The Men's Covert Cardigan by Arcteryx is constructed with Polartec Thermal Pro, which provides excellent warmth and moisture management. This award-winning fleece jacket lives up to its name with its functional design, bringing comfort and performance whether it's during a tough climb or a cold damp day in the city. This high-end fleece is super-stylish and will easily become one of your favorites when the fast-dry-when-wet capabilities come in to play. Laminated zippers on the sleeve and two hand pockets help keep your hands warm and your pockets dry, and the gusseted underarms add strength to this garment and allow for a better range of motion. This garment may have been tested with a walk in the freezer while doing the YMCA, but it's questionable.
DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Covert Cardigan
Ordered this for my reward points. Good breathability, warm and good fit. I wear it alot in every day life, as well as a layer when doing telemark in the slopes. It seems to be some sort of knitted fleece, with polar tec braning. Only minus is that it easily gets charged with static electricity in dry air (indoor use during winter).
This sweater is very light and quite warm. I'd say it is a little warmer than my Delta AR. I bought it on sale (25% off) and don't regret it. I love arcteryx, but I might have a hard time paying full price for this one. It's not wind resistant, but it doesn't claim to be. This jacket is definitely soft and comfy. I really like the tungsten color. I'm 5' 10" 155 lbs and I bought a small. I wish it were about an inch longer, but I probably have a slightly longer torso than average for my height. Other than that, it fits perfectly, and I think a medium would be way too big.
Got this and immediately felt like that duke in the Sound of Music. Wanted to sing Austrian folk tunes while climbing the alps. Weird how it is so fashionable and yet functional, a rare synthesis with all the boring technical stuff out there in outlandish or super dull mud colors. Sleeves are long in a good way, and the XL gave me layering options, I like to go big.. You never know when you have to get layered. Goodbye Dale ski sweater, hello "covert" sweater.
"Little short but overall a quality piece!"
Arcteryx has done it again and has produced another winner. This fleece is top quality as all Arcteryx jackets seems to be. Very warm...yet breathable...just like they advertise. The polartec they use for this top is top notch in my book. So soft yet durable. My only complaint...and it is a relatively minor one is the length. It's just a tad short for my taste. The apache series makes up for this one flaw, if you will. So Arcteryx has their bases covered and offers us both. Kudos to them! Another fantastic product.
THIS ARCTERYX HIGH TECH POLARTEC FABRIC RENDERS A LIGHT WEIGHT YET WARM AND COMFORTABLE TOP! I'M 5'10" 170LBS AND A MEDIUM IS PERFECT! I HAVE IT IN THE 'WOODSMOKE' AND 'LT.CARBIDE' WHICH IS LIKE AN OATMEAL COLOR WHICH I LIKE MOST. GREAT PURCHASE! GET ONE OR A FEW!
I'm 5'10", 175. Ordered the medium. Fit is good as is most arcteryx products. Length in arms is just right. Tailored all around. Fleece is nice. Better that what you find in mass produced equivalents. It's pretty much a fashion sweater, but it looks great. Yeah the price is high. But if youre gonna use it the cost will be offset.
This thing is awesome. It's a good athletic cut that makes it great for a baselayer under a hard shell. The fleece is cool too. On the outside it's like a woven wool but nice and fleecy (is that a word?) on the inside. Highly recommend.
I purchased this as an insulating layer for cross country skiing and have found it to be a warm and quickly drying layer. It is made with the outstanding attention to detail that Arc'teryx is well known for and is true to size (for me). I have also worn it as a jacket on cool mornings and evenings and now find myself grabbing it more and more to use as a jacket. Although it is made in China it is as well made as any of the Canadian Arc'teryx products I have owned. In my opinion this is due to Arc'teryx's outstanding quality control. If you need a good insulating layer for cold temperatures or a nice jacket for cool to cold weather I would recommend this cardigan.
Got this a few weeks ago and its sweet. really warm and snuggly and i've fallen asleep standing up just from wearing it. remarkable wind stoppage for the material, but then again, arcteryx is the bees knees of fashion and warmth