The North Face women’s fleece jacket has quite the reputation among the outdoor set, and for good reason. For 40 years they have been refining their line of women’s jackets with new designs from the latest fleece fabrics. This means that no matter what your outdoor needs are there is a fleece that will meet them.
Fleece is made mainly from recycled plastic products and over the years it has become a mainstay of the outdoor industry. During that time it has also morphed into many different types that have many different uses. Let’s take a look at the fleece choices of today.
Polartec Classic 100, 200, 300 Fleece – This is the original fleece that comes in three weight classes; lightweight 100, midweight 200, and heavyweight 300. 100 weight is perfect for that warm first layer while 200 weight can be used in just about any cold temperature conditions. 300 weight is your choice if you enjoy activities in the extreme cold.
Polartec Power Stretch – This is the stretchy fleece that uses a three way fabric design to keep you warm and dry during even the most intense of aerobic activities. The first layer is highly breathable allowing moisture to escape easily. There are also Touch Points that wick moisture away to the outer layer where it spreads out allowing it to dry nearly two times faster then cotton.
Polartec Wind Pro – If you wear regular fleece you know that the wind can cut right through it. That’s no longer the case with this type of fleece. It is four times more wind resistant then regular fleece thanks to its proprietary yarns that are tightly weaved to block the wind.
Polartec Thermal Pro – This is considered the warmest of all the fleeces and comes in a multitude of textures and patterns. Its unique high-loft capability gives it the highest weight-to-warmth ratio.
Polartec Power Dry – This fleece uses a bi-component knit design that works to keep your skin dry by moving 30 percent more moisture from your skin to its outside surface then single component fabrics.
Finding the right fleece for your outdoor needs is easy when you consider that any North Face womens fleece jacket is designed and tested to meet the demands of the great outdoors.