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Top 10 Fleece Jackets

These Reviewer-Favorite Fleece Jackets Are Equal Parts Cute And Practical

Is there anything better than those first few days of cooler weather? There’s something about the crisp air that makes your latte taste better and your to-do list look shorter. Not to mention, you can finally stop worrying about whether you’re going to sweat through your outfit.

Actually, cooler weather presents the opportunity to cozy up in your favorite layers, which means flannels, sweaters, and—you guessed it—fleece. A stylish fleece jacket is a cold-weather staple you’ll find yourself turning to for comfort again and again. Soft and easy to throw on, you can pair your fleece with biker shorts and sneakers for a sporty casual look, or layer it over a graphic tee with utility pants and booties for a trendy yet comfortable outfit.

Though fleece is gaining popularity as of late (thanks, Em Rata), we have a feeling that this fabric is here to stay. So, if you’re on the hunt for your next favorite fleece jacket, look no further than the (thoughtfully) curated list below.

How We Found The Best Fleece Jackets

While we’re not above blindly taking our favorite TikToker’s recommendations from time to time, it’s our mission to kick buyer’s remorse to the curb for good—and that means we have to do our research before making a purchase decision. You benefit from this as well, though, because all of our Top 10 lists are built with the help of our proprietary ranking algorithm, a tool that uses information from reviews, social media, and editorial mentions in order to determine which products are worth telling our readers about. So with that, cozy up, because we’re about to let you in on the 10 fleece jackets worth shelling out for this season.

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October 27, 2022

Words:Sierra Rogers

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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The Rankings


Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.25

Best Sweater Fleece

WHAT TO LOVE
Patagonia excels at creating weatherproof wardrobe staples, and the Better Sweater Women’s Fleece Jacket is all the proof you need. Designed for the outdoors, but comfy enough to double as your work-from-home uniform, this fleece zip-up is made from a warm, midweight 100% recycled polyester fleece.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
From Dusky Brown to Steam Blue, there’s no shortage of color options to choose from with Patagonia’s best-selling womens fleece. Plus, it’s eco-friendly; the brand uses a low-impact dyeing process that significantly reduces the use of energy, water, and materials when compared to conventional dyeing methods.

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Eco Friendly

Eco Friendly


L.L.Bean Sherpa Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.25

Best Sherpa

WHAT TO LOVE
L.L.Bean is a Maine-based brand with 100+ years of experience creating quality clothing behind them (so you can trust them to keep you warm and cozy during the winter). Their Sherpa Fleece Jacket is a beloved style with a casual snap front and a high collar that’s accrued hundreds of 5-star reviews, and the taffeta-lined sleeves mean layering it over a sweater will be frictionless and easy.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
You can purchase this style in petite, regular, and tall sizes from XXS to XL, and there are five different colors to choose from as well.

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Old Navy Microfleece Mock-Neck Zip-Front Jacket

Our Score

4.3

Best Budget

WHAT TO LOVE
At just under $30, Old Navy’s Microfleece Mock-Neck Zip-Front Jacket is the kind of versatile layer everyone needs in their closet. Its simple design includes thumbhole-banded sleeves and side slit pockets, so rest assured your hands will never be cold while wearing this lightweight fleece jacket.

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
Out of the 700+ 5-star reviews for this style, we thought this one was worth sharing: “It is SO hard for me to find any type of clothing that fits me because I'm tall. That's one thing I love about Old Navy—they have tall sizes. This jacket is dang near perfect; It's so warm and comfy that I want it in other colors, but everything is sold out.”

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Inclusive

Inclusive


Columbia Benton Springs Full-Zip Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.3

Best Slim Fit

WHAT TO LOVE
Leave it to Columbia to design a fleece jacket that comes in over 50 different colors. From a crisp white called Sea Salt to a baby indigo dubbed Velvet Cove, you could sport a different rendition of the Women’s Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket every week for a year.

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
“More than just a soft fleece, this jacket has everything; it's flattering, soft but not thick, has a tie at the bottom if you want to cinch it in, zips up under the chin comfortably, and hallelujah, it's also a great windbreaker.”

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Athleta Tugga Jacket

Our Score

4.45

Best For Workouts

WHAT TO LOVE
The Tugga Jacket is a luxurious take on your go-to outer layer. While it was designed with hiking and running in mind, we have a feeling you’ll take any chance to slip into the super-soft sherpa material this fleece jacket is made from.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Here are a few notable details about the design of this fleece: It’s semi-cropped, so the hem is meant to hit just above the navel, and it’s also made to be slightly fitted (so if you want extra room for layering, consider opting for a size up from your usual).

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FP Movement Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.45

Best Trend

WHAT TO LOVE
Are Kaia Gerber and Hailey Beiber on your celebrity style pinterest board? If so, you need Free People’s Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket, a laidback layer they’ve both been spotted in. With an oversized, slouchy fit, nylon patches, zipper pockets, and a snap-front closure, this lightweight fleece jacket is just as fashionable as it is functional.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
There are 15 color options to choose from with this jacket, and here’s a tip: Free People also has a pullover version of this women’s fleece called the Hit The Slopes Colorblock Pullover.

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Vuori Alpine Sherpa Jacket

Our Score

4.45

Best Anti-Pilling

WHAT TO LOVE
Vuori’s Women's Alpine Sherpa Fleece Jacket features a hip-length hem, two zippered pockets, and a storm flap. This is the only jacket on the list that advertises itself as anti-pilling, which fleece fans know is a big deal. And we also love that the pockets are made with a different material from the rest of the jacket, so they double as a design element.

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
Curious about how this fleece fits? Here’s a review that offers a helpful first-hand perspective: “I love where the jacket hits above the hip. I’m petite with a pear shape so longer jackets usually don’t fit well, but as this is shorter, it works great! I love it.”

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The North Face Cragmont Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.5

Best Splurge

WHAT TO LOVE
While The North Face didn’t invent the fleece jacket, they’ve certainly perfected their version of it. Somehow their Cragmont Fleece Jacket is both sophisticated and sporty, with thoughtful, functional design elements such as reinforced arm patches and a zippered chest pocket.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
One thing we’re obsessed with about this women’s fleece jacket is that The North Face made it in a few different colorblock versions, including one that combines the three playful shades of Wasabi Green, Lavender Fog purple, and Shady Blue.

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The North Face Osito Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.7

Best Recycled

WHAT TO LOVE
As mentioned above, The North Face has really perfected its fleece jackets. But what makes the Osito Fleece Jacket so great is its silhouette—the back of the jacket hangs just slightly lower than the front, which adds a flattering, dramatic flair.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
In Spanish, “Osito” means teddy bear, which is fitting considering how warm and cozy this fleece is. But if you need some added protection from the elements, you can also zip this jacket into a North Face shell.

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Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket

Our Score

4.7

Best Overall

WHAT TO LOVE
It’s pretty impressive that an Amazon Essentials style topped our list of the best women’s fleece jackets with brands like L.L. Bean, Columbia, and The North Face to compete with. We’re not complaining, though, because this fleece is affordable and has over 25,000 5-star reviews to back up its credibility.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
In addition to a stretchy, tapered hem, this fleece is designed with contoured side seams, zippered hand pockets, and a high collar. You can snag this style in sizes from XS to 6XL, and it’s also available in 40 different colors and patterns (including options made from recycled polyester fleece).

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