I have been searching for a heavy weight fleece for awhile, and recently purchased the LL Bean Sweater Fleece Pullover in coral. The color is more of a light, heathered red, and I love the retro LL Bean logo on it. It’s been my go-to item and will help get me through the rest of winter. I rounded up my favorite fleeces below:
The LL Bean one is my favorite, but the Land’s End ones are lightweight and super warm. I know the Patagonia one is comparable to the LL Bean fleece, and although I don’t own one, the Shep Shirt is always the most stylish and transitions to spring/summer seamlessly.
We had about a foot of snow last week in Michigan, which means it’s deep enough to snowshoe. I started snowshoeing a few years ago when I wanted to find an outdoor activity that would make me look forward to it snowing. I enjoy hiking trails so I knew snowshoeing would be a safe bet. I’m always surprised how great of a workout snowshowing is since it’s simply walking on top of snow, but it works up enough of a sweat to forgo my puffy coat and rely on my fleece.
As far as snowshoes concern, wood ones are more expensive, but last a long time if taken care of properly. I opted for the metal ones to start out with because they grip a little better on more shallow areas as well as ice, and they’re lighter than their wooden counterparts. This pair is similar to mine and mine are the 21″ – I’d recommend them to start out with.