Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan
Source: received it as a personal gift
Great cardigan for fall hikes or everyday wear. Keeps the warmth in and the cold out.
- Comfortable, all around
- Keeps in warmth
- Athletic fit
- Attracts "fuzzies" easily
I've had this cardigan for about 4 years now, received it as a gift in college and I still wear it every fall through the spring. I love it. It's my go-to jacket. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that it doesn't stay clean after it's washed. I have a black one and even with a dryer sheet and lint roller but it'll still get "fuzzies" on it. This can even be part of your nicer looking wardrobe. Not really recommended if you have a pet that sheds.
Perfect for a layer under a hard shell. It has a small zipper compartment on the left arm. I usually put cash in it, change, or something small like a jump drive it I wear it during work (again, can be part of your nice clothes). The other pockets also zip up and have never been a problem of accidentally opening for me.
It's actually breathable, but as expected, no waterproof. Has more of a tighter fit, athletic I would say. The collar stays up naturally, but can be bent down in collared position. Most times I wear the collar up since I layer with it. I have also snagged it on thorns a time or too and have worn it often, no real signs of wearing or tearing. Very durable.
Overall, just keep a lint roller around and you'll be fine. Comfortable and sleek looking cardigan.
EDIT: Added photo of jacket, close up, fuzzies.
Fabric: polartec thermal pro
Price Paid: $130
This is a great woolblend fleece made of Polartec's Thermal Pro. Great in cool weather. Also has laminated zippers as well as two hand pockets. Great breathability and dries pretty fast when wet.
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The Arcteryx Covert Cardigan is a classic covert sweater design in a full zipped jacket with two hand warmer pockets. This award winning cardigan provides cozy warmth and outstanding style.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan is a do anything, go anywhere fleece jacket. Made with Polartec(R) Thermal Pro(R) Sweater Knit, the Covert Cardigan is pill-free, breathable, and quick-drying. Use it as a layering piece or a stand-alone jacket. Breathable and quick drying Two hand pockets with laminated zippers, full front zipper Laminated sleeve pocket with laminated zip
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The men's Covert Cardigan from Arc'teryx provides cozy warmth and outstanding style. A relaxed fit ensures this classic jacket will be one of your all-time favorites. Polartec(R) Thermal Pro(R) polyester fleece has a knit exterior and a soft, brushed inner face; it's breathable, quick-drying, warm and durable. Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan features a full-length front zipper and stretch-knit cuffs. 2 hand pockets and 1 sleeve pocket both have laminated zippers. Flatlocked seams reduce bulk and add comfort; no-lift gusseted underarms keep jacket in place when arms are raised.
- REI refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Covert Cardigan DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Covert Cardigan Breathable, quick-drying fabric boosts thermal performance Two laminated hand pockets and one sleeve pocket with glued-in zippers Durable, color-contrasted binding on hem and cuffs The SPECS of the Arcteryx Men's Covert Cardigan Weight: (M): 17.5 oz / 497 g Fit: Relaxed Polartec Thermal Pro Sweater Knit - 100% polyester This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version