For those who haven’t already raided their hiking dad’s wardrobe for a fleece jacket, there is shopping to be done.
The style has been established as an autumn/winter essential over past seasons. A signature item for outdoor labels such as Patagonia and The North Face, it has been re-interpreted in a range of highly popular, fashion-conscious ways by everyone from high-fashion houses, to streetwear labels, to high-street chains.
With a classic and instantly recognizable design, any zip-up jacket crafted from the cozy fabric will be a trusted friend in your outerwear selection for years to come.
From the original outdoor labels to the fashion brands bringing their own spin to the design, we've brought together fifteen 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.
Burberry Vintage Check Fleece Jacket
Burberry's Vintage Check is unmistakable and imprinted all over this thick, cozy fleece. Technical patches to the chest and collar position this piece between utility and luxury.
A-COLD-WALL* Tech Fleece Jacket
A-COLD-WALL*'s signature industrial edge puts a slanted zip closure on this funnel-neck fleece. It brings a sense of geometric structure to the otherwise detail-free build.
Loewe Anagram Zip Jacket
Loewe's Anagram logo sits in a bold green hue against a black backdrop to give this Zip Fleece Jacket eye-catching drama.
Gramicci Boa Fleece Cardigan
All Gramicci designs are informed by founder Mike Graham’s love of the outdoors and climbing. Bringing technical fleece into a practical cardigan form, this piece from the classic outdoor label is the perfect mid-layer.
Goldwin High-Loft Jacket
While some swear by the luxury fleece, others would never stray from respected outdoors labels. Goldwin is one such label and this High-Loft Jacket is good reason to believe in the utilitarian versions.
Folk Signal Fleece
Folk's understated collections look to proportion and high-quality materials to make their impact in the absence of bold design. The Signal Fleece is a returning favorite for Folk fans.
Norse Projects Frederik Tab Series Jacket
Norse Projects is all about subtle detailing. The label produces garments that you can't fully appreciate until you put them on. The satisfying weight of them, the perfect finishes, and the hard-wearing nature are just a few of the brand's assets.
MKI Hooded Fleece Sweatshirt
British label MKI is a retailer based in Leeds whose own private label quickly became their most popular product. Pieces like this furry fleece are the perfect example of why that happened.
entire studios Fluffy Fleece
When you've got your fleece on, the first thing you really want to do is zip it up and keep the wind out. This number from Entire Studios allows you to zip all the way up to your nose. The label combines a high zip with a cropped body for eye-catching proportions.
Jack Wolfskin x GmbH Narrative Jacket
Teal, purple, and army green all combine on this colorful fleece for an all-over print reminiscent of classic '90s styles. However, don't let those patterns distract you from the adjustable contrasting collar which is sure to protect your neck.
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