Fleece for Fall and WinterPosted by Whole Earth | 11.07.2019
Fleece for Fall and Winter
Looking for a great all-purpose jacket - one that takes the chill off on a cool morning or one that keeps you toasty while stargazing on a clear cold night? There’s a fleece for that! Fleece is warm, lightweight and soft to the touch. Created as an alternative to wool, it’s an excellent insulator, naturally repels moisture, machine washable and dries quickly. When you layer it with a rain shell, you’re set for all but the most extreme weather.
Fleece is made of polyester and is extremely warm thanks to its structure. The pile surface leaves room for air pockets that help to insulate against the cold. The soft material has different surface finishes: smooth, shaggy deep pile or a shearling fleece, and comes in various thicknesses. Microfleece is the thinnest and most flexible.
Fleece garments can be broadly divided into two categories – casual and technical. Casual fleece is warm, lightweight and durable. You’ll find fleece pullovers, jackets, linings, vests and hats, pretty much any style where wool could be used, even for blankets and throws. Technical fleece is made for rugged outdoor wear. It’s water and wind resistant, wicks moisture away from the body, dries quickly and breathes. Technical fleece is made with action in mind and is usually designed for performance and maximum freedom of movement.
Here are a few fleece items from our curated collection.
The Arc’teryx Delta LT Jacket for men and women is a versatile, lightweight microfleece jacket that can be layered or stand alone in cool weather. It has deep, zippered hand pockets, a shoulder pocket, and the main zipper has “speed bumps” near the collar to avoid self-opening. The Delta LT packs small and is great for traveling as well as hiking, running errands and hanging out at home.
Kuhl’s women’s Flight Jacket is made with a premium mid-weight fleece from Italy that’s soft and luxurious, both inside and out. It has four zippered pockets, a stowaway hood that zips into the collar, thumb loops and micro-suede accents. It’s a great winter layer or a fall or spring jacket with a flattering cut. The pockets double as vents should you become too warm.
Another fleece for women from Kuhl is the Alska Long Jacket. This sweater knit fleece has double princess seaming for a beautiful silhouette. The long length adds full body warmth to its stylish looks. The standup collar, lined with a shearling fleece for extra comfort, and hand warmer pockets will make this a fall and winter favorite for warmth and good looks.
Patagonia makes fleece jackets for men, women and kids. The Boys’ Retro Pile Jacket is made of 100% recycled polyester in a double-sided solid shearling that’s warm and easy-care. It’s a full zip jacket with a stand-up collar for warmth and raglan sleeves for freedom of movement at play and carrying a pack. There are three zippered pockets and spandex trim on the cuffs and hem to seal in heat. It’s so durable that Patagonia includes a hand-me-down label to document its owners over the years.
Marmot’s Girls’ Lariat Fleece Jacket has an eye-catching colorblock style. Made of a high pile shearling fleece, it’s a great jacket for cool days and for colder weather. The jacket’s cut makes room for layering. Binding at the sleeves and hem blocks drafts and keeps the wearer warm and comfortable. The hand pockets have snap-flap closures to keep treasures from falling by the wayside.
At Whole Earth Provision Co. you’ll find technical and casual fleece for the whole family. You’ll find fleece jackets from Patagonia, The North Face, Kuhl, Arc’Teryx , prAna, Free Fly, TASC and more.