Best Work Fleece Jackets 2024

24 August 2023  |  Sharman

Whether you're working outdoors in winter or in cold indoor spaces like freezers and chilled warehouses, it's important to stay warm and comfortable! Fleece jackets offer soft insulation to help retain heat without being too restrictive.

The fleece jacket you need might depend on the type of work you do or the weather, but whatever kind of fleece you're after, our Best Work Fleece Jackets 2024 guide can help.

What Will This Guide Cover?

Best Overall Work Fleece Jacket

Our Favourite: Portwest F205 Men's Aran Fleece Jacket

 Portwest F205 Men's Aran Fleece Jacket

Why We Love It...

 Versatile middleweight design can be worn year round
 Graded for temperatures as low as -5°C for effective cold protection
✔ Drawstring hem and elasticated cuffs offer comfortable fit

Perfect For...

 Lighter protection from cold and wind year round
 Wearing over more protective clothing

Not the Best For...

✘ Roadside work (See our solution)
Wet weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The middleweight design of the Portwest F205 Men's Aran Fleece Jacket is really versatile and makes it suitable for year-round use, depending on the weather. It also features a generous fit that's perfect for layering so you can wear it on top of a layer or by itself. With a drawstring waist and elasticated cuffs, you'll enjoy a customised and comfortable fit.

Best Hooded Fleece Jacket 

Our Favourite: Portwest KX371 KX3 Black and Grey Men's Borg Fleece Jacket

Portwest KX371 KX3 Black and Grey Men's Borg Fleece Jacket

Why We Love It...

 Borg material is soft, comfortable and warm for a sheepskin-like feeling
 Reinforced panelling in the highest wear areas for robust durability
✔ Ergonomic hood offers wind protection without impeding your work

Perfect For...

 Comfortable protection during winter and extremely cold days
 Rougher jobs like building and landscaping

Not the Best For...

Summer work (See our solution)
Layering with other clothing (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you're dealing with extremely cold weather and wind chill, the Portwest KX371 Men's Borg Fleece Jacket is a brilliant option. The luxuriously soft Borg fleece material has a sheepskin-like feel to keep you warm and comfortable over the longest work days. The thick hood shields your head, while the chin-guard offers more rigid face protection when you have to keep the hood down for visibility at work. Reinforced at the shoulders and back (which are common high wear areas), this jacket is a great choice for ensuring longevity hardwearing and durable

Best Waterproof Fleece Jacket

Our Favourite: TuffStuff 295 Sutherland Green Fleece Lined Waterproof Windbreaker Jacket

TuffStuff 295 Sutherland Green Fleece Lined Waterproof Work Windbreaker JacketWhy We Love It...

 Polyurethane material is perfect for heavy rain and extreme weather
✔ Taped seams offer robust protection from wind plus wear and tear
 Front kangaroo pocket offers safe storage with easy access

Perfect For...

 Staying warm while working in heavy rain and wind
 Wearing as a shell layer in cold weather or by itself in summer

Not the Best For...

Working at night (See our solution)
Extreme cold (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The TuffStuff 295 Fleece Lined Windbreaker offers comprehensive protection from the wind, rain and cold. The robust fabric is waterproof and windproof, as well as being taped at the seams for extra protection. On top of this all-weather protection, it's still a really comfortable fleece with a soft plush lining that feels great and traps heat really well.


Best Lightweight Fleece Jacket

Our Favourite: Mascot Workwear Fleece Zip Jumper (Light Blue)

Mascot Workwear Fleece Zip Jumper (Light Blue)

Why We Love It...

 Treated for dirt and water resistance to extend lifespan
 Made of 89% recycled materials for sustainability
✔ Elasticated waist and cuffs offer comfortable, ergonomic fit

Perfect For...

 Light protection for chilly days
 Keeping you protected while retaining flexibility

Not the Best For...

Face and head protection (See our solution)
Outdoor work in winter (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Fleece jackets don't always have to be super padded and the Mascot Workwear Fleece Jumper presents a brilliant light alternative. The cuffs and waist are elasticated for fit that comfortably supports a variety of work positions. It's also treated for resistance to water and dirt to help keep you clean and enhance durability. As well as being warm, thin and functional, it's also made of 89% recycled materials for sustainability. Light blue not for you? It's also available in nine other colours!

Best Hi-Vis Fleece Jacket

Our Favourite: Leo Workwear F01 Hartland Hi-Vis Yellow Fleece

Leo Workwear F01 Hartland Hi-Vis Yellow Fleece

Why We Love It...

 Bright yellow colour with reflective strips for maximum visibility
 Extremely warm and comfortable with extra thick, anti-pill fleece
✔ Zip fastening for secure fit and large front pockets for storage

Perfect For...

 Working roadside and in other at-risk environments
 Being seen in low light conditions and at night

Not the Best For...

Lighter protection (See our solution)
Rain protection (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Supplied in extremely hi-vis yellow with reflective strips along the surface, the Leo Workwear Hi-Vis Fleece is perfect for working at night or for those low-light winter days. Perfect for higher-risk areas (such as roadwork or working around heavy machinery), this hi-vis fleece will help you to stand out and can massively reduce the risk of accidents.

Stay Warm and Comfortable with a Fleece

In this guide we've highlighted some of our favourite fleece work jackets, sure to keep you comfortable while you work. But if you still haven't found what you're looking for, why not have a look at our full range of Work Fleece Jackets.

Do you have any questions about high visibility workwear? Why not let us know in the comments below!