PenfieldCarson Fleece Jacket - Women's

A fall and winter essential.

There's nothing better than a cozy fleece jacket on a crisp fall day, and the Penfield Women's Carson Fleece Jacket is that fleece. Its pile fleece fabric is warm, comfortable, and has a rustic feel that will complement your favorite jeans and flannel shirt nicely. The hood and shoulders are reinforced with nylon for added durability, and the two hand and chest pockets give your hands and phone a cozy home on those chilly fall days.

  • Pile fleece
  • Nylon overlays
  • Mesh lining
  • Regular fit
  • Attached hood
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I love this jacket, I get complements on it everywhere I go. As the other reviews mentioned, the fleece is rough, but it's supposed to be. With the mesh lining, it makes it super comfortable and cozy and great for everyday wear.

Great Fall Jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

I absolutely LOVE my Carson! This is for sure going to be my go to jacket this Fall. I agree with the other reviewers that the fleece is not the softest but this is honestly exactly what I was looking for. I see this as more of a jacket versus to cozy fleece to wear inside. It reminds me of a fresher take on the Patagonia Retro-X jacket. It does run a little on the smaller side but I decided to still keep the size that I ordered. For reference, I am typically a Small in Patagonia.

Perfect for Crisp Texas Mornings

  • Size Bought: XL

I love this jacket! I'm actually tempted to order another one in a different color just b/c I think I will end up wearing it that much here. Our Winters tend to run the gamut from 30 degree mornings to winds that even if it's 50, it feels like 42. I'm outside a good deal doing chores or running my dogs and this is my go to jacket for that. I'm busty so went with the XL and it fits comfortably.
I'm certain to pack it for when I travel to the Pacific Northwest or to New England in the Spring & Fall.

Thanks! Fashionable at a good price.
Love it.

Too heavy and square for me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: small

I had hoped this would be a good alternative for my TNF Denali fleece, which I wear to climb and hike. Unfortunately, I found that this Penfield fleece did not suit me. I found the proportions to be off for my frame, the arms were a bit short, and while I expected a boxy cut (like the Denali fleece) this one was somehow less flattering. Most importantly, this fleece is heavy and would not pack well. I don't know if it's the hardware, the liner, or the overall fleece fabric, but I found this jacket to be much too dense for me. I couldn't imagine trying to climb in it. For someone who doesn't need to worry about bulk or weight, (e.g. walking the dog, hiking straight from home) this might be a good option.

Not super soft, but it looks good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

I bought this for my wife recently, and although she likes the way it looks, it's not quite as cozy as she had hoped. I looks great, and does keep her warm. She's still very happy with it, but it doesn't make the cut for "favorite".