At the heart of the Arc'teryx Men's Aphix Insulated Hoodie lies Coreloft insulation, which provides enough warmth to fend off the chill on the skin track, lift, or high on the rock. This jacket compresses down easily so as not to waste valuable pack space, and side stretch panels give you ultimate mobility so you can reach for holds or reach out to plant a pole in deep powder. Reach for the Aphix Hoodie when you need a layer lighter than your bulky insulator jacket, and a more versatile one too.
|Arc'teryx Aphix Jacket||$147.99 - $229.00|
|Arc'teryx Aphix Hoody||$161.99 - $249.95|
Excellent coat, very warm, very versatile, lots of bang for your buck. I got this in a medium to replace my size large atom LT hoodie after it got ruined in an accident. It does fit slightly bigger than the atom LT hence my sizing down from the atom, most noticeable in length (i first ordered a large and had to exchange). The material is a bit more resilient and it holds up to moisture a little better than the atom, but is by no means waterproof. The only negative I can report is the cuffs on the sleeves- the atom LT has a nifty elastic like material which seals around your wrists and helps block out any cold air. Unfortunately, this feature did not make it onto the Aphix, which I would have loved, but the extra coreloft they put in the aphix over the atom makes up for it. I've been wearing this as a standalone jacket for around town or layering the Aphix under my Alpha SV for everything snow/alpine related and it is one sexy combo that I'd recommend to anyone. Although the aphix material is a bit heavier than the atom, it still breathes nice and also has the same pocket structure. Highly recommend!
The Arcteryx Aphix is overall a great coat. I brought this coat more for casual wear and less as a midlayer. The core loft insulation is great and much warmer than my previous softshell for bumming around. The synthetic down in the Aphix packs small on flights and travel. I chose this over other puffys because of its flat color exterior color and its lack of ribs that most down sweaters have. I really like the athletic cut of the coat and details that Arcteryx provides. The Aphix has 2 hand pockets and one inside chest pocket. The sleeve length is long, which I could see being great for in the backcountry with gloves, however I like to roll the sleeves up a little to keep the ends from dragging on everything, since I am afraid the cuff may show signs of wear after sometime. Couldn't be more happy with the Aphix