The Arcteryx Men's Rush Jacket. The Rush jacket strategically combines two different Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3L fabrics to provide durability in high abrasion areas and wearable comfort elsewhere. Anatomical patterning and articulation enhance mobility while snow-sports specific feature set meets the demands of an uncompromising user.
When you're part of a big family, everyone knows the first kid is the experiment, the middle child blends into the background, and the baby of the family is spoiled beyond belief. As the third child in the Arc'teryx Whiteline jacket family, the Men's Rush Jacket is a sweet little combo of utter toughness and luxurious comfort in a guaranteed waterproof, guaranteed breathable hardshell. Whether you're commuting in Chicago or ripping through the snow in Colorado, you'll be in no hurry to get inside when you have this storm-busting jacket.
By using two different densities of Gore-Tex Pro fabric, the Rush jacket provides durable weather protection in a comfortable, flexible shell. Sure, it'd be cheaper to buy a blue tarp from the hardware store, but how well can you layer under that flapping plastic, let alone creep quietly through freshly fallen snow? In addition to being soft and quiet, Gore-Tex Pro is designed for bouts of intense activity with plenty of rest in between. When you're skinning up a steep section, the fabric breathes so you don't drown in a puddle of your own sweat. If you're stopping for lunch, photo ops, or a quick potty break, Gore-Tex Pro won't leave you a cold, shivering mess.
The expedition fit and e3D patterning leaves loads of room for layers to optimize your experience. A silkweight shirt might suffice for spring corn, while you'll need a few tiers of thermal layers for a backcountry adventure in the high Rockies come February. The helmet-compatible hood rotates with your head to avoid blind spots. The powder skirt features the Slide n' Loc attachment so you can create an Arc'teryx snow suit for full-bodied weatherproofing.
Arcteryx Rush Jacket - Men's: Waterproof, breathable and durable jacket designed for big mountain adventures and on/off piste skiing and riding. Equipped with the necesities to keep you going while the weather wants to stop you. Anatomically patterned for easy layering and enhanced mobility out on the slopes.
Arcteryx Rush Jacket - Men's: When the skies turn grey and the snow starts pounding, don’t walk, don’t run; Rush into Arc’teryx’s Rush jacket! Sculpted out of Gore-Tex Pro fabric using Arc’teryx’s Expedition fit with e3D Patterning, this Jacket offers an extended amount of articulation so you can get after what ever the mountain might throw at you. The Men’s Rush jacket is the Choice of Ski professional everywhere!
The Arc'Teryx Rush Jacket harnesses the legendary protection of GORE-TEX Pro fabric long beloved by mountaineers and brings it to the skier crowd. Designed for big-mountain adventures and nasty mixed-precipitation storms, the Rush features a ski-specific cut, a powder skirt, and handwarmer pockets instead of the harness-compatible pockets found on many mountaineering shells. The lower part of the jacket is lighter 40-denier N40r-X fabric, while the shoulders and hood are made from heavier 80-denier N80p-X fabric. The internal structure of GORE-TEX Pro has been updated for 2013 with a more air-permeable design that yields a 25% boost in breathability over past years' models.
|Breathability Rating:||Highly breathable|
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Fabrics/Materials:||40D nylon ripstop / 80D nylon plain weave|
|Fit:||Expedition with e3D|
|Ideal for:||Skiing and Snowboarding|
|Material:||N40r-X GORE-TEX Pro; N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro|
|Pockets:||Sleeve Pocket with WaterTight Zip, Internal Mesh Pocket, Internal Chest Pocket, Two Hand Pockets with WaterTight Zippers|
|Powder Skirt:||Powder skirt with Slide n' Loc attachment|
|Seam Sealed:||Fully Tapes|
|Type of Waterproofing:||Gore-Tex Pro|
|Weight:||1 lb 6 oz / 564 g|
|Zipper:||WaterTight Vislon zippers|
|Arc'teryx Rush Shell Jacket||$478.93 - $599.00|
I tried 7 jackets (from Patagonia, Arcteryx, Lofoten)before choosing the Rush and I'm very happy. I was looking for a jacket that works for resort and backcountry skiing, and the occasional rock scramble while carrying a pack and skis and the Rush totally fits the bill. It fits great without any extra bulk, the arms have full ROM, the storm hood is easy to use and fits over any helmet, the powderskirt is bomb-proof and the bottom opening is wide enough so there's no restriction of leg movement. The material is very durable so far, and the internal and external pockets and venting are quick to use and perfectly placed. The jacket fits great with a backpack too.
I tried the Patagonia Primo and didn't like the fit - tons of material around the torso, and the same for the Arcteryx caden, sidewinder and sidewinder SV - too bulky. For sizing I'm 5'11 175 lbs with big thighs and the Medium fits great. I've worn this jacket in whiteout conditions above treeline and hiking ridges on sunny days dripping sweat and the jacket does wonders for blocking wind and moisture control - a huge plus if you sweat a lot.
I bought this shell to replace my Norrona Narvik this year. There are a few features I wish arcteryx would have incorporated into this shell that i felt were missing.
Firstly, there are no wrist gaiters to pair with the powder skirt, which i thought was sorta weird.
Second, some spots could use a little bit of microfleece lining, not alot, but just enough to soften up some spots near the face.
Also, as other reviews have stated, it does run a bit short on the body, i catch a lot of drafts coming in if i'm not wearing a tucked in bottom layer.
The velcro on the sleeves of this jacket is top notch and doesn't budge or pack full of snow like a lot of jackets i've owned, and the hood is just the right size to fit over a helmet.
Overall, this is an awesome shell for inbound days. I wouldn't take it out touring due to the lack of pockets, but i look forward to a lot of fun in this shell!
This piece is crazy tough. The two different fabrics give a tremendous amount of confidence in this jacket's longevity; however, neither is anything remotely "quiet". It may be as tough as Tyvek, but is sounds like it, so go figure! taking a star away because of the loudness...
Also, there seems to be a lot of room for fit interpretation. The arcteryx video shows a guy who's close to my dimensions with a medium on. I'm 6' 180# and found the medium to be a titch short in the sleeves, and tight under the arms... and I'm not big-arm guy.
My instincts wanted to order a large, but I fought them and got the medium... big mistake. backcountry.com came through with a great exchange experience!
I had last years version and liked the color scheme of this years some ordered it. The jacket is much better in terms of material in the shoulder and hood. It also seems to breath a little bit better.. I recently wore it for 2 days at Alta and found it was great at insulating and breathability. I found that by putting the hood up on the Collins lift provided a great amount of warmth over just having my helmet on. The fit is perfect! I'm 5'10 185 and have a 40inch chest.. The medium fit better than any other jacket I've tried. Not cheap but worth it if you appreciate the details and are looking for a durable breathable waterproof shell.
It's a minimalist jacket with exceptional materials. Construction of the jacket seems awesome. Looking forward to using it.
Definitely runs big - I'm 5'8" 155 lbs and I got the size Small. Sleeves are too long. My brother got the Size medium after seeing how the jacket fit on me, he's 6'2". His sleeves are too long as well.
Length is a little short on both of our jackets but I think they will work out great.
Definitely the jackets is cut for really, really fit people.
This is a great jacket. I really liked the styling and was impressed with the quality of the shell. I've skied with Patagonia Powder Bowl's for years but I wasn't enthused with this years color scheme in the Patagonia and this was an excellent replacement. If you're looking for warmth or insulation, though, go with a different jacket..this is one you'll need to layer with.
I haven't gotten a chance to use my new Rush yet but overall am impressed with this shell. It runs a size big I'm normally and XL and the Large fits me perfect. It's very lightweight for gore tex pro shell and has a nice pocket configuration. True Arcteryx high quality overall. I"ll update the review as the season progresses.