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I'm predicting the Arc'teryx Men's Nuclei Hoody will be the most ordered jacket by Moosejaw employees this winter. What's not to love about this lightweight, compact, trim-fitting, insulating layer? I'll save you some searching.... there's nothing not to love about it. Insulated with synthetic Coreloft (with less in the sleeves and side panels to reduce bulk) this jacket eliminates cold spots and will keep you warm even when wet. The interior stow pocket and clip-in point ensure that the Nuclei is always ready for any trip.... especially a multi-pitch climb (but also especially for the day to day commute).
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Nuclei Hoody
80 g Coreloft core body warmth with 60 g Coreloft sleeves and side panels to reduce bulk and add mobility
Snug fitting hood keeps the heat trapped close to your head
Interior stow pocket for stuff sack storage
Clip-in point on stuff sack allows it to be carried on your harness
The deep background. Was annoyed at Arcteryx when I zipped into my Atom SV Hoody and Alpha SV and found the front hem of the hoody was longer than the hem of shell. The gear docs at Moosejaw helped me out with this in trying on the Nuclei Hoodyand Alpha SV shell at work, so I sent the following email:Thanks Moose-folk! Be there in a bit to take one off your hands! There is an old Tibetan Buddhist saying, "You can never beat the moose!" I could tell you the whole story but then you would fall asleep or quit your job and go live with the sherpas. Both would get me in trouble with your boss, so forget the story. Most Tibetans will tell you they do not know what a moose is unless you say yak and explain the antler thing! (mental imaging of pantomimed explanation is required).Sothe Nuclei Hoody is on the way. I'd already bought the Alpha SV and hands down it is the best shell jacket ever made. The Atom LT Hoody is just as good, so can't wait for the Nuclei to get here. More later!