Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody
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Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody

Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 29.
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Product Description Item No.   10313345

The Arc'teryx Men's Fortrez Hoody is a fleece zip up for wearing on its own or as a layer while climbing. Midweight with a trim fit, the Polartec® Power Stretch® with Hardface® technology fabric stretches to allow for natural movement while providing warmth. Pull on the ScubaHood™ for under-the-helmet head warmth and then pull on the Phasic™ AR neck gaiter to turn yourself into a ninja. The gaiter will totally warm your face and nose besides making you look incredibly cool while up on the crag.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Fortrez Hoody

  • Polartec Power Stretch fleece with Hardface Technology provides warmth and has a durable, smooth outer surface that sheds moisture and layers easily
  • Trim fit ScubaHood layers easily under a helmet and integrated Phasic AR panel nests inside hood, functions as a balaclava or neck gaiter
  • Zippered hand pockets and one chest pocket keep small essentials accessible and secure
  • No Slip Zip works like a series of speed bumps keeping the main zipper from self-opening
  • Trim fitting lower hem for better weather sealing
  • Flatlocked seams lie flat for added comfort
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Micro corded zipper pulls
  • A four-way stretch fabric that allows for excellent athletic movement and good breathability to maintain comfort
  • Some products feature Hardface Technology for a higher level of abrasion resistance

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Jacket Fabric: 88 % Polyester, 12 % Elastane
Back Length: 29.75 in.
Hood Type: Helmet Compatible
Breathability: Good Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 3
Product Technology: Polartec Power Stretch
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Weight: 13.2 oz
Gender: Mens
Features: Polartec, Drop Back Hem, Helmet Compatible Hood, Hood, Quick Drying
Best Use: Climbing, Expedition, Ice and Mixed Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Slim Fit
Insulation: Fleece
Polartec Power Stretch

Polartec Power Stretch
Polartec Power Stretch has the ability to retain warmth without restricting movement during physical activities. It utilizes resiliant elastic fibers to ensure performance fit, making it ideal for any kind of aerobic outdoor pursuits. Examples: hiking, skiing, running, biathlon, triathlon, and mountaineering.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mid layer Recently purchased this jacket as I really liked it when I saw it in store. This is great for frigid weather as an outer. I've yet to test it in extreme cold, but I believe it'll be a great midlayer. I really like the fact it has a hidden snood built in to the hood. This will cover the neck area, & when needed cover mouth & nose. This is a great feature. I give this 4.5 out of 5. It would be a 5 if they had a hem draw cord - to help seal in the heat. I'm pretty tall & the XXL fits great. little bit extra in the sleeve, but not an issue (& most of my Arcteryx jackets have long sleeves - maybe I'm the issue?). Overall, great jacket & I'm pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Badass jacket Take your best shot. It won't faze the Fortrez. I've been wearing this jacket literally non stop for the past week, sticking my arms in cracks this jacket has no business being in, arm-barring, hand jamming, and generally just beating the living daylights out of this it. Barely a thread out of place. I literally wake up, put this jacket on, and don't take it off until I hit my sleeping bag at night. I don't notice it on the approach, climb or the hike out. THAT is when you know a jacket is excellent.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Durable The exterior material looks really good up close, better than in the pictures online. Kind of a 3-d checkered pattern. I doubt anyone can make a fleece that is more resistant to pill/abrasion, mine looks like the day i bought it. It's actually a bit water-resistant so I have worn it in light rain and it didn't soak up water. I wear it hiking and have worn it on its own in slightly below freezing temperatures with a phase SV base layer and i wasn't too cold, it definitely keeps you very warm. breathable too, but just don't use this on a hot day, cool/cold weather only. I'm 6'0" 200 lbs, I wear a large and it fits well. The built-in balaclava face-guard actually came in useful on super cold days. It has a sport fit, not baggy but not skin-tight.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like it very much but... I wish the color description would be more accurate, I was expecting a black jacket with grey breast pocket and bright red zipper and details, but in reality the jacket Nighthawk is blueish with bright orange details. So it wouldn't hurt to name it Nighthawk Blue and orange on the description. It happened also with a running shirt, I was expecting a blueish color and it arrived greenish. So if the pictures online change the color, please add a more descriptive info about the product. Other than that I like my "blue" jacket, fits great and excellent quality.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Needs Revision I was very excited to try out the Fortrez hoody but had to walk away from it. 1. The main zipper has trouble zipping up when it gets to the neck. At first I thought it was me but then I realized it need an extra finger to guide the unkinking of the fabric at that point. 2. For its purpose, the length should be at least a couple cm longer at the waist because it lifts too much when the arms are raised. I like the baklava idea but the design needs revision and so does the price of such a light fleece.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Odd Fit I thought this would be a good piece of gear for me. The integral balaclava seemed a neat idea. I love Arc'teryx and have lots of their stuff but this one just didn't work. Sizing is sometimes a challenge, especially when ordering online. It helps if you have items in some of the different sizing styles so you can try to triangulate a possible fit; however, either I really blew it with this one or it's just odd. I think it's just odd. I'm 5'6'' and about 81kg: short and stocky; certainly not thin or long-limbed, but pretty solid. I ordered a large, which often works with their tighter, more athletic or slim fitting styles. This one here was quite tight on the arms, especially the forearms; it fit great around the chest and shoulders, but was overlarge on the torso and especially the stomach. It seemed to billow out on the lower end. I put it on and almost immediately took it off. I really wanted this piece to work but it was an odd cut. Given my frame and build a little more relaxed fit in the torso could actually be a good thing. Even still, one would have to be pretty hefty around the mid-drift for this to be a comfortable fit. I left on the tags and am going to sell it, hopefully recoup my losses and get something else…oh well, the risks of online ordering. While the Fortrez was a fail I'm a serious convert and have plenty of other Arc'teryx gear that works great for me.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Mid or Outer Layet Fabulous product, so versatile, irrespective of whether you are climbing, cycling, trekking or simply playing football in cold weather, this product fulfills all one's requirements.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost, but not quite Really wanted to love this, but I think it needs a few tweaks. Pros: Very warm, soft and comfortable, Arcteryx quality, pockets are great, and chest pocket first an iphone perfect. The konseal hoody which is also very nice is better as a baselayer while this one functions better as a midlayer.. Oh and the balaclava... BOMB.. the hood fits perfectly, layers under a helmet flawlessly and better than an R1 hoody, and the balaclava face cover is exceptional and unique. However... Cons: I agree with a previous reviewer about the length. This is billed as a climbing piece and for that I think at least 3 more inches and a bottom stretch hem is crucial to keep it in place. The way it is cut right now, the gusseting or the length isn't enough and its going to come right up over your waist when you're reaching to swing that ice axe. If you wear it for skiing where your arms aren't above your head very often or on purpose anyway, the extra length isn't necessary, but it doesn't hurt. In addition, as much as I like the balaclava i think it could be improved. This piece over all is a pretty solid competitor to the R1 hoody. However, compared to the R1 hoody where you can zip and unzip the face cover, on the Fortrez you are pretty much stuck wearing the balaclava all day. You can in theory pull it down as a neck warmer, however the balaclava part is attached to the back of the hood. This means that if you pull down on the mask to make it a neck gaitor, you end up with a weird tension on the back hood and around your neck. Certainly tolerable, but I guess if you're going to spend the money can't hurt to expect perfection! I think the R1 hoody wins here with ease of use and versatility. (In case someone somewhere cares, this is what I would do... Use the phase AR neck gaitor design which goes over the nose and under the chin, and stick that onto the fortrez jacket. replace one of the side seams with a tiny zipper that is continuous with the body of the jacket, basically mimic the R1 hoody, however the way arcteryx cuts their neck gaitor accomodates the climbing helmet/skiing helmet chin strap much more comfortably than the R1 hoody which tends to pull and bind. Behind that and separate from the neck gaitor keep the hood from the fortrez jacket because it fits incredibly well and lays flat against the face, unlike the R1 which tents out on the sides. This allows more versatility with the gaitor to create a balaclava, a gaitor only with hood down, or hood up neck gaitor but without the tension) Overall: I have not had any problems with zippers on this or the konseal hoody, construction/pockets/zippers/face fabcric/durability/etc are all standard arcteryx awesomeness. I would definitely recommend this as a midlayer for skiing/boarding, but I feel the length issue really kills it as an ice climbing piece. In the end I think a few tweaks could really mix things up and maybe bring down the R1
Date published: 2014-01-29
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- + Size Guide

Arc'teryx Men's Jackets

SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XXL
Chest 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Waist 29" 31" 33" 36" 39" 43"
Hip 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Sleeve 32" 33" 34" 35" 36" 37"

CHEST: Measure around the widest part of the chest, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part of the waist, usually near the belly button.

HIP: Stand with feet together and measure around the widest part of the hip.

SLEEVE: With the arm slightly bent, measure from the center back neck bone, over the shoulder and to the wrist bone.

NEXT to SKIN FIT: These snugly-fitting garments are made with stretch fabrics to fit next to the skin to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency. Used for base layers which integrate well with Arc'teryx Expedition, Trim, Athletic and Relaxed Fit styles.

TRIM FIT: These trim fitting garments share motion-friendly traits with an Arc'teryx Regular fit style, but are patterned with lower volume for reduced bulk. The Arc'teryx trim fit is sized for a base layer and a trim synthetic or down filled mid-layer.

REGULAR FIT: This is the "Arc'teryx Standard" fit. The complex patterns used utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion and eliminate excess bulk. Trimmer than the Relaxed fit with room for a base layer, a light fleece mid-layer and a synthetic or down filled mid-layer.

RELAXED FIT: Relaxed fit garments rely on both articulation and higher volume patterns to provide comfort and mobility. This is a looser fit featuring room for a base layer plus a thick cold weather mid-layer.

EXPEDITION FIT: Expedition fit is suitable for winter / extreme conditions. The larger cut accommodates multiple layers without binding or restricting movement. Their maximum fit with room for a base layer plus multiple, thick cold weather mid-layers.

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Arc'teryx Warranty and Repair

Arc'teryx guarantees the quality and performance of all of their products. Items with defects in materials or workmanship will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of Arc'teryx for the practical lifetime of the product. Items that are damaged through wear and tear, misuse, or neglect may be repaired at a small charge.

How do I send back an item for Warranty, or get an item repaired by Arc'teryx?
For Customers in North America and Europe, Arc'teryx recommends that the product be returned to the store or site where it was originally purchased.

If this is not possible, fill out their online warranty form which can be found HERE. They will email you with full instructions on how to send your product to their Warranty and Repair Center. Do not send your item to them without first obtaining an RA number from Arc'teryx.

Arc'teryx is not responsible for items that are lost or damaged during shipping and cannot replace parcels that are lost during return shipment if proof of tracking is not available. Please use a guaranteed delivery service that provides tracking information, insurance, and proof of delivery when sending an item back to Arc'teryx.

For customs purposes, Arc'teryx requires you to provide them with a PHYSICAL address, however, your warranty/repair item can still be shipped to a PO Box.

How do I contact them with questions?
Complete their Warranty or Repair Request Form. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach their Customer Service department at 1-866-458-2473.

What is and isn't covered under the Warranty Policy?
Defects in materials or workmanship are covered for the practical lifetime of the product. Material refers to zippers, buckles and fabrics. Workmanship refers to seams, seam tape and construction. Damage due to wear and tears such as rips, tears, abrasion or UV degradation, misuse or neglect is not covered under Arc'teryx's warranty policy but may be repairable for a fee.

What is covered under the Warranty Policy on Arc'teryx footwear?
Defects in material and workmanship will be covered by Arc'teryx for the practical lifetime of the product. The practical lifetime for footwear can vary drastically depending on the frequency and type of usage. Things such as the wearing of the outsole, frayed laces, nicks and tears can indicate that a shoe has surpassed its practical lifetime. These are examples of wear and tear or damage which are not covered by Arc'teryx. If you believe there is a defect in material or workmanship present on your product, please see follow the instructions on how to send it to Arc'teryx for assessment.

What does 'practical Lifetime of the product' mean?
Although Arc'teryx builds their products to last over extended periods of time, nothing lasts indefinitely. Materials will deteriorate and fade over time and moving parts will wear out. Arc'teryx will cover your product under their warranty policy until such a time that they have deemed the product to be worn out beyond reasonable repair. If the product is showing the signs of its age-for instance, the material has become thin or faded, there are rips and tears, the zippers no longer catch, the cuffs are fraying, or the soles are worn-they will take this into consideration when assessing your product for a warranty request. All gear will suffer from differing degrees of wear-and-tear, depending upon the user. Equipment used by an outdoor guide for 150 days a year will by comparison, degrade faster than gear used by a weekend skier. By taking care of your equipment you will ensure a longer lifetime for your gear. Arc'teryx recommends that you visit their Product Care page for more information on how to wash and care for your equipment.

Will Arc'teryx repair or replace my product?
If your Arc'teryx product fails due to a manufacturing defect, where possible, Arc'teryx will repair the item at no charge to you. They have repair centers in both Europe and North America that employ the same custom machinery and techniques that they use to create the original products. If the product is not repairable, or the cost of the repairs exceeds the value of the product, Arc'teryx may, at their discretion, choose to replace the product instead.

What happens if I rip or tear my jacket or pants?
Skis, snowboards, crampons, axes and other sharp equipment will damage clothing and gloves if they come into direct contact with them. Rips, tears, burns and punctures can occur during normal use and while carrying your equipment, and are not covered under the terms of the warranty. To assist you in keeping your product in optimal working condition, Arc'teryx offers a variety of repairs for a reasonable charge. Contact them and they will be happy to discuss your options.

What if I want to have my garment altered or tailored?
Arc'teryx does not offer custom alterations or modifications to their packs or garments at this time. For products made from GORE-TEX® fabrics they suggest using a GORE-TEX® authorized repair facility for alterations. There is a list of GORE-TEX® authorized repair shops in your area on the GORE-TEX® website.

Do alterations void my warranty?
Arc'teryx understands that individuals may, on occasion, wish to tailor their Arc'teryx products to suit their needs. If something should fail which is unrelated to any alterations, Arc'teryx will stand behind their products, provided that the Arc'teryx product is being used as intended. For a list of alteration facilities in your area, please visit the GORE-TEX® website.

How long will it take if I send my product in for warranty assessment and/or repair?
The typical turn-around time is 15 to 20 business days from the time they receive your product to the time they ship it back to you. Keep in mind that winter is the busiest season for warranty and repair service. Arc'teryx will provide you with updates and more accurate estimates throughout the process.

How do I prepare my item for return to Arc'teryx?
In order to comply with health and safety regulations, as well as for the protection of their staff, Arc'teryx kindly asks that all products be cleaned before being sent to them. Products that arrive unwashed may be subject to a cleaning fee before assessments can be made. To find out how to properly clean your garment, please visit the Arc'teryx Product Care page.

How are shipping costs handled?
Customers are responsible for shipping items to Arc'teryx, and Arc'teryx will cover the return shipping costs. Please ensure that you ship the product using a carrier that can provide you with tracking information and proof of delivery. Customers are responsible for their product until Arc'teryx has signed for its delivery.

What do repairs cost?
Repairs covered under the terms and conditions of the Arc'teryx warranty policy are performed at their expense. Costs for non-warranty repairs will vary depending upon the situation. Arc'teryx will provide you with as many repair options as possible based upon the amount of work and materials required and the expected end result. After your product has been received and assessed, Arc'teryx will be able to contact you with repair options and costs. Repairs requiring payment will never be performed without your authorization.

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