Arc'teryx Sizing Chart
|Center Back to Waist||29 1/2"|
|Technical Pant Reg. Inseam||29"|
|Technical Pant Tall Inseam||32"|
|Center Back to Waist||32"|
|Technical Pant Short Inseam||27 1/4"|
|Technical Pant Regular Inseam||29 1/4"|
|Technical Pant Tall Inseam||31 3/4"|
|Center Back to Waist||30 1/2"|
4.8 out of 5
Great sweater jacket
October 26, 2010
This jacket is very cozy. My only concern is in the durability department. The inner lining is like your typical polar fleece jacket. The outside is more like sweater material which makes it very dressy casual and different from the typical polar fleece jacket. My personal choice would be not to wear this in heavy duty outdoor activity for fear of picking or snagging the material. However, to wear to work or everyday activites this is a very beautiful jacket, very attractive. Color is awesome. I will buy another jacket because I prefer this type of sweater jacket to a pullover sweater. Just understand this is not your typical polar fleece jacket. If you desire something like a sweater, this is it!!! I am 5'3" and weigh 125 lbs. I usually purchase a medium. I ordered a size larger than I normally wear because I did not want a slim fit. I like my jackets to be loose. The jacket was just right, not to big, slightly long in the sleeve, but not enough to be a deal breaker. Size looks appropriate, not sloppy big. If you want a slim fit, order your regular size.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: Cost
arcteryx covert cardigan
September 16, 2010
The sweater/jacket fits beatifully--the blue color is spectacular--I get lots of compliments. Like all arcteryx it is pricey--but I have always had good luck with durability--and this is nice enough to wear with a casual dressPros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
October 01, 2010
I love this jacket because it fits more like a sweater. I had borrowed my sister's version last Winter skiing and knew I needed to order my own.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Nice, but runs small!
August 23, 2007
I have two, love them! But even the Mediums are very fitted - I usually wear a size 8. If you want a roomier fit go up at least one size.
Great jacket - trim yet comfortable fit.
January 03, 2007
Looks good in most any setting from work to the trail.
Warm without bulk
February 04, 2007
This jacket has a great fitted shape that you can usually only find in a very thin jacket. It is warm and soft. Basmati color is very versatile.
February 15, 2008
I love this jacket. It fits well, comfortable and very soft. I'd buy another one. I agree with those people who said, not warm enough, but I'd still give five stars to this product cause i love its comfort and fit so much. I wore it under Arc'teryx shell while snowboarding, at times did not feel very warm I must say.
Like they say...
November 29, 2010
the covert cardigan is a great light jacket. I have nothing new to add to the other positive reviews here- I do like the fit and design. I will mention that for some reason I thought the material would be a little thicker and "luxurious" than it is, but that was my fault-- it's Polartec material after all. Overall, I am pleased with this addition to the ol' winter wardrobe.Pros: Great design, Performance, Cons: Cost
Great Fit and Very Warm
December 09, 2010
Love the jacket. It is very warm and is perfect for temp below 45 degree. If temp. is about 50 degree I normally wear it on top of the tank top, otherwise it will be too warm for me. Wind Proof, Love it. I am 115 lbs 5.2" and size S fits me perfect.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
February 02, 2006
This jacket is great--extremely light, yet warm.
February 15, 2006
beautiful jacket/fleece, easy care, excellent fit, quality Arc'Teryx brand. very comfortable, can dress up or down, wonderful product!
May 02, 2010
Good form and good fit. Highly recommended.
What a winter staple!
November 24, 2009
This is the third Arc'teryx coat we have given to my mom. She loves them! They are very well made, warm and so cute on her! I have one myself and will be asking for one for Christmas!
Al l the bases covered!
December 15, 2005
This cardigan is tops! I love the trim fit and it truly can lend itself to dressier outfits because of it's sleek fit and fabric. As far as I am concerned it is a no brainer buying this one!!!
Light and warm
April 19, 2011
My second Arc'teryx purchase; I also bought Pink Atom jacket; the cardi is lightweight but warm; The North Face Medium is a bit big on me but Arc'teryx sizing fits me perfectly. Love Ar'cteryx products!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Love this jacket
November 29, 2010
I love the fit of this jacket, which is very tailored - it is not boxy like some fleece jackets. It is warm and comfortable without being hot, and it looks great. I liked it so much I now have two!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
July 20, 2005
It is very fitted and comfortable jacket. Looks nice,very good quality.
December 18, 2009
I love this item! The quality is top notch and it is sure to be a jacket you come back to in your closet year after year. A bit of an investment but something that will you will turn to time and time again.
but not warm enough
September 19, 2006
A lot of person have recommend this cardigan for wearing under a gore-tex jacket. But I'm not quite sure that this will be enough warm for winter time. After reflection my best pick souldn't be the MAVERICK AR JACKET. Therefore, this jacket is really comfortable and the fabric is soft.
A must for Students!
May 26, 2008
I have worn this jacket so much. Its perfect as an underlayer because it fits under a coat and isn't too warm in the classroom. Its also great on its own because it cuts out the wind and is water resistant.
December 10, 2009
This is a high quality product. Does run small.
Snuggly and stylish
January 16, 2008
This fleece is super soft. The outside looks like a knit but the inside is brushed so that it's fuzzy like a normal fleece. The fit is perfect- I usually wear a size 4-6 and I ordered size small.
Another beauty in the Covert series
January 26, 2009
I have the zip-neck pullover, the vest, the hoody and now this cardigan in the Arcteryx Covert series and I LOVE all of them. Carefully detailed construction, soft, durable and unique fabric, and beautiful unusual colors make every Covert item a super addition to your stuff. Can wear as a "nicer" sweater-jacket or as a tougher, warm mid-layer - for indoors or out. Very lightweight but always warm when I need it to be. One of the great things I have found with Arcteryx is that its sizing is consistent! Yea! Only the vest, for me at least, seems to run a touch big in the large and a touch small in the medium. BUY THIS; YOU WON'T BE SORRY!
February 23, 2010
Instant warmth, and it doesn't hold moisture, so it always dry. Love it.
April 16, 2011
The Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan is excellent. It is fashionable, warm and light. The jacket fit true to its size and it had a lot of innovative design features and pockets. I would buy another one!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value
Warm, light, and great fit!
February 01, 2011
The Polartec ThermalPro fabric provides a lightweight but warm and resilient layer of insulation that works equally well on the mountain or in the office. I've purchased Covert Cardigans for all the women in my life - my mother, my wife, and my daughter. They love them and wear them everywhere when the weather turns cold. The workmanship is superb, the fit is close without being restrictive, and the feel of the fabric is reminiscent of a wonderful wool sweater without the itch.Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
September 11, 2006
I like the fit alot as it's not too bulky BUT I'm very disappointed in the color. In the website, it appears to be camel with olive zipper patches and instead it's a dull beige/grey with charcoal-like zipper patches. This color is not good on me. Also, my duty was $24 and I was expecting it to come included with the price and shipping.
October 21, 2013
This jacket is just what I wanted. I ordered the medium as suggested by others and the size fits perfect. I usually wear a small in tops. Quality of the cardigan is excellent!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
January 04, 2012
It's very warm and, wonder of wonders for me, the sleeves aren't too long. I've only worn it once so I can't talk about the durability but it's so beautiful that I hope to have it a long time.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Cost
Quality and looks.
February 13, 2006
Got this cardigan for my birthday. Love it. Light weight warmth with great look. Have worn it everywhere from church to running with my dogs - looks great with everything and so comfortable. I'll definitely have it with me on my next ski trip. I especially love the sleeve length and gusseted underarms, which keep sleeves from pulling up when reaching or driving. Delighted!
May 07, 2008
The covert cardigan is more of a sweater than a "jacket." Although not windproof, this piece is quite cozy. You will fall in love with it from the moment you put it on. The fit is sleek and neat. Arc'teryx seems to have altered their sizing on these recently. I usually wear a small in most tops and jackets, and when I bought one of these two years ago, I had to buy a medium. When I bought another recently, I went back to my true size of a small, and it fits fantastically. I noticed the same sizing differences recently in the covert collar zip sweaters. Buy your true size for a semi-fitted appearance. The raisin color is darker and nicer than what it appears. The wasabi has garnered lots of complements. These sweaters have always washed well (machine wash, hang dry) for me without pilling or fading.
i love this jacket
January 09, 2008
i have the green olive color, which is looks really nice with my hair and skin color, and it is so comfortable to wear...plush fleece on the inside, more durable wool-like feel on the outside.
Nicest fleece in my closet!
April 22, 2010
I normally wear a small, but didn't want a tight fit, so I went with a medium. It fits about the same as my small North Face Denali, but it's a much nicer looking jacket than the Denali. I will be using it as my around town "dressy" fleece, while the Denali will be used for camping. I highly recommend this jacket!
April 29, 2011
Dressy like a sweater, warm like a polar fleece. Received this as a Christmas gift and couldn't wait to purchase a 2nd one in a different color. This is my "go to" outerwear for casual occasions. The fit is snug...Normally I wear a small, but ordered a medium for a perfect fit. Arc'terey makes high quality merchandise.Pros: Great design, Build quality
January 24, 2007
They fit small.It is sleek and stylish and comfortable and versatile.its highly recommended!
January 16, 2010
Just what I needed, fits great and super comfortable.
beautiful and functional
December 29, 2005
The Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan is my favorite "fleece" jacket. I don't know how they do it -- it really appears to be a fine knit, but it's just as comfortable and practical as the fleece we all know and love. It washes really well, the color is vibrant without being over the top (I have the turquoise) the fit is very flattering, and I get compliments EVERY time I wear it. Absolutely love it.
October 01, 2010
I love this jacket because it fits more like a sweater. I had borrowed my sister's version last Winter skiing and knew I needed to order my own.Pros: Lasts forever, Performance
A LITTLE TOO CLOSE FITTING FOR ME
June 13, 2012
THIS IS A WELL MADE AND DURABLE "SWEATER". THE FIT IS CLOSE TO THE BODY BUT STRETCHABLE. I ORIGINALLY ORDERED A SMALL (I AM 5'4" AND WEIGH 115LBS) BUT I REORDERED A MEDIUM AND I LIKED THE FIT BETTER, INCLUDING THE LENGTH OF THE SLEEVES. I FINALLY DECIDED AGAINST KEEPING THE ITEM AS I WAS LOOKING FOR A ROOMIER FIT--MORE OF A JACKET.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost, a little too close fitting
consistantly great product
August 25, 2012
This is my third covert jacket! I still have my first one which is holding up great after several years of outdoor wear and tear. I only got more because the colors are great and the style is classic. The fit is right on and the quality is everything to me. I want my money's worth and they deliver. I've never had a problem with the Covert's zippers,results from washing, shrinkage, stretching, fabric balling up.Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Perfect Mid-weight fleece
March 22, 2013
I have many arc'teryx products including 4 of these fleece. They wash great, don't pill, don't shrink and come out of the dryer looking like the day I bought them. Some of my fleece are 4 years old or older. They are spendy but worth it to me. I had to have the bright purple color when I saw it. It is beautiful! I am 5'1" 110 with atheltic build and wide shoulders. The small fits perfect. This is a shorter fleece and perfect for my short torso.
March 30, 2011
Cardigan was a gift to my wife. My wife and said, "comfortable and good cardigan." I also liked cardigan. But my wife said that the poor also. The wind will not stop!!!!!
December 28, 2011
I live in Northern California and this garment is perfect for the climate here. Love the covert, best fleece I have owned. The fit is true to size and provides ample warmth for my use. I would highly recommend this item.
March 06, 2007
Another quality Arc'teryx product, stylish, warm. Fits true to size. While not cut roomier for layering if order usual size, fitted style of Covert Cardigan makes great layer for UNDERNEATH something else, e.g. under shell for skiing, backcountry, etc.
November 17, 2008
I love this jacket. It is perfect for a 40 degree run in Arkansas. I have washed it many times and it still looks great.
March 01, 2006
Love this item. I love to wear fleeces and this one fits the best - doesn't look bulky at all. The cut is fantastic
My favorite Jacket!
January 28, 2007
Gorgeous blue color! Perfect fit! I get so many compliments.
January 11, 2006
The greatest Christmas present I got this year. Arc'teryx does it once again. Great tight weave on this fabric and form fitted for optimal mobility. Great choice.
December 21, 2009
fit and finish excellent. Good fit for petite woman, unlike many outdoor products
The Most Amazing Sweater I've Ever Owned.
November 03, 2005
The day after I recieved this sweater (it fit perfectly, but when does Arc'Teryx never fit perfectly?) I took it on a 12 mile 2500 foot elevation gain hike. When I finished, I looked back on the hike, and realized that not once was I too cold, or too warm. This sweater is almost frightening in how well it does what a sweater should do-keep you comfortable.
Warm and Cozy
September 21, 2007
A stylish fleece option for those cool temps during the spring and fall months.
Great fitted fleece for petite women
December 01, 2009
This is the only fleece which I have found which fits a short and petite woman properly - the length is perfect and the sleeves aren't too long.
December 26, 2009
Just what I expected from the description and picture. I am extremely happy with my order. I recommend this product.
Flattering and warm at the same time
December 06, 2008
I love this jacket so much I now own three of them in different colors. It's form-fitting, not the least bit bulky, and much warmer than you would think given how light-weight it is. If in doubt, buy the larger size.
February 05, 2008
This jacket is warm, and looks great!
February 25, 2012
This is my second Arc'teryx jacket. I also have the Gamma Softshell. You can't beat the quality of these products. I am looking forward to taking the covert cardigan on an upcoming rock climbing trip. The fit is perfect and you always stay warm.Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance
December 05, 2010
My favorite fleece. It is very comfy and soft. Great for outdoors and just lounging at home. I am 5'7" and the length is great in body and sleeve. It tucks in a little at the waist. Cute zipper on sleeve. Washes and dries easily. Great quality. Runs true to size.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
My favorite fleece
November 06, 2009
I have bought several of these jackets, which blend the best of a soft sweater and an outdoor fleece. The Covert has a more fitting shape than most fleeces, so you can wear it in town or on the trail. It manages to be very comfortable, not too fitting, not too warm.
October 19, 2007
At the same time that it's incredibly warm, this Arc'teryx jacket has excellent design in details - I would say, typical for this brand. It has beautiful combination of colors and form that respects femininity. Besides sporty, it has modern and futuristic look. In one word, it is excellent. You will feel confident wearing this jacket.
Elegant and Warm
January 10, 2007
The Covert Cardigan from Arc'teryx is well designed - from a style viewpoint as well as being totally functional. You will look good while you stay warm!
Great midlayer or around-town sweater
January 20, 2007
This has replaced several other fleeces I own. Very warm and cozy but not bulky. Nicely fitted. I'm a big fan of the wool look. Although it's very warm if there's no wind, it's not very windproof at all.
Perfect Mid-weight fleece
March 22, 2013
I have many arc'teryx products including 4 of these fleece. They wash great, don't pill, don't shrink and come out of the dryer looking like the day I bought them. Some of my fleece are 4 years old or older. They are spendy but worth it to me. I had to have the bright purple color when I saw it. It is beautiful! I am 5'1" 110 with atheltic build and wide shoulders. The small fits perfect. This is a shorter fleece and perfect for my short torso.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
July 21, 2008
This jacket is warm and the fitted style looks great. I get lots of compliments for the colour.
Classy, but not warm enough
April 10, 2006
Very classy style, but unfortunately, not as warm as I was led to believe.
October 17, 2009
Very durable and soft/comfortable fabric. This jacket is breathable but also keeps you warm when necessary. Great for layering with arcteryx winter jackets or wearing as an outer layer on a cool fall day.
A great Jacket
January 14, 2010
I really didn't want to spend this much on a jacket but it is very comforatable, warm, and stylish. I am hoping that it wears well but so far I am happy with my purchase.
sizing of Women's Covert Cardigan
December 31, 2009
This jacket runs a little small so I would recommend sizing up one size. It is excellent quality and very warm.
Beautiful but runs very small
November 10, 2009
Runs small. The fabric is wonderful and the color beautiful, but the sleeves and body were too form fitting and I had already sized up reference other reviews. Didn't like the shorter front either. It should have been left longer all the way around.
January 22, 2006
Another great Arc'teryx jacket! Warm and stylish with nice, slim fit.
January 14, 2009
This is a great jacket. It can be easily worn outdoors to indoors without becoming uncomfortable due to the breathable fabric.
order size larger
January 05, 2010
I was so excited to wear my first arc'teryx sweater, but was quickly saddened as I realized I couldn't zip up the cardigan over my chest and the shoulders were tight. I am not a large busted or shoulder pad-like women, but am petite and athletic and it was a tight fit. I bought the coat on sale and am sad to see that I wasn't able to get a larger size at the same price. I suggest going for a size larger to for a perfect coat. When I did try it on, it was so very warm and would recommend it highly, just get the size right the first time!
very nice coverup
January 11, 2011
this sweater is not only nice looking, great fit, but quality and warmth are suberbPros: Great design, Performance
My favorite sweater
December 28, 2009
I received 2 colors of this sweater last year and gave one this year to my mother-in-law. (Yeah, I like her too.)
I'm buying more!
January 28, 2007
I probably wear this fleece too much......but I love it. I wear it alone, I wear it over a performance shirt, I wear it under my hard-shell or my down jacket. It's slim-fitting in a great material that holds it shape. I give it a five!
February 09, 2008
Fits right and feel very comfortable! I thought it was going to be too warm in LA, but actually perfect for going out at night time. Really like the style and color.
Great looking fleece!
December 22, 2010
If you don't like traditional fleece jackets, give this a try. It is much better looking--fleecy inside, more like a sweater on the outside. I have many Arcteryx jackets--Alpha SL, Alpha LT, Beta SL, Atom--all size small. I had read that the Covert Cardigan is a slim fit, so I ordered a medium. I'm very happy with the fit. It fits more like a jacket than a sweater. I'm sure I could wear the small, but I prefer a looser fit, with room for a couple of light layers underneath. If you like a slim fit, go with your regular size. For a more relaxed fit, size up.
Warm jacket, nice styling
January 16, 2011
In addition to being an attracive style, the material is much better than an older Arcteryx fleece jacket I had that pilled almost immediately. While this one hasn't had many washes yet, it is retaining the vibrant color and no visible pilling at all. It looks like it will hold up very well.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
Perfect fit for petite women!
January 21, 2010
I ordered an XS and am very petite and this jacket fits perfectly (I normally wear a XXSP or 00P). It's extremely warm and functions well as an insulating layer. Aesthetically, it's also a very flattering jacket.
Warm and good looking
December 01, 2005
Once again Arc'teryx has combined great looks and quality which causes me to at other brands less and less.
great and soft layering
November 16, 2010
Pretty sweet warmth layer. perfect for combo with a hard shell! Fantastic material and the color is very vibrant. Like most arcteryx...looks built to last :)Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
BEST FLEECE EVER
October 19, 2010
All I have to say is, I LOVE THIS FLEECE/SWEATER Cardigan! I have owned many different fleeces from numerous top brand companies and this one is by far the best! This cardigan can be used as a layer or out on the town. I own numerous colors now b/c this cardigan ROCKS!! Not only is it extremely warm, but it is very well made, has beautiful colors, and is so trendy! I am very petite (5'1" 108 lbs) and this cardigan flatters my petite figure. This cardigan can be used as a layer or out on the town. I own numerous colors now b/c this cardigan ROCKS!! I know it's pricey, but well worth it! Other top brands have always made me look frumpy, but not Arc'teryx!! I own numerous Arc'teryx products and this one holds true to the Arc'teryx name!!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, gorgeous colors
The ultimate mid layer
January 04, 2008
Got this for my wife and she absolutely loves it. It's her second one. Great warmth and fit. Works great as a mid layer, never too hot, never too cold. Been in 15-40 degree weather and performs great throughout that range.
Alpine Pearl, Basmati, Betty Blue, Black, Black/ Black, Calypso, Celadon, Cornflower, Ember, Feather Frost, Fern, Grenadine, Poppy, Purpura, Raisin, Raku, Roseberry, Sapphire, Twilight, Verbena, Wisteria and Bud.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.