The Men's Stingray Jacket by Arcteryx. This versatile stormproof jacket is designed for on-area laps and has been upgraded with a lightly insulated Gore-Tex Soft Shell textile that is both supple and more durable. Performance features include articulated shaping for athletic mobility, a helmet compatible Drop Hood with stealthy one-handed adjustability, and a laminated powder skirt with gripper elastic.
Arcteryx Stingray Jacket - Men's: When leaving the Chalet for the slopes there is one jacket that will have you standing out among all the other rippers. It is the Arc’teryx Stingray Jacket it for men. This ski specific jacket is constructed out of 3 layer Gore-Tex with soft-shell technology. This gives it a softer hand and a bit of insulation on the interior. This jacket also includes a powder skirt, Recco, and an internal laminated pocket.
The snowsports focused Stingray jacket features highly articulated patterning and a warmer, more supple GORE-TEX Soft Shell fabric. Designed from the ground up for deep snow days, these weatherproof jackets include laminated adjustable powder skirts and a helmet compatible Drop Hood with one-handed stealth brim-adjusters.
|Fabrics/Materials:||GORE-TEX® three-layer construction; DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface|
|Fit:||Generous cut for easy layering|
|Hood:||Helmet compatible Drop Hood|
|Lining :||Laminated chin guard|
|Material:||590N GORE-TEX Soft Shell Low Loft|
|Other:||No-lift gusseted underarms|
|Pockets :||Internal chest pocket; Laminated sleeve pocket; Two hand pockets|
|Powder Skirt:||Powder skirt with gripper elastic and snap closure|
|Recommended Use :||Outdoor; Snowsport|
|Seam Sealed:||Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight|
|Sleeve Length:||38 in|
|Snowskirt :||Powder skirt with gripper elastic|
|Ventilation :||No-lift gusseted underarms; One-hand adjustable drawcords|
|Warranty :||Lifetime manufacturing defect|
|Waterproofing :||WaterTight external zippers; GORE-TEX Soft Shell|
|Weight:||753 g / 1 lb 10.6 oz|
|Zip-In :||Snap closures|
|Arc'teryx Stingray Pant||$239.99 - $399.95|
|Arc'teryx Stingray Shell Jacket||$348.95 - $499.00|
|Arc'teryx Stingray Pant - Regular Length||$398.95|
I gave this 5 stars even if my review title may seem to warrant only 4.
The main issue with this jacket is it doesn't really hold much gear inside of it. Goggles and gloves are not intended to fit into these pockets. That said, this jacket wasn't made to drop those sorts of items into it. I have tried on the relaxed fit jackets from Arcteryx and those pockets do comfortably fit larger items.
I went with this athletic fit jacket because it looked nicer on me. Most other jackets looked like I was wearing a waterproof potato sack. I like the minimalist design and slim pockets, this jacket just looks good on and has "wear around town" styling.
The pockets nicely hold wallet, keys, iPhone, ski masque/beanie and trail maps. The interior pocket is fantastic for holding my iPhone securely while I listen to music.
I reviewed the Stingray pants and much of what I said there applies to this jacket. To paraphrase, I love it. The material is extremely thin but so far has proved to be rugged. It has kept me very warm. The vents are large and cool you down quickly. The material is whisper quiet and you just don't feel like you're wearing ski clothing with this stuff (I feel practically naked while wearing it).
I am still adjusting the drop hood to fit well. I think I got it down this last trip. I have had difficulties with it staying on over my helmet at high speeds, but I think that was user error. I do not notice the hood when it is down, it disappears behind me and does not flap around or pull at my neck (good things). The hood scrunches down to stay on when you aren't wearing a helmet and still keeps its good looks.
The medium fits my frame without need to adjust the various pull cords. I am 6 foot with change, 185 lbs. I wear a 42 long jacket size. The jacket fits me without much bulk in torso, yet still has ample sleeve length.
I'm not an avid skier or snowboarder. But I received one of these in small as a birthday present as my hard shell jacket has finally seen its better days after many years of use. I am 5'7" about 140lbs average build, and this jacket fits me well. I have tried other Arc'teryx jackets in the stores and some were either too relaxed or had their cut in the front a little too high so it looks weird. This jacket's cut from front is just right, the back is a little long and covers my behind, but I know what this shell was meant to be for, so not much of a complaint there.
I've worn the Stingray on light drizzles and obviously, the gore tex material laughed at it. The fuzz this jacket has, is a great touch, making the interior of the jacket softer. Also I was expecting as a soft shell, it would feel soft to the touch on the outside. It still feels like a solid shell. All in all, as my new go to jacket for casual wear during the winter, this jacket looks great and in the event that I do hit the slopes, I would be prepared.
The first time I wore this jacket (discontinued sulfur color) into work, my boss took one look at me and asked if I had to plug it in to recharge it at night. The answer was no. This jacket was super bright, and I assume the Emerald Isle color is too, so if that's your jam, have no fear.
Its a rad shell for sure. Don't be fooled by the little note about the "light insulation", its just like the most minimal of soft fuzziness that you could imagine and its not hot or bulky or anything, so cool your jets. The GorTex is top notch, getting wet was never an issue. The hood rocks, the velcro cuffs are quality, zippers are super nice. Everything you could ask for.
I know its pricey, and this sounds cheesey, but really you're not just buying a jacket - you're buying a sense of security for any winter scenario you could dream of finding yourself in.
My one beef is this - the sizing is a bit big. I'm 5'8", 165 lbs and the small fits perfectly.
I sized up on this one from my typical large arc'teryx to a XL for the extra layering. This jacket is fantastic. It's the one I grab when the weather is really nasty. From sideways freezing rain or the Nor'easter last year that took out all our trees... This has stood up to everything natures thrown it's way. I am 6.1 tall and 215 pounds. The hood is sized large enough for a helmet to fit underneath. front pockets are very spacious and the pit zips are a must! The RECCO is an added bonus just incase. I'm a big fan of this jacket. If I could only have one. This would be it. Enjoy!
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.
I am a body-builder, and therefore disproportionate in size. I am 5'11" about 195, and the XL fits me fine.
The jacket gives me plenty of room to move, and kept me quite warm; I even had to open the pit zips wide to avoid overheating.
It was a typical January day on the bumps on Mary Jane.
The jacket is not cheap, but I am a definite fan.
I am waiting for a good powder day to find out how the powder skirt works, but I like what I am seeing so far, and the goretex is definately a good thing for those wet spring-skiing days.
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.
I picked up a used Stingray from GT last year in a large. At 6'2" and 207 the athletic fit is just right on my frame, albeit a tad short in length for my height.
At 6' the large would be perfect. I will be looking to score one in an XL next time around, I need the extra 1.5 inches an Arc XL will give me. I have an XL Sidewinder which gives me the length I need, but more bulk than I need.
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.
This is the jacket that I wear the most, though I have several other options. It fits well, has appropriate pockets for everyday use, and is comfortable enough over lots of different under layers. I wear it through most of the PNW winter, with everything from freezing fog to pouring rain, and have been very happy with it.
That said, I have a different shell that I use for mountaineering. This one has too much micro fleece in the body and neck which wicks up water during all day activities.
Can't say anything for the RECCO reflector, I very seldom ski at resorts with this technology available. Lots of people ask what it is and how it works, though...
Full Disclosure, I've been participating in the Gore MountainTechs program since 2007 and have received several similar jackets for testing.