating qualities and non-pilling appearance after continued use.

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 as well.

Men's Fleece Jackets
More men's fleece jackets

Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Survival Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Survival Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99.99

Basin and Range Dugway Heavyweight Fleece Jacket - Men
Basin and Range Dugway Heavyweight Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99.95

FlyLow Gear Hemlock Fleece Jacket - Men
FlyLow Gear Hemlock Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99.95

Holden Sherpa Pullover Sweater - Men
Holden Sherpa Pullover Sweater - Men's
$99.95

Marmot Drop Line Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Drop Line Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99.95

Rab Nucleus Pull-On Fleece Jacket - Men
Rab Nucleus Pull-On Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99.95

Stoic Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Stoic Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99.95

Patagonia 1/4-Zip Better Sweater - Men
Patagonia 1/4-Zip Better Sweater - Men's
$99

Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Jacket - Men
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Jacket - Men's
$99

Patagonia Oakes Fleece Pullover - 1/4-Zip - Men
Patagonia Oakes Fleece Pullover - 1/4-Zip - Men's
$99

Mammut Yadkin Advanced ML Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
Mammut Yadkin Advanced ML Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

Prana Arnu 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Prana Arnu 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

Prana Drey Fleece Jacket - Men
Prana Drey Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

Prana Variable Fleece Jacket - Men
Prana Variable Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

The North Face Borod Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Borod Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

The North Face Canyonwall Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Canyonwall Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

The North Face Schenley Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Schenley Fleece Jacket - Men's
$98.95

Marmot Rangeley 1/2-Zip Fleece Pullover - Men
Marmot Rangeley 1/2-Zip Fleece Pullover - Men's
$94.95

Marmot Reactor Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Reactor Fleece Jacket - Men's
$94.95

Marmot Stretch Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Stretch Fleece Jacket - Men's
$94.95

Mountain Hardwear 32 Degree Insulated Fleece Jacket -1/2-Zip - Men
Mountain Hardwear 32 Degree Insulated Fleece Jacket -1/2-Zip - Men's
$94.95

Roark Revival Syndicate Fleece Jacket - Men
Roark Revival Syndicate Fleece Jacket - Men's
$91.95

Under Armour Expanse 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Under Armour Expanse 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$89.99

Under Armour Scent Control Armour Fleece 2.0 1/4-Zip Jacket - Men
Under Armour Scent Control Armour Fleece 2.0 1/4-Zip Jacket - Men's
$89.99

Columbia Horizon Divide Hooded Jacket - Men
Columbia Horizon Divide Hooded Jacket - Men's
$89.95

Kavu Throwshirt Fleece Pullover - 1/2-Zip - Men
Kavu Throwshirt Fleece Pullover - 1/2-Zip - Men's
$89.95

Mountain Hardwear Strecker Lite Jacket - Men
Mountain Hardwear Strecker Lite Jacket - Men's
$89.95

Mountain Hardwear Toasty Twill 1/2-Zip Pullover Jacket - Men
Mountain Hardwear Toasty Twill 1/2-Zip Pullover Jacket - Men's
$89.95

Simms Rogue Fleece Jacket - Men
Simms Rogue Fleece Jacket - Men's
$89.95

The North Face Gordon Lyons Full-Zip Sweater - Men
The North Face Gordon Lyons Full-Zip Sweater - Men's
$89.95

Patagonia Micro D Fleece Jacket - Men
Patagonia Micro D Fleece Jacket - Men's
$89

KHL Interceptr 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
KHL Interceptr 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$88.95

Prana Gatten Fleece Jacket - 1/4-Zip - Men
Prana Gatten Fleece Jacket - 1/4-Zip - Men's
$88.95

The North Face Khumbu II Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Khumbu II Fleece Jacket - Men's
$88.95

KHL Revel 1/4-Zip Sweater - Men
KHL Revel 1/4-Zip Sweater - Men's
$84.95

Marmot Drop Line 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Drop Line 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$84.95

Saga Granola Fleece Pullover Hoodie - Men
Saga Granola Fleece Pullover Hoodie - Men's
$84.95

The North Face Borod Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Borod Fleece Jacket - Men's
$84.95

The North Face Canyonlands Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Canyonlands Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$84.95

The North Face Canyonlands Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Canyonlands Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$84.95

686 Parklan Sipher Fleece Anorak - Men
686 Parklan Sipher Fleece Anorak - Men's
$80

Columbia Buckeye Springs Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Buckeye Springs Fleece Jacket - Men's
$79.95

Columbia Horizon Divide Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Horizon Divide Fleece Jacket - Men's
$79.95

Mountain Hardwear Kiln Hooded Fleece Pullover - Men
Mountain Hardwear Kiln Hooded Fleece Pullover - Men's
$79.95

Mountain Hardwear Strecker Lite 1/4-Zip Pullover Jacket - Men
Mountain Hardwear Strecker Lite 1/4-Zip Pullover Jacket - Men's
$79.95

Salomon Discovery Active 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Salomon Discovery Active 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$79.95

The North Face Gordon Lyons 1/4-Zip Sweater - Men
The North Face Gordon Lyons 1/4-Zip Sweater - Men's
$79.95

Vissla Hell Week Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie - Men
Vissla Hell Week Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie - Men's
$79.95

Volcom Standard Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie - Men
Volcom Standard Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's
$79.95

KHL Europa 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
KHL Europa 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$78.95

Berghaus Stainton Half-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Berghaus Stainton Half-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

Columbia Titan Pass 2.0 Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Titan Pass 2.0 Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

Craft Thermal Fleece Jacket - 1/2-Zip - Men
Craft Thermal Fleece Jacket - 1/2-Zip - Men's
$74.95

La Sportiva Bishop Hoodie Fleece Pullover Jacket - Men
La Sportiva Bishop Hoodie Fleece Pullover Jacket - Men's
$74.95

Marmot Rocklin Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Rocklin Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

Marmot Stretch 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Stretch 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

Mountain Hardwear Kiln 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Mountain Hardwear Kiln 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

Roark Revival Steelhead Polar Fleece Jacket - Men
Roark Revival Steelhead Polar Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

The North Face Canyonlands Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Canyonlands Fleece Jacket - Men's
$74.95

The North Face Canyonlands Full-Zip Jacket - Men
The North Face Canyonlands Full-Zip Jacket - Men's
$74.95

CLWR Knit Fleece Hooded Jacket - Men
CLWR Knit Fleece Hooded Jacket - Men's
$69.95

Columbia CSC Originals Printed Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia CSC Originals Printed Fleece Jacket - Men's
$69.95

Kavu Banks Fleece Jacket - Men
Kavu Banks Fleece Jacket - Men's
$69.95

The North Face Borod 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Borod 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$69.95

Patagonia Micro D Fleece Pullover - Men
Patagonia Micro D Fleece Pullover - Men's
$69

Columbia Hombre Springs Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Hombre Springs Fleece Jacket - Men's
$64.95

Kavu Teannaway Fleece Jacket - Men
Kavu Teannaway Fleece Jacket - Men's
$64.95

The North Face Canyonlands 1/2-Zip Pullover Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Canyonlands 1/2-Zip Pullover Fleece Jacket - Men's
$64.95

The North Face Canyonlands Fleece Pullover Jacket - 1/2-Zip - Men
The North Face Canyonlands Fleece Pullover Jacket - 1/2-Zip - Men's
$64.95

CLWR Fleece Hooded Jacket - Men
CLWR Fleece Hooded Jacket - Men's
$59.95

Columbia Jackson Creek Half Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Jackson Creek Half Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$59.95

Columbia Mountain Side Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Mountain Side Fleece Jacket - Men's
$59.95

Columbia Titan Pass 1.0 Half Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Titan Pass 1.0 Half Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$59.95

Marmot Rocklin 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Marmot Rocklin 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$59.95

Mountain Hardwear Microchill Lite Full-Zip Hooded Jacket - Men
Mountain Hardwear Microchill Lite Full-Zip Hooded Jacket - Men's
$59.95

Stoic Stretch 1/4 Zip Fleece Pullover - Men
Stoic Stretch 1/4 Zip Fleece Pullover - Men's
$59.95

Patagonia Micro D Fleece Pullover - Men
Patagonia Micro D Fleece Pullover - Men's
$59

The North Face Tech Glacier Fleece Pullover - 1/4-Zip - Men
The North Face Tech Glacier Fleece Pullover - 1/4-Zip - Men's
$54.95

Gramicci Utility Fleece Jacket - Men
Gramicci Utility Fleece Jacket - Men's
$54.5

Columbia Cascades Explorer Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Cascades Explorer Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$49.95

Columbia Cascades Explorer Half-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Cascades Explorer Half-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$44.95

Mountain Hardwear Microchill Lite Zip T Jacket - Men
Mountain Hardwear Microchill Lite Zip T Jacket - Men's
$44.95

Columbia Klamath Range II 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Klamath Range II 1/2-Zip Fleece Jacket - Men's
$34.95

Columbia Steens Mountain Full-Zip 2.0 Fleece Jacket - Men
Columbia Steens Mountain Full-Zip 2.0 Fleece Jacket - Men's
$34.95

Burton Japan AK457 Mid Fleece Jacket - Men
Burton Japan AK457 Mid Fleece Jacket - Men's
$319.95

Reigning Champ Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie - Men
Reigning Champ Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's
$319.95

Alchemy Equipment Tech Wool Fleece Jacket - Men
Alchemy Equipment Tech Wool Fleece Jacket - Men's
$299.95

Burton Japan AK457 MCR Fleece Jacket - Men
Burton Japan AK457 MCR Fleece Jacket - Men's
$289.95

Snow Peak Fire Resistant Full-Zip Hoodie - Men
Snow Peak Fire Resistant Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's
$274.95

Ortovox Tec Fleece Jacket - Men
Ortovox Tec Fleece Jacket - Men's
$268.95

Rab Power Wool Fleece Jacket - Men
Rab Power Wool Fleece Jacket - Men's
$249.95

Reigning Champ Fleece Jacket - Men
Reigning Champ Fleece Jacket - Men's
$249.95

The North Face Summit L2 Fleece Jacket - Men
The North Face Summit L2 Fleece Jacket - Men's
$249.95

Arc
Arc'teryx Procline Hybrid Hooded Jacket - Men's
$249

Patagonia Dual Aspect Hooded Jacket - Men
Patagonia Dual Aspect Hooded Jacket - Men's
$249

Norr Lyngen Powerstretch Pro Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
Norr Lyngen Powerstretch Pro Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$240

Black Yak MAIWA MultiPurpose Power Stretch Fleece Jacket - Men
Black Yak MAIWA MultiPurpose Power Stretch Fleece Jacket - Men's
$238.95

Icebreaker Descender Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men
Icebreaker Descender Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
$230

Arc
Arc'teryx A2B Vinton Fleece Jacket - Men's
$225

ECOALF Boss Knit Jacket - Men
ECOALF Boss Knit Jacket - Men's
$224.95

Women's Fleece Jackets
More women's fleece jackets



Under Armour Wintersweet Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie - Women's
$99.99


66North Women's Vik Heather Jacket
On sale - now $99.99 - was $139.95


Under Armour Women's Granite Jacket
$99.99


Under Armour Women's Wintersweet FZ Hoody
$99.99


Burton Lira Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's
$99.95


Burton Minxy Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's
$99.95


Lole Interest Fleece Jacket - Women's
$99.95


Marmot Thirona Fleece Jacket - Women's
$99.95


Marmot Women's Splendid Jacket
$99.95


Arc'teryx Yonge Wrap - Long-Sleeve - Women's
$99


Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's
$99


Patagonia Synchilla Lightweight Snap-T Fleece Pullover - Women's
$99


Spyder Bandita Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's
$99


Arcteryx Women's Delta LT Zip Jacket
$99


Arcteryx Women's Soltera Hoody
$99


Patagonia Women's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
$99


Arcteryx Women's Zoa Hoody
On sale - now $98.99 - was $139


Ibex Women's Juliet Full Zip
On sale - now $98.99 - was $160


Mountain Hardwear Women's Desna Grid Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $98.99 - was $150


Patagonia Women's Tech Fleece Hoody
On sale - now $98.99 - was $139


The North Face Sherpa Pullover - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Agave Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Arcata Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Canyonwall Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Crescent Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Momentum Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Osito 2 Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Osito Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Pink Ribbon Osito 2 Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Versitas Fleece Jacket - Women's
$98.95


The North Face Women's Arcata Hoodie
$98.95


The North Face Women's Momentum Full Zip Jacket
$98.95


The North Face Women's Morninglory 2 Jacket
$98.95


The North Face Women's Osito 2 Jacket
$98.95


Outdoor Research Women's Longitude Hoody
On sale - now $96.99 - was $139


The North Face Women's Apex Chromium Thermal Jacket
On sale - now $96.99 - was $159.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Monkey Woman 200 Jacket
On sale - now $95.99 - was $150


Outdoor Research Women's Casia Jacket
$95


Outdoor Research Women's Radiant Hybrid Jacket
$95


Marmot Flashpoint Fleece Jacket - Women's
$94.95


Marmot Flashpoint Fleece Jacket - Women's
$94.95


Marmot Stretch Fleece Jacket - Women's
$94.95


Mountain Hardwear 32 Insulated Fleece 1/2-Zip Pullover - Women's
$94.95


Marmot Women's Flashpoint Jacket
$94.95


Marmot Women's Stretch Fleece Jacket
$94.95


Patagonia Women's Full-Zip Re-Tool Jacket
On sale - now $93.99 - was $149


Burton Women's Bombay Full-Zip Fleece Jacket
On sale - now $92.99 - was $149.95


Mammut Women's Hera Jacket
On sale - now $91.99 - was $148.95


Black Diamond Women's Coefficient Hoody
On sale - now $89.99 - was $158.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Pyxis Stretch Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $89.99 - was $140


Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Swing Jacket
On sale - now $89.99 - was $139


Patagonia Women's Full Zip Snap-T Jacket
On sale - now $89.99 - was $129


Bjorn Daehlie Hybrid Pullover Fleece Sweater - Women's
$89.95


The North Face Women's Arcata Full Zip
$89.95


Patagonia Micro D Fleece Jacket - Women's
$89


Moosejaw Women's Shelby Full Zip Stretch Fleece Hoody
$89


Patagonia Women's Micro D Jacket
$89


66North Women's Kjolur Light Knit Jacket
On sale - now $88.99 - was $119.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Dual Fleece Jacket
On sale - now $88.99 - was $125


Toad&Co Liftie Fleece Pullover - Women's
$88.95


Prana Catrina Fleece Jacket - Women's
$88.95


The North Face Khumbu Fleece Jacket - Women's
$88.95


Toad & Co Women's Intermezzo Jacket
$88.95


The North Face Women's Momentum 300 Pro Jacket
On sale - now $87.99 - was $138.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Monkey 200 Parka
On sale - now $86.99 - was $169.95


Mountain Khakis Women's Wanderlust Fleece Jacket
On sale - now $86.99 - was $134.95


Mountain Hardwear Women's Desna Grid Jacket
On sale - now $85.99 - was $140


Mountain Hardwear Women's MicroChill 2.0 Jacket
$85


Outdoor Research Women's Antora Hoody
$85


Patagonia Women's Tech Fleece Jacket
On sale - now $84.99 - was $129


Under Armour Women's Camo Full Zip Hoodie
$84.99


Mountain Hardwear Microchill Fleece Jacket - Women's
$84.95


The North Face Crescent Fleece Jacket - Women's
$84.95


Black Diamond Women's Coefficient Jacket
On sale - now $83.99 - was $148.95


Patagonia Women's Synchilla Lightweight Snap-T Pullover
On sale - now $83.99 - was $99


Mountain Hardwear Women's Pyxis Stretch Quilted Jacket
On sale - now $82.99 - was $120


The North Face Women's Denali Jacket
On sale - now $82.99 - was $178.95


Dynafit Women's Thermal PL Hoodie
On sale - now $80.99 - was $149.95


Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Icelandic Jacket
On sale - now $80.99 - was $149


Patagonia Women's Lightweight Snap -T Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $80.99 - was $149


Patagonia Women's Lightweight Snap-T Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $80.99 - was $149


Sherpa Women's Sita Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $80.99 - was $124.95


Montane Women's Volt Hoodie
On sale - now $80.99 - was $168.95


Under Armour Wintersweet 1/2-Zip Fleece Pullover - Women's
$79.99


Under Armour Gamutlite 1/2-Zip Jacket - Women's
$79.99


Spyder Women's Ardent Full Zip Midweight Hoody
On sale - now $79.99 - was $129


Under Armour Women's Storm Swacket Hoodie
$79.99


Swix Starlit Polo Fleece Jacket - Women's
$79.95


The North Face Novelty Mezzaluna Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's
$79.95


Mountain Equipment Women's Dark Days Hooded Jacket
On sale - now $76.99 - was $139.95


Sherpa Women's Sita Pullover
On sale - now $75.99 - was $109.95


La Sportiva Women's Buttermilk Hoody
$75


Burton Women's Mira Full-Zip Fleece Jacket
On sale - now $74.99 - was $119.95


The North Face Women's Tech Agave Hoodie
On sale - now $74.99 - was $139.95


Boulder Gear Women's Melange Fleece Jacket
$74.95


Marmot Women's Rocklin Full Zip Jacket
$74.95


The North Face Women's Suprema Full Zip Hoodie
$74.95


The North Face Women's Oso Hoodie
On sale - now $73.99 - was $139.95


Kuhl Women's Alto Hoody
On sale - now $72.99 - was $118.95


The North Face Women's Agave Hoodie
On sale - now $72.99 - was $129.95