Our Best Winter Fleeces for Women guide has dropped just in time to bring the heat as the temperature drops.
A newfound desire for fleeces has taken the E-commerce industry by storm and today, more premium Winter fleeces are being rolled out than ever before. Fleece jackets are no longer pigeonholed as attire strictly worn by hiking enthusiasts and avid climbers. Instead, we have witnessed the evolution of the fleece silhouette into a street style staple. Both a functional outerwear layer and a foundation for outfit experimentation, nothing quite beats a trusty fleece.
From thoughtfully selecting to trend estimating, our buying team, have gathered all the essential Winter fleeces that deserve a place in your wardrobe.
Columbia Benton Springs Women’s Fleece
Coming in strong at first place, is the Columbia Benton Springs Women’s fleece. Rated a full five stars by our buying team, there’s no surprise that it’s a best seller here at Surfdome.
The Columbia half-snap pullover in its contrasting colour block design, is a simple, versatile staple. The Benton is cut into a long-sleeved silhouette, with a cosy funnel neckline that is perfect for snuggling into. Its polyester MTR filament fleece construction boasts a supreme warming effect, a deluxe plush feel and a hint of stretch to ensure enhanced freedom of movement when on the go. As a blend of function and style, it is the perfect option for those pesky in-between days where the weather can’t seem to make its mind up. Not to mention, it’s also great value for money.
Whether heading out on a crisp morning walk, venturing out on the town after a day of skiing or lounging by the fire, the Benton will always impress.
Rab Capacitor Hoody Women’s Fleece
Fresh in for Autumn-Winter 2022, the Rab Capacitor Hooded Women’s Fleece has arrived to accompany you on all future adventures.
This fleece is cut for exceptional performance and deserves a medal for inspiring outdoor thrill seekers to live their hiking expedition dreams to the fullest. Its suitability for active expeditions in extreme environments comes courtesy of its recycled knit-face brushed fleece composition. Rab have implemented Thermic™ stretch side panels into the design, which encourage enhanced freedom of movement and breathability. As well as this, they add to the exceptional insulation that the knit-face brushed fleece provides; an essential for defense against the plummeting temperatures. This design choice ensures you can fully embrace the thrill of the trail, whilst not losing any valuable energy to overheating or shivering. As well as this, it obtains a rapid moisture-wicking quality that is perfect for high-tempo excursions, leaving you comfortably dry at all times.
The fit is both flattering and sleek, offering an opportunity for low-bulk layering. Meanwhile, the silhouette offers an advanced storage system. It is equipped with a YKK® zip-fastened chest pocket and YKK hand pockets which leave room for hiking essentials such as energy-boosting snacks and navigation tools. When layered under a waterproof walking coat, you shall be ready for active mountain days, whether it be a three-peak challenge or exploring the natural beauty of the Icelandic hiking trails. Immensely practical, reliable and durable, what’s not to love about this Rab hooded fleece?
Billabong Adventure Division Switchback Pullover Women’s Fleece
We definitely couldn’t bypass the Billabong Switchback Pullover Fleece within this list. Regarded as a firm favourite within Billabong’s Adventure Division collection for its iconic retro style and exceptional functionality; there is a whole lot to love about this fleece.
Its mid-weight polyester plush fleece construction offers thick and cosy wear that provides hug like comfort. The bone pattern in the off-black colourway and its relaxed slouchy fit oozes that nostalgic retro look. Mean whilst its half snap front closure and large self-fastener strip pocket is a nod to the timeless and universally loved quarter zip fleece pullover silhouette. The mock neckline is lined with recycled ripstop fabric which works to reinforce the main fleece body and provides exceptional wind resistance against strong gails. Other features include; elasticated binding at the hem and cuffs to further lock out the Winter chill, two handy side entry waist pockets, and a rubber logo badge at the chest.
This Switchback Pullover Women’s Fleece is undeniably a wardrobe must-have for years on end. It provides premium quality, technical features and a style that certifies it as a desirable all-round winner. We advise pairing it with a coloured beanie for a look that’s fit for cosying up around the campfire.
O’Neill Utility Women’s Fleece
O’Neill is a paradise for surf and snowboarders alike and those that are drawn in by its Californian heritage and signature look, so it’s no surprise that the consumers of Surfdome have formed a close bond with the brand. O’Neill’s Utility Women’s fleece rides the cusp between modern-day street style and that retro look that has made a firm mark on this year’s Best Winter Fleeces for Women guide. This Windsor Wine Colour Block version of the iconic O’Neill Utility Fleece features a stand-out lime green contrast chest patch pocket, half-zip and neck stripe detailing. Beneficial for both style and distance visibility, this bold O’Neill colourway makes for the foundation of a statement-making outfit and the basis of any warming outdoor exploration wardrobe.
The fleece is cut purely from recycled insulating Polartec® fabric and is therefore classified as an ‘O’Neill Blue’ product. The blue line has been curated by O’Neill to help their customers identify which products have been designed for full circularity, durability and a better future. O’Neill has set the goal that by 2025, they shall have all products labelled as ‘O’Neill Blue.’
Here at Surfdome we truly love a loud, confident twist on a timeless product that stands out from the crowd. It is equipped with all the staple qualities of a trusty half-zip fleece jumper, such as a tall funnel neck that acts as a wind block, ribbed cuffs to further lock out the Winter chill and a branded logo chest for that signature O’Neil finishing. Whether sporting post-gym, post-surf, or post-work, the Utility Women’s fleece in the rich wine and lime colourway is here to make an impact.
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Women’s Fleece
Oh, Patagonia. Where do we start?
The company recently took the news by storm in September 2022, as Yvon Chouinard announced he will be donating all of the company’s profits to put towards the fight for environmental change. We are huge fans of Patagonia, mainly due to it’s clear sustainable ethos and stand-out nostalgic outdoor style. The outdoor buyers here at Surfdome believe that the Synchilla® Snap-T® fleece through its simple yet effective silhouette and variety of patterns and colourways encapsulates the impressive essence of Patagonia’s greatness, which is why it deserves a pedestal through its feature within our top fleece guide.
Some brand the fleece design as iconic, while others regard it as a family favourite; perfect for all generations. The aztec-inspired design in the brown colourway is a unique piece designed to level up your collection. Its relaxed fit provides sizable room for layering, making it the ideal option for warming up on the coldest of days. The silhouette is cut from a recycled synchilla fleece, which is famous for its exceptional durability, breathability and unrivalled insulating quality. Ideal for mid-week hikes, outdoor weekend excursions or city styling; this fleece is dedicated to elevating your experience of the outdoors. Features of the silhouette include an elasticated binding at both the cuffs and hemline, a contrast colour nylon chest flap pocket, a quarter snap button placket, a funnel neckline and an effortless pullover fit.
Every Synchilla® Snap-T® Women’s fleece features a Fair Trade Certified™ sewn in label which notifies the consumer that their purchase has played a part in positively impacting over 75,000 workers in ten countries across the globe. Through the Fair Trade Certified™ Programme, Patagonia ensures money is funded directly to workers through the form of health care programmes, child-care centres, the improvements of health and safety conditions and more. Just one purchase truly can make the world of difference to many people, and here at Surfdome, we are ecstatic that we can play a pivotal part in this journey by stocking the Synchilla Snap-T Women’s Fleece. It certainly is much more than just your regular fleece.
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Women’s Fleece – Green
The beloved Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Women’s Fleece has re-invented itself once again with a sprinkling of something special. This new design packs a punch of personality and boasts a abstract palm tree coastal-inspired motif.
If you’re a fan of bold colours, artistic designs, and exceptional outdoor function, then the Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Women’s Fleece in the ‘green’ design has your name written all over it. Providing both a striking and noteworthy look and exceptional insulation without the bulk, it truly is destined to keep you smiling this Winter.
Rip Curl Waves Polar Women’s Fleece
The Surfdome outdoor buying team is the first to understand that the surf scene is not always rays of sunshine and beautifully warm waters. A chunky and cosy fleece jacket is an absolute must for warming up after an afternoon out on the board. So, we’d like to introduce you to the Waves Polar Women’s Fleece in the design Multico, by Rip Curl.
This irresistibly warming sherpa outer is thanks to its polyester fleece make up. The silhouette features a full-length zip fastening, a funnel neckline, a kangaroo lower front-facing pocket and a large zip-fastened chest pocket. Its features together with its composition culminate into a technically advanced fleece jacket that rapidly warms the body to live the search and an adventurous life off the board too. The incredibly toasty silhouette is patterned with a yardage print that includes the calming presence of palm trees, a sand dune-like pattern and a serene colour palette.
Not a surfer? Not to worry, this jacket transitions seamlessly into a street-style outerwear staple too.
Roxy Can You Guess Women’s Fleece
If you’re all about style and have a fear of feeling the cold, then you’ve made it to the perfect point in our Best Winter Fleeces for Women guide.
This version of the Roxy Can You Guess fleece jacket in the design ‘Baked Clay’ features a golden hour colour palette and boasts a bold colour block stripe pattern. Taking inspiration from the timeless teddy coat silhouette; it is ideal for layering upon thick hoodies or even a simple T if you choose to wear it from Spring through to Winter. Whether travelling to School or University, walking along the coast at the weekend, exploring a new city or venturing down to the Christmas markets; it shall always serve the purpose of outfit elevation and effective insulation.
The Can You Guess Women’s Fleece is cut into an unrestricted relaxed fit silhouette and features a cushion-like pillow collar, side patch pockets and a full zip fastening. It is cut from a thick polyester sherpa fabric and is fully lined with jersey. The simplicity of the silhouette means that it is capable of being reworked into a multitude of outfits, which ensures that everyday, fashion statements can be made, without exposing yourself to the chill of the outdoors.
O’Neill Sherpa Women’s Body Warmer
If you’re a sucker for a gilet, we guarantee that it’s time to swap your old, dated one out with the O’Neill Sherpa Women’s Body Warmer to seriously elevate your everyday.
Who’s surprised? O’Neill is back again on our guide with a genius, innovative update of a classic design. Cut into the gilet silhouette that we all know and love, but crafted using super insulating sherpa fleece to provide that modern edge and truly awesome, unbeatable quality. The sherpa fleece body is cut from purely recycled polyester. This decision by O’Neill is intended to benefit our planet as it keeps perfectly good materials out of our sacred landfill sites, through repurposing them into garments that are made to last a lifetime in our capsule outerwear collections. It’s certified to keep you warm to the core and your outdoor style absolutely on point.
It boasts exceptional functionality due to its many technical features. These include; two side zip pockets, a full-length zip fastening for an effortless on and off, a stand collar and a zip-fastened chest pocket. We can only assure you that this O’Neill body warmer is due to transition through the year with you, from a late Summer evening layer to an essential layer under your jacket during the depth of Winter. Ultimately, it’s a trusty companion that you are bound to not be able to live without.
So that’s a wrap!
We work tirelessly to ensure that our site is populated with fleeces that meet the very highest of standards in terms of functionality, technicality, style and warmth. We truly hope that the immense versatility within our Best Winter Fleeces for Women guide has been of great assistance in terms of helping you locate the perfect fleece, just in time for the Winter months.
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