The Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody is a mid-weight fleece hooded jacket with some super cool features. The most unique feature is a ninja-like integrated neck gaiter/balaclava that pulls down from the hood. As soon as I saw this mid-layer jacket I thought about how great it would be for biking around town in the fall and even into the winter (and through the winter under another jacket). It is constructed of a four-way stretch fabric that is highly breathable and quick-drying to manage moisture and mobility. The anatomical shaping, articulated elbows and drop back hem will keep you covered as you reach for the handlebars or hike the backcountry. So go out there and do what you do, but look like a ninja while you do it.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody
Polartec Power Stretch fleece with Hardface Technology provides a durable, smooth outer surface that sheds moisture and layers easily
Integrated Phasic AR panel nests inside hood, functions as a balaclava when worn with the hood or a neck gaitor without the hood
Two hand pockets, one chest pocket
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody
Weight: 13.6 oz / 385 g
Polartec Power Stretch fleece with
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"It's a nice looking and fashionable fleece jacket!"
I choose a nighthawk fortrez hoody.It looks great when I ride on my way to the work.I also feel warm when the temperature below 20 degrees centigrade.I can put the mask on to avoid the ash and wind into my mouth and noseIt's still a light and flexable jacket.And I love it!
I'm 6'3", about 220 and the XL fits perfectly (I have pretty wide shoulders). really warm fleece and i love how thin it is- you can easily fit another layer over it. that said, it's not really snug or tight, just trim. the weather here has just taken a turn for the worse (yay winter!) and i've found myself wearing this almost everyday. i'd highly recommend it.
Warmest hood of any fleece tested, stylish, more durable and more wind resistant than most lightweight fleeces, handpockets increase comfort w/o gloves. Cut is not as long as Patagonia R1 Hoody and can come untucked easily, especially if you're around or over 5' 10" tall. No handwarmer pocket can be a drawback for some people but there is enough room in the pocket for your hand and a hand warmer.