Arc'teryx Men's Atom Jacket
Very warm for its weight
Used as a mid layer for skiing under a goretex pro shell.
Plenty of warmth and thoughtful features ( eg no insulation under the arms, soft fleece lining for neck prevent rub ) make this a really comfy jacket to wear all day,
By itself around the resort, the pockets are big enough for today's "essentials" iPhones and blackberrys, as well as a few piste maps and snack bars !
Definitely would recommend. The insulation is very performant even when damp eg, on a raining / sleeting day.
A bit pricey, but probably worth it due to versatility.
Also packs incredibly small.
16 April 2014
Excellent as a midlayer or outer.
Worn this jacket as a midlayer for trekking around in Wales and as an outer layer cycling and around town.
It's very warm for its weight and for a jacket that's not specifically advertised as such it is surprisingly water resistant.
It fits snugly which is ideal as it doesn't bunch up under an outer jacket but doesn't limit movement at all. (I'm 5'10 and fairly slim wearing a medium.)
One thing i particularly like is the fleece type lining of the collar covers the top of the zipper. I've found with other zip up jackets without this that the zip can scratch when its fully done up.
Although it doesn't come with its own stuff sack i find it fits easily into a 1.5ltr drybag and due to its minimal weight can be practically carried around during most activities.
10 February 2014
great lightweight but warm product
nice looking itemâ¦very soft and comfortableâ¦very warm product lightweight tooâ¦black always a good colourâ¦good value for moneyâ¦.washes very easily â¦good range of pockets
04 February 2014
Ideal for purpose
Bought as a Christmas Present for experienced skier (13 years) and very well received.
31 December 2013
high performance product
This is one of the best activity products bought. Extremely light but exceptionally warm with good water repellent properties. The fit is perfect.
27 May 2013
Great product for skiing, hiking and cycling
One the most versatile and high quality products I've bought. Ive always been impressed with Arc'teryx product quality and this is no different. Light, good fitting but ver warm. Perfect mid layer to wear under a shell to ski - stops me getting both cold or too hot. Deceptively warm on its own. Very pleased with this. Not fully waterproof but i dont think its designed as a wet weather out layer
07 December 2012
Lovely feel and lightweight
Not worn much Arc'teryx before. Usually buy Icebreaker. However pleasantly surprised how quickly the garment warmed me up when I changed indoors after having got cold cycling in the rain. Very soft and comfortable. Don't know abouit durability as have only washed it once - only a couple of weeks old and not particularly cold yet. Will be worn for walking over the winter.
25 October 2012
The jacket feels incredibly light and packs small but is very warm. Good athletic fit so can be warn as a mid-layer under a shell.
Although not designed to be waterproof I was caught out in a shower and the rain was repelled quite nicely and the bits that did get wet dried quickly.
Only negative mark is the hand warmer pockets are too small for my hands to fit in comfortably without the wrists hanging out.
23 October 2012