Fleece Tops

Recent Fleece Top Reviews

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
REI Men's Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover

This light fleece pullover is great for both cool evenings at camp and as a "sleep shirt" on cool nights. I bought this light fleece pullover on the recommendation in a thread at Backpacking Light and was very happy that the pullover was exactly "as advertised" by the poster.  On a trip to Hidden Forest in Nevada's Desert Wildlife Refuge in mid May we camped at 8,000 feet. The evening was windy and cool so I needed this fleece over my long sleeved polyester shirt and  under my GTX PacLite parka. Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top added Feb 22, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company Boreal Shirt added Feb 11, 2016
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swanndri Original Wool Bushshirt added Feb 9, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Hunters Point Pullover added Feb 6, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover added Jun 18, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece Pullover added Jan 3, 2015
$75 - $89
RailRiders Backcounty Micro Fleece added Nov 10, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Houdini Alpha Houdi added May 13, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip-T added Mar 28, 2014
$60 - $140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Konseal Hoody added Jul 27, 2013
$51 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover added Jun 20, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Fast Trek II 1/2 Zip Fleece added Nov 10, 2011
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpinist Half Zip added Jun 26, 2011
$85 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
TAD Praetorian Hoodie added Jun 22, 2011
$175 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Rocklin 1/2 Zip added Jun 19, 2011
$21 - $60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Micro SDS 1/4 Zip added Aug 12, 2010
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Shadow Hoody added Mar 5, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Run Don't Walk Crew added Feb 19, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Minus33 Expedition Full Zip Hoody added Feb 18, 2010
$110 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia First Traverse Fleece Pullover added Jan 14, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Cloud Layer Fleece 1/4-Zip added Jan 2, 2010
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Flux Power Stretch 1/4 Zip added Sep 14, 2009
$110 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Melanzana Mirco Grid Hoodie added Apr 21, 2009
$69 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face TKA 100 Glacier 1/4 Zip
$28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia R1 Pullover added Jan 11, 2009
$85 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Omen Power Stretch 1/4 Zip added Nov 23, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Mountain Merino 1/4-Zip added Oct 7, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear MicroChill Zip T added Sep 8, 2008
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip
$49 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip
$32 - $35
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Europa added Nov 12, 2007
$33 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Sagebrush Hoody added Oct 22, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Power Stretch Half Zip Top added Aug 29, 2007
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Zip T added Aug 29, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Beaten Path Hoody added Aug 16, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Rimrock Quarter-Zip Microfleece Pullover added Mar 19, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Power Stretch Half-Zip Top added Mar 19, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Ultimate Guide Sweater added Jan 21, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Zagros Fleece 1/2 Zip added Jan 20, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Patagonia R1 Hoody added Jan 16, 2007
$127
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
$55 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Delta AR Zip
$119 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS All-Mountain Sweater added Sep 26, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Inyo Pullover added Aug 17, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sniper Zip added Aug 17, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover added Aug 11, 2006
$60 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Sublime Microfleece Sweater added Jul 25, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Plush Synchilla Hoody
$85 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Campmor Polartec 200 Fleece Pullover added Jan 5, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Covert Crew
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