April 16, 2024

The Best Shearling Fleece Pullovers Under $40

The Best Shearling Fleece Pullovers Under $40

I have a shearling pullover that I wear almost every day, especially when I work from home. You could also call it a teddy bear fleece: it’s lightweight, warm, and as soft as can be. The best way that I can describe this pullover’s deliciousness is that wearing it feels like being wrapped up in an actual cloud. My only regret is that I paid $60 for this top at a retailer that shall remain unnamed. It was an impulse buy, but now I know that I could have gotten the same exact thing at Amazon for about half the price.


Amazon has an armoire’s worth of shearling fleece pullovers just like mine in similar styles, each with small variations. My fleece feels unimaginably soft, and Amazon shoppers sound just like me when describing these picks — which, by the way, all bear the same 100 percent polyester construction — although some even contain a touch of spandex for extra stretch (and I didn’t think it could get any better!). 


Shearling pullovers are so versatile, too. Is it a jacket? Is it a sweatshirt? Is it a standalone top? The truth is that it can be all three, and I’ve even worn my fleece over a Spanx bodycon maxi dress (another travel wardrobe must) and paired it with tennis shoes for a casual yet feminine strolling-around-town look. I’m serious when I say that a shearling pullover will become one of the most treasured items in your suitcase. It’s a bit of comfort from home, kind of like the wardrobe equivalent of a security blanket. A touch dramatic, you say? Just wait till you sink into one of these under-$40 picks.



Zesica Women’s Long-Sleeve Fleece Sweatshirt

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I love this shearling top because, unlike mine, the hem comes down past your butt, which means that you can un-self-consciously pair it with leggings (the Holy Grail characteristic of sweatshirts, in my opinion). It’s a super-soft polyester-spandex blend that comes in 14 colors, many of them being neutrals that go with everything. “I love the slightly off white color and plushness of this,” one shopper wrote, noting that “our new puppy loves being cuddled while I’m wearing it too”. If even a puppy finds this pullover cozy, you know that you’ve got a winner.



Kirundo Women’s Fuzzy Fleece Sweatshirt

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This one actually reminds me a lot of my own teddy bear fleece, which I have in this exact brown hue (but this pullover by Kirundo comes in 16 other colors, too). The neckline is different though, and I love it: it’s an asymmetrical lapel collar and zips up high to keep the drafts out — and make you look extra chic. Elasticized details on the wrists and waist give it a cool sweatshirt vibe, too. “Holy guacamole, this pullover is awesome! [It’s the] softest material ever with a nice medium thickness,” wrote one of its thousands of five-star reviewers. “I honestly haven’t taken this off in two days.”



ReachMe Women’s Shearling Pullover

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The drawstring detail is what makes this fuzzy, half-zip fleece stand out. It has a kind of thick shoelace-like pull to adjust the size of the hood, making it perfect for windy destinations or evenings so exceptionally chilly that you feel like your ears are going to freeze off. The oversized top has generous length, too, and comes in more than 40 colors and patterns, from solid gray to red-and-black lumberjack plaid.



Aqothes Women’s Fleece Pullover

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A satin-y lining around the zipper and pockets lend a bit of visual interest to this everyday fleece that comes in 13 colors. The Aqothes top hits right at the waist, so it’s perfect to wear with jeans or cargo pants — and yes, reviewers assure that it passes the cozy test. “I bought this for a girls’ trip to Crater Lake and just wanted something warm and fuzzy to lounge around in. This was perfect; super soft and cuddly. I love it,” testified one shopper. Just remember to air-dry this one when it comes out of the washing machine.



Onlypuff Women’s Fleece Pullover

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Sometimes you can just look at an item of clothing and know that it’s going to be one of the most comfortable things that you’ve ever worn, and that’s how I’d describe this shearling hoodie by Onlypuff — especially in this decadent chocolate brown (it comes in dozens of other colors, too). But don’t just take it from me; one reviewer had this to say about the hooded piece of perfection: “This washes and wears so well. I live in this. I actually had to buy a white one because I was needing to wear something while this one was washing. It is honestly the only thing that kept me warm in the winter and I would even sleep in it at night.”



Cocoleggings Shearling Pullover

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This half-zip fleece has a lot of the features that we love, including a drawstring hood, pockets, and a supreme cozy shearling-like material. But it also has a major selling point that’s practically impossible to pass up: it’s on sale for less than $10. With almost 4,000 five-star ratings, this Cocoleggings pullover is a sure bet. “[This is the] comfiest giant fuzzy sweater you could ever ask for. I get mine a little big [because] I like to cuddle up in it around the house,” wrote a fan, who called the pullover “sweater heaven.”



Panadila Women’s Half-Zip Shearling Fleece Pullover

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If you’ve got a pulse on the latest TikTok fashion trends, you know that sporty fleece pullovers are all the rage. Hop on the bandwagon with Amazon’s newest arrival, which has impressively already reached best-seller status. The classic half-zip pullover silhouette is upgraded with modern-meets-vintage details like the color-blocking seam outlines and cuffs, round-stitched side pockets, and drawstring closures at the hem. Trust me, you’ll be the coziest and most stylish traveler in the airport in this one.



Zesica Women’s Plaid Fleece Sweatshirt

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What makes this Zesica fleece unique is the jumbo plaid pattern — it comes in a dozen colorways, from green and blue to pink and white. I challenge you to find a cozier and more appropriate shearling to wear on your next spring hike. Make sure to clip the on-site coupon to get it for an extra 20 percent off, a discount that brings its price down to $38. “This could easily be that sweater that you live in for the next decade until it’s rags falling off you and your spouse is begging for you to get a new one,” joked a shopper. “It’s ridiculously comfortable.”



Runcati Men’s Fuzzy Shearling Pullover Hoodie

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Turn heads in this dual-colored fuzzy pullover from Amazon-loved brand Runcati. Perfectly oversized and oh-so snuggly, the fleece hoodie will keep you warm and looking fresh with its fluffy material, and you’ll be grateful for its spacious kangaroo pocket when you’re using it to hold your smartphone, headphones, and portable charger as you’re boarding your flight. Take it from this reviewer: “The softness and warmth of this hoodie are unparalleled. It feels like wearing a cozy blanket while still looking stylish.”



Zaful Men’s Quarter-Zip Fleece Shearling Pullover Sweatshirt

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If solid hues aren’t your thing, make sure to check out this printed (and newly-added) half-zip. The relaxed fit ensures comfort during any activity, plus the added benefit of being able to layer long-sleeve shirts underneath for extra warmth if you’re wearing it as a jacket. Its stocked with a convenient front pocket to stash your essentials on the go, and also comes in a solid beige-brown hue and cool white-green-yellow combo.



Chouyatou Men’s Printed Quarter-Zip Fuzzy Shearling Pullover

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Say hello to your new, everyday hoodie. Offering the perfect blend between loose-fitting and structured, this pullover wraps you in instant warmth and even has a front pocket to keep your hands warm and your must-haves close. You won’t regret stashing this in your personal bag for your next flight, especially when the cabin air conditioning kicks in because, according to one shopper, “the magic lies” inside: “It is double-lined with an extremely soft and cozy fabric which also makes the hoodie very warm.” They also noted that the recipient of this sweater “hasn’t worn a coat yet this winter in 35 degree Fahrenheit weather and has opted for this instead.”



Mainfini Men’s Fuzzy Shearling Pullover Button Up Sweater

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Despite being new to Amazon’s repertoire of sweater offerings, the Mainfini Shearling Pullover is already a big hit among shoppers for its “super soft” construction. Available in nine versatile colors, it makes a great travel companion for fans of oversized sweatshirts that also serve up some style points. The large buttons on the front and rounded neckline give it extra flair, making it dress code-appropriate for a variety of events and occasions. But of course, it’s best suited for comfy nights in on the couch.


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