Top Plus Size Cool Weather Walking Shirts and Outerwear

Layering is essential to stay both warm and dry, but not hot and sweaty, when walking in cooler weather. From the base, you need a shirt that will draw away any moisture, a jacket or vest to insulate and cut the wind, and a waterproof layer if you are in a wet climate.

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Woman Within Plus Size Half-Zip Microfleece Sweatshirt

Woman Within Plus Size Half-Zip Microfleece Sweatshirt
Woman Within Plus Size Half-Zip Microfleece Sweatshirt. Courtesy of Amazon.com

My favorite winter layer is a microfleece zip top. This cozy polyester microfleece will also wick away moisture, so you can layer it for winter walking as well as relaxing around the fire afterward. It zips up to a mock turtleneck to keep you warm. It is inexpensive and comes in sizes from medium to 5X.

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Columbia Arcadia Plus Size Rain Jacket

Columbia Acadia Jacket
Columbia Acadia Jacket. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

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A waterproof, breathable jacket is a walking essential for cooler, wetter times of the year. This Columbia jacket is good for layering. On colder days, add a microfleece vest under it. It comes in plus sizes 1X-3X.

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Woman Within Plus Size Thermal Knit Sweatshirt

Woman Within Plus Size Thermal Knit Sweatshirt
Woman Within Plus Size Thermal Knit Sweatshirt. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Layer this long-sleeved sweatshirt under your jacket for winter walking. It is finely ribbed to keep you warm. It's made of a cotton/polyester blend that is better for warmth and wicking that all-cotton fabric. This is an inexpensive item. It comes in sizes Medium Plus to 5X in a great selection of colors, so you can stock up.

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Columbia Women's Plus-Size Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece Jacket

Columbia Women's Plus-Size Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece Jacket
Columbia Women's Plus-Size Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece Jacket. Courtesy of Amazon

I love a fleece jacket for my insulating layer on cold walking days. This jacket is made from stretch polyester fleece. It has a zip security pocket on the left hip, suitable for your phone and keys. It comes in sizes 1X to 3X and a variety of great colors.

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Cuddl Duds ClimateSmart Long Sleeve Crew Shirt

Cuddl Duds Climatesmart Long Sleeve Crew Shirt
Cuddl Duds Climatesmart Long Sleeve Crew Shirt. Courtesy of Amazon

This top is made with ClimateSmart fabric, which provides a great base layer to transport moisture away from your skin to the outer surface of the garment where it can quickly evaporate. Available in 1X and 2X sizes and v-neck and crew neck styles.

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Columbia Sportswear Women's Plus Optic Got It Hooded Fleece Jacket

Columbia Sportswear Women's Plus Optic Got It Hooded Fleece Jacket
Columbia Sportswear Women's Plus Optic Got It Hooded Fleece Jacket. Courtesy of Amazon

This hooded polyester fleece/elastane jacket is great for walking. You can wear it by itself on dry days or layer it under a waterproof shell. The sleeves have thumb holes to keep your hands warm. It has zippered hand pockets.

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North Face Venture

North Face Venture Jacket
North Face Venture Jacket. Courtesy of Amazon

This windproof/waterproof/breathable jacket comes in a wide variety of colors and in sizes up to XXXL. It has sealed seams to keep out the rain and a storm flap over the front zipper. There are pit zips so you can let the air in. It has zippered hand pockets. Keep your head dry with the adjustable hood.

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JunoActive PerfectSport™ Fleece Mockneck 1/2 Zip Jacket

PerfectSport Fleece Mockneck 1/2 Zip Jacket
JunoActive PerfectSport Fleece Mockneck 1/2 Zip Jacket. JunoActive

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This cozy fleece half zip works great as an insulating layer or an outer layer on dry days. It has a vest pocket for your phone or essentials and thumbholes to keep your hands warm. It comes in sizes 1X to 6X and three colors.

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JunoActive Sport Bra

JunoActive Sport Bra
JunoActive Sport Bra. JunoActive by Junonia

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Underneath it all you need a sports bra that can help support and wick away moisture. This double layer sports bra can do double duty. Plus sizes 0X-6X.

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