Arc’teryx Fortrez Hoody
For our new Fall/Winter 2013 collection, we are very excited to introduce the Fortrez Hoody, a hardfleece midlayer available in a men’s and women’s version. The warmest fleece layer in our Ascent category, the Fortrez fits close to the body, effectively trapping heat for optimal alpine climbing and hiking performance.
The design incorporates a trim neckline, slim-profile hood, and an integrated neck gaiter which prevents drafts even when the hood is not in position, or as a balaclava in harsher weather conditions. It includes two hand pockets and a chest pocket for convenient storage.
For the construction of this piece, we chose the smooth-surfaced, lightly-insulated Polartec® Power Stretch® with Hardface® Technology – a four-way stretch fabric that allows for efficient movement of air and moisture to enhance breathability and speed drying. It provides significant warmth and weather-shedding properties, making the new Fortrez Hoody an excellent option on its own, or as midlayer when combined with an outer shell.