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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

    KHL Thor Fleece Pullover - 1/4-Zip - Men's Espresso, M $108.95

    Norr Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Men's Bamboo Green, L $109.95

    Norr Falketind Warm1 Pullover Hoodie - Men's Bamboo Green, L $109.95

    The North Face Chimborazo Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's Scallion Green, XL
    On sale - now $76.96

    - was $109.95

    Marmot Warmlight Fleece Jacket - Men's Black, M $114.95

    Rab Novak Fleece Hoodie - Men's Beluga, L $114.95

    La Sportiva Galaxy Hoodie Fleece Jacket - Men's Grey, L $118.95

    Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover - Men's Tumble Green, L
    On sale - now $95.2

    - was $119

    Hagl Limber Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's Deep Blue, L $119.95

    The North Face McEllison Fleece Jacket - Men's Asphalt Grey/TNF Black, L $119.95

    Marmot Alpinist Tech Fleece Jacket - Men's Black/Dark Granite, L $124.95

    Mountain Hardwear Arlando Jacket - Men's Black, L
    On sale - now $74.97

    - was $124.95

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

    - was $124.95

    Arc'teryx Delta LT Fleece Jacket - Men's Anvil Grey, L
    On sale - now $90.26

    - was $128.95

    The North Face Infiesto Fleece Jacket - Men's TNF Black, S $128.95

    Women's Fleece Jackets
    More women's fleece jackets

    Arc'teryx Thaleia Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's Carbon Copy, L

    Marmot Thermo Fleece Pullover - 1/2-Zip - Women's Black, L

    LIJA Slick Fleece Jacket - Women's Charcoal Heather, XS

    On sale - now $76.96

    - was $109.95

    Millet LD Technostretch Fleece Hooded Jacket - Women's Amethyst, XL

    On sale - now $65.97

    - was $109.95

    Norr Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket - Women's Grafitti Pink, L

    Spyder Bandita Fleece Jacket - Women's Black/Silver, L

    On sale - now $76.96

    - was $109.95

    The North Face Morninglory Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's Cerise Pink, XS

    On sale - now $60.47

    - was $109.95

    Bench Cushty Fleece Jacket - Women's Midnight Navy, L

    On sale - now $83.26

    - was $118.95

    Isis Ventura Fleece Jacket - Women's Eggplant, XS

    On sale - now $47.58

    - was $118.95

    KHL Advokat Full-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's Stone, L

    On sale - now $83.26

    - was $118.95

    Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover - Women's Black, L

    Hagl Bungy II Q Pullover - Women's Firecracker, L

    On sale - now $77.97

    - was $119.95

    Burton Collette Fleece Jacket - Women's Indigo, L

    On sale - now $83.96

    - was $119.95

    Hagl Limber Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's Deep Blue, L

    Hagl Swook Fleece Jacket - Women's Astral Pink, M

    On sale - now $59.98

    - was $119.95

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