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Outfitted: New Fleeces for Your Growing Collection

Meg Simon
Outfitted

Possibly the most used staple in my gear cache, a good fleece is never far from my reach. I use it year-round indoors and out for adventures big and small and anything in-between. Whether as a midlayer on a ski day, an insulator on a chilly multi-pitch climb or just an extra layer of cozyness around the fire, you can never have too many fleeces. Here are some new tried and tested contenders for my ever-growing collection.

1. Norrøna Warm 3 Jacket

Norrona Warm 3

Definitely the softest on this list, the Warm 3 fleece is a classic pile jacket with a super cozy feel. With a high protective collar, it’s a great layering fleece for under a hard shell. Always a popular feature, thumb holes are included on the elastic cuffs for keeping hands toasty. Zippered hand warming pockets and a zippered chest pocket make it easy to stash things like cash or lip balm for when you’re out and about. Available in women’s and men’s styles and colors $159

2. Cotopaxi Abrazo Half-zip Fleece Jacket

Cotopaxi dorado

As with most Cotopaxi styles, this jacket is sure to make a statement with its Peruvian inspired color combinations. Constructed with recycled fabric, Cotopaxi stays true to their commitment to sustainability. The half-zip design allows for quick temperature control on-the-go. Front hand pockets and a stretch-woven external chest pocket round out a piece that’s available in an amazing array of colors for both women and men. $100



3. Saucony Fireside Fleece Anorak

Saucony Fireside Anorak

Great for slipping on at the end of a long day outdoors, the Fireside fleece comes in a classic Anorak design and fit. A deep half-zip allows for easy on/off and ventilation and the kangaroo pocket keeps hands toasty. I love the heritage-inspired label for a little vintage feel. This is a great piece for chilly trail runs and hikes. Available in women’s and men’s sizes and colors. $60

4. North Face Canyonlands ¼ Zip

North Face Canyonlands Fleece

A traditional layering fleece with a bit of a twist. The Canyonlands fleece has an offset front zip to add a little flair and style. It’s easy to go from trail to town in this cozy fleece that wears like a shirt. The drop-tail hem adds coverage in the back and thumbholes on the cuffs help keep sleeves in place when putting on outer layers. Due to its slim fit, I find I use this piece mostly as a base rather than a mid layer. There isn’t much room for layering underneath it. The offset zip style is only available in women’s sizes, but there is a similar Canyonlands 1/2 zip available for men. $69




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