The Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody is a thoughtfully designed, super comfy technical fleece with a unique balaclava feature and slim, climber-centric fit. Our testers loved wearing this jacket as a stand-alone piece on warm spring skiing days, as its "hard face" style outer layer staves off light breezes. It's also a nice climbing jacket on windier days, but it doesn't breathe as well as the Patagonia R1 or the warmer, Editors' Choice Award-winning Patagonia R3. If layering isn't your primary concern in a fleece, or you're a die-hard Arc'teryx brand loyalist, you won't be disappointed in the Fortrez.
Arc'teryx also makes this award winning fleece without the hood. Check out the Fortrez Jacket if you're looking to cut down on bulk in your layering system.