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BasePro & GlovePro Next-To-Skin Insulated Apparel

Stay warm and comfortable during any activity with the BasePro & GlovePro Next-To-Skin Insulated Apparel. BasePro features insulated tops and pants for men and women to keep you warm without bulky layers. With insulation on key body parts, the 4-way stretch fabric feels comfortable against your skin. You will even stay warm whether wet or dry. BasePro can replace several layers of winter clothing, making you feel and look less bulky without sacrificing performance. In addition, you can use BasePro under a sweater, coat, shell or anything you wish. You can even use it while camping to maintain warmth inside your sleeping bag. Furthermore, GlovePro uses a durable waterproof and windproof outer shell to keep your hands warm in any condition. Additionally, the fingers and palms come with lining for heavy-duty activity.

BasePro & GlovePro Next-To-Skin Insulated Apparel
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Insulation, Moisture Control
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Top, Pants, Gloves
GlovePro Sizes
XS – XL
BasePro Sizes
S – XXL
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Eric Lee
Review from Kickstarter
Got my gloves. I have to say that Fortress have really taken everything they've learnt from their 1st KS project for the hoodie and improved dramatically in every way. Well done! Looking forward to your future projects.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Clyde,
Thank you for your questions about the difference in the warmth in the Mittens and Glove Pro.
The Classic Mittens have 1/2 in insulation all around, the Glove Pro has 1/2 in insulation on the top of the hand and fingers and 1/4 in insulation on the palm and bottom of the fingers for more mobility, but are still very comparable in warmth, feeling it almost instantly when putting them on,
They are both very comfortable and in trials with the Glove Pro in different snow sports, which they are made for, we find that they keep the fingers comfortable and warm even though they are separated.
So if you have tried and love our Mittens, we know you will love the Glove Pro, with more use of fingers but still the same warmth you are used to in the Mittens.
Thank you
Clyde Burns
Review from Kickstarter
That sound of me rubbing my hands together briskly is not just because they are cold. I'm also thinking how nice it will be to have warm hands and independent finger action. Curious to see how they will compare to the Fortress Clothing mittens warmth wise.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Hello William,
We are expecting the Gloves this week and have not heard of any delays. We will begin shipping them out to backers as soon as they go through QC. Watch for the email with your tracking number to know when yours have shipped.
Thank you
William
Review from Kickstarter
Have the gloves arrived for shipping?
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Florentin,
We are still planning on the Gloves arriving at the end of this month, we will begin shipping them just as quick as they arrive. We should be able to get them all shipped out within 2-3 business days once we begin.
FLORENTIN
Review from Kickstarter
Good evening i have not received yet mu gloves, my size is small ... when do i receive ? thank you
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
John,
Thank you for the great feedback, we love new ideas on how to make our product even better. We hope you are enjoying the warmth and comfort.
John
Review from Kickstarter
I recently tried the Base Pro To and Bottom with my KS Hybrid Hoodie in 10 degree F weather. I was nice and warm except for my calves on my legs and the air gap between the hoodie and Base Pro Top which shows the need for the hoodie to be able to cinch the waist of the hoodie tight. I also wish the hoodie pocket on the inside was insulated and big enough for a plus sized Iphone in a case to protect it from the extreme cold. I feel that while the Base Pro Top and Bottom are not too hot, but is too cold to be used as the only insulation layer. The best balance might be found by having the arms and legs fully insulated and able to be converted into Base Pro crew T-shirt and shorts.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Great question Florentin,
Just a quick reminder that the Glove Pro was estimated to arrive here to us in January, we have hear of only one slight delay so far, which only put us back a couple of days, so we are hoping for the same great success on delivery as with the Base Pro. We will update if anything changes.
Thank you.
FLORENTIN
Review from Kickstarter
Hello and Merry Christmas, i received my pants but i also ordered gloves and more when i returned my servey... i'd like to know when i will receive it thank you ^^
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Jonathan,
Thank you for the great feedback, we are happy to hear you are enjoying your Gear!
Happy Holidays! Brian,
We are sorry if you have not received the updates on the Glove Pro, we will not be receiving the first shipment of Gloves until late January, so we will begin shipping them out to the backers late January or early February. You should also be able to read the details of estimated shipping of the Gloves on the Glove Pro pledge.
We hope you are enjoying your Base Pro and look forward to getting your Glove sent soon!
Happy Holidays!
Brian weinstein
Review from Kickstarter
I received my pants and top today but was missing the gloves. I ordered all 3 in the package. Fortress Clothing can you please explain when I will be receiving the gloves and help me resolve this problem
Jonathan Tabaco
Review from Kickstarter
I have been wearing mine, baselayer top and bottom since they came in. I ordered large for both and i am 5'9" 230lbs and they fit me and are comfortable. I have been out in temps in the 20s for the entire day and have stayed warm through out. Today I had to take the top off because it was too warm with the hybrid hoodie 1.0 while being active when it almost hit 50.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Joseph,
We are happy to hear that your Gear arrived, thank you for the feedback. Please see the comment below yours for info on exchanging.
Thank you Hello John,
Thank you as well for the feedback, please feel free to send any items back for an exchange if needed.
John
Review from Kickstarter
Just received mine today. I ordered a Medium top and bottom. The sleeves are are short by an inch and I was barely able to get my head through the top and my but in the pants. So almost too small, but it is snug against my skin for maximum warmth. I am 5'10" and 140 lbs. I would say the fit is better than the hybrid hoody for a first generation. I like the feel of the material for the sleeves.
Joseph Krecko
Review from Kickstarter
Received my shipment today. I ordered a Large for both pants and top. The sleeves on the top are about 2-3 inches too short, and the pants feel a bit too tight. Plus when I bend over I get some massive plumber’s crack. I’m 6ft, 170 lbs with what’s usually a size 33 waist, length 34 legs. How do I exchange for another size? I do like the material though, and seems like it would be really warm.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Preston,
Thank you for the feedback, we are happy to hear that you are loving the gear! For any exchanges please send the item(s) back to:
FORTRESS
1175 South Blackhawk Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, Utah 84647
USA
Please see our terms & conditions for full details on exchanges:
https://fortressclothing.com/terms-conditions/
Preston Lillo
Review from Kickstarter
Got my Tops & Pants today! They are awesome! The pants are a bit too tight though. How do I go about exchanging for a larger size?
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Hello John,
Thank you for the great question.
We will not begin shipping on Monday, we will be locking down all surveys and getting them ready so we have the information once we are ready to ship, which we will being next week. (unsure of the exact day we will start shipping, this will depend upon how soon we can get all the backer info completed and locked down, and how quickly we get the product through QC).
The Gloves will NOT go out with the Base Pro this month, we do not anticipate receiving any shipments on the Gloves until January, if all goes as planned.
John
Review from Kickstarter
In regards to the recent update you said you will begin shipping Monday, is this for all award levels including the glove pro?
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Quinton,
Please go to this link to get your survey resent: https://fortress-basepro-and-glovepro.backerkit.com/ We are not offering an XS in the Base Pro at this time, so a small might work for you. The Base Pro is very stretchy so can cover a wide range in each size, choose the size that you would when buying a pair of long under wear or biking pants. We hope this is helpful.
Thank you
Quinton Pearson
Review from Kickstarter
I also did not receive the survey, it's not in my inbox or junk mail. Could you please send again?
Quinton Pearson
Review from Kickstarter
If I wear size 28/30 pants would that be under the Small? Or is there an extra small?
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Qiang,
We had a delay in the Backerkit setup, because of this the surveys went out this morning instead.
Thank you for your inquiry, please let us know if you have any other questions.
Qiang Huang
Review from Kickstarter
Anyone receive the email yet today? Thanks
Stan
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the mentions William and Nirven, about the 1/4 zip. It would be a better alternative to use with my hoodie to cover the exposed neck area that the hoodie does not provide. However it is too late to cancel this crew neck and get the 1/4 zip instead. I cannot afford to back the next project for the 1/4 zip.
Fortress Clothing, would you be willing to switch the crew neck for the 1/4 zip?
William
Review from Kickstarter
@creator, if I hand washed the top and hang it, how long will it take to dry? Since the top is the first layer to be worn on the skin, I would want to wash it at end of day, say after skiing. Thanks.
William
Review from Kickstarter
I would have preferred the 1/4 zip too.
Jay Harris
Review from Kickstarter
Who can I speak to about the hoodies from your prior project? I need to exchange sizes. Thanks, Jay Harris
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
@Nirven: At this point our 1/4 zip has been slated for a different crown funding effort starting tomorrow. Please watch for news on how to purchase the 1/4 zip outside of this effort. Thanks for the support.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
@Nirven, We apologize that it is a bit frustrating to pledge for more than one item or mixed delivery dates with Kickstarter. The only way to combine your orders is to go into your current pledge and click on your pledge selection "Manage my Pledge", you will have the option of changing the "amount" on your pledge. Add up the total of all the items you would like at the Early Bird price. So $179 for Top & Pant For Dec. and + $99 for Gloves in Jan. + Shipping $5 in US & $15 Outside US ($293 total), this will be the new total you will make your current pledge, then select "Continue" and save the amount. When you receive your survey it will show just the pledge that you selected for the set, so you will need to remember to add sizes for both the BasePro & Glove. We will track it on our side as well, seeing that you pledged more we will be looking for sizes matching that amount.
N!rven
Review from Kickstarter
Also to echo Sean's question of three days ago:
"Is it possible to purchase:
Top and pants for December delivery
Gloves for January delivery?"
Thx
N!rven
Review from Kickstarter
Hi,
While browsing your website I noticed you had the Base Pro Quarter Zip Top available for Pre Order. Any chance you could include that as part of your Kickstarter individual and bundle rewards?
Thx
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
@SHEILA S, The ice swimming is actually a test to prove the functionality of the new technology. The proven and tested science behind our patented insulated clothing system is in how well the insulated clothing reflects your own body's heat loss back to warm you. Without diving into the testing and results (which we are happy to share), your body is an efficient thermostat. You lose most of your body heat through radiant heat loss — "The body loses 65% of its heat through radiation. Conduction (such as heat loss from sleeping on the cold ground). Heat is lost in air temperatures lower than 68°F (20°C). The body loses about 2% of its heat through air conduction. – WebMD". So while the video does include our guys wearing the product that we have had success selling to the outdoor construction and oil and gas industry for 4 years now, you'll notice that the Investors from CNBC's Adventure Capitalists are wrapped with a colored shell just for TV. The testing shows that our open cell insulation technology allows the liquid to pass freely while reflecting your own radiant heat back to your body keeping you warm and "Warm Even if Wet". We simply do the ice test to prove that you can perspire, you can get wet, and you don't have to have the fear of hypothermia or even death. As you've seen in the video our CEO addresses the fact that it's not a wet suit (that's already been invented), it's new technology to change the cold weather industry. Lastly, a couple main things people may not remember about your own body's way to keep you warm and why. Our body is mainly water. Three main things will effect your own comfort range and ability to stay warm in any clothing. They are: your hydration level, your own body type, and activity level or heart rate. For you to stay warm, you need to start with your "core". If your core gets cold, your body pulls your blood back from your extremities (hands/arms - feet/legs) and tries to warm your core first. Whew... Thanks for listening. We are very passionate about this product. So here are the tested and release numbers that we are comfortable putting on our product (even though the range is prove to be wider that our published claims). In our classic product line (available and seen on our web site http://fortressclothing.com), we use Aeris 500 insulation inside. The classic product has been tested and proven to have a cold weather protection rating down to -50 F. This new insulated base layer (BasePro Top & Pant & Gloves) uses Aeris 250 inside. The BasePro has been tested and proven to have a cold weather protection rating down to -5 F. So directly to your two questions:
- We don't have edited and available video much more than what is shown here and on our YouTube channel.
- This new product will keep you warm down to -5F as long as you focus on the 3 variables of each individual as listed above. Thanks again for all of your great questions and for your continued support. We will be glad to answer any questions in these last 24 hours. We hope you'll jump on board and back us today. And spread the word! Stay Warm. The Fortress Team
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
@Karthi, We appreciate your feedback and concern. As we bring this funded project into the final 48 hours, we can understand your trepidation. If a "REFUND" is what your specifically requesting after what we've explained our process to be, then it defeats the purpose of KICKSTARTER. If the way crowdfunding works (provides a way for people to bring "new" and never before launched products to market — that means the funds generated are spent on at lease manufacturing, delivery, and shipping, not to mention all the money spent on product development, research, testing, improvement, and conceptualizing and testing) doesn't fulfill all of your "safety net" requirements, then maybe we are on the wrong forum to launch new products. We have taken the time, energy, and money to listen to feedback, revise many iterations of products, learn from our mistakes, test new manufacturers, build redundancy into our fulfillment process, and build a world-class industry changing product. Now all we need is the "funding" (why we came to KICKSTARTER) to take us into the main stream. We are offering this to our previous backers and friends with an extremely great early bird special. We will stand behind our product as previously stated. We hope you reconsider and back this product today before it ends. Thanks again for your support. The Fortress Team
SHEILA S
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Creator, I noticed that in the videos (even the newer ones) the outfits worn during testing are your older version, not the newer, streamlined version. Do you have video's and tests (ice swimming etc) in the newer design? How warm will it keep you if all you have is the new version top, bottom and gloves?
Jonathan A.
Review from Kickstarter
I've tried on a pre-production piece and let me tell you, this stuff is _amazing_. *Very* comfortable. I'm looking forward to the final product. I got my hybrid hoodie (late, yes) and it's been great too. I don't know what the big deal is - this _is_ kickstarter after all. At least these guys actually did ship a working product, and from what I've heard speaking with the employees they've learned their lessons w/the hoodie. This time around if they say it'll be ready to ship in December, it'll be ready to ship in December.
Karthi
Review from Kickstarter
Looks like you guys are not ready to stand behind the quality - I'm backing out! I don't want to end up with another product like Hybrid Hoodie!
Karthi
Review from Kickstarter
@Fortress Clothing - Thanks. For #2, Can you make it explicit - making it right does not necessarily mean refund for a inferior product. If indeed if the product turns out to be inferior (like sewing issues, too large/too small, lack of warmth/insulation, low quality materials) can you promise you will REFUND the backers money? Thanks.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
@Karthi, 1) The BasePro top & bottom are being manufactured in both Canada and China, as you experienced with us, redundancy in production is vital for successful fulfilment. The majority of December products will be coming from Canada (thus the commitment to Dec delivery and upon reaching our funding goal we have reached out to them starting the next steps). Regarding Quality Control, with the addition of our VP of Design and Development, we added our Vendor Manual, which outlines the strict standards and requirements of all future Fortress suppliers. As part of the Vendor Manual, quality control issues are addressed prior to initiation of production. These procedures were not in place with the Mexico supplier and we were left without recourse. (part of the journey for Kickstarter backers and the entrepreneur) 2) If for some reason, a defect in manufacturing were to be released to the public, we are dedicated to making it right with our backers. 3) Let us address any concerns individually through messages (as each case is unique and specific) for your Hybrid Hoodie. Please message us. Thanks again for your support. We know you'll love this new technology in the insulated base layer & Gloves.
Karthi
Review from Kickstarter
@Fortress Clothing - I believe in giving second chance as well. Can you please answer my questions as numbered? 1) After the visit to Mexico facility, your CEO claimed in update that the facility is outstanding and does work for companies like Nike. We all know how the product turned out. Where are you manufacturing these products? What steps have you taken for quality control? 2) If infact the quality turns out to be bad like the hoodie, would you offer refunds to your backers? Can you explicitly state your assurance? 3) Finally, what do we do with the bad quality hoodies? Any option to send it back for exchange for ver 2.0?
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
@Karthi, Thanks for asking. As we are trying to rectify some of the challenges some of our backers faced, many things have changed with Fortress. 1st - New people on staff. A new VP of design and development, and a new Chief Marketing Officer. These individuals have an increased sense of urgency and customer care. 2nd - I've included a quote from a posted response to address sourcing and quality issues. Please see it here: "You experienced our pain with us with our Hybrid Hoodie, and we appreciate you still recognizing the incredible technology that we have spent 4 years developing. We have hired an extremely talented clothing designer that has lead us into an exhaustive search to find the absolute best manufacturing available on the planet. We severed our relationship with the company that failed us previously. While we were recovering from a challenging first product and working to make our backers happy, we were listening to your requests and comments. In emulating great leading world-wide companies, we are committed to excellence in everything. We are also committed to bringing world class talent into our organization based in rural Utah here in the United States. As we followed the lead of our new VP of Product Design and visited manufacturing, sourcing, and assembly facilities, we have selected the very best in the industry in the world. We are a global company headquartered in the United States. To directly answer your questions, we are on Kickstarter because the product is not here in a warehouse ready to ship to you as a package. We originally allowed different lead times and fulfillment supply chain paths for all of our products, which did not allow us to ship the combo pack directly to our backers. Our insulated clothing technology is formulated and designed here in the United States, and will be manufactured at many different fulfillment houses around the world that now meet our strict 5-star review process and rating." Lastly, believing in redemption, please know that we will stand behind this product completely. The quality is top in the industry. We will stay in contact through this process and work to make you fully satisfied. We ask that you try the product. We know that you will love it. Thanks again for communicating. We recognize concerns and continue to accept guidance and try to change and address things within our control. Back us today and let us gain your trust back and prove our commitment to keeping the world warm. We are still here and working on improving, and showing that we are in it for the long haul. Join us. Thanks again. Fortress Team
Karthi
Review from Kickstarter
@FortressClothing - I backed your hybrid hoodie and you took your backers for a BIG ride and delivered a product that is not worthy. You were prompt in communication prior to the campaign but once it ended, your attitude was 'sxxxx you all' How could that product go ao wrong - for example, issues with zippers, pockets can't hold cell(too small), size was too big and the whole story about mexico thing. What are you going to do differently this time? Are you going to change your terms to refund backers money if you fail to communicate or give misleading information and promise that quality will be decent? I I'm not making any of these up - you are welcome to see the previous backers comments in the hoodie project.
Sean
Review from Kickstarter
Is it possible to purchase:
Top and pants for December delivery
Gloves for January delivery? Or if you want all 3 need to wait until January? What is the likelihood you will delivery on time? Last time when I invested in hybrid hoodie I wanted the jacket for ski season but didn’t get it until season is over.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
John, Thanks for the suggestions. We recognize that YouTube reviews have and bring a lot of followers, and fit is such a personal discussion. We feel the risk is the same for our product as it is for any order online, if you select a size that doesn’t fit your body type with this product simply return it and request the correct size. Body types and sizes are a personal thing and depending upon the reviewer and selected size, it could be very subjective. We’ve included comments in our video from 3 very well known active outdoor enthusiasts from the new CNBC Adventure Capitalists show. They speak directly to the most important factor of our new insulted base layer technology and gloves. They work well! Better than anything on the market in the world today. - It will keep you warm even if wet.
- It has the widest comfort range available on the market from -5 to 70 F.
- It Works. If we haven’t designed the size exactly to fit your body type based on what you order, please return it and request a size that will work based upon your different body type. We have one of the worlds best base layer designers working for us, and we are confident you will love the product. Thanks for the comment and viewing our project. We hope you’ll back us and experience warmth this winter for yourself.
John
Review from Kickstarter
You need to give/loan these products to people on YouTube to review them if you want to attract more attention for your KickStarters. I personally find backing this project more risky because of the lack of information about the product that could be learned from a review (like how well it fits). Also, the only base layer item you are missing now is a sock that you can wear with snickers.
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Christopher, Thanks for asking. We have updated the page to reflect our commitment to clothing the homeless in our new patented technology. We believe in helping others, and want to help keep people warm. This is our update on the page: Thanks to our current backers we have reached our first goal, which was to be funded. With that goal, we are donating $1,000 in Fortress Gear to a couple different homeless shelters for women and children here locally. (Please watch the new video) Help us continue to keep the homeless warm this winter. We know we can reach $250,000 in pledges. If we reach that goal, we will be able to donate $5,000 more in Fortress Gear. And let's not stop there! If we reach $1,000,000 we will donate $20,000, but we really want to donate $40,000 in Fortress Gear so help us hit $2,000,000. Please spread the word. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@fortressclothing.com and we'll be happy to answer. Thanks again for your sincere interest. Let's keep the world warm this winter. Fortress Team
Christopher Duffy
Review from Kickstarter
How does my committing to this help homeless be warm?
Fortress Clothing
Review from Kickstarter
Sheila, You experienced our pain with us with our Hybrid Hoodie, and we appreciate you still recognizing the incredible technology that we have spent 4 years developing. We have hired an extremely talented clothing designer that has lead us into an exhaustive search to find the absolute best manufacturing available on the planet. We severed our relationship with the company that failed us previously. While we were recovering from a challenging first product and working to make our backers happy, we were listening to your requests and comments. In emulating great leading world-wide companies, we are committed to excellence in everything. We are also committed to bringing world class talent into our organization based in rural Utah here in the United States. As we followed the lead of our new VP of Product Design and visited manufacturing, sourcing, and assembly facilities, we have selected the very best in the industry in the world. We are a global company headquartered in the United States. To directly answer your questions, we are on Kickstarter because the product is not here in a warehouse ready to ship to you as a package. We originally allowed different lead times and fulfillment supply chain paths for all of our products, which did not allow us to ship the combo pack directly to our backers. Our insulated clothing technology is formulated and designed here in the United States, and will be manufactured at many different fulfillment houses around the world that now meet our strict 5-star review process and rating. We have heard you! We have added a limited number of Early Bird Full-Pack Base Pro and Glove Rewards. Please grab your spot now, as we know these will not last. We will deliver these packs in late January to early February. Thanks again for your continued support. We know you will love this new product, and we look forward to hearing your great reviews. Fortress Team
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