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The Arc'teryx Men's Thorium AR Jacket succeeds at giving you maximum warmth and versatility in a mid-layer while limiting weight. They have expertly mapped two different types of insulation across areas of need: Coreloft synthetic in moisture-prone zones (hem, collar, sleeves and underarms) and 750 fill down in the core and arms. With such mapping precision they should have called this the Rand McNally Jacket.... but Arc'teryx never listens to my jacket name suggestions. The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finished exterior will shed some moisture so the Thorium AR can handle itself on its own, but really shines as an insulating layer under a shell.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Thorium AR Jacket
Down Composite Mapping strategically places both down and synthetic insulation inside jacket
Soft, durable face fabric withstands abrasion while DWR finish repels moisture
Collar height provides warmth layering easily
Two zippered hand pockets, stuff sack included in pocket
Low profile, elasticized cuff layers easily
Hem drawcord adjusts to seal out drafts
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Thorium AR Jacket
Weight: 12.7 oz / 360 g
Fit: Athletic, hip length
Colibri - 100% nylon
750 fill European goose down (100 g) (M)
Coreloft 80 and 140 insulation (80 g/m2 and 140 g/m2)
ARC'TERYX ATHLETIC FIT: The Arc'teryx Athletic Fit garments are considered their "standard" fit and feature complex patterns that utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion and eliminate any excess bulk. Athletic fit styles are trimmer than Arc'teryx relaxed fit styles, but still offer room for a base layer, a light fleece mid-layer, and a synthetic or down filled mid-layer. Put simply, their Athletic Fit should fit true to size, but be sure to check out the size guide to learn how to calculate your body measurements before selecting a size.
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"Functional, lightweight, great quality and fit"
I got this in chili pepper (slight orange hue to it if you're looking for a deep red). Not as red as the pictures online make it seem. Ended up getting a size small since I found it in store at a great price. I have the Thorium AR Hoody in medium and the main differences are about 1-2" in torso/body length and a baggier fit. The difference sleeve length wasn't apparent (5'10", 155 lbs). Glad I went with ths over the Patagonia Down Sweater. I'm not huge, so I like how this has a trimmer cut to it. Also, I like how the brand logo is subtle on this compared to the stitched on Patagonia tag. This is nice and warm and packs down well. Things I think the down sweater has down better - if going for red, the down sweater is a true red, and I like how the down sweater packs into a pocket instead of a stuff sack (sack gets in the way when having keys, change, or other small items in that hand pocket). I'm definitely happy I went with the Thorium AR over the Down Sweater.
I'd purchased the patagonia down sweater and returned it, twice, due to crappy workmanship. Loved the fit of that, but couldn't abide by the stitching coming loose after only a couple of weeks of light wear. Picked the Arcteryx Thorium as an alternative and for the most part love it. Seems to be constructed much stronger stuff. The waist is cut a little high for my taste, ending at the belt line, and just a bit snug in the armpits. I'm 6', 185' and got the large. I suspect the XL would be too big in the chest and arms, so i'm sticking with this. Went out in 3 degrees F tonight with a Marmot Palisades shell and was plenty warm. This would probably be warm on it's own down to maybe 25F with light wind. If they'd offered an 800+ down version I'd have gone with that. Only gripe would be the lack of an inside pocket which should be a no-brainer for a jacket like this. They include a separate stuff sack which is nice, but why not make an inside pocket the stuff sack?
This is my go to jacket from everything to a mid layer alpine set up, cool weather camping to urban nights. The Thorium will fend of all but the chilliest of nights and will look good doing it. Keep it dry and your golden. Its a form fitting jacket with lots of range of motion in the arms. You can reach out far and not suffer from short sleeve wrist exposure which seems to be how most Arc jackets are. That alone keeps me coming back to buy more of their product. My shoulders seem to be a mile wide and most companies don't fit due to this titan like feature. So if you, like me, want a cozy but super functional jacket that does a lot and fits well then count this in.
I bought this jacket for my friend. I feel that I picked the right one for him. Compared to my own jacket, this jacket is really light, but it seems warm. The color of it is similar to the image (black). But be aware that even on Black Friday, there was no specific discount on this jacket (2014).
"Light and warm, a winner as a versatile jacket"
The jacket is very light and packs into a small bag attached to its pocket. It is surprisingly warm for its weight and I feel comfortable in 30s with a baselayer and this jacket. While the jacket is called "athletic" fit, I find the jacket a bit roomier than other tech jackets.
"Have had Thorium since last winter, no complaints, only wishful thinking"
Definitely the best jacket I have owned. It is less restrictive of movement than a sweater. Seriously. It feels luxurious and I have only been cold with blowing wind sub zero temps and no hardshell. I only wish that Arc' would make a down jacket with the fill of Cesium and the durability of Thorium. Maybe next year. But I highly recommend this jacket.
"Great jacket, super light weight and a perfect fit."
This is the best down jacket I've ever owned. Super light weight for the warmth it provides and the fit is great. I'm 6'1'' 180lbs and the large is perfect. I bought this to match up with my large Beta AR hardshell for the winter and they fit together perfectly. The material on this jacket seems a little thin, so I'll go easy on it when I'm not wearing my hardshell over it. The blue is a nice addition to my wardrobe considering I almost exclusively own black jackets. I highly recommend this jacket, especially at the sale price!!!
"Very light and practical with great balance of 750 goose down and synthetic insulation"
Thorium AR jacket is not 100% down but has synthetic Coreloft insulation strategically placed in the shoulder and collar areas. Such mix makes the jacket very attractively priced and very practical as the synthetic insulation resists moisture and dries much faster than down itself. When folded into it's sack it has a very small footprint and extremely light. A great light weight semi-down jacket to carry around any time.
I did some serious researching when I decided I needed a down jacket. Selecting this jacket was an easy choice after reading many reviews regarding this item. There are a few good companies out there that make a solid down jacket, but Arcteryx took the cake. The craftsmanship is absolutely spot on, I can't count the multiples compliments i have received when wearing this jacket. I was having a hard time between the Thorium and the Cerium, in the end the durability was the final factor for me to select the Thorium. The Thorium has a more durable face fabric then the Cerium, which will hold up better for hiking and using as a outer piece for skiing or snowshoeing. I've managed to stay very comfortable with this jacket and a R1 fleece in 20 degree weather.You can use it as an outer piece around town or on the trails or you can use it as a mid layer with a hard shell and be super toasty. I would absolutely recommend this piece to anyone that wants a functional and stylish piece