|My friend is a DJ and I'm always a little self-conscious when I pick music in the car and stuff. The other day he was asking me about Fleece Jackets and for once I had the upper hand. I was like, "Yo man, I know all about fleece jackets". That’s a lie. I would never say "Yo man". I did, however, tell him about how awesome fleece jackets are. The best part about a fleece is they are warm all by themselves or you can layer they with a hard shell for some serious weather protection. Plus there are tons of fleece jackets to choose from. There are windproof fleece jackets, super high-loft fleece jackets, lightweight fleece jackets, pullovers and zip ups. |
|Men's Fleece Jackets: Men always look good in fleece jackets. Something about them looking rugged and manly I guess. I think guys jump a point on the scale based on their fleece jackets. To put things in perspective, shoes affect the scale by two points in either direction. And the type of beverage he drinks is also a one point factor so this fleece jacket business is serious. |
Fleece jackets make the man, or at least make him look good. Luckily, there are a lot of awesome men's fleeces on the market. The good folks at Patagonia, The North Face, Arc'teryx, Mountain Hardwear, and Moosejaw are all doing their parts to make sure you are as datable as possible.
Men's Fleece Vests: Basically, the way I see it, vests are just like jackets without sleeves. It's like they make vests for people with really hot arms. Literally hot arms, not figuratively hot arms. I dated a guy once who didn't know the difference. We had to break up because of it. I guess it's not that big of deal now that I'm thinking about it. Anyway, vests, yeah. Basically, you can rock a fleece vest over a hoodie or long sleeve shirt for just a little extra warmth, or you can layer a jacket over your vest on super cold days. You'll be surprised how much warmer you feel when your core is all insulated with fleecy goodness. Surprise!
|Women's Fleece Jackets: Ladies, we all know you are about practicality. A smart shopper like you isn't gonna mess around with a jacket that you aren't gonna wear. Which we know is why you can't get enough of fleece jackets. Wearable basically all year round you live in your fleeces and why shouldn't you? Fleece jackets keep you warm, flatter your figure, and layer well. Plus they are machine washable. Can you say that about that wool pea coat you bought last year? With so many colors, textures, and styles available there are fleece jackets for all occasions. |
Women's Fleece Vests: Just like any other vest, women's fleece vests are jackets without sleeves. I've decided to stick with that hypothesis, since it seems totally logical to me. Check out vests, like The North Face Women's Khumbu Vest, to keep you warm and super stylin'. Rock a fleece vest over a sweater or hoodie, or wear it under your jacket as an extra layer of insulation. So versatile.
Sweet Fleece Jacket Brands
|North Face Fleece Jackets: Did you know that North Face makes fleeces besides the Denali? Despite the fact that this uber popular design is a mainstay of the North Face line they also make the Khumbu jacket for men, women, and kids. This midweight fleece features anti-pill 300 TKA fleece and zip in capabilities which make it awesome for layering. TKA stands for Thermal Kinetic Advancement Fleece which sounds fancy because it is. The TKA material comes in three different weights 100, 200, and 300 giving you lots of options. The North Face also uses Polartec. Polartec thermal fabrics is also offered in 100, 200, and 300 levels weights. If you're really serious about your fleeces there is Polartec Thermal Pro Fleece which has the highest warmth-to-weight ratio.|
|Patagonia Fleece Jackets: Patagonia is known for classic styling and tailored fits. Patagonia fleece jackets are excellent insulators and they come in a wide variety or weights and styles. For a night on the town Patagonia the classic Better Sweater for men and women. This Patagonia fleece jacket offers the look of a sweater with the warm coziness of a fleece. Plus its recyclable and itch free! What Patagonia is really known for, however, is their Regulator Fleece. Patagonia and Polartec partnered up to create the Regulator fleece and it comes in four different weights. R1 for core warmth, R2 for midweight insulation, R3 for high-loft warmth, and R4 for windproof insulation.|
|Mountain Hardwear Fleece Jackets: Mountain Hardwear fleeces are pretty badass. Known for their innovative approaches and high tech performance these fleece jackets mean business. The innovative Mountain Hardwear Wind Protective Fleece uses a Conduit Membrane to cut wind chill and conserve heat. The Monkey Man and Monkey Woman fleeces are the staples of the Mountain Hardwear line. These Monkey Phur fleeces offer a trim fit and high warmth-to-weight ratio. Designed for warmth, breathability, and stretch this fleece is an essential layering piece.|
|Arc'teryx Fleece Jackets: Arc'teryx fleece jackets really set the bar high. Arc'teryx makes sure there stuff is high quality and highly technical. They use PolarTec ThermalPro fleece which is highly breathable and quick drying. The award-winning Covert Cardigan features this awesome fleece material. The Arc'teryx men's Hyllus hoody features Polartec Power Shield fabric. This fabric has only a single layer but it protects against all but the worst weather conditions and delivers extended breathability, abrasion resistance and stretch.|