Fleece jackets are a great contribution to layering an outfit. Malinda Chouinaid, the wife of Patagonia founder Ivon Chouinaid, experimented with fleece materials from fleece manufacturer Polartec in the early 1980s. Fleece, made from recycled polyester fibers, is super water repellent and therefore best suited for endurance sports (like skateboarding!) As a second layer of clothing, fleece is ideal for extra padding in cold weather. If you are looking for a very warm fleece material, you should search for a 300 fleece... 300g per square meter of material. A good fleece is insulated and breathable at the same time, and will help you defy the lowest temperatures in style. Soft, warm and cuddly.