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Best fleece jackets that are warm and breathable




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Fleece jackets are a wardrobe essential to stay warm and cozy on cold autumn days. That’s why we spoke to professional fashion experts, stylists and influencers about their favorite fleece jackets for different needs and prices.

Whether you’re looking for a workout go-to or chic outerwear to put together your outfit, keep reading to find the perfect fleece jacket for every need below. You can view some of them our favorite fleeces from The North Face here too.

Abercrombie & Fitch Asymmetric Snap Up Fleece ($68; abercrombie.com)

Abercrombie & Fitch Asymmetric Snap Up Fleece
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Abercrombie & Fitch Asymmetric Snap Up Fleece

Style Influencer Shea Whitney says this asymmetrical fleece is her favorite to wear every year. “It combines style with comfort and is offered in many different colors and patterns,” Whitney says.

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Free People Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket ($148; freepeople.com)

Free People Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket
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Free People Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket

blogger Harmony Joy loves this jacket which comes in many colors. “Bonus points for the cropped silhouette — cute for grocery shopping or outdoor activities,” says Joy.

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Free People Movement Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket ($168; anthropologie.com)

Free People Movement Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket
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Free People Movement Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket

“Where are all the girls who love a pop of color in winter? Your name is on this fleece jacket,” blogger Georgian Abel say. “Definitely a splurge, but worth every penny with how unique it is!”

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Known offering Wilder Flannel Shacket ($68; ecodessa.com)

Well-known offer Wilder Flannel Shacket
Ecodessa

Well-known offer Wilder Flannel Shacket

“This fall, flannel jackets are making a fun comeback everywhere,” says Caesara Richardson, the founder and CEO of Ecodessa. “I really love our Wilder flannel shirt jacket. It is made of organic cotton and signed by the maker. You can also visit the Known Supply website after purchasing your jacket to “meet the maker.”

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WVN Carina Plaid Shirt ($171; ecodessa.com)

WVN Carina checked shirt
Ecodessa

WVN Carina checked shirt

“If you really want to buy a luxe fleece top, I also love our Carina Check Shirt,” says Richardson. “It comes in a light gray-blue color with cream checks and goes well with a light wash or white denim.” She says these styles are great to wear with leggings around your waist.

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Burberry Wool Blend Fleece Jacket ($1,450; mytheresa.com)

Burberry Wool Blend Fleece Jacket
Burberry

Burberry Wool Blend Fleece Jacket

Stylist and art director Rebecca Dennett (@rebeccadennett) would wear this jacket with denim or chic brown faux leather pants. “This Burberry fleece is a perfect transitional jacket that can be worn both up and down,” she says.

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The Upside Aspen Faux-Shearling Fleece Jacket ($249; matchesfashion.com)

The Upside Aspen Faux Leather Fleece Jacket
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The Upside Aspen Faux Leather Fleece Jacket

“This Upside fleece is a great value and super cozy and versatile,” says Dennett.

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Moncler Adoxe Reversible Fleece and Nylon Jacket ($1,550; saksfifthavenue.com)

Moncler Adoxe Reversible Fleece And Nylon Jacket
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Moncler Adoxe Reversible Fleece And Nylon Jacket

“This luxurious fleece will last for years,” says Dennett. “Love the color with chic patent collar details.”

The North Face Gordon Lyons Full-Zip Fleece Jacket ($99; nordstrom.com)

The North Face Gordon Lyons Zip-Up Fleece Jacket
The North Face

The North Face Gordon Lyons Zip-Up Fleece Jacket

“This men’s fleece jacket from The North Face combines premium materials with functionality,” says Whitney. “It’s a jacket every man should have in his closet!”

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Girlfriend Collective Everyone Half Zip Fleece ($128; girlfriend.com)

Girlfriend Collective Half Zip Fleece For Everyone
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Girlfriend Collective Half Zip Fleece For Everyone

Dennett chose this unisex fleece as one of her favorites. “I love Girlfriends Collective, a sustainable brand – this practical fleece is unisex for everyone with a great large front pocket,” says Dennett.

Volcom Silent High Pile Fleece Jacket ($80; nordstrom.com)

Volcom Silent high pile fleece jacket
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Volcom Silent high pile fleece jacket

Shea Whitney claims 2021 was the year of the plaid. “This oversized plaid fleece jacket gives you a warm and cozy feeling, but also keeps you on-trend,” says Whitney.

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Columbia CSC Sherpa Jacket ($99; columbia.com)

Columbia CSC Sherpa Jacket
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Columbia CSC Sherpa Jacket

“Love this one because of the longer length and hood,” says Joy. “This is a sleek, functional piece that you’ll keep in your wardrobe for years to come.”

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Marc New York Performance Teddy Fleece Shirt Jacket ($69; nordstrom.com)

Marc New York Performance teddy fleece shirt jacket
Marc New York

Marc New York Performance teddy fleece shirt jacket

Abel thought this was perfect for layering. “This fleece cutie is for the girl who loves a good basic that she can style with leggings, over a dress or with jeans,” she says.

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Free People Long Ruby Jacket ($168; freepeople.com)

Free People long ruby ​​coat
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Free People long ruby ​​coat

“This cozy longline fleece jacket is a perfect transition piece for the season – wardrobe essential, it has a real Isabel Marant feel without the price tag,” says Dennett.

Farm Rio Juliana Stripes Puffer Jacket ($295; farmrio.com)

Farm Rio Juliana striped puffer jacket
Farm Rio

Farm Rio Juliana striped puffer jacket

“If you’re sassy like me, this fleece and puffer jacket is the perfect standout piece for your fall wardrobe,” says Joy.

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L.L.Bean Mountain Pile Fleece Hoodie ($129; llbean.com)

LLBean Mountain Pile Fleece Hoodie
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LLBean Mountain Pile Fleece Hoodie

“The quality of LLBean can’t be beat, and the clothing is the perfect combination of functionality and style,” says Joy.

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Lululemon Reversible Fleece Jacket ($168; lululemon.com)

Lululemon Reversible Fleece Jacket
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Lululemon Reversible Fleece Jacket

“Calling all girls who live in workout clothes and are looking for the perfect fleece jacket to wear after hitting the gym,” says Abel. “This piece is perfect, will never go out of style and comes in three colors!”

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Alo Duality Reversible Sherpa Jacket ($149, originally $248; aloyoga.com)

Alo Duality Reversible Sherpa Jacket
Alo Yoga

Alo Duality Reversible Sherpa Jacket

“The neutral trend makes no sense, so the color palette of this fleece-lined hooded jacket is perfect,” says Dennett. “It’s great for walking to and from an exercise class or walking the dog.”

Vuori Alpine Sherpa Jacket ($138; vuoriclothing.com)

Vuori Alpine Sherpa Jacket
Vuori clothing

Vuori Alpine Sherpa Jacket

“A go-to performance fleece that doubles as casual wear to pair with denim,” says Cassandra Sethic, a personal stylist and image consultant with Next Level Wardrobe. “It is made from recycled material and available in sizes S-XXL.”

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Barbour Lavenham Fleece ($200; barbour.com)

Barbour Lavenham Fleece
Barbour

Barbour Lavenham Fleece

“A quality fleece from a trusted heritage brand,” says Sethi. “Love the two-way zip and contrast piping.”

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Columbia Benton Springs Full Zip Women’s Fleece Jacket (starting at $28.99; amazon.com)

Columbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece
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Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece

“This Columbia zip-up fleece jacket is a classic yet more affordable fleece option,” Whitney says.

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Athleta Tugga Sherpa Jacket ($128; athleta.com)

Athleta Tugga Sherpa Jacket
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Athleta Tugga Sherpa Jacket

Fashion designer Molly Carey says this fleece jacket is super cozy. “If you’re looking for something fashionable with a more relaxed fit, look no further than Athleta’s Tugga Sherpa fleece,” she says.

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Arc’teryx Delta LT Jacket ($149; arcteryx.com)

Arc'teryx Delta LT Jacket
Arc’teryx

Arc’teryx Delta LT Jacket

“The best lightweight fleece for layering and cool days with performance features,” says Sethi.

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Lululemon fleece flurry jacket ($168; lululemon.com)

Lululemon fleece flurry jacket
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Lululemon fleece flurry jacket

“For the walker or runner, look no further than the Lululemon Fleece Furry Jacket,” says Carey. “It’s a more fitted style and it’s water resistant too!”

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Harlequin Long Pile Sherpa “Jockey” Fleece Rowing Blazers ($365; rowblazers.com)

Rowing Blazer Harlequin Long Pile Sherpa
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Rowing blazer Harlequin long pile Sherpa “Jockey” fleece

“This is a fun one! I would pair this with denim,” says Dennett. “Brightly colored, this will cheer you up on any dull cloudy day!”