E.J. Topper’s Fabric Tips – Fleece

Fleece is the synthetic equivalent to wool. In many ways, though fleece is superior to wool because it is inexpensive to produce, light-weight, and warm.

“Over the years I have hiked many mountains, endured some terrible storms, and been soaked countless times in rough seas. In those moments I have worn every fabric you can imagine, but none have been as flexible and delivered as much warmth and quick-drying flexibility as well as fleece,” said Topper after a morning hike up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. “What I love about fleece is that it is great for layering in that it is thin and warm, but it also keeps you quite warm when worn as a top layer. It is absolutely ideal for being active outdoors, but can also be great to throw on for a cool night around the campfire with the grandkids.”

You may think of fleece as being only for jackets, but here at Westport Big & Tall we have fleece in a variety of options. Fleece is a great option for jackets, but it is also a stellar fabric blended into sweaters, half-zip pullovers, workout gear, and even trousers. If you want quality warmth without the weight, add some fleece to your wardrobe today.


Get more of Topper's advice on many more fabrics here:

Wool Microfiber DryTech Cotton Poplin Denim Silk Polyester Linen Elastane Corduroy Fleece