Arc'teryx Covert Hoody
Price Paid: $175
This was supposed to be a clothing investment. I bought it because it was made in Canada - and I use this type of clothing a lot. I like to buy quality gear rather than having lots of crap.
The zipper irritated by chin. After only one wash I noted some pilling. After 3-5 washes the fabric was annoyingly pilly! I hate pilling- it makes stuff look cheap.
This was expensive (even on sale) and I expected way better quality. I brought it back and Arc'teryx is replacing it with something similar. I can't be bothered shopping around so I'll take what they recommend. I don't have time to shop - I don't live in town and have to drive a long way to buy anything so I do my research first.
I am sooo disappointed. I hate shopping and hoped that this jacket would work for me for a long time. grrrrr
Price Paid: $160
Great fit and style, but not as warm as expected. Does a poor job of keeping wind out -- second or third layer needed even in moderate weather to stay warm.
Excellent jacket, fast-drying and comfy. Keeps you warm. No slim-fit though.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Arcteryx Covert Hoody is made with wool-textured Polartec Thermal Pro sweater knit, this design presents a stylish hooded sweater look with traditional Polartec performance. The cut is casual, the fabric stays cozy and the hood provides solace from the weather outside.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Covert Hoody will very quickly become your favorite jacket for cold winter days on the mountain, at the lodge or around town. Made with Polartec(R) Thermal Pro(R) sweater knit , the Covert Hoody has all the features you have come to expect from high-end fleece, with the feel and texture of your favorite wool sweater. Pull up the hood on extra cold days for an added degree of warmth and weather protection. Breathable and quick-drying No-lift gusseted underarms Two hand pockets with laminated zips One laminated sleeve pocket with laminated zip
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Covert Hoodie men's fleece jacket provides everyday styling with the comfort of plush, breathable, quick-drying fleece. Wear it around town, camping and hiking. Polartec(R) Thermal Pro(R) sweater-knit polyester fleece boosts thermal performance. Durable, color-contrasted binding on hem, cuffs and hood. Two laminated hand pockets and 1 sleeve pocket with glued-in zippers.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan Full-Zip Sweater keeps you warm by itself on chilly days and can be used as a mid-layer when the mercury really takes a dive. This highly breathable fleece sweater sports more sophisticated styling than your average fleece or sweatshirt, so it can be worn anytime.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version