Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Nick72 Comfort and warmth
Form fitting and perfect as a layer under my shell or on its own. Been using it for hiking or general wear recently but will use it for skiing this winter. Possibly overpriced but very happy with the quality.
31 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ik2000 It feels like a piece of armour....
I have always been looking for a hooded fleece, that allows the neck and mouth area to be covered well. I have the Patagonia R1 Hoody also, that I like a lot, but I find the zip quite awkward from a fit perspective, when I zip it fully.
The balaclava method used in the Fortez Hoody is superb, it works really well, a snug fit. I find the hand pockets also useful, a lot of pieces only have the chest area zip pocket.
If there is one thing I would add to make it a complete piece, I wish the sleeves had a thump loophole, so the sleeves can be extended to partially cover the hand, like in the R1 Hoody.
But other than that, this has been a perfect piece. When I went into the store, I didn't intend to buy this piece, but I was so impressed with the way it fitted to my torso, that I left with it in hand
31 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eriksmum excellent quality
I bought this for my son who insisted that he did not need it. He wore every day of skiing and it is now his favourite warm piece of clothing due to the light fabric and good quality and performance.
02 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Matt999 Good top, but quite pricey
Good top, fit is small and short (waist and not below).
21 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by WestCountry A great fleece
I am big fan of Arc'teryx's products and whilst this is designed for climbing, I found it a great ski base layer.
The description says its one of the warmest fleece jackets they produce and I can believe it. I have just returned from a week skiing in the French Alpes and found that most days I didn't require anything more than this, a base layer and a hard shell (to keep the wind off). Only when the temps dipped below -10 degrees did I feel the need to wear the hood up below my helmet. The inbuilt neck gaiter/balaclava also did brilliant service keeping the occasional blizzard from freezing my face!
I would definitely recommend buying one of these to add to your collection of layers
03 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sverre13 Great jacket with new features !
Gret fit, godd jacket for windy days, the hood is especially smart fitting for cold weather
04 November 2013