Part of the Altitude collection, The Arma 1/2 Zip from the Arma Fleece Wool series incorporates the moisture management benefits of Synthetic fibers with the superior thermal regulation of merino wool. Made with a Polyester face for moisture wicking and quick dry time and a merino wool backer for temperature regulation through a complete range of Environments. By combining polyester and merino wool, this gives the fabric more strength, more stretch, and a smoother finish resulting in an incredibly comfortable mid-layer. The Arma 1/2 zip was inspired by the Arma Hoodie by removing the hood, pockets & switching to a 1/2 zip reducing weight & bulk making it the ultimate layering piece. Combine this mid-layer with the mid-weight Arma Hoodie or the Arma Tech 1/2 ZIP Base layer for maximum performance.
- KRYPTEK® EXCLUSIVE ALTITUDE™ PATTERN
- 98% POLYESTER, 9% MERINO WOOL, 3% SPANDEX
- SILVADUR™ ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY
- HIGHLY BREATHABLE
- GRID FLEECE/MERINO WOOL INTERLOCK FABRIC CONSTRUCTION
- 4-WAY STRETCH COMFORT FABRIC
- 1/2 ZIP FOR THERMAL REGULATION
- ARMPIT STRETCH PANEL TECHNOLOGY
- YKK® REVERSE COIL ZIPPERS
- ATHLETICALLY CUT AND ANATOMICALLY SHAPED FOR MOVEMENT
- MOISTURE WICKING FABRIC
- DESIGNED TO BE WORN AS A MID-LAYER
SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology inhibits bacteria growth and buildup of microbes on fabric surfaces. These microbes often destroy fabric integrity, shorten its useful life, and can cause discoloration, spoiling and staining. SILVADUR™ polymer-containing silver technology releases silver ions to neutralize odor-causing bacteria upon contact with your clothing. SILVADUR™ ensures fabrics stay fresh without affecting the fit, feel, or finish of the treated garment.
HOW IT WORKS - Silver contains inherent antimicrobial properties. It has been a time-tested antimicrobial used since ancient times in healthcare, food preservation, and water treatment as well as other applications where effective, long-term bacterial protection is required. Silver is a leading antimicrobial due to its safety for human contact, long term efficacy and prevention of growth for a broad range of microorganisms.
HOMOGENEOUS FINISH - SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology provides uniform distribution of silver ions throughout the fabric– ensuring comprehensive protection and long-lasting freshness.
RESISTS YELLOWING - Fabrics treated with SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology will not fade or yellow over time.
NO LEACHING - SILVADUR™ long lasting antimicrobial won’t ever cross the skin barrier or migrate from the fabric. This means that SILVADUR™ antimicrobial won’t impact the micro-flora, or good bacteria, when in contact with skin.
I had my doubts about how warm this layer was going to keep me. Elk hunting in sub zero and single digits were nothing. The Arma Fleece combined with my Merino wool base was what I wore when the exertion got heavy and I was fine. It wicked away the sweat so as the activity went down, I never got cold. Will be buying more Altitude pieces to complete the set as time and funds allow.
"Arma Fleece 1/2 zip"
The Arma fleece is very warm but breathable and seems to wick moisture to the surface of the garment, keeping me as dry as possible while hiking. Combined with the Bora vest it is perfect for a long fall or spring hikes into the high country. I give the Arma Fleece 4 of 5 stars for the fit. The large is a bit too large and long in the sleeve length. The longer sleeve length causes the fleece to bunch up in the elbows and arm pit when worn under a shell.
The whole Arma line runs pretty big. I had to exchange all of it for a size smaller unlike the Bora and Tora which run true. This is my favorite midlayer ever. Soft, stretch is great and warm while being highly breathable. Very happy.
"Arma Fleece ½ Zip - could be better"
I bought this short for cold weather and although the material and workmanship are great, the shirt is a miss in my book. I don't exactly have a pencil neck and the fit of the collar is ridiculous for a cold weather shirt; i.e., way too big. I am very disappointed. I won't buy another.
Used this as part of my layering system in Russia and could t have been happier. Kept me warm and dry and even when wet from sweat it was amazing how fast it dried out. A great addition to the Altitude lineup!
"Soft and so quiet"
This is the perfect piece to top off my Altitude set! I love the fit, stretch, and great plushy feel of this fleece! NICE job!
"Quality Product that I'd expect from Kryptek"
I've bought a lot of Kryptek gear over the past 2 years and haven't been disappointed yet. This fleece is no exception, durable material, comfortable, and a perfect warm layer for any need.
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