Arc'teryx Men's Stingray Shell Jacket

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Arc'teryx Stingray Shell Jacket
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The Arc'Teryx Stingray GORE-TEX® Ski Jacket is a legendary style that's been upgraded for extra performance. This year the Stingray Jacket has GORE-TEX® soft shell fabric and a lining designed to insulate. This provides the optimal blend of breathability and warmth that allows you to conquer rough conditions. Arc'Teryx is known for putting incredible focus into every detail, creating a garment with unmatched performance, fit, and durability.

Collar:

  • Helmet-compatible Drop Hood™ combines the protection of a high collar with an easy-access, laminated brimmed hood

Weather and Wind:

  • Waterproof front zipper with inner laminated storm guard ensures total weatherproofing; laminated quick-drying chin guard protects skin from abrasion
  • Fully seam sealed for complete waterproof protection
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish is abrasion and water resistant
  • Windproof for extra warmth
  • Tiny GORE® seam tape seals seams without extra bulk
  • Micro seam allowances and tiny Gore seam tape reduce weight
  • Durable Gore-Tex Soft Shell/nylon 3L laminated fabric offers complete waterproof, breathable protection
  • Fully seam sealed to prevent moisture from seeping inside
  • Gore-Tex Pro offers the highest degree of durable, waterproof breathable performance available

Zippers:

  • WaterTight™ zippers prevent leaks
  • Large zip hand pockets
  • Full-zip front with internal storm flap

Fit:

  • Arc'teryx Stingray jacket is hip length with a semi-relaxed fit
  • Athletic Fit
  • Adjustable cuffs fit around gloves to keep out snow

Fabric:

  • Hem drawcord cinches to seal out cold air
  • Articulated elbows and gusseted underarms ensure a comfortable fit; drop-back hem ensures good coverage
  • Three-layer soft shell construction
  • DWR prevents moisture droplets from wetting the fabric
  • Soft polyester tricot lining boosts warmth retention without sacrificing breathability

Lining and Layers:

  • Powder skirt keeps snow out of layers
  • Brushed tricot lining helps to prevent lost body heat
  • Relaxed fit leaves room for layering underneath

Ventilation:

  • Pit zippers offer on-the-fly venting so you won't overheat
  • Underarm vents open to release excess heat
  • Pit zips for ventilation

Hood:

  • Attached storm hood with drawcord adjustment

Sleeves:

  • Two hand, one sleeve, one internal chest pocket to hold gear

Manufactured:

  • Made in China

Features:

  • Adjustable powder skirt offers good coverage and incorporates gripper elastic and a secure double-snap closure
  • RECCO passive avalanche recovery reflector may enable faster searching and directional pinpointing of avalanche victims
  • Touch-fasten adjustable cuffs
  • Embedded RECCO® reflector enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue RECCO detectors for quicker acquisition of position in an avalanche
  • US shipments only
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Designed with a plethora of performance features that protect you from the elements and enhance your athletic mobility, Arc'teryx's Stingray ski jacket combines a Gore-Tex Pro waterproof breathable membrane with an anatomically shaped and articulated, patterned soft shell jacket.

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The stormproof Arc'teryx Stingray jacket, designed for in-area ski laps, features supple Gore-Tex® Soft Shell fabric to keep you dry in all conditions.

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Also available for: Women
3-in-1 jacket:No
Activity:Snowsports
Back length:Thigh-length
Back length (in.):30.5 inches
Battery Heated:No
Breathability Rating:GORE-TEX
Breathable rating:25,000
Cinch Cord Bottom:No
Cuff Type:Velcro
Cut:Slim
Exterior Material:N70p GORE-TEX with 3L Lo-Loft Soft Shell Construction
Fabric:Nylon / nylon blend
Fabric Rating:Completely Waterproof / Exceptionally Breathable
Hood:Yes
Hood Type:Fixed
Insulated:No
Insulation:Shell only
Insulation Type:None (Shell)
Insulation Weight:N/A
Length:Center back measures 30.5"
Lining Material:Brushed tricot lining
Model #:8135 156442
Multiple storage options:dual handwarmer pockets, sleeve pocket and an interior pocket feature waterproof zippers
Pit Zip Venting:Yes
Powder Skirt:Yes
RECCO Detector:Yes
Race:No
Shell Material:GORE-TEX® Softshell 3L fabric
Shell fabric:Nylon
Shell lining fabric:Polyester tricot
Taped Seams:Fully Taped
Type:Shell
Type of waterproofing:Gore-Tex Soft Shell 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
Warranty:Lifetime
Waterproof Rating:GORE-TEX
Waterproof Zippers:No
Windproof:Yes
Wrist Gaiter:No
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Arc'teryx Stingray Shell Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This is the very best snowboarding shell

I tested out many high-end ski/snowboard jackets from Burton, Oakley, Spyder, Salomon, Scott, Mamut, The North Face, Arc'Teryx, Marmot and others. The Arc'Teryx Stingray was the best jacket based on my selection criteria (not in any particular order):

1) Fully waterproof, highly windproof, highly breathable - Essential for comfort and health. The Stringray is totally waterproof even in pouring rain, and very windproof as well. Despite this, it breaths very well, preventing buildup of sweat. If condidtions get really warm you can unzip the Stingray's pit vents.

2) Layerable - As conditions and temperatures change, you want the ability to add/remove layers as needed. Therefore, instead of getting a jacket with built-in insulation, your system is more adaptable if you instead have a high quality set of layers, starting with a high quality outer shell.

3) Ergonomic - You want to make sure that you can easily rotate your head (to look behind you, for instance) when the jacket hood is up and cinched over your helmet, such as in storm conditions. Amazingly, while most high-end jackets claim to be helmet-compatible, you'll find in actual tests that many of them severely limit the ease of looking behind you if the hood is cinched over your helmet. The reason for this is often a matter of simple mechanics, that most hoods are seamlessly joined with the jacket body, where the lower region of the hood is also the neck of the jacket. The Stingray is unique in that the hood itself is disjointed from the body. The Stringray jacket has an actual neck, distinct from the hood, which makes it possible to easily look behind you when the hood is up and cinched over your helmet. Another area critical to articulation is the ability to raise your arms without causing the jacket waist hem to raise. Finally, you need a waist hem that isn't too low, as it can bind below your butt when you're in a crouched position (a common stance when boarding). This jacket Stingray jacket nails all of these requirements.

4) Lightweight - The Stringray is light enough for my purposes. I was able to find lighter weight shells (one incredibly light shell made by Scott, the Crusair) but they didn't satisfy the Articulation requirements, particularly for head motion. If you're careful with your layering components, you'll net a huge difference in weight vs. a cheaper setup, which makes for a much freer feel on the mountain.

5) Powderskirt - The powderskirt on the Stingray is easily adjusted with bunjees, and quite effective when you're buried in pow. The Stringray's powderskirt isn't removable, which may be viewed as this jacket's single disadvantage (as it would then be a nicer year-round jacket). However making the powderskirt removable would require a zipper which would increase the shell's weight. So if you're looking for a jacket for the sole purpose of boarding/skiing, then this is an advantage to you and not a disadvantage.

6) Good pocket real estate - The front two pockets on this jacket are insanely gigantic. That being said, they're designed so well - they don't get in the way at all. All of the pockets are easily opened/closed when wearing mittens.

7) Passive sensors - If you're going for a high-end jacket then you might as well get one that has sensors built in so they can find your body before the Spring thaw.

8) Fit - I'm 6 ft. 164 lbs. athletic build and this jacket is an absolutely perfect fit for me in size Large. Fit and ergonomics go hand in hand.

9) Quiet - Many of the high-end jackets are also incredibly noisy. They make you sound like you're waving newspapers as you move about. The Stringray doesn't make any such rackets, which is nice both on the mountain and when you're wearing it around town.

Have put in one season so far with this jacket and am thoroughly pleased. It has fulfilled all of my expectations and more (it's even more wind-proof than I expected). On warmer days I find myself wearing just a t-shirt beneath the shell which makes for an incredibly light setup.
grnxnm at REI on 12/12/2013

Modest Genius

As a Gore-tex fan since it's inception in the 70's, I've had many shells. Ten years ago good Gore-tex ski jackets were hard to find and I have suffered since with a Bogus-tex sheel. The new Stingray brought me back into the fold. It's light and warm like most GTX garments but not as "crunchy" as some of the climbing shells which makes it nice for daily use too. Details are good; hood works great with or without a helmet, collar isn't loose but allows you to dive in when windy, fit is slim but still roomy. Only gripe is limited pockets although with the kids grown, I can probably go skiing with less junk. Pretty pricey but I see it as a good 10 year investment.
skirat at REI on 03/03/2012

As Expected From Arcteryx

I decided to set myself up with Arcteryx Stingray pants and jacket for this last year's ski season. As expected very high quality for skiing the resorts and side country, and couldn't be better zipping the vents open to do some skinning.
I am a typical 6'0" 180lbs. The jacket size I went with was a large. This gives me plenty of layer room. If I were thinking about a spring jacket, for hiking I would definitely look into a medium, but for the winter months the large was perfect.
No restriction anywhere in the jacket...ie shoulders, arms, elbows, waist etc.
Was not too excited about seeing the visa bill come after making the purchase, but looking back would do it again. Well worth it.
Brettcp at REI on 04/04/2013

Best skiing jacket I've owned

Very high quality Gore-tex shell. Fits well and is built well. One of the best features about this jacket is the hood. It is cut so that it does not restrict your vision while skiing. It also will stay over your helmet all day without blowing off. The soft-shell version of the Gore-tex is nice because it provides stretch without compromising waterproofness. Don't expect this jacket to be warm. I recommend using the entire 3 piece layering system from arcteryx if you plan on using this jacket for skiing. Over all it is very versatile; use of the vents regulates temperature well.
shua at REI on 12/12/2011

great on mountain jacket

I have had this jacket for several years- and it is one of my favorites. I use it primarily for resort skiing, and i appreciate the soft shell material, the Gore-tex, and the micro fleece backer that keeps you just a bit warmer than a straight shell. This is cut a bit roomier than a typical Arcteryx jacket- i think if I reordered, I would definitely order a large vs an xl. I am a product tester for Gore-tex, but I purchased this for my personal use.
ethanp at REI on 10/10/2012

Best Weather Gear

2 days after purchasing this we "enjoyed" windy, sleeting, cold weather. I went for a walk specifically to test this coat. It scored an A+. It kept me totally dry, surprising warm (with just a mid-weight fleece underneath) and I didn't feel the wind at all. It fits neatly but is constructed to allow freedom of movement. Sure, it's pricey vs. other coats but I find the attention to details makes it a strong value.
DrKevin at REI on 11/11/2012

Great Jacket

This is my first Arcteryx soft shell. I have a few other jacket from them and as always the craftsmanship is impeccable.
Cdbb at REI on 03/03/2012

Excellent for skiing in wind

Use for sownhill skiing
Jim Mack at REI on 01/01/2012

Negative Reviews:

Color is very different than on web!

The nightshade color that shows on the webiste is a charcoal grey color. Actually, in person this color is a dark or navy blue! I am returning the jacket due to this color change....
Snowboard Bound at REI on 10/10/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Generally good, but with some issues

This is a high quality Arc'teryx product, but there are some things to be aware of. I had another Arc'teryx ski jacket before this and didn't see the same issues:

- I wear a large top in everything and rarely have issues with fit(42-44" chest) but this jacket is tight in the chest. Fit around the waist is good.
- The sleeves seem much longer than other Arc'teryx jackets and tops I've owned. The velcro enclosures help ensure the sleeves don't slide down your hands, but the jacket bunches up in the arm. I am a 32-33" sleeve length.
- Not much face protection - if you want good face protection I would go with a product with a more complete face enclosure
vm at REI on 10/10/2011