Whatever your next adventure has in store, you need clothing that can keep up. From the trail to the summit, fleece is a must-have synthetic fabric that’ll keep you warm all day, every day. It also traps heat close to your body to combat the cold.
A quick-drying layering system is perfect for outdoor adventures—so you can simply get going. The ultimate combination of lightweight material and durable construction, fleece is easy to launder and highly breathable.
What is a fleece?
Fleece is a flexible addition to any outdoor wardrobe. Whether you’re seeking a stand-alone piece or a full-zip fleece to wear under your jacket, invest in a fabric that promotes breathability when on the go. A fleece jacket or pullover is an essential layer in any hiker's kit.
Our TKA Glacier Fleece Jacket is an ideal mid-layer for colder temperatures. Pair it with a waterproof jacket and stay light and dry all season long. For a more relaxed fit, try the Women’s Cragmont Fleece which is perfect when you’re ready to hit chilly trails in total comfort.
Every explorer needs a fleece for autumn hikes and spring walks. You can also level up your performance with our other gear. Options like our Women’s 100 Glacier Fleece Jacket pair well with complementing garments for layering. As temperatures drop, insulation technology reduces heat loss, helping to keep you warm, even in the coldest climates.
What is a performance fleece?
A performance fleece is built for explorers who are always on the go. Made for active or athletic use, a combination of polyester and lycra is engineered for long days on the trail when your heart rate is soaring as you summit that peak.
Performance fleeces are extremely flexible and meant to move with you. While you’re active, a synthetic polyester will absorb moisture to keep you dry and cool. Then, when you’re taking a breather, insulating properties will kick in to keep you warm.
Elastane is also in the fabric mix of pieces like our Men’s Impendor Apex Light Hooded Fleece. Plus, an elasticated hem prevents chilling winds from getting in to help keep you warm. To keep young explorers warm on the slopes, a Youth Snowquest Full-Zip Fleece is perfect for flawless on-piste performance with a synthetic polyester construction. If you’re looking to run in whatever weather, grab a performance fleece before your next trek.