13 Best Fleece & Flannel Lined Shirt Jackets [Insulated for Warmth]


Fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets are perfect for those spring and fall days that turn unexpectedly cold, and also act as perfect layering pieces under a winter jacket. This list conations both flannel and fleece lined shirt jackets, and it also includes insulated shirt jackets that use synthetic insulation for warmth.

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These are my choices for the best insulated shirt jackets:

  1. Legendary Whitetails Camp Night Berber Lined Flannel Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  2. Wrangler Authentics Men’s Sherpa Fleece Lined Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  3. Filson Snap-Front Fleece Lined Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  4. LL Bean Men’s Maine Wool Guide Shirt with PrimaLoft (click here to view)
  5. Patagonia Men’s Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket (click here to view)
  6. Legendary Whitetails Men’s Maplewood Flannel Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  7. CQR Men’s Flannel Lined Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  8. Wrangler Authentics Men’s Denim Sherpa Fleece Lined Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  9. Legendary Whitetails Woodsman Heavyweight Quilted Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  10. Backpacker Men’s Flannel Quilt-Lined Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  11. *Women’s* Dickies Quilted Flannel Shirt Jacket (click here to view)
  12. *Women’s* Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket (click here to view)
  13. *Women’s* ThCreasa Sherpa Lined Flannel Shirt Jacket (click here to view)

I like to wear the Legendary Whitetails Berber Fleece Lined Shirt Jacket on cooler days because that Berber lining provides more warmth, in my opinion, than standard shirt jackets. The lining is incredibly comfortable against the skin, and the jacket is hooded for additional warmth. Here’s a look at mine:

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Another thing I like about this Legendary Whitetails jacket is it has a snap-button front, which makes it much easier to wear than a jacket with traditional buttons. No, this jacket can’t take on extreme temperatures, but I think it is one of the warmest shirt jackets I’ve ever worn, and it even keeps me warm on mild winter days.

Choosing between fleece, flannel, and other types of insulation may seem confusing. In my experience, fleece lining is a bit warmer than flannel lining, but all lined shirt jackets provide a similar amount of warmth. They can’t take on a brutally cold winter day, but they can handle cool fall and spring days perfectly.

Some of these shirt jackets will use synthetic insulation. For example, the Legendary Whitetails Maplewood Insulated Shirt Jacket uses 130 grams of Poly-Fil as insulation. This type of insulation is nice because it is very good at trapping heat, but is also non-bulky and lightweight. For example, my size medium measured at only 1.52mm thick and weighs only 2.06 pounds, but still provides nice warmth.

Here’s a look at mine:

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Overall, this type of lining feels more like a traditional jacket, and I like the feeling of the first Legendary Whitetails jacket a bit more, because I like Berber fleece. But I like both of these jackets and they provide similar warmth that can, in my opinion, handle even mild winter days.

In this article let’s take a closer look at the best insulated fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets so you can find an option that fits your needs. Let’s also discuss several things to consider when buying these fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets.

Best Insulated Flannel & Fleece Lined Shirt Jackets

Legendary Whitetails Men’s Camp Night Berber Lined Hooded Flannel Shirt Jacket

Legendary Whitetails is a great brand to consider if you are looking for a shirt jacket to wear. They make mostly outdoor casual gear, and these shirt jackets are very popular and can function as a hooded work jacket or simply as a casual jacket.

Here I am wearing my Legendary Whitetails Men’s Camp Night fleece lined shirt jacket:

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This is the current price of this Legendary Whitetails insulated shirt jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). Here’s what you need to know about this jacket:

  • Style – This is one of the few lined shirt jackets on the market that also has a built-in hood (we cover another hooded option next). This shirt jacket blends in easily as a casual jacket you can keep by the door and wear practically anywhere. Here is mine:
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  • Type of Lining – Soft, thick, 100% Berber lines the inside of this cotton flannel jacket while fleece lines the hood. This jacket also uses Poly-fil insulation for added warmth. This jacket keeps me warm on cool spring and fall days, and even some winter days. No, it’s not warm enough to take on extreme temperatures, but it is quite warm for a shirt jacket.
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  • Non Bulky – This jacket, despite providing nice warmth, is not too bulky or too heavy. My size medium weighs 2.11 pounds and the body of the jacket measures at 1.72mm in thickness.
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  • Design – This jacket does have hand-warmer side pockets. It also has two chest pockets that are perfect for stashing essentials. Reinforced elbow patches help this jacket stand up against the great outdoors and give it a unique rugged casual style. This jacket has a snap button front which makes it easy to get on and off.

I love this jacket. The Berber fleece lining is very warm, and in my experience, this fleece is a bit warmer to wear than a flannel lined shirt jacket. This jacket blends in nicely with jeans and a t-shirt and is a jacket I can leave by the door during the spring and fall and wear practically anywhere.

Click here to buy of this Legendary Whitetails fleece lined shirt jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). In my experience, this jacket fits true to size. It is machine washable.

Wrangler Authentics Men’s Sherpa Lined Shirt Jacket

Wrangler is a well-known name for both casual and work apparel, and they have a very popular sherpa lined flannel shirt jacket. Here’s what it looks like (multiple colors available):

This is the current price of this Wrangler Sherpa fleece lined shirt jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). Here’s what you need to know about this jacket:

  • Material – This jacket is made with a mid-weight, 100% brushed cotton flannel shell. The lining is made with 100% polyester Sherpa lining that will provide nice warmth on cool fall and spring days. The sleeves are quilt lined so that they are easy to slip on and off.
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  • Design – This jacket has two hand-warmer pockets and two chest pockets. It has a traditional button-front design (it does not use snap buttons). This jacket is not hooded and is design like a traditional shirt jacket:
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  • Size – I found this jacket to fit true to size, but it does have a relaxed, roomy cut through the shoulders. Here is my size medium Wrangler fleece lined shirt jacket compared to a size medium Hanes t-shirt:
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  • Weight Specs – My size medium Wrangler shirt jacket weighs 1.27 pounds. Obviously, it weighs a bit less than the Legendary Whitetails shirt jacket from above since this jacket does not have a hood. This jacket measured at 1.55mm thick.
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This shirt jacket is warm, but it is best for cool spring and fall weather, or as a layer for winter under your work jacket. This jacket has a traditional shirt jacket design, without an attached hood. If you want a shirt jacket without hood, but prefer a flannel lined shirt jacket instead, then I would recommend this flannel lined shirt jacket by CQR (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com).

Click here to buy this Wrangler Sherpa fleece lined shirt jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). Again, in my experience this fits true to size. This jacket is machine washable.


Legendary Whitetails Men’s Maplewood Hooded Zip Flannel Shirt Jacket

This is another Legendary Whitetails shirt jacket that I own. This insulated shirt jacket is a bit different than the Legendary Whitetails Berber fleece lined shirt jacket we discussed at the top because this jacket uses just synthetic Poly-Fil insulation to line the jacket. This type of insulation is good at trapping heat without being heavy or bulky.

Here’s what the Legendary Whitetails Men’s Maplewood Hooded Flannel Shirt Jacket looks like:

This is the current price of this Legendary Whitetails zip up shirt jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). Here’s what you need to know about this jacket:

  • Material – This 100% cotton yarn-dyed flannel hooded jacket features a quilted satin-lined body, which allows for easy on and off. The hood is made of a double-lined fleece.
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  • Closure – There is a zippered entry placket as well as a button closure sure to keep the warm in and the cold out. This is one of the few flannel jackets that have both a zip and button front.
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  • Insulation – This insulated shirt jacket is very warm for a shirt jacket. I use it even on some colder days. No, it won’t replace a heavyweight winter jacket, but for a shirt jacket, it is quite warm. The body is filled with 130 grams of Poly-fil insulation for additional warmth.
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  • Non Bulky – One thing I love about using this type of insulation is it provides warmth without being bulky. Fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets are also non-bulky, but in my experience, this type of synthetic insulation is usually even thinner. As you can see below, the body of my jacket measures at only 1.52mm in thickness. Overall, my size medium weighs only 2.06 pounds:
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  • Pockets – Two chest pockets allow for storage of a cell phone or wallet while side hand-warming pockets make blustery days more bearable. A slot on the left chest pocket ensures that pencils and pens stay put.

Just like the first Legendary Whitetails Berber Lined Jacket, this Maplewood jacket is one of the warmest shirt jackets I have tried. The big difference here is this jacket has a zip-front which might make it easier to take on and off for those of you who hate wrestling with buttons.

No, this won’t be a jacket that can handle sub-zero winter environments, but depending on your own personal comfort level, you may be able to use this jacket on certain winter days as well.

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Ultimately, how active you are on the job, and how you personally handle the cold, will determine how suitable this jacket is for you in winter. Like most shirt jackets, this jacket has that unique versatility that allows it to fit in both casually and on the job.

Click here to buy this Legendary Whitetails flannel hooded jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). This jacket is machine washable.


Other Insulated Shirt Jackets to Consider

  • Filson Snap-Front Fleece Lined Shirt Jacket – This Filson fleece lined jacket will be a great option if you need something a little bit more durable than flannel. This shirt jacket uses 10-ounce cotton canvas as the outer shell fabric to provide some toughness. It is lined with warm 7-ounce fleece and features snap-buttons, which might make it easier for you especially if you wear gloves while you work. Click here to view this Filson fleece lined shirt jacket (affiliate link takes you to filson.com).
  • LL Bean Men’s Maine Wool Guide Shirt with PrimaLoft – Looking for an insulated wool shirt jacket? This LL Bean Maine Wool Guide Shirt has a quilt lining with Primaloft insulation to help keep you warm. Like other synthetic insulations, PrimaLoft is good at trapping heat, but non-bulky and lightweight. This jacket has a traditional design with a button front and two flap-close chest pockets. Click here to view this LL Bean men’s wool guide shirt jacket (affiliate link takes you to llbean.com).
  • CQR Men’s Flannel Lined Shirt Jacket – If you prefer a flannel lining over a fleece lining, this CQR shirt jacket will be a nice option. Another thing that makes this shirt jacket unique is it has a faux suede outer shell, which gives it a rugged casual look. This shirt has a snap-button front with two snap-close chest pockets. Click here to view this CQR flannel lined shirt jacket (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com).
  • Women’s Dickies Quilted Flannel Shirt Jacket – This Dickies women’s insulated shirt jacket has a quilted exterior made of brushed flannel and is jersey lined for warmth. It features a snap-button front with two chest pockets and two hand-warmer pockets. Rounded hem provides coverage below the waist. Click here to view this Dickies women’s insulated shirt jacket available at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com).

5 Things to Consider When Buying Fleece & Flannel Lined Shirt Jackets

Warmth

Yes, both fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets are warm, but which is warmer? Obviously there is more than can impact the warmth of a jacket besides the lining, but in my experience, fleece is better at trapping heat than flannel. But both are capable of keeping you warm on cool fall and spring days. I think the Legendary Whitetails Berber Fleece Lined Plaid Shirt Jacket is warmer than most all shirt jacket I have tried.

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If you are looking for a warm shirt jacket to use for winter temperatures, choosing an insulated shirt jacket that uses synthetic insulation is another good option. For example, the LL Bean Men’s Maine Guide Shirt Jacket on our list uses Primaloft as insulation. If you prefer Sherpa fleece as your lining, then visit our article about the best Sherpa lined shirt jackets.

Hood

Another way to add warmth to your flannel or fleece lined shirt jacket is to buy a shirt jacket that has an attached hood. As I mentioned earlier in the article, I own two different types of Legendary Whitetails hooded insulated shirt jackets.

These types of hooded shirt jackets are especially nice to layer under a winter jacket if your winter jacket doesn’t have a hood, that way the shirt jacket hood can give you extra protection against the elements. To read about more options, visit our article about the hooded shirt jackets.

Pockets

Almost all fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets come with hand-warmer pockets and dual chest pockets for storage. The two chest pockets give you a nice place to store small essentials like your phone, tools, or your glasses. If you choose the L.L. Bean wool insulated shirt jacket on our list, please be aware that it does not come with handwarmer pockets.

Durability

Yes, these types of shirt jackets make for great casual jackets (if you are looking for more casual options, visit our article about the best corduroy shirt jackets). But will you be using this fleece or flannel lined shirt jacket for work? If so, would you be interested in something more durable? These insulated shirt jackets often have soft outer shell fabrics which, yes, are very comfortable, but aren’t abrasion resistant.

If you need something durable, canvas shirt jackets are made with durable cotton canvas outer shell fabric that is more abrasion-resistant than other materials. The Filson fleece lined shirt jacket on our list is made with a durable canvas outer shell fabric. Click here to view this Filson insulated shirt jacket (affiliate link takes you to Filson.com). To read more, visit our article about the best canvas shirt jackets.

I also like to wear the Filson Hyder Jacket which uses a durable, quilted outer shell fabric. To read more, visit my article about the best quilted shirt jackets.

Button vs Zip Shirt Jacket

Most fleece and flannel lined shirt jackets have a button-front design, but there are exceptions. For example, LL Bean offers their popular Maine Wool Guide Shirt Jacket in a zip-front version. Click here to view this LL Bean zip-front wool shirt jacket (affiliate link takes you to llbean.com). If you want more zip-front options, visit our article about the best zip up shirt jackets.

If you frequently use work gloves, finding an insulated shirt jacket that uses snap buttons may be best. Snap buttons are much easier to open and close while wearing gloves. The Filson fleece lined shirt jacket on our list uses snap buttons.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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