Our Pick Of The Five Best Fleeces Out There, From Penfield To Patagonia

It's about to get very cold, so choose the right fleece this winter
09:00, 22 Oct 2020

Here’s something you didn’t know you needed in your life right now - fun facts about fleece. Yep, every day’s a school day with The Sportsman. Did you know that fleece is actually vegan? Oh and it’s environmentally friendly, because it can be made with recycled plastic bottles. In fact it’s estimated that for every metre of fleece that’s manufactured, around eight plastic bottles are kept out of landfill. 

So choose fleece this winter, it can save you from the cold and help save our planet too. Here’s the best fleeces on the market this winter.



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The Mattawa is a true staple of Penfield’s outerwear and boasts ‘superior softness with a rugged and reliable outer face’. Coming in a variety of Autumnal colours, from brown to navy, green and black, this Penfield offering comes with full body mesh lining, nylon overlay and lycra bound cuffs.

Additionally, the secure dual zip fastening gives you the option to breathe a bit easier depending on the weather.

Price: £140



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With a chunky upper layer and lighter bottom, the brand new Russell Athletic winter fleece is ideal as the nights go darker and the chill in the air gets more cutting.

If you’re a man on the move with plenty to do, this outerwear boasts plenty of storage with a chest pocket and larger pouch to store your essentials. The shorter zip will keep you snug when going back out into the elements.

PRICE: £74.99



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This snug little fleece is Fair Trade Certified sewn. Warm, windproof and made from recycled 100% polyester, the jacket comes with a centred zip and wind flap. That will come in mightily handy whatever the weather.

Made by the founding fathers of fleece, this is perfect for trips to the park, to the match, or wherever you fancy as it’s a great, light fit.

PRICE: £180



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This may sound like a huge massive ship but in fact this fleece looks like it’s fresh from the farm! Made from a huge 10.03oz of wool, you will be snug as a bug in a rug with this piece from Carhartt.

With a single chest pocket and nylon taffeta detailing, this is one of the best fleeces on the eye and is practical too with side pockets and one on the chest for good measure.

PRICE: £152



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Another in our list featuring recycled fleece, this jacket is perfect for getting out into the great outdoors. Whether it’s a brisk Autumnal walk or a mountain climb, this is an essential piece of outerwear.

With a drawstring hem to trap in heat and elasticated cuffs, this will keep you warm but it’s also wind and rain resistant, giving you full protection when the heavens decide to open minutes after you’ve locked the car. This fleece will have you covered.

PRICE: £153

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