Fall is finally here, which means it's officially time to fight with your tween about outerwear again. When the frigid temps hit, it's important to find her a jacket that's not only warm, cozy, and durable, but also fashionable enough that she won't want to rip it off the second you drop her off at school. That's why we're big proponents of fleece jackets—they check all the boxes mentioned above and just so happen to be trending at the moment, making them a win for both parties. They're also easy to take off when fall's unpredictable weather turns warm, and won't wrinkle up when inevitably shoved in a backpack. So to help keep your kiddo comfortable and stylish through whatever weather mother nature has in store this season, we've rounded up a science-backed list of the best fleece jackets for tweens on the market. From wallet-friendly finds you'll want to stock up on to iconic styles in fun prints and patterns, keep scrolling to shop our edit of the Top 10—all of which will keep both you and your tween happy. Opening image: target.com
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October 2, 2019
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Uniqlo Kids Fluffy Yarn Fleece Long-Sleeve Jacket
WHY YOU NEED IT: Lightweight but extra-warm, wearing this fleece feels like wrapping up in the coziest blanket. With a wide variety of crazy cute color options to choose from, you're bound to find one (or three) that your tween loves.
FUN FACT: Thanks to the washable material, you can toss this in the machine to take care of any spills and messes.
C9 Champion Fleece Jacket
BEST FOR: Complete with thumb hole cutouts and contrasting patches on the neck, pockets, and under the sleeves, this sporty jacket is perfect for your active girl.
STYLE WITH: Grab her some comfortable sneaks while you're at it to help her nail the athleisure look.
L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece Pullover
WHAT IT DOES: This pullover perfectly combines the look of a sweater with the warmth of a fleece, and the breathable fabric makes it a multi-season staple. Best of all, it has two handwarmer pockets to keep your kiddo's hands extra toasty.
USERS SAID: "My favorite feature of this pullover is the material—the outside looks like a nice sweater that can easily be dressed up, but the inside is just as warm and cozy as a high-quality fleece. The snap buttons at the neck and the hand pockets are great touches for keeping my little ones warm on cool, windy days. It's also substantial enough that they can layer it with a long sleeve shirt and forgo a jacket on many of our mild fall and winter days."
The North Face OSO Hoodie
WHY YOU NEED IT: When it comes to fleece jackets, The North Face never disappoints. This one is sure to last your little one more than one season, and the hood and elasticized binding will keep the warmth cinched in when it's extra cold out.
USERS SAID: "All three of my girls have worn these jackets. They last through years of rough mountain play, each one getting passed down and I think they all still have life in them! Functional, practical, and fashionable!"
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover Fleece Jacket
WHERE TO WEAR: The OG of fleece jackets, this Patagonia pullover is durable enough for outdoor activities but stylish enough for everyday wear. Check out all those cute prints and colors!
HELPFUL TIP: With its oversized and slouchy fit, this will remain a wardrobe staple through many years and growth spurts.
The North Face Denali Jacket
LOVED FOR: Inspired by The North Face's iconic Denali jacket from the '80s, this color-blocked fleece adds retro flair to all your tween's fall ensembles. Plus, the water-repellant overlays ensure she'll stay warm and dry through any unexpected rainstorm.
HELPFUL TIP: This style runs small, so we recommend ordering a size up if she's between sizes or prefers a more relaxed fit.
Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket
WHY YOU NEED IT: With a full-zip front and high collar, this fleece jacket is perfect on its own or as a base layer when the weather requires bundling up. Did we mention it's under $20?
USERS SAID: "This is my first time ordering something from the Amazon Essentials line, and it will not be the last! The price of this is amazing considering the quality. I bought this for my daughter, and I would say it's very comparable to the fit and material of her Columbia zip-up."
The North Face Campshire Fleece Jacket
USERS SAID: "Bought this for my 10 yr old daughter who loves soft things. She can't get enough of this jacket. The color is so pretty, and it's super snuggly and warm. She has now decided she needs one in every color!"
HELPFUL TIP: This style runs large, so it's best to size down.
Columbia Benton Springs Soft Fleece Jacket
WHY YOU NEED IT: As per usual with Columbia jackets, this fleece washes well without losing its softness or shape and is sure to last through all the wear and tear your girl gives it. For just $25, it's a total steal. (We'd go ahead and buy two just in case.)
FUN FACT: Over 300 five-star reviews don't lie—your tween is guaranteed to love this one.
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