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Arc'teryx Fortrez Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's

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    A durable fleece with the ability to move with you.

    Your climbing partner is very uncomfortable with his rigid jacket that restricts his mobility—it's too bad he doesn't have the Arc'teryx Men's Fortrez Hooded Fleece Jacket on like you do. This fleece uses Polartec Power Stretch fabric to keep you fully mobile on the mountain, and it's surprisingly breathable so you stay comfortable, too. A Hardface coating increases this fleece's durability against abrasions from rocky terrain. Plus, Arc'teryx added an integrated neck gaiter that doubles as a balaclava, so you don't have that snot-riddled look your belay buddy is sporting along with his uncomfortable jacket.

    A trim fit pulls the Fortrez close to your body for layering a waterproof shell over it during poor conditions. Its Scuba hood slides across your head tightly to seal out any strong gusts of wind. Articulated elbows and gusseted underarms increase the range of motion you need to pull past those technical cruxes. A drop-tail hem offers more coverage when you bend over to brush debris off your shoes. And flatlock seams reduce bulk for easy layering with your winter wardrobe.

    • A mobile fleece layer ideal for climbing at high elevations
    • Polartec midweight fleece fabric is stretchy and breathable
    • Hardface technology resists wear and dries quickly
    • No-lift gusseted arms don't restrict movement when climbing
    • Drop back hem for added coverage with climbing harness
    • Integrated neck gaiter doubles as balaclava
    • Streamlined hood fits snugly under climbing helmets
    • Trim fit with articulated patterning shaped for climbing
    • Item #ARC00KV

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [face fabric] Polartec Power Stretch (88% polyester, 12% elastane), [neck gaiter] Phasic AR (100% polyester)
    Fleece Weight
    230 g/m²
    Fit
    semi-fitted
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    29.75 in
    Hood
    yes, ScubaHood, under-helmet
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    13.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Not for tall people

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    The center back length is too short to be used as a tech fleece. It works great for casual/street wear, but for a cold technical fleece, I'm sticking with my R1.

    I do love the material, very light weight and soft inside

    Great for my usage

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    I've had this for a little over a year and used it extensively. Hiking, skiing, around town, by itself or under a softshell or a hybrid shell.
    Fits just perfect, not baggy at all (as I saw others complain). Sleeves length is as it should be, as is the overall length. I've put on a little weight over the last year from 5.11 and 185 to about 200#, but cannot say the fit is worse, just a little tighter, as expected.
    While hiking, I used this as my main jacket over a short sleeve T. Found it held surprisingly well against mild breezes and easily down in the high 30s. It only works if you move. If you expect this to keep you warm while sitting down waiting for sunrise, you will be disappointed. It's not what it is meant for. But throw a light hybrid shell on top (like the Alpha Comp) and you will be surprised how well it holds.
    The built in hood comes in incredibly useful while skiing. I had a Gore Bike wear head/face mask I used before and was curious how well does this hold. And it does great. While it really doesn't have the wind resistance of the Gore, so it won't be useful in extreme cold with gale strength winds, for regular skiing purposes it's just perfect. I use the Fortrez over a REI merino base and under a Procline Hybrid and it did great down to 5F. Below that I had to change plans...
    As far as resistance of the fabric... I washed it at least 15-20x and it still feels and looks as new. No piling. No loss of anything. No holes.
    I'm genuinely puzzled reading some of the posts here. I'm not sure how to interpret them based on my own experience. I'm not an Arc super-fan. I like their stuff a lot, but also own gear from Millet, Marmot, MH, Smartwool, Ibex, Dynafit, UA, REI, TNF. They all have their respective pluses and minuses. Some are definitely better for certain usages and certain conditions than others, but none is really a 1-2 stars quality.

    Ninja

      I'll be honest. I bought this to be a ninja with my coworker. I went with the small black size and love the simple design. This has easily become my go to fleece and is perfect on it's own. I did notice as the wind picks up though it doesn't offer much coverage so it becomes a great midlayer as the temps dip down

      Great Mid Layer

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: large

      Bought this for my boyfriend. He uses it primamirly as a base layer for winter backpacking/outdoor living. It also works great for him as a layer to wear while being active in cold weather. When it gets really cold out, he loves the built-in neck gaiter. His only complaint is that he wishes the sleeves had the built in thumb holes for putting the sleeves over your hands.

      Perfect Mid-Layer

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: XL

      Recently went fly fishing in Wyoming. We were hit with everything from cold wind to snow and rain. Wore this everyday as the warm under layer and was perfectly comfortable everyday. Even used the hood a few times which is an added bonus!!

      Great fleece

        Other reviewers are right, not as tight in the waist as other pieces, like the konseal. Still super warm, got it as a mid layer fleece for skiing, I like full zip over 1/4 for konseal, and neck gaiter is a plus for cold days as hood works well under helmet.

        Great fleece!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium

        I've worn it as a mid-layer for hiking and climbing. It is pretty warm and light, and definitely does what it promises. I am 100% satisfied with the product.

        Just what I was looking for

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: large

        I was looking for a lightweight hooded layer and this is perfect. I've used it on some late winter hikes in Vermont and New Hampshire and it's great to pop the hood on/off to regulate temperature. I wasn't sure how the integrated balaclava would work, but you don't notice it when you're not using it and it works well. I saw that others thought it was "large" and it seems to be made for the over 50 crowd who's packing on few extra pounds. As a "slightly" overweight hiker, I agree that it could be cut trimer.

        Not quite what I expected

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Small

        This fleece is made of a high quality material, the pockets are large and well placed, and the hood is a proper size for my smaller than average sized head.

        I echo the sentiments below that the waist is very wide and the lack of drawstring causes the fleece to lose a ton of its insulating property. The fleece material was also much thinner than I expected, leaving me with a beautiful piece of clothing that barely keep me warm. If it is below about 55 degrees outside and even the slightest bit windy I need to layer considerably over this particular fleece.

        If you are looking for something a little thicker, try the Arenite or Straibo. I do believe this fleece is well made and works well for its intended purpose (an active layer) but the lack of waist drawstring and bag-like fit at the bottom do not combine well.

        Awesome midlayer, perfect for layering

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Small

        Not sure where the negative feedback is coming from on other reviews. I am a lanky 5'10" 155lbs, all arms and legs with a short torso so that may be the reason but I find this to fit perfectly. The arms are plenty long and I have a problem with sleeves being too short. I'm a soccer player and very skinny, I don't find it to be too baggy at all and I'm always on the lookout for that. I wear a small in most brands: Nike, JCrew, etc.

        I wear this while working outside in the winter (carpentry) with a Smartwool baselayer and a $20 softshell jacket to take the abuse. This setup is fine for anything above 15F, if it gets colder I add a NorthFace Thermoball jacket. The balaclava was awesome last week when when windchill dropped below. Haven't noticed it when I'm not using it, in fact I forgot about it until I my face was numb and I needed a fix. I've been wearing this for 2 weeks straight and as another review said, I don't ever want to take it off. Took it for a hike on a 40F day with a little wind. It seemed to block a reasonable amount of wind which was surprising. The hardface is great, looks brand new still.

        In short, a great piece if you know what you're expecting. I already owned the Thermoball insulated jacket so I didn't want to get the Atom LT or a similar piece. I wanted a lightweight midlayer that would add some warmth, block some wind, and look good enough that I'd want to wear it alone when possible. This has more than met those expectations!

        Good CASUAL fleece

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        Solid casual piece that fits for the most part ok. It does rise up at the bottom as I've seen other people mention as well. I don't take this camping/hiking as the R1 is a much better "performance" article of clothing. Best traits of the Fortrez are stylish look and overall comfortableness. Probably not worth 200 bucks but I'd snag one if you were in the market for something stylish and saw it on sale. This thing would probably cost $150 if it was made by TNF or MH.

        I've experienced no "pilling" or color fade as others have claimed and I've had mine for about a year.

        A Great Addition to My Activewear

          I purchased this with the intent to use it as a midlander piece and it has done exactly what I intended it to do. The comments on the waist (not form fitting) are true but I purchased it knowing that. I am 5'9" with a 43 chest and 34 waist and the large fits me very nicely. Sleeve length is perfect and maybe a 1/2 too long but has not bothered me. The feature that I really love on this jacket is the built in baclava. I have layered it under the Atom LT while cross country skiing at -12 Farenheit and been perfectly warm with the baclava over my mouth and nose. Have also worn it while running at pretty low temps and it performed well there also. Didn't get any serious draft because of the bigger waist.

          Fit is funky but performs well

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: Runs large

          I am 6'2 185. I got a XL.If you want this too look cool walking around town don't buy it. But if you are using this as a technical mid layer for skiing it is pretty good. Definitely a baggier cut than say the Atom LT, but that being said it does a great job at what it does. It is honestly one of my favorite pieces for storm days because of the hood with built in faceguard.

          Great fleece, but not perfect

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Medium

          Primary uses for this piece are climbing and cycling.

          Things I like:
          -Look - This is a super sleek fleece, and probably my favorite from an aesthetic perspective.
          -The hood and built in balaclava are excellent. The hood fit is perfect for a midlayer, and the balaclava is exceptionally nice for activities like cycling. When it is stowed, you would never know it's there.
          -Comfort is great. The fleece is very soft, and the amount of stretch is perfect.
          -Fit for cycling - this fleece honestly fits very similarly to what you might expect from a made-for-cycling piece of apparel, which I found surprising. In the context of cycling, this is my favorite midlayer.

          Things I don't like:
          -Fit for other things - Unfortunately, I can't say that I'm particularly thrilled about how this jacket fits for activities off of a bike. Ironically, I purchased this more for use climbing. What I have found is that the shoulders are too restricted to be very comfortable for activities like climbing that require a lot of overhead arm movement. If you're staying relatively still, the fit is great, but once you start moving your upper body a lot, it feels restrictive.

          In sum, I definitely am a fan of this piece, and would likely buy it again, simply because it's so good for bicycle commuting. That said, it's not as much of a knock-out piece as one typically expects from Arc'Teryx, and I think it actually falls a little short for its intended purpose.

          Warm enough. in the middle

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: large

          This is a great piece from Arcteryx.
          Love the color, I got the Adruatic blue.
          The goes will as midlayer, not bulky and wanr enough.
          I also have the Konseal hoddie and this is like twice as thick.
          Also have the Balaclava style that works fine.
          Perhaps runs a little bit large.

          Great Mid Layer- colors faded

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: XXL

          Really love the jacket really comfortable and its my go to jacket for everything. The only issue I have is around the hood and other places where the fabric orange color accents are on the coat they are all fading making the jacket look really dingy and old and its less than 4 months old. Some pelting starting too on those areas. Does not hurt the functionality of their jacket but sure would be nice to have it hold its good looks longer especially when dropping close to $200 bucks on this.

          Fit is nice I have a little round tummy and very comfortable not too tight.

          Huh???

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Large

          I don't know why people are scoring this any less than 4 stars. Personally, the jacket fits me perfectly (5' 11", 185 lbs, ordered a Large). It isn't too tight and it isn't too bulky - it's perfect! Excellent quality! It has the perfect breath-ability as well. I've been wearing it in 50-60 degree weather and I wouldn't substitute anything else for it. It will be a perfect midlayer for skiing as well. I'm excited to try out the ninja mask on powder days!

          Arc'teryx's Quality has really slumped

          • Size Bought: Large

          This jacket is really disappointing and was returned. Its fit is baggy and loose atypical of the original Arc'teryx. This could be somewhat excusable if there was a waist drawcord; there is not. The arm sleeves were surprisingly short (like North Face fits). I have a +0 ape index at 5'10'' and the sleeves on the large were borderline short. The hard shell coating looks and feels cheap. Worse the coating makes the jacket a poor mid layer hurting how it breathes and making it noisy. To add insult to injury the fleece lining is cheap. It has no quilting or weave so will pill when you wash it. I guess there is a reason its on sale.