Fleece Tops

The best fleece tops, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 1, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Fleece Top Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Better Sweater Rib Knit 1/4-Zip

Polyester fleece with a soft fleecy interior and a sweater-knit exterior. Heavier and less breathable than a comparable technical fleece like Patagonia's R2; not what I would think of as a great technical mid-layer fleece. More a heavy sweater for colder weather. Looks great—love the heathered color and rib knit. In fairness, this is not generally the kind of fleece I gravitate toward for harder outdoor activities. There are better choices for wicking moisture, warmth-to-weight ratio, technical… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Men's Sweater Fleece Pullover

This is my go-to pullover that can be worn as an outdoor activity "sweatshirt" or keep it on inside as a great fitting and good looking sweater fleece. I have owned this for over two years. I pretty much wear it every day from November to April unless it's being washed and air dried. This product fits great, but I always air dry it to prevent shrinking. It is much warmer than I expected.  Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Men's Eclipse Hooded Zip-T

This warm base layer is perfect for those who go where it is really cold and those who just feel really cold whatever the temperature. It wicks, breathes, and dries well allowing it to handle the hot and steamy that cold weather activity can create. Can be combined with other layers as part of a passive insulation system, but excels in active applications.                                            Active fit follows body contours.Specs: Hang Tag Weight… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody

The second best in its category. If you're looking for a garment in this category you have a choice of the R1 Hoody, the North Face Proprius Full Zip and the Outdoor Research Transition Full Zip. The Patagonia is the "heaviest" with the largest waffle pattern inside. That means it's the warmest. It's more base layer than mid layer. The sleeves are the tightest, and I honestly cannot see how you could get anything but a "compression" style shirt underneath. Personally, I use a sleeveless wicking… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top

The women's Shiftup Zip Top by Outdoor Research is a versatile mid-layer that keeps me warm and comfortable across a wide range of outdoor activities. The hexagon fleece wicks moisture efficiently and feels comfortable against my skin. Testing Conditions: I tested the women’s Shiftup Zip Top as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps from late October 2017 through mid-February 2018 in and around the New Hampshire White Mountains. Temperatures during testing ranged from about -20 to 45 degrees… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's R1 Pullover

Good, with certain limitations. I bought a 2017 model R1 Pullover because I liked the color and was intrigued by the awesome reviews. It's attractive and I get compliments every time I wear it. I know that means nothing to gearheads. Functionally, its ratio of warmth-to-weight is great; but as many people say, it does not stop wind. The 2017 sleeves are tighter than previous years, making it almost impossible to wear anything more than a "compression" shirt underneath. I find a sleeveless underlayer… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover

This is the most amazing product Patagonia has ever made. So soft, so cozy, so durable, so perfect. Girl-friends, friends of mine that are girls, have worn this fleece and I've wanted one for years. I almost bought a women's one just because it's that amazing and they didn't make a men's version. Well, finally, Patagonia did something, put out a men's style. It fits so well, not too tight, but not baggy and sloppy like those synchilla sacks.   It says fluffy and soft, unlike those synchilla sacks… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Houdini Men's Alpha Houdi

Houdini calls it a base layer, but this super lightweight, hoodie style fleece works well in many applications. Top, bottom, or middle it breathes and wicks making it great for active layering. The Houdini Alpha Houdi is a full zip fleece with a form fitting hood, but despite that description and what you might see at first glance, this is not your average "hoodie". Specs: 12.7oz/359g on my scale 100% Japanese origin EcoCircle Alpha Base Polyester Made in Poland Fit & Comfort: Described by the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Men's Eclipse Hooded Zip-T

Best fleece ever made for winter climbing. I had to get this fleece after using my fried's on a on a climbing trip. The fleece has a snug athletic fit. The fabric transports sweat away from the body well. After using it on several trips I am impressed with it. The hood is thin, but adds the needed warmth to the neck when the chilling wind tortures you while belaying. The hood feels OK under a climbing helmet and follows the head nice.  Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover
$69 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia R1 Pullover
$80 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
$55 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip-T
$83 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Rocklin 1/2 Zip
$36 - $60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece Pullover
$79 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Delta LT Zip
$70 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip
$50 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top
$68
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Better Sweater Rib Knit 1/4-Zip
$119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Konseal Hoody
$139 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Synchilla Marsupial
$55
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Europa
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
TAD Praetorian Hoodie
$175 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Cloud Layer Fleece 1/4-Zip
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Minus33 Expedition Full Zip Hoody
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear MicroChill Zip T
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Fast Trek II 1/2 Zip Fleece
$40 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swanndri Original Wool Bushshirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Houdini Alpha Houdi
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Delta AR Zip
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company Boreal Shirt
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Power Stretch Half Zip Top
$100 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Melanzana Mirco Grid Hoodie
$69 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Hunters Point Pullover
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Patagonia R1 Hoody
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip
$35 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Apache AR Zip
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpinist Half Zip
$85 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Plush Synchilla Hoody
$85 MSRP
RailRiders Backcounty Micro Fleece
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia R1 Flash Pullover
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face TKA 100 Glacier 1/4 Zip
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Chagga Hoodie
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Ultimate Guide Sweater
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Hardface Pullover
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Campmor Polartec 200 Fleece Pullover
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Cirque Top Delta 1/4 Zip
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Shadow Hoody
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Inyo Pullover
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS All-Mountain Sweater
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Rimrock Quarter-Zip Microfleece Pullover
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Beaten Path Hoody
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Sublime Microfleece Sweater
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Neve Pullover
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sniper Zip
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Micro Synchilla 1/4 Zip
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Omen Power Stretch 1/4 Zip
discontinued