Unfortunately , it is 90 degrees in my home town so impossible to say how warm it will be once winter gets here
It's super light. Comfy, would recommend. It is pricy than most vests I would pay but I can tell the quality will last. Great customer service. Pretty easy to return if sizing is off.
Fortress was the best company I have worked with on line. Both Dale and Mike answered my questions immediately and pleasantly.
My new jacket is the best — just had a chance to enjoy its warmth and comfort at the Jersey shore.
I grew up in a tropical country, shorts and tank top weather all year round. Moving to Melbourne was a shock to the system. Winter was a rude shock. No matter what I wore, layers upon layers of heat tech, sweaters just never cut it. Chanced upon fortress from some random Shark tank video on YouTube and gave it a chance. Bought the 1/4 Base and the pants. Nothing else has kept me warmer, I dread the days I have to take them off to wash. Has kept me toasty. Love my fortresses
These Fortress base layers are amazingly soft and comfortable! They are far superior in comfort in our opinion to the military ecwcs layering system. Plus with Fortress you have less layers vs ecwcs. Also with Fortress you can get soaked wet and still get warm. However with ecwcs primaloft soaked wet...uh oh your in trouble. (same with goose down) We have not tested these yet in the cold, but we remember when we first tried on the ecwcs system before we tested it in the cold. (and the ecwcs works well in the cold) The fortress feels way better in temperature regulation thus far pre cold test vs the ecwcs pre cold test. I have every confidence Fortress will blow away ecwcs in the cold with less layers and more comfort. That’s why we bought the whole family not only one set each of these base pros, but 2 sets! Did I say they are comfortable oh my!