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7 Beyond-Cozy Fleece Jackets to Buy Right Now

You can't get much cozier.

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You can't get much cozier than a fleece jacket in the fall. First championed by outdoor clothing brand Patagonia at the end of the 1970s and through the 1980s, faux sherpa fabric revolutionized clothing. The man-made fabric was developed an innovative textile mill called Malden Mills, which would eventually become Polartec. It used polyester to simulate the curly woolen coat shorn from sheep. It was a hit with the apparel industry and turned millions of people into fluffy lamb-people.

The curly fibers work by trapping warm air in thousands of pockets. Those pockets also cut down on fabric density, making it more lightweight than a traditional heavy wool coat. Today, you can hardly walk down the street in the fall without seeing someone wearing a fleece jacket. If you're looking to become a sheeple for this staple of gorpcore, here are the best pieces of fleece outerwear to cop right now.

Uniqlo Fluffy Yarn Fleece Full-Zip Jacket

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You can't get much fluffier nor much cheaper than this piece from Uniqlo. It's simple with a zip-front, two hand pockets and not much else.

Buy Now: $30

Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket

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The quintessential fleece jacket, Patagonia's deep-pile fabric is a favorite. The brand has gone through numerous fleece iterations including Synchilla and Woolyester, but deep-pile was revived for a reason. It's cozy as hell and looks great. The all-polyester fabric uses 50 percent recycled yarns and is wind-proof and super warm. Zippered hand pockets keep your hands warm and your belongings on your person while DWR-coated polyester paneling and storm-plackets and elastic hems and cuffs keep the weather at bay.

Buy Now: $199

Gramicci Boa Fleece Pullover

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Like Patagonia's famed Snap-T, Gramicci's Pullover excels as both outerwear and stylish layer. The Boa Fleece fabric is more chill than the some of the other options on this list, but that just adds to its versatility.

Buy Now: $138

Filson Sherpa Fleece Jacket

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This handsome kit comes from another storied outdoors brand, albeit one that's steeped in logging rather than tree-hugging. It features a high-pile fleece courtesy of Polartec that's actually a touch heavier than Patagonia's Retro-X. That said, it's still breathable and won't suffocate your skin. Other details include nylon reinforcements, as well as ribbed hems and cuffs.

Buy Now: $165

Satta Mikah Fleece

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Had Kurt Cobain been into hiking, this is the cardigan he would've been caught wearing on the trails.

Buy Now: $165


Knickerbocker Reverse Zip Pile Jacket

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All clothes should be reversible. At least, they should be as good as this reversible number from Knickerbocker. Part chore coat, part Eisenhower jacket, this jacket features an all-cotton fleece that's a refreshing departure from the usual synthetic fleece that's par for the course.

Buy Now: $345

Kapital Damask Fleece

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If most fleece jackets seem a bit plain, you can count on Kapital to serve up something out-of-the-ordinary. The Damask print elevates the fleece jacket to a place inhabited only by the very hip and the grandparents whose style they stole. Unlike other options, this one also doubles down on fleece with a full fleece lining.

Buy Now: $457

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