How to Get a North Face Fleece for Less

by James McElroy

Don't pay big bucks for a North Face fleece.

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North Face fleeces are not cheap, but people who live an active lifestyle, or just want to look like they do, pay top dollar for their gear. Men's fleeces from North Face ranged from $79 for the Vicente pullover or Salathe jacket, to $199 for the Denali Wind Pro jacket, as of March of 2011. If you want to get a North Face Jacket for less, you are in luck. Not everyone pays full retail for North Face gear.

Step 1

Visit an outlet store. The North Face operates nine factory outlets, from Florida to Oregon. When you go, be sure to research ahead of time what you want and how much you are willing to spend. Sometimes better deals can be had at a retail store with a good sale.

Step 2

Watch retail stores for great bargains on North Face fleeces, at certain times of the year. The North Face sells their apparel at sporting goods stores, outdoors stores and department stores. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is never a bad bet, but February and March are the months when stores start discounting winter apparel, to make way for spring merchandise.

Step 3

Browse online stores. Like their brick-and-mortar cousins, online stores sometimes offer great deals on North Face gear. Go to a retail store and figure out the right size and style, then check for bargains at online retailers.

Step 4

Buy someone else's old North Face fleece at a thrift store or consignment shop. If you check regularly, you may find a like-new fleece at a deep discount.

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About the Author

James McElroy began his journalism career in 2001 and his stories have appeared in newspapers around the world, including "The Columbus Dispatch" and "The Star-Ledger." He studied journalism at the E.W. Scripps Graduate School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.