Chev D.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan Full-Zip Sweater - Men's on December 15, 2011
This is a HUGE disappointment from Arc'teryx!
I have owned many of their pieces (jackets, clothing, backpacks, etc ) over the past 10 years, and have always been impressed by the exceptional quality and attention to detail.
I have owned 3 other Arc'teryx Covert sweaters, and this one is noticeably lower quality fleece and a sloppier overall impression. I have owned this exact piece, in this exact size (that I still wear frequently after 5 years), so I can make a direct comparison. Also, the details (zipper color, trim, etc.) don't come close to matching the image on their website.
Almost $200 is an outrageous price for this sweater.
Arc'teryx has always stood for exceptional quality gear, at an equivalent price You got what you paid for!
Most of their products were made in Canada, and of the highest quality. I understand why Arc'teryx has shifted most of their manufacturing to China to stay competitive with other bands (Patagonia, NorthFace, etc ), but producing and selling lower quality products at a premium price seems to be the current practice at Arc'teryx.
I have always been a huge fan of everything Arc'teryx, and would happily give my highest recommendation to anything bearing their name. I am sorry to say that this is no longer true.