The North Face Khumbu is the most basic and one of the least expensive women's fleece jacket in this review, so if you are in the market for something simple without a lot of extra features, this is a perfect choice. It makes a very warm mid-layer, but is not the most breathable jacket and is not meant to be wind-resistant.
It has minimal features, but is warm and functional for half the price of most other fleece jackets. If you want something that is more breathable, go for the Patagonia R2 - Women's. If you are looking for something to wear around town with a little more style and a tailored fit, check out the Marmot Flair Hoody. Or the North Face Windwall is a wind-resistant jacket in a similar price range. If you can only afford one fleece, we suggest the Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody - Women's.