Women's Fleece Jackets

For warm clothing that works for you no matter what you're doing outside, trust the old-fashioned fleece jacket. Versatile enough to be worn alone or as a mid-layer piece under a more protective outer shell, a fleece jacket should be one of the first things on your gear list because of the flexibility it offers. We have a comprehensive range of women's fleece jackets at Mountain Designs for you to choose from, in various knit weights, sizes and colours, but all designed with reliable warmth and comfort in mind.

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What are the best women's fleece jackets?

A high-quality fleece jacket is designed to give you reliable warmth and comfort in cold weather. It can be worn as a lightweight outer in dry conditions, or as a cosy mid-layer garment under a hard-shell outer when rain or snow is falling. Our women's fleece jacket range offers a wide variety of styles in full zip and quarter zip options, with different knit constructions, weights and warmth levels. So from hiking trails to climbing rock walls to camping under the stars, Mountain Designs has you covered for warm clothing.

What are the benefits of wearing fleece outdoors?

A warm fleece jacket plays a key role in your clothing layering system when you head outside. It should provide warmth without weight and a soft, comfortable feel, allowing you to wear it alone over some thermals in cold, dry weather or as a mid-layer beneath a more protective outer shell (like a rain jacket or ski jacket) for shielding out water and snow in more challenging conditions. Fleece is also quick-drying and durable, so it is easy to care for and will last for many adventures.

How warm are women's fleece jackets?

The warmth of a fleece jacket is generally determined by the weight of the knit construction, with the heaviest-weighted fleeces delivering the most. A pile-style, thick fleece jacket provides excellent insulation and a super soft feel for greater comfort, while a lightweight style gives you effective warmth, minimal bulk and ease of movement.

Are fleece jackets suitable for hiking and trekking?

Yes, they are a highly versatile layering piece that gives you wardrobe options depending on your location and settings. For hiking in cold weather, they can be worn as a mid-layer piece beneath a more protective or insulated outer shell, like a rain jacket or down jacket. If you start getting more active or the sun is beating down, you can easily fold away a lightweight fleece into your pack.

Which women's fleece jackets are lightweight?

The knit construction and weight determines how heavy - and therefore how warm - your fleece jacket is. Micro fleece jackets are typically the most lightweight options, with a high-pile, Sherpa-style design making the best thick fleece jacket for snug warmth and comfort. When choosing your women's fleece jacket, think about where you're heading and what activity you're doing, how much warmth you need, and how much weight you're willing to carry in your outfit. If the style you like has a full zip option and a quarter zip option, the quarter zip will be lighter than the full zip.

Which women's fleece jackets are great for snow?

When you're travelling to the snow, a full set of warm clothing is essential to your comfort and protection. A quality women's fleece jacket plays a key role in this, filling the gap between your next-to-skin thermals and your waterproof, weather-resistant outer layer that protects you from snow, ice and cold wind. Whether you opt for a women's zip up fleece jacket or quarter zip or even a basic fleece top, your fleece jacket will offer super comfortable warmth without weight, so a day on the slopes is more about looking for the best ski run than seeking a place to get warm.

How can you layer women's fleece jackets?

A warm fleece jacket is a versatile garment that can be used in a variety of ways depending on the weather conditions and location you're adventuring to. In cool but dry conditions, a lightweight fleece jacket can be worn alone over thermals for warmth without the bulk. If the temperature drops, go for a thick fleece jacket instead, like a high-pile, Sherpa-inspired style. For wet weather or trips to the snowfields, layer a fleece jacket underneath a waterproof, weather resistant hard outer shell, like a rain jacket tor snow jacket, for ultimate warmth and protection from the elements.

Which women's fleece jackets have hoods?

A fleece jacket with a hood offers additional warmth and protection, shielding your ears and head from chilly winds and cold air. They are a great choice for wearing over thermals on hiking, camping or climbing adventures when the weather is cool and windy but dry.

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