The Arcteryx Men's Caden Jacket is a fully-featured, durable Whiteline GORE-TEX® Pro shell geared towards high mountain snowsports. Don't you find it strange that we go way up into the mountains and then slide down them on planks and boards? No? Me neither, it's awesome. I wish I were sliding down a mountain on a board right now. GORE-TEX® Pro membrane is fully waterproof and highly breathable (with pit-zips) to control your body temperature and moisture levels throughout rigorous activity. The Storm Hood is helmet compatible and adjustable to limit your face-exposure. To further block snow, the Caden jacket's powder skirt has gripper elastic and can fasten to specific ski pants. A hidden Recco® reflector gives you added avalanche safety.
As the flagship jacket in the Whiteline family, the Arc'terxy Men's Caden Jacket ensures your big-mountain adventures are white-knucklers from the steep and deep and not from freezing temps, skin-chilling snow, or ferocious wind chills. The expedition fit keeps this jacket on the down-low with plenty of room for you to layer as needed, whether it's a smiley-face T-shirt for a sunny spring day or a thermal baselayer plus a puffy jacket on days that frighten polar bears.
Gore-Tex Pro, the latest in a long line of guaranteed waterproof and guaranteed breathable technologies, regulates your temperature like none other. Designed for stop-and-go activities, like hiking up a ridgeline or backcountry touring, this tech takes your sweat away when you're working hard but won't leave you out in the cold on pit stops and lunch breaks. When you're plowing through powder at your favorite hill, the Gore-Tex guarantee of waterproof breathable means you stay dry even if you're both huffing and puffing and covered from head to toe in fresh snow. Yeah, everyone bites it occasionally.
All of the external zippers, even the center zip, are WaterTight Vislon zippers. Highly water resistant, these zippers reduce the possibility of water creeping in where it doesn't belong. The helmet-compatible hood rotates with your head to eliminate blind spots. Ergonomic 3-Dimensional patterning, enhanced with gusseted underarms, offers maximum mobility and long-wearing comfort. A drop-tail back hem provides a bit more backside coverage, and a drawcord pull lets you adjust the hem. Use the Slide n' Loc attachment system to create a singular Arc'teryx snow suit so you can focus on the terrain ahead instead of being consumed by the cold.
|Breathability Rating:||Highly breathable|
|Fabrics/Materials:||80D nylon plain weave|
|Features:||Recco® Avalanche Recovery System|
|Fit:||Expedition with e3D|
|Pockets:||Two hand pockets, one chest, one sleeve, one mesh and one internal stash pocket|
|Seam Sealed:||Fully Tapes|
|Type of Waterproofing:||Gore-Tex Pro|
|Zipper:||WaterTight Vislon Zippers|
|Arc'teryx Caden Glove||$206.21 - $234.95|
I may have been a bit negative before! Now that I've tried this jacket out (Hokkaido, Japan), I can actually comment based on genuine usage. Look, it is a good jacket. Yes it is a little big for me but I didn't notice and no-one called me "kaftan man". Sleeve pocket was sizeable enough for our radios. Powder skirt did the job (see photo). Did not use snaploc feature as my pants pre-date this however with the skirt working as it should, it really wasn't required. Hood definitely good for helmets (I now wear one but you can't see it in the photo). Pockets all functional and useful. I wore layers of varying degrees on different days and the cut of this jacket accommodates layers generously. Shell material worked a treat but anything would in the dry power land of Hokkaido. I have an old Sidewinder which has a more athletic cut and less pockets. Other than that, not a heap of difference
Can't wait to try this jacket, its nice and long covering my "butt" for the chairlift.
Its simple and effective jacket. I will layer when its cold and not when its hot.
The slide/lock system will be great and the system will be awesome with my sabre pants
I've been a fan of Arcteryx products for nearly 20 years. I've always been a large. Not sure they have the Caden sizing right. Be warned if you have short/medium arms. Even with my long arms its quite ridiculous. Overall it is not a jacket suited to tall, slender types but more your stocky, heavy set types.....with long arms! Yes it is an "expedition" fit however even with layers underneath (which are generally much thinner these days than the "old days") i am struggling to make sense of the cut here and I'm a pretty lanky guy to say the least. I have grappled deciding over the large and medium. I tried both after receiving the large and feeling like a Barnum Circus tent (the sleeves hit my knuckles). The medium turned out to be much better in the sleeve length but a little too narrow in the waist/hips (but not much in it). I ended up deciding to go back to the large and will have to deal with pow and rain collecting in creases in the sleeves. This is not a jacket that you can wear without layers unless you originate from Borneo. I'm 6'3" with a 43" chest, 34" waist and 35-36" hips. I weigh 180 lbs. I bought the orange colour which is not dissimilar to an orangutan in fact! I'll be in the Japan pow in a couple of weeks and will have road tested it proper however I do expect it to be the usual Arc quality and all that blah. It just won't suit a lot of body types is all