It’s time to transition into fall, and that chill in the air means one (OK, two) things: Jackets and fleece. One of the best brands for both is a favorite of ours, The North Face, so with the forthcoming cooler months in mind, we found the best jackets and fleece to keep you cozy in all season. We selected only the top-rated (meaning above 90% positive reviews from shoppers) and bestselling products, so take a look if you’re in the market for a cozy fall topper.
Women’s Denali 2 Hoodie ($199; thenorthface.com)
A classic look from the brand, this highly rated fleece works as a lightweight jacket in the fall, zips into the brand’s heavier coats for winter layering and comes in three colorways.
Women’s Osito Quarter-Zip Hoodie ($109; thenorthface.com)
What’s better than a fleece? We think it’s an extra-fuzzy fleece, like this slightly cropped hoodie. Available in four rich colors, this is the perfect city fleece.
Women’s Cragmont Fleece Jacket ($149; thenorthface.com)
Both a jacket and a fleece, and available in four mixed textures, this fleece is a cold-weather favorite for good reason. Made with 100% recycled fabric, this jacket is a no-brainer to throw on when temperatures drop.
Women’s Cragmont Fleece Snap ($97.30, originally $139; thenorthface.com)
Super warm and available in three colors, this bestselling fleece is one of our favorite pieces from North Face — and it’s on sale. This cozy Sherpa can run a bit large, so shop accordingly.
Women’s City Standard Micro-Fleece Quarter-Zip ($99; thenorthface.com)
A chic fleece? Yes, it’s possible, with this high-collared pullover that has a relaxed fit and on-seam pockets for all the stuff you need to stash.
Men’s Sherpa Patrol Full Zip Hoodie ($149; thenorthface.com)
We couldn’t pull a list of fleece together without a hoodie, and this one is lined with ultra-cozy Sherpa fleece to make it even more comfy for the fall months. Available in three neutrals, this hoodie also has kangaroo pockets to keep your hands warm too.
Men’s Denali 2 Jacket ($179; thenorthface.com)
This relaxed fit jacket is the new, relaxed version of the iconic fleece you’ve probably owned at least once in your life. Like many other North Face fleeces, it integrates easily into a bigger coat, and has a hem cinch to keep you cozy.
Men’s Highrail Fleece Jacket ($149; thenorthface.com)
This heavyweight, cotton-knit jacket with a Sherpa fleece lining is the perfect mid-weight fleece to toss on as fall becomes chillier. Available in four neutral colorways, one rave review described it as “cozy and comfy, perfect for fall and winter.”
Men’s Wayroute Pullover Hoodie ($100; thenorthface.com)
Another highly rated hoodie, this pullover will keep you warm when there’s a cool breeze in the air with Power Grid fleece and a hood that covers up your neck nice and snug.
Coats and jackets
Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket ($280; thenorthface.com)
Nineties kids will definitely remember this classic two-color jacket you can take from the city streets to a mountain hike. It has the oversize logo you love, 97% positive reviews from shoppers, and water-resistant ripstop fabric and oversized baffles for warmth, so you’ll always stay dry and stylish.
Women’s Shelbe Raschel Hoodie ($149; thenorthface.com)
Available in seven colors and extended sizes, this hooded jacket is wind and water repellent, keeping you warm and dry on your fall adventures.
Men’s Gordon Lyons Shacket ($109; thenorthface.com)
Nothing says fall like a classic barn jacket, and this version from North Face, available in five colorways, has 100% positive reviews from shoppers. Reinforced patches on the back of the arms add durability and pockets add extra storage.
Men’s Allproof Stretch Jacket ($149; thenorthface.com)
This water- and windproof jacket is made with a material that has built-in stretch, making it not only stylish — in four neutral colors — but extremely functional.
Men’s Apex Canyonwall Eco Vest ($79; thenorthface.com)
Clearly, this vest gives major “startup guy” vibes, but the reality is you see the simple, classic vests on a lot of people because they’re the perfect transitional piece. Available in three muted colors and extended sizes, the Eco Vest features lots of pockets and protection against the wind.
Men’s Class V Pullover ($89; thenorthface.com)
Everyone can use a casual, water-repellent jacket, and this stylish version will keep you dry wherever you are, as it folds up tight for easy packing. Available in yellow, green and black, this jacket will have you ready for your next adventure.
Hoodies and sweatshirts
Women’s Half Dome Pullover Hoodie ($55; thenorthface.com)
We love throwing on a hoodie in the fall, and this classic logo hoodie will look great paired with shorts on a cool evening or with joggers when the weather turns cooler. Available in six colors, the hoodie comes with a kangaroo pocket on the front.
Women’s Canyonlands Pullover Crop ($85; thenorthface.com)
This modern styled version of the classic hoodie is made from a smooth-faced fleece and available in six colors. The midweight pullover has a reverse coil zip pocket on the front and a city cut that keeps it looking chic.
Men’s Coordinates Pullover Hoodie ($65; thenorthface.com)
A slightly tweaked version of the classic North Face hoodie, this version comes in five neutral and jewel-tone colors and has the relaxed style of the original. The update? A message overlaying the logo about exploring — it’s a total vibe.
Men’s Canyonlands Hoodie ($89; thenorthface.com)
Available in five fall heathered colorways, this durable midweight hoodie features a full coverage hood and is so soft — meaning it doesn’t sacrifice your ability to move to keep you warm.