The Highsnobiety Winter Wardrobe Manual is a guide to dressing well when temperatures plummet. Expect big coats, padded pants, snug accessories, and hibernation-ready homeware.
With temperatures still low, layering should be kept firmly on the agenda right now. And what better way to stay warm than with a fleece jacket?
High collars and plush fabrics aplenty, fleece jackets are ready for the outdoors, of course, but their front-zip opening means you can also keep them on inside without overheating. The humble fleece isn't so humble these days either, with plenty of high-fashion and streetwear brands alike dropping their own interpretations of the timeless winter staple.
From trusty labels such as Patagonia and Snow Peak to Japanese outdoor experts and Wander, a host of brands are answering the demand for fleece, and we're here for it. Below, we've brought ten of our favorite winter-ready fleece jackets, with options from brands across the globe.
Scroll on for a look at the best fleece jackets out now.
Woolrich Terra Fleece Jacket
Technical canvas partners with fluffy fleece for the Woolrich Terra Fleece Jacket which definitely falls into the bulkier side of fleece. We're not complaining though, this is premium comfort and easy styling thanks to a minimal aesthetic.
UNIQLO Fleece Full Zip Jacket
UNIQLO is almost always the place to look if you're looking to ball on a budget. Their Full-Zip Fleece Jacket returns every year to our open arms thanks to its wildly soft fleece and minimal aesthetic with no superfluous detailing at all.
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket
See the Patagonia Retro-X Fleece Jacket as the father of all fleece jackets. Seeing as Patagonia literally invented the fleece as we know it now, this retro-inspired purple number sits at the top of the fleece food chain.
adidas Terrex Explore Sherpa Fleece Jacket
While the adidas Terrex Explore Sherpa Fleece Jacket does feature an eye-catching camo pattern, a natural color palette manages to keep things fairly toned-down, meaning that this piece plays a central role when layering.
Columbia Helvetia Half Snap Fleece
Another of the OGs in the fleece game, Columbia does fleece like its second nature. This easy-wearing, snap-closure number looks to a grey-green main hue to consolidate its outdoor acumen.
Kapital Java-Yabane Printed Fleece Zip-Up Sweatshirt
Kapital has earned full cult status by always going the extra mile. This double-faced fleece features an East-Asian arrow motif that contrasts with red trims for a traditional feel.
and Wander Technical Fleece Jacket
Walking the line between jacket and fleece like a master, this and Wander Fleece Jacket features a padded nylon body spliced with lightweight fleece sections for supreme warmth and wearability.
Balenciaga Logo-Embroidered Fleece Track Jacket
Roll the years back to the mid-90s with the help of this striking green number from Balenciaga. No, Balenciaga doesn't do restrained, so celebrate it.
Snow Peak Recycled Technical-Fleece Jacket
Snow Peak sits pretty at the intersection of streetwear icon and outdoor specialist, meaning that there was always a space reserved for it in today's roundup. This Polartec fleece comes in a neutral earth tone and is stacked with useful details like thumb holes to the cuffs and pockets to the reverse hem.
Gramicci Boa Fleece Pullover
All Gramicci designs are informed by founder Mike Graham’s love of the outdoors and climbing, which is why they not only tick style boxes but also function boxes. Four pop buttons to the neck act as a quarter-length fastening for this pullover shirt. Layering sorted.
Mammut Innominata Pro ML Jacket
Plush black fleece works in tandem with grey technical panels to the neck and chest pocket for a visually attractive yet functionally sound final product. If that's not what we're on the hunt for then we don't know what is.
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