Fleece. The ultra soft, smooth, super warm wool derivative has become one of our favorite winter pieces.
This lightweight, warm and fast drying fabric has some of wool’s greatest qualities at a fraction of its weight. The polar fleece was invented back in 1979 by the then textile company Malden Mills. The company made the product finding and unintentionally declined to patent the fabric, allowing the material to be produced cheaply and gain a speedy product acceptance, from consumers.
To date, more and more brands have incorporated using fleece jackets to promote their companies. Using cool logos on the chest or having a design on the back are all ways to generate brand awareness.
These guidelines can help make the best choice for next winter fleece purchase.
Choose the weight of your fleece
Fleece is commonly used as insulating material during winter and is available in light, mid and heavyweight material. Identifying the weight you want for your next piece can make all the difference.
Consider the weight you need for the level of activity you’ll be doing while wearing your fleece. Will you be just wearing it as a lightweight jacket, or running outdoors during the cold weather?
Keep these factors in mind:
- Lighter weight fleece allows for more airflow, enabling your skin to breathe.
- Lighter fleece is the perfect choice for cold weather activities that exert a lot of energy.
- Keep in mind to avoid complete windproof fleece material for athletic activities, the lack of airflow may cause you produce high amounts of body heat.
What’s your style?
Now, this may vary from person-to-person, but the style of your fleece can have a big impact. Are you looking for a windproof piece? Do you want a heavier fleece to block out more winds? Or are you opting for a more waterproof style that will repel small drizzles of water or snow?
Knowing exactly the environment you’ll be using your fleece in will help you need before you make your purchase. Always remember, fleece is designed to repel a small amount of water and snow so even the heaviest of jackets may not protect you from heavy downpours.
Zippers & Pockets = More Functionality:
If you’re into layering your fleece jacket with other forms of outerwear, or plan on wearing it while working out, zippers are a good way to regulate your body temperature. Pockets also prove useful, especially if you have a very active lifestyle. Remember pockets on the waist or deeper pockets on the chest will help keep your valuables safe.
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