The Women'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 elasti.
DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Women's Stingray Jacket
Waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex with lightly insulated backer
DropHood is designed to rotate with your head; integrated powder skirt with gripper elastic
WaterTight pit zippers for ventilation Two hand pockets, one internal zippered pocket and sleeve pocket
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Weight: M: 19.7 oz / 559 g
N70p Gore-Tex fabric with 3L lo-loft soft shell construction
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I got this for my gf as a present. And GAWD, i'm drooling all over it and wish I had enough fund in the bank to get myself one. She already owns a GAMMA MX hoody as a mid-layer, she has her 10 year old columbia jacket as an outer layer, What an UPGRADE! (that's what she said). It not only kept her dry and warm, she loves how flexible the jacket is, and the extra room in the jacket helps with layering and yet it is not baggy.
"The stingray jacket can take on Mother nature and come out on top"
This jacket is the absolutely best jacket I have for winter activities, especially backcountry skiing. The jacket is built a little large so one can throw on a warm underlayer. All of the zippers are waterproof and easy to slide. The pit zips are pretty long so if venting is necessary, you can shed heat really quickly. The hood is large enough to fit over a ski helmet and has lots of adjustment options. The neck is tall enough that you can hide your nose in it when it is really cold and windy. The DWR seems to be very durable, it still sheds moisture like it was new. As a tester in the Mountaintechs program, I have worn a lot of jackets and this one is at the head of the class.
Yes, this is an expensive jacket, no doubt. For those short on time - it looks great, performs even better, and is worth the pretty penny. 60 MPH winds on the top of the slopes in Tahoe? I couldn't feel 'em at all. Wipe out on slushy snow at 50 MPH, nothing wet here! Easy to spot on the slopes in color "Lantern", you betcha! I think the fit is true to size. This jacket is light enough to be a nice rain slicker in warm temps. The hood is roomy, but I didn't wear a helmet, so I tightened it down nice and snug to keep the brutal winds out. This is an inverstment piece that is well worth the $500.
I absolutely loved this coat, until I tried it on. The craftsmanship is great, it's a great weight, but it runs big. I ordered an XS, which I usually do with Arcteryx, but the sleeves were long, and the coat was generally baggy on me.
The Stingray jacket never failed to return every penny spent on it in function and versatility as an all-around weather terrain jacket. I like to layer on the warmer side & shed the layers as needed; but with the stingray jacket you can layer like it's 40 F, zip it up & your good to go in 10 F. This brand is built for athletic bodies, with seams that hug your slender frame but arm lengths that reach perfectly for an ideal fit. You can purchase a brand that claims the same functions but once you have owned this brand you will see that your return on the product always turns out to be above expectations. Plus, with Moosejaw's free shipping, you can't go wrong with the prices & service.