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The 8 Best Men's Fleece Jackets of 2022

It’s a brisk evening in mid-summer. It’s 5 in the morning and you’re gearing up for the biggest powder day of the year. It’s a foggy afternoon in autumn and you’re going for a trail run. Or a climb. Or to sit on the couch. It really doesn’t matter the situation, it would almost always be better when paired with one of the best fleeces for winter. Whether you’re gettin’ rowdy or gettin’ cozy, there’s a fleece jacket for the job, and the folks at evo have tried it on and passed judgment on it. To save you the trouble of going through all of that soft, breathable, thermal madness, we’ve compiled this list of the best fleece jackets for 2022. Enjoy.


The North Face TKA Glacier 1​/4 Zip

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

The North Face TKA Glacier 1/4 Zip is a perfect example of the versatility of a good fleece. While some layers are better suited for certain activities, there’s hardly anything that’s this well suited for just about anything. The pullover style is timeless and cool, while the mid-thickness recycled polyester fabric is perfect for everything from casual warmth to technical layering, making it one of the best fleece jackets for men.

StyleMaterial Original Price
Quarter-Zip Pullover155 g/m² 100% Recycled Polyester$58.95

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Patagonia R2 TechFace Jacket

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

On the more task-specific side of things, it’s hard to do better than the legendary Patagonia R2 Techface as it’s always been one of the best men’s fleece jackets. Blurring the lines between grid fleece and softshell, this technical layer is breathable, warm, and active, with a DWR-coated exterior to provide extra protection from the elements. It’s the perfect piece for ski touring, backpacking, or any other high-exertion activity in the cold, especially if you’re not sure what the weather might do from one moment to the next.

StyleMaterial Original Price
Full-Zip Sweater7.6-oz 94% Polyester / 6% Spandex Breathable with DWR Finish$169

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Burton AK Helium Grid Half-Zip Fleece

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

The Burton AK Helium Grid Half-Zip is another excellent option for those seeking a technical fleece for active pursuits. This lightweight grid fleece is designed to provide reliable thermal regulation with unmatched breathability. It’s a fantastic fleece to layer under a shell for skiing and snowboarding, since it not only keeps you warm in the snow, it also keeps you from overheating when you’re working hard by constantly wicking moisture away from your body.

StyleMaterial Original Price
Half-Zip PulloverPolartec Power Grid™ Fleece$144.95

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Volcom Polartec 1​/2 Zip Top

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

The Volcom Polartec 1/2 Zip is a versatile fleece with a ton of style. It has raglan sleeves to avoid chafing under a pack, thumbholes to make it extra easy to pull on a shell over it, and a midweight thickness that makes it a perfect layering piece for all conditions. Plus, the pullover cut and classic Volcom design elements make this thing check off all of the essential boxes: look good, feel good, look good again.

StyleMaterial Original Price
Half-Zip PulloverPolartec200 Series Recycled Polyester$100-$105

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Outdoor Research Trail Mix Snap Pullover

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

Our fellow Seattlites at OR have a knack for making simple, timeless garments that are designed for one thing but end up being awesome for a whole host of other things too. The Outdoor Research Trail Mix Snap Pullover is the perfect example of this. Yeah, the grid fleece construction and Active Temp fabric treatment make it pretty darn great for putting in miles on the trail. But they also happen to make it an ideal layer for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, trail running, and the list goes on. It’s warm enough to be a mid layer, light and wicking enough to be a base layer, and looks good enough to be the only layer you ever wear (just remember to take it off long enough to wash it every once in a while okay?).

StyleMaterial Original Price
1/4-Snap Pullover100% Polyester$89

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Patagonia Micro D Pullover Fleece

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

The folks at Patagonia know a thing or two about making the best fleeces for men. Where the R2 Techface up above was their entry in the technical softshell category, the Micro D Pullover is their offering for more casual occasions. The 100% recycled microfleece is as soft and cozy as it gets, making this one great for wearing around town and in the slower moments. But it still has a midweight, moisture-wicking, breathable build that’ll serve as part of a layering system no questions asked.

StyleMaterial Original Price
1/4-Zip Pullover4.7-oz 100% Recycled Polyester Microfleece$59

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Arc'teryx Kyanite AR Hoodie

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

If you like to play things as they go, you need a fleece that’s as flexible as you. The Arc’teryx Kyanite AR Hoodie is just the thing for the job. It has a slightly longer cut and a sleek hood that’s all urban fashion, but the soul of the jacket lies in the Polartec Power Stretch Pro fabrication. This stuff is incredibly soft, warm, and yes, stretchy. It has a DWR-coated face and a soft, moisture-wicking back, meaning you can use it as a standalone softshell for drier days and casual activities, or layer it up and head out into the storm.

StyleMaterial Original Price
Zip HoodyPolartec® Power Stretch® Pro$179

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Flylow Micah Fleece

The best men's fleece jackets of 2022
 

To finish things off, we’ve got another winner for sheer versatility and style. The Flylow Micah Fleece is a hard face grid fleece designed for the backcountry. We love this one for earning turns on the skin track. The DWR-coated exterior means you can wear it as your outermost layer on the way up and not fear the occasional flurry, while the breathable, moisture-wicking design is working hard to keep you cool. Then toss a hardshell over it and enjoy insulting warmth on the way down.

StyleMaterial Original Price
1/4-Snap Sweater94% Polyester / 6% Spandex Fleece with DWR$179

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