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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 not very much 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.

    Men's Fleece Jackets
    More men's fleece jackets

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



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



    Norr Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Men's $110



    Marmot Warmlight Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $86.21

    - was $114.95



    La Sportiva Galaxy Hoodie Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $95.16

    - was $118.95



    The North Face Olancha Fleece Jacket - Men's $118.95



    Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover - Men's
    On sale - now $83.3

    - was $119



    Adidas Outdoor Terrex Cocona Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $65.97

    - was $119.95



    Ride Pike Bonded Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $41.98

    - was $119.95



    Marmot Alpinist Tech Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $93.71

    - was $124.95



    Marmot Reactor Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $74.97

    - was $124.95



    Mountain Hardwear Chill Factor 20 Fleece Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $87.46

    - was $124.95



    Mountain Hardwear Toasty Twill Fleece Hooded Jacket - Men's
    On sale - now $87.46

    - was $124.95



    Outdoor Research Centrifuge Top - Long-Sleeve - Men's $124.95



    Arc'teryx Delta LT Fleece Jacket - Men's $128.95



    Women's Fleece Jackets
    More women's fleece jackets

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




    LIJA Slick Fleece Jacket - Women's
    $109.95




    Millet LD Technostretch Fleece Hooded Jacket - Women's
    $109.95




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




    Norr Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Women's
    $110




    Marmot Power Stretch Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's

    On sale - now $68.97

    - was $114.95




    Isis Ventura Fleece Jacket - Women's

    On sale - now $47.58

    - was $118.95




    KUHL Advokat Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's
    $118.95




    Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover - Women's
    $119




    Burton Collette Fleece Jacket - Women's

    On sale - now $95.96

    - was $119.95




    Haglofs Swook Fleece Jacket - Women's
    $119.95




    Holden Sherpa Fleece Hooded Jacket - Women's
    $119.95




    Lol Jolt Fleece Jacket - Women's
    $119.95




    The North Face Caroluna Fleece Jacket - Women's

    On sale - now $95.96

    - was $119.95




    The North Face Flux Power Stretch 1/4-Zip Pullover - Women's
    $119.95





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