"The Arcteryx Men's Theta AR Jacket is totally awesome, you guys. The Theta AR makes a great rain jacket in the spring, and an even better hardshell in the winter when you learn how to layer properly. Plus, you get to look like a total pro when everyone else around you is wearing boring jackets."
The Arcteryx Men's Theta AR Jacket. This longer-cut Gore-Tex Pro Shell jacket delivers clean styling and multi-sport versatility. The helmet compatible Drop Hood offers the flexability of a high collar for draft protection and a fast adjust hood.
Arc'teryx decked out the Men's Theta AR Jacket for true multi-sport versatility. Ideal for mountaineering and alpine climbing, this jacket also provides your own comfortable micro-climate on backcountry ski tours. The Theta AR offers many of the same features as its brother, the Beta AR, but is cut longer (hitting at the thigh) to offer extra protection when it's really coming down. It features Gore-Tex Pro Shell three-layer construction, with the proprietary, tightly-woven N40p-X shell fabric that includes a DWR treatment to slough off rainfall while you romp up 14ers or get caught in a snowstorm at the top. The Theta AR is reinforced in hard-wear areas like the shoulders and arms with N80p-X nylon so it will handle pack straps and ice encounters season after season.
Fully taped low-bulk seams and WaterTight zippers will block out any moisture you encounter. When it starts puking, take shelter under the helmet-compatible DropHood with its draft-blocking separate collar, and stuff your hands in the two hand pockets, which are placed high so they play well with hip-belts and harnesses. Underarm zip vents let you cool off without sacrificing any protection from the weather.
The Arc'teryx Theta AR jacket shelters you from the storm with Gore-Tex® Pro Shell waterproof fabric, clean style and multisport versatility to keep you comfortable on wet and windy adventures.
|Back length (in.):||33 inches|
|Cuffs:||Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters with elastic|
|Fabric:||Nylon / nylon blend|
|Fabrics/Materials:||N40r Gore-Tex Pro 3L/N150p Gore-Tex Pro 3L|
|Fit:||Athletic with e3D, thigh length|
|Hem:||Drop back hem with adjustable drawcord|
|Hood:||Helmet compatible Drop Hood w/ Glove-friendly hood adjusters|
|Pockets:||Sleeve pocket, internal chest pocket and two high-volume hand pockets|
|Seam Sealed:||Fully seam-sealed w/ Gore-Tex seam tap|
|Shell lining fabric:||Polyester tricot|
|Type of Waterproofing:||Durable Water Repellent/ Gore-Tex three-layer construction|
|Weight:||486 g / 1 lb 1.1 oz|
|Zipper:||Water tight external zippers w/ cored zip pulls|
|Arc'teryx Theta SL Jacket||$261.99 - $374.95|
I've just recieved this jacket and have worn it for the last few days. Initial impressions are that the fit is nice and long just as the Theta fit is said to be. I'm 6'3" and have the large. It sits nicely below my bum just as I like it. I'm 180lbs and the chest fit is functional with room to layer underneath.
The hood is extreamly large. I know it's meant to fit a helmet but i've had smaller hoods handle a helmet just fine. I have to pull all the draw chords nice and tight to have it fit/sit nicely. The brim of the hood is not very sturdy but maybe it will break in and hold a nice position with time.
There are a whole wack of extra draw chords on this jacket allowing you to fine tune the fit nicely. A standard jacket would have 2 in the hood and 1 around the bottom. This jacket has 3 in the hood (extra one from the back of the neck to the back of the head) and 2 around the bottom (extra one around the hips, where a backpack waste strap would sit). The overly sized hood can be controled by the 3 draw chords so I would not call it a set back. It is very easy to put the hood up when zipped up all the way because of the 'drop hood' design.
I'll upload some photos of the jacket soon!
Any questions i'd be happy to answer