Arcteryx Men's Gamma Lt Jacket

Arcteryx Men's Gamma Lt Jacket

Arcteryx Men's Gamma Lt Jacket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17.
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Product Description Item No.   10300106

The Arc'teryx Men's Gamma Lt Jacket is a lightweight softshell jacket for protection from wind and weather. Hike and climb your way around the outdoors, heck, even stroll around town, and this'll prove to bring light weather resistance along the way. Stretchy, breathable Wee Burly Double Weave fabric is a nylon, polyester and elastane blend that deters mild weather without causing you to overheat. The exterior is treated with the Arc'teryx Nu water repellent treatment, so moisture beads up and rolls right off, preventing rain or snow from soaking in.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Gamma Lt Jacket

  • Lightweight Wee Burly Double Weave makes this a much lighter jacket than previous versions
  • Collar height provides additional protection from wind and weather
  • Vislon front zipper with wind flap, No Slip Zip works like a series of speed bumps keeping the main zipper from self-opening
  • Two hand pockets and one internal laminated chest pocket
  • Stretch gusset cuffs
  • Adjustable hem drawcord seals out cold
  • High degree of abrasion resistance
  • Weather resistant
  • Moisture-resistant outer face fabric
  • Wind resistant
  • Highly durable top performance materials but designed with a streamlined minimalist set of features to provide very light weight
  • Highly breathable textiles with stretch and differing degrees of thermal efficiency that can be worn as water-resistant outer layers
  • Fabric blends wind resistance with air permeable comfort has elastane fibres for built-in two way stretch and is exceptionally durable for its weight
  • DWR finish helps repel water from fabric surface
  • Hip length hem and streamlined patterning allow it to lie comfortably under a harness or pack belt
  • Mechanical stretch textile for unrestricted mobility
  • Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
  • Gusseted underarms
  • Athletic fit for a slimmer more flattering profile
  • Laminated hem
  • Embroidered logo

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Jacket Fabric: 56 % Nylon, 34 % Polyester, 10 % Elastane
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Breathability: Moderate Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 2
Internal Pockets: 1
Product Technology: DWR
Type of Waterproofing: DWR
Weight: 15 oz
Windproof: Yes
Gender: Mens
Features: Internal Pockets, Packable, Windproof, Water-resistant
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine, Travel, Backcountry Skiing, Trekking, Climbing, Hiking
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Insulation: None
DWR tech

Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tough fabric, good for layering I've had this jacket for a couple of years now and it's my favorite. It still looks new, although I've used it a lot and climbed many routes with it. The fabric is really tough and durable. I like the overall minimalist and practical design. The jacket is not insulated, but it blocks wind very well and still gives you some warmth. If it gets cold, I just add layers under it. In summertime I use a t-shirt and the jacket. Most softshells are too hot to climb with, but not this one, unless the temperature gets close to 20 degrees Celsius, and then you wouldn't want to wear a jacket anyway. Huge pockets that are easy to access are a great advantage.
Date published: 2011-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic jacket I've had this jacket for more than a year now, and it has become my undisputed favorite. I fear I've become addicted to Arc'teryx now. My jacket (black model) still looks brand new, no rips, stains, undone seams or noticeable wear. Other jackets quickly gets worn on elbows and sleeves, but not this one. Its fairly water and wind resistant, which makes it great for layering. I use it everyday in the north of Norway, just with thicker mid-layer during winter. And I love the streamlined athletic fit. Makes me want to buy another one just in a different color, or perhaps its LEAF counterpart the Drac jacket :) I'm going to Thailand now(rain season), and I just can't leave this jacket at home, after all it doesn't take much space :)
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from extremely versatile... I have only had this one for a few months but have found it to be extremely versatile. First, I'm 6'4", 200lbs (34"waste; 44" chest; 36"sleeve) and the large fits me perfectly. I have used it in weather ranging from 50-degrees with a t-shirt underneath to 25-degrees with a warm base layer underneath. I don't have a lot of extra room with the large, so for me, a close fitting base layer is necessary. I've used it for running, hiking, and climbing in a variety of weather. It breathes extremely well, which is rare for a soft shell that also sheds water as well as this one does. The only other soft shell I've had was from Marmot. It doesn't fit nearly as well and thus I haven't worn it much. All the stuff from Arc'teryx is relatively expensive but I haven't found anything that is better fitting or better quality.
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Difficult sizing Great jacket, material is perfect. However as mentioned by other reviewers, sizing can be an issue. More specifically for me the arms. I have a few large Arc shirts, large Gamma MX hoody and a medium Alpha SL jacket. I tried a large and medium. Medium was too tight in the pits area and upper back and the large's sleeves were too long. Kept the large but need to roll up the sleeves. The sleeve design on the MX was perfect since it kept them from dropping down but this design does not (altough the material is different). otherwise very functional jacket. Wish I would have waited for the new colours.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect all around jacket I have now owned this jacket for around 2 years and absolutely love it. I originally thought I would use it primarily for climbing/outdoor pursuits in milder clims, but liked it so much more than my other options that it has evolved into my go to jacket for everyday. The fabric is incredibly durable, with no significant sign of wear after continual use for two years. The water repellency has started to fade a bit in dirtier areas where skin oils reek havoc like sleeve and neck cuffs, but overall I have been very impressed with its ability to bead water (this is a softshell after all). I wouldn't trust it in a downpour, but it will keep you plenty dry in a light drizzle. The jacket material has great stretch and breaths well. I now bike into work in mine 200 days or better a year. Zip up the pockets if it is on the cool side but open them up and the mesh lining provides a great vent. The longer cut in the back is also nice to protect one from road nastiness thrown up in the rain. The fit is relatively snug (especially wrists and underarms) so purchase a bit bigger if you are planning on layering, but personally I feel the beauty of this piece is you can wear it on a cool summer evening over a T-shirt or over a long sleeve flannel in the fall and as long as you stay moving it is more than enough right down to 40 F. Again, love the jacket, still get jealous comments from friends about it on regular occasion. Will replace it immediately if I ever manage to trash this one, which will be a hefty endeavor.
Date published: 2011-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super nice if it fits you! I ordered both a small and medium of the Heron colour. I cant say much about long term usage but at a first impression the material felt very tough. tougher than i was expecting for sure. i wouldn't worry at all about ripping the fabric with regular use. Unfortunately i am an inbetweener for arctery softshells. i also tried small and medium with the gamma mx jacket but for both the small was too tight in the armpits and while a medium for the armpits and chest was good, there was too much bulk at waist and hips. i had to return them unfortunately. I guess me and arcteryx softshells arnt meant to be! But i wanna help you guys with your sizing. Uploaded photos for reference (im wearing the small). and heres my dimensions. doesn't help much when people say what size they got without stating their dimensions. - 5 foot 8 - 39.5" chest - 28.5" waist - 37" hips Everything else fit great on the jacket. it was just those tight armpits. I will either have to grow or shrink if i want to wear one of their softshells. I should mention too that i was worried about it being "waist length" rather than "hip length" but it was fine, especially with the drop back hem. I ordered a squamish hoody now as it has a "relaxed fit", and the gamma lt has an "athletic fit". I hope the pics helped someone out there!
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter sub-alpine shell Nearly all of my winter hiking takes place in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. While I'm almost guaranteed to be wearing a hard shell above treeline, before (and after) that point a significant portion of each hike takes place below the alpine zone. It's during these phases that small changes in terrain and weather conditions result in significant fluctuation in body temperature. I found I was frequently adding/removing mid layers or my hard shell depending on my level of exertion, the amount of wind, and whether there was any precipitation. This was getting tedious, and forcing me to stop more often that I wanted to. Although Arc'Teryx advertises this as a 3-season jacket, I've found it's exactly what I was looking for to solve my winter problem. It's not insulated, which means I don't overheat when the hike gets more aggressive. It offers reasonable wind protection when the breeze picks up. It keeps light precipitation from soaking in. It's very breathable. And as a small bonus, the material is stretchy enough that I can keep my sleeves rolled up comfortably when I need to make small adjustments to skin exposure to regulate temperature. But to keep things realistic, this jacket is not meant for high wind, or very cold temperatures. I treat this jacket as an ideal way to keep some of the elements off me when going in just a base-layer is too cold/wet, and even a light mid-layer is too much insulation. Bottom line: Instead of making frequent stops below treeline to adjust my layers, I can wear a base layer plus this jacket for almost the entire sub-alpine portion of the hike. I can make small adjustments by zipping or unzipping the front, and taking the sleeves up and down. In short, the conditions vary a lot more either way before I'm forced to stop and adjust my layers.
Date published: 2011-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute machine of a jacket- used and abused for 8+ years This softshell is an everyday workhorse. I've worn one on a regular basis from 2005 to 2013. The only major repair it ever needed was a new front zipper after 5 years of wear and tear hiking and motorbiking through South and Southeast Asia as well as East and West Africa. I do wish this one had more pockets like the MX and when it gets very cold, you need an underlayer on this one unlike the MX. With that said, this one is very useful for hiking in chilly and wet climates and won't underheat you. It does fit a little long on the sleeves and doesn't have velcro wraps like the MX. So if the sleeves are long on you, you are sort of screwed and might want to return it and grab one with wrist tightening cuffs. Still, I can't tell you how much use this jacket has gotten and it is still kicking. If you send this in to Arcteryx for repairs every once in a blue moon, it will probably last forever.
Date published: 2014-09-27
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Arc'teryx Men's Jackets

SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XXL
Chest 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Waist 29" 31" 33" 36" 39" 43"
Hip 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Sleeve 32" 33" 34" 35" 36" 37"

CHEST: Measure around the widest part of the chest, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part of the waist, usually near the belly button.

HIP: Stand with feet together and measure around the widest part of the hip.

SLEEVE: With the arm slightly bent, measure from the center back neck bone, over the shoulder and to the wrist bone.

NEXT to SKIN FIT: These snugly-fitting garments are made with stretch fabrics to fit next to the skin to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency. Used for base layers which integrate well with Arc'teryx Expedition, Trim, Athletic and Relaxed Fit styles.

TRIM FIT: These trim fitting garments share motion-friendly traits with an Arc'teryx Regular fit style, but are patterned with lower volume for reduced bulk. The Arc'teryx trim fit is sized for a base layer and a trim synthetic or down filled mid-layer.

REGULAR FIT: This is the "Arc'teryx Standard" fit. The complex patterns used utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion and eliminate excess bulk. Trimmer than the Relaxed fit with room for a base layer, a light fleece mid-layer and a synthetic or down filled mid-layer.

RELAXED FIT: Relaxed fit garments rely on both articulation and higher volume patterns to provide comfort and mobility. This is a looser fit featuring room for a base layer plus a thick cold weather mid-layer.

EXPEDITION FIT: Expedition fit is suitable for winter / extreme conditions. The larger cut accommodates multiple layers without binding or restricting movement. Their maximum fit with room for a base layer plus multiple, thick cold weather mid-layers.

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Arc'teryx Warranty and Repair

Arc'teryx guarantees the quality and performance of all of their products. Items with defects in materials or workmanship will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of Arc'teryx for the practical lifetime of the product. Items that are damaged through wear and tear, misuse, or neglect may be repaired at a small charge.

How do I send back an item for Warranty, or get an item repaired by Arc'teryx?
For Customers in North America and Europe, Arc'teryx recommends that the product be returned to the store or site where it was originally purchased.

If this is not possible, fill out their online warranty form which can be found HERE. They will email you with full instructions on how to send your product to their Warranty and Repair Center. Do not send your item to them without first obtaining an RA number from Arc'teryx.

Arc'teryx is not responsible for items that are lost or damaged during shipping and cannot replace parcels that are lost during return shipment if proof of tracking is not available. Please use a guaranteed delivery service that provides tracking information, insurance, and proof of delivery when sending an item back to Arc'teryx.

For customs purposes, Arc'teryx requires you to provide them with a PHYSICAL address, however, your warranty/repair item can still be shipped to a PO Box.

How do I contact them with questions?
Complete their Warranty or Repair Request Form. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach their Customer Service department at 1-866-458-2473.

What is and isn't covered under the Warranty Policy?
Defects in materials or workmanship are covered for the practical lifetime of the product. Material refers to zippers, buckles and fabrics. Workmanship refers to seams, seam tape and construction. Damage due to wear and tears such as rips, tears, abrasion or UV degradation, misuse or neglect is not covered under Arc'teryx's warranty policy but may be repairable for a fee.

What is covered under the Warranty Policy on Arc'teryx footwear?
Defects in material and workmanship will be covered by Arc'teryx for the practical lifetime of the product. The practical lifetime for footwear can vary drastically depending on the frequency and type of usage. Things such as the wearing of the outsole, frayed laces, nicks and tears can indicate that a shoe has surpassed its practical lifetime. These are examples of wear and tear or damage which are not covered by Arc'teryx. If you believe there is a defect in material or workmanship present on your product, please see follow the instructions on how to send it to Arc'teryx for assessment.

What does 'practical Lifetime of the product' mean?
Although Arc'teryx builds their products to last over extended periods of time, nothing lasts indefinitely. Materials will deteriorate and fade over time and moving parts will wear out. Arc'teryx will cover your product under their warranty policy until such a time that they have deemed the product to be worn out beyond reasonable repair. If the product is showing the signs of its age-for instance, the material has become thin or faded, there are rips and tears, the zippers no longer catch, the cuffs are fraying, or the soles are worn-they will take this into consideration when assessing your product for a warranty request. All gear will suffer from differing degrees of wear-and-tear, depending upon the user. Equipment used by an outdoor guide for 150 days a year will by comparison, degrade faster than gear used by a weekend skier. By taking care of your equipment you will ensure a longer lifetime for your gear. Arc'teryx recommends that you visit their Product Care page for more information on how to wash and care for your equipment.

Will Arc'teryx repair or replace my product?
If your Arc'teryx product fails due to a manufacturing defect, where possible, Arc'teryx will repair the item at no charge to you. They have repair centers in both Europe and North America that employ the same custom machinery and techniques that they use to create the original products. If the product is not repairable, or the cost of the repairs exceeds the value of the product, Arc'teryx may, at their discretion, choose to replace the product instead.

What happens if I rip or tear my jacket or pants?
Skis, snowboards, crampons, axes and other sharp equipment will damage clothing and gloves if they come into direct contact with them. Rips, tears, burns and punctures can occur during normal use and while carrying your equipment, and are not covered under the terms of the warranty. To assist you in keeping your product in optimal working condition, Arc'teryx offers a variety of repairs for a reasonable charge. Contact them and they will be happy to discuss your options.

What if I want to have my garment altered or tailored?
Arc'teryx does not offer custom alterations or modifications to their packs or garments at this time. For products made from GORE-TEX® fabrics they suggest using a GORE-TEX® authorized repair facility for alterations. There is a list of GORE-TEX® authorized repair shops in your area on the GORE-TEX® website.

Do alterations void my warranty?
Arc'teryx understands that individuals may, on occasion, wish to tailor their Arc'teryx products to suit their needs. If something should fail which is unrelated to any alterations, Arc'teryx will stand behind their products, provided that the Arc'teryx product is being used as intended. For a list of alteration facilities in your area, please visit the GORE-TEX® website.

How long will it take if I send my product in for warranty assessment and/or repair?
The typical turn-around time is 15 to 20 business days from the time they receive your product to the time they ship it back to you. Keep in mind that winter is the busiest season for warranty and repair service. Arc'teryx will provide you with updates and more accurate estimates throughout the process.

How do I prepare my item for return to Arc'teryx?
In order to comply with health and safety regulations, as well as for the protection of their staff, Arc'teryx kindly asks that all products be cleaned before being sent to them. Products that arrive unwashed may be subject to a cleaning fee before assessments can be made. To find out how to properly clean your garment, please visit the Arc'teryx Product Care page.

How are shipping costs handled?
Customers are responsible for shipping items to Arc'teryx, and Arc'teryx will cover the return shipping costs. Please ensure that you ship the product using a carrier that can provide you with tracking information and proof of delivery. Customers are responsible for their product until Arc'teryx has signed for its delivery.

What do repairs cost?
Repairs covered under the terms and conditions of the Arc'teryx warranty policy are performed at their expense. Costs for non-warranty repairs will vary depending upon the situation. Arc'teryx will provide you with as many repair options as possible based upon the amount of work and materials required and the expected end result. After your product has been received and assessed, Arc'teryx will be able to contact you with repair options and costs. Repairs requiring payment will never be performed without your authorization.

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