Here is my selection of the best lightweight fleece jackets for 2019 which I would consider to buy for my next hiking or backpacking adventure.

Here is my selection of the best lightweight fleece jackets for 2017 – 2019 which I would consider to buy for my next hiking or backpacking adventure.

For wet conditions a fleece jacket is a much better choice than a down jacket to protect yourself against the cold as down will lose it’s insulation once it’s wet. An alternative to a fleece jacket would be a synthetic insulated jacket which has the advantage of being windproof.

A fleece jacket can be used as a mid-layer to keep you warm while you are active (climbing, hiking, skiing or biking) and dries rather fast compared to other fabrics like cotton.

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Best Fleece Jackets 2019

Weight comparison table

Fleece Jacket Weight
Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0 Zip T 168 grams / 5.9 oz.
Arc’teryx Thetis Zip Neck 205 grams / 7.2 oz.
Mammut Moench Longsleeve 205 grams / 7.2 oz.
Rab Micro Pull-on 238 grams / 8.4 oz.
Arc’teryx Delta LT Zip Neck 240 grams / 8.5 oz.
Berghaus Spectrum Micro 2.0 Half Zip Fleece 330 grams / 11.6 oz.
Millet Techno Stretch Zip 350 grams / 12.3 oz.
Marmot Reactor Jacket 360 grams / 12.7 oz.
Arc’teryx A2B Comp Jacket 367 grams / 12.9 oz.
Outdoor Research Men’s Radiant Hybrid Pullover 388 grams / 13.7 oz.
Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip 499 grams / 17.6 oz.

Arc’teryx A2B Comp Jacket

Weight: 367 grams / 12.9 oz.
Fabric: Gore-Tex Windstopper, Fleece and Wool

Arc’teryx A2B Comp Jacket is made for the urban cycler. Wear this jacket in the morning when you cycle to work or on chilly days. The advantage of this fleece jacket is that it is also windproof.