Count on the Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Hooded Softshell Jacket for exceptional comfort while you navigate down a steep trail switchback or maneuver up and over a difficult overhang. Burly double-weave fabric breathes well, offers weather resistance, and provides a touch of warmth so you can focus entirely on the task at hand.
|Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket||$130.99 - $219.00|
|Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant||$168.95 - $169.00|
|Arc'teryx Atom LT Hooded Jacket||$218.95 - $219.00|
|Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody||$186.24 - $250.00|
This jacket is great for what it is. A lighter weight, stretch woven, minimally featured softshell. It's great for active pursuits in cold weather. I've had it out backpacking and hiking and it's just what I wanted. The fabric appears very durable, but it results in a weight penalty for sure. I'd say it's highly wind resistant, but definitely not windproof. The upside is that it is very breathable if you're working hard. The elastic cuffs and hem draw cord keep the wind out. The hood is the typical head swallowing "helmet compatible" type but the adjustments work well to tailor the fit. My one complaint is that the hood drawstrings sit inside the jacket, so to adjust you have to unzip; more of a personal inconvenience than a real flaw. The two hand pockets are mesh lined and extend from below the armpits to the waist and can double as vents. The pockets are completely accessible with a pack on.
I'm 6' broad shoulders and the large fits perfect. It is a true athletic cut and I could get a baselayer and maybe another light layer under it. Puffy is a no go for me in the arms.
In the end, I don't think I'd pay full price. Wait for a coupon or sale on this one; still a good piece, just not full price great.
I bought this for a do everything type of softshell including wearing casually in the winter. When I bought it I had to go up a size because it's a very athletic cut. I usually am a Medium in pretty much everything and for this I had to go with a large. The double weave material is extremely durable, which Backpacker magazine just gave it an award for. Unfortunately I decided to return it because it didn't offer any insulating qualities and as for a shell, I already have a Beta AR. I ended up going for the Gamma MX which I'm very happy with. They both do a decent job of cutting wind (not windproof) but I find that the insulation of the Gamma allows for more versatility.
This jacket is exactly what I was after. It's simple, has clean lines, and fits great over my Atom SV. Zippers have smooth action, which is good when using gloves. No external chest pockets, and I haven't tried this jacket with a pack on, so it's hard to say if stuff will be accessible. Material feels pretty sturdy. I wear a large, and I think it fits true to size.
I have 5 diff arcteryx jackets this is the 1st i have to semd back and order a size up