Fleece jackets are ideal for the fall, winter and spring because you can wear them on their own or layer them under a heavier coat when it’s frigid outside. A good one should feel soft against the skin, deliver optimal warmth without overheating and contain pockets for storing things like your phone, chapstick or money. So, if you’re looking for a fleece jacket for your little or big girl, you’re in luck, because we curated a list of our favorite styles on the market. Our selection includes picks from well-respected brands like The North Face and Columbia and covers a range of price points.
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1. The North Face Osolita Jacket
This plush jacket is made with The North Face’s signature super-soft, high-pile fleece for maximum warmth and breathability.
Pros: It has two zippered side pockets to keep smaller items secure and one interior pocket. A stand-up collar that zips up to the chin and a drop-tail hem provides extra coverage. It comes in a variety of colorways to choose from.
Cons: The material may shed a bit.
2. Amazon Essentials Fleece Jacket
This 100% polyester fleece jacket is lightweight-yet-warm, durable and quick-drying.
Pros: This comes in 12 colors and three patterns. The stand-up collar can be zippered up to the chin. The tag features a special space to write your child’s full name to prevent them from misplacing it.
Cons: It runs slightly small and the pockets don’t have zippers.
3. Columbia Benton II Hoodie Jacket
Columbia’s Benton II jacket contains soft polyester fleece and comes with a fixed hood for enhanced coziness.
Pros: It has zippered pockets for storage or keeping hands warm. It also has a spot inside to write your kids’ details, should they lose it.
Cons: It runs a tad big.