An affordable, high-loft fleece jacket is hard to find. Free Country’s Crafton Venture Pile Fleece is just the thing you need to ward of the last chilly days spring has to offer. An adjustable hem locks out the cold, and the double-sided pile fleece is crazy soft. Two zippered hand-warmer pockets, a chest pocket and deep interior drop-in pockets give this jacket tons of extra room for gloves, headphones and snacks. This jacket tested out as well as similar jackets twice its price. $35

Author: Jeff Howell is a contributor to Terrain Magazine