Kaia Gerber just wore this $185 jacket, and I put it to the test

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Us actress/model Kaia Gerber arrives for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Kaia Gerber just wore a $185 fleece jacket from Free People. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

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When it comes to comfortable and cozy fashion, model Kaia Gerber has her outfits down to a science. 

Often spotted rocking her signature athleisure-inspired looks while out and about in Los Angeles, she's usually seen wearing her go-to leggings, sports bras and fleeces around town. 

While enjoying a day out on Monday, the 20-year-old model once again turned to the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket to stay warm. 

Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket

Kaia Gerber wore the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in the colour Salt Water. Image via Free People.
Kaia Gerber wore the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in the colour Salt Water. Image via Free People.

$185 CAD/$148 USD at Free People

Gerber rocked the jacket in an off-white shade, and paired it with grey leggings and Nike Free Metcon 4 sneakers for a sporty yet chic fall look. 

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Gerber has been spotted in multiple colours of the fleece jacket over the years (it even found its way into her 7 Days, 7 Looks video for Vogue), making it one of her most-loved styles. 

Kaia Gerber is seen wearing the Free People Hit The Slopes Jacket in July 2021. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)
Kaia Gerber is seen wearing the Free People Hit The Slopes Jacket in July 2021. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

Inspired by Gerber's love for the cozy fleece jacket, I decided to pick one up for myself and see if it lives up to its hype. 

I opted for the oversized fleece jacket in a neon shade of Tropical Pink when I found it in my size secondhand, and here's what I thought. 

First impressions

First off, this fleece jacket is extremely cozy and super soft, making it a perfect choice to bring along while I went on a recent camping and road trip through Prince Edward County. Light enough to keep in my backpack but warm enough to fend off the chilly morning weather, I found myself reaching for it pretty much every day of my trip.

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I was initially worried about the colour being too loud, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hot pink shade added a fun pop to my mostly blue, black and white wardrobe. I may have gotten a few funny looks from people on the street, but I also received my fair share of compliments from others who were a fan of the jacket’s vibrant pink shade.

Wearing the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in Tropical Pink on vacation.
Wearing the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in Tropical Pink on vacation.

It was also a functional choice to have with me while out and about, since the jacket has so many convenient pockets. The zippered front pockets were big enough to hold my cell phone, wallet, keys and sunglasses without worrying that they would fall out, while the smaller chest pocket is perfectly sized to store a face mask.

What others are saying

In addition to being a hit among celebrities, the Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket is also a favourite among Free People shoppers. So far, it’s earned a 4.5-star rating from more than 130 customer reviews and counting.

“This is the most comfortable thing I’ve ever owned! Big plus that it’s so easy to style and the colour is just so beautiful! Particularly in love with all those pockets,” raved one reviewer.

“I love this jacket, but was secretly hoping I wouldn’t so I could return it. Once I tried it, I couldn’t give it up. It’s light with lots of pockets, and just the right length for higher waisted pants,” shared another.

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Many shoppers have noted that this jacket does run slightly large, so if you prefer a more fitted look, you’ll want to size down before you buy.

“Obsessed with this jacket. I wasn't sure what size to get (S or M), I am 5'7" 135 pounds, and decided to go with the small. The medium looked great as well, but a little too oversized as the jacket's style is already oversized,” revealed one reviewer.

I’d agree with the reviews that you can definitely get away with a size down, as I purchased my jacket in an XS rather than my usual size small and was still able to layer it over a sweatshirt if needed. 

Since this jacket comes in so many different colours and patterns, you can pretty much find one to suit any style — just in time for fall.

Printed Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket

Printed Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket. Image via Free People.
Printed Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket. Image via Free People.

SHOP IT: Free People, $210 CAD/$168 USD

Hit The Slopes Colorblock Jacket

Hit The Slopes Colorblock Jacket. Image via Free People.
Hit The Slopes Colorblock Jacket. Image via Free People.

SHOP IT: Free People, $185 CAD/$148 USD

Hit The Slopes Colorblock Pullover

Hit The Slopes Colorblock Pullover. Image via Free People.
Hit The Slopes Colorblock Pullover. Image via Free People.

SHOP IT: Free People, $160 CAD/$128 USD

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