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.
This product is meticulously crafted. The cut of the garment is well thought out, giving it a tailored appearance. All seams are double stitched for extra strength. The laminated zippers are durable and enhance the appearance of this cardigan. The sleeve pocket is useful for tickets, keys and accessories. The cut of this garment provides a relaxed fit which is perfect for hiking, climbing, skiing and other outdoor activities. Extra give in the elasticity of the fabric allows for easy movement. Soft fleece on the interior provides a cozy, comfortable feel. During cool temperatures, this cardigan may well serve as an outer layer. When it's cold outside, it adds extra warmth as a middle layer. I have used my Arcteryx Covert Cardigan for several years now and would't part with it. When I'm not sure what the weather will be, I bring it along anyway, to keep me warm if it turns cold. I would highly recommend this garment for anyone who is into the outdoors. Quality is the word!
I replaced my old fleece with this one. It's a good weight for the morning dog walks. It turns water well enough but I wouldn't wear it as a rain coat. The sleeve pocket is a bit small. Can't quite get my phone in it. Had to go back to my Ipod mini or put my phone in the lower pocket. It holds my id and credit card fine though.
This bad boy is super warm, yet stylish. My only complaint are the neon green zipper ties (removable). Very light material that is easy to wear and ultra durable. I cut wood, hike, and work in the office in this jacket, and I'm always toasty. Love it. I'm going to buy another before Arcteryx quits making them.
I have had this piece for an year now. I bought this cardigan in a sale and so think it is worth every penny. But I wouldn't pay the full price for this cardigan. This cardigan isn't windproof though. Love the side pocket. Looks very stylish. Buy it if you find it in a sale..
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!