Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
Weight 497 g / 1 lb 1.5 oz
Fit Relaxed fit
Materials Polartec® Thermal Pro® Sweater Knit



Great cardigan for fall hikes or everyday wear. Keeps…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
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.



This is a great woolblend fleece made of Polartec's…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Arc'teryx's Men's Covert Cardigan page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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.

- refers to the men's version

Soft and breathable with casual style, the Covert Cardigan fleece jacket is perfect for daily adventures. Layer it under a rain jacket or wear it alone when the weather is cold but clear.

- REI 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

Take a stroll down Park City's Main Street in the Arc'teryx Men's Covert Full-Zip Cardigan this winter. Its Alpenex heathered fleece looks and feels like soft wool, but it functions like a technical fleece for long-lasting comfort. A relaxed fit and a drop-tail hem offer added coverage from winter's brisk temperatures.

- refers to the men's version