Mens Arcteryx Jackets"
Purchased this shell in Nighthawk at the end of December to replace an aging Northface. This is going to be my go to shell for Ski Season and Backpacking. Overall the shell is…
- John, 01/18/14
I stood under a waterfall in this jacket for fun. I did not get wet. This material is impenetrable. You'll never need to buy another jacket so just accept the price and buy it…
- Vian, 01/09/14
The Cerium LT fits slim. If you plan on using the hoody as a stand-alone, by a size larger. If you plan on using the hoody as a layer with outer shell, by your normal size.…
- Bryan, 10/13/13
This jacket coat ribs very use, wind effect is very good, but lightweight, compression is very good. Very warm middle layer made of sticks…
- guo, 05/19/14
Killer jacket. Although designed for climbing I'm using for as a winter AR layering piece for skiing and other snow sports. I'm 5'10/ 183 large fits well with room to move.…
- Lawrence, 11/21/13
Best jacket out there in terms of construction and materials arm length is kind of on the long side as Arcteryx made this for the lanky climber type and having to reach above…
- Andrew, 07/25/14
There's a reason I always return to Arcteryx for outdoor clothing - the quality of material and construction. I tried this down jacket for a 3-day backpacking trip to the Smok…
- James, 10/29/13
Was debating between the Thorium AR and Cerium LT for a bit. Finally decided to go with the Thorium for the more durable 40D Colibri face fabric and slightly less trim fit for…
- Francis, 12/16/13
Doesn't look too bulky, perfect for everyday use. When tested against crazy rainstorm the other day, it held together perfectly --- no one drop of rain came in & I didn't eve…
- Jane, 06/05/14
6'1 150 pounds, fit's my skinny body perfectly. It's very athletic and I still have room for layers underneath.
This jacket is outstanding in the wind. I can't even feel…
- Philip, 03/11/14
It's truly not often finding both a service friendly jacket and a good looking garment. First spending over $300 clams w/tax was kind of hard for a jacket even though I had th…
- jack, 12/27/13
I upgraded to this from my old Marmot Gravity softshell. All I can say is, wow! I thought my old one was good, but this thing is pretty amazing! It is everything that you woul…
- Owen, 06/30/14
If the same generic review, repeated eight times, isn't for you, then you've come to the right place. I just got this jacket and it's awesome. To make sure you have the same 5…
- sam, 12/18/13
The Arc'teryx Thorium AR is an amazing jacket. When I saw that Arc'teryx was coming out with a down jacket, I was completely psyched, because anything they make, you can bet i…
- SUN, 11/30/13
Well where do I begin. First off the fit is quite large. I am 6'2" 200lbs and I am wearing the medium in this. I can easily layer under it as well. I have used this jacket…
- Cameron, 08/09/13
I've had this jacket for about a year so far and I absolutely love the performance and look of the theta AR. I use this hard shell for every season in the Colorado Ro…
- Andrew, 07/29/14
This is the best in-city rain jacket I've ever owned. No pit zips, so probably not your best bet for high-intensity activity, but it's completely waterproof and has a great a…
- Stephen, 06/20/13
i needed to step up my gift game this year so i went all arcteryx lolz...this one was for my bro who doesn't have a good gore-tex shell but has alot of base layers, so i decid…
- jonathan, 12/11/13
This jacket is exactly what you need if you require a water/wind proof shell to protect you from the elements. It'll fit over whatever you have on (given you aren't wearing a…
- Elliot, 01/19/14
I bought this jacket in the early spring. Primarily, I use it for hikes, riding my bike, and just to hoof it around town. To this point, Arcteryx has definitely delivered!…
- , 07/01/14
This is a real gem of a jacket.I live in Calgary,Canada and this winter temperatures plummeted to -30F on many occasions. I went out running in -30C weather for about 5km, an…
- Dilip, 03/15/14
I can't say enough about this jacket. I wore this through a three month NOLS Patagonia expedition, in which we saw about 65 days of rain, bushwhacked through wet Lenga, and de…
- Alex, 12/12/13
I originally bought the Arcteryx Thorium AR jacket without the hood and loved it. But my brother found this one which has a little better down rating and a nicer athletic fit.…
- Philip, 10/24/13
The Arc'teryx Cerium fills the gap between a zeus and a nano puff perfectly. Not too light, and not too bulky. Perfect for a fast and light set up under a shell. Perfect for a…
- Zhang, 11/30/13
I live in Southern California so it can get pretty warm in the mornings/afternoons and pretty dang nippy at night. Let's say I like to spend my off days at a popular theme pa…
- David, 03/07/14
I choose a nighthawk fortrez hoody.It looks great when I ride on my way to the work.
I also feel warm when the temperature below 20 degrees centigrade.
I can put the mask on…
- JUN HONG, 11/10/13
Used it as a layer jacket on the Arrowhead 135. I was warm with the wind barrier.…
- DONALD, 02/10/14
I like this jacket. Fits and feels nice and looks good.…
- Benjamin, 12/10/13
Waterproof great, really like the color, size is very fit. Shipped fast!…
- guo, 08/05/14
I can sum up this hoody in one word; Perfect. I like that it is just a durable stretchy shell hoody and is knitted in the athletic fit just like my Beta SL. I love my Epsilon…
- Jonathan, 03/04/13
Pretty much your typical Arc'teryx piece.. hip length with a nice athletic fit & top notch construction (5'11", 200lbs, Large fits great with room for light layers). There's…
- Mark, 01/30/13
Picture yourself at 10,000 feet up Mt Rainier on Summit Day. A biting wind has picked up and it's a cloudless night. Despite actively laboring under your 40lb summit pack, a c…
- Derek, 02/17/14
Bought this for the hubby because he needed something he could just throw on in our cold WY winters without having to layer up. I was hoping it would be like my North Face Red…
- AUDREY, 08/05/12
Teton County, WY
I ordered this jacket in size L. I'm 5'11 and 189 lbs. This is my new go to jacket. It really fits me perfect. Can wear up to a long sleeve shirt underneath. Just what I want…
- Corey, 03/03/13
Made really well - no frills, does what a light jacket should.
Practically waterproof from the limited exposure to rain i've worn it in.
Comfortable, good athletic fit,…
- Tyler, 03/03/13
Basically, Arc'teryx makes like a million different kinds of jackets for men. I don't really have time to talk about the whole million, plus I think I might be developing carpal tunnel, so I'll just talk about the most important ones.
If you want an all-around totally awesome jacket, I'd suggest you check out Arc'teryx fleece. Check out the Men's Hyllus Jacket or the Hyllus Hoody, for instance. The Hyllus is a new style. I think it used to be called the Hercules, but whatever. Anyway, Arc'teryx makes the Hyllus with Polartec Power Shield O2 high-loft fleece, so it's uber warm and insulating, which is just what everybody wants out of a fleece. The Men's Arc'teryx Strato Jacket is another men's fleece that's pretty flippin' rad. Made with Polartec Thermal Pro, it's a little lighter weight than the Hyllus, making it a superb mid-layer for snowsports or a lightweight stand-alone jacket for the trail.
Arc'teryx has a fancy system for categorizing their men's jackets. Normally, I'm not much of a fan of fancy systems, or systems in general, but I'll make an exception for Arc'teryx, because their system makes it easier to pick the right jacket for the climate or activity. Wow, that was a long sentence. Anyway, here's the deal:
SV means severe weather, these jackets are the most durable for harshest conditions. AR means all around, so these jackets are midweight and the most versatile. MX is for mixed weather and dynamic movement, so these jackets are great for climbing and trekking. LT is light weight, so these jackets are light and trim. SL means super light, and these garments use PacLite fabrics. Finally, SK is for ski touring, and these jackets have generous articulation for ski touring and alpine climbing.
So, that's the story with the categories, and it applies to men's Arc'teryx hard shells and softshells. Arc'teryx shells are basically split between two types: Whiteline with descent-specific articulation for snowsports, and Ascent for minimum bulk and outstanding articulation while climbing. The Ascent collection includes the Men's Alpha SV Jacket and the Men's Atom SV Hoody, while the Whiteline collection includes the Men's Sabre SV Jacket and Men's Hyllus Hoody.