Arc'teryx Men's Atom SV Hoody
Super lightweight, super performance.
I've had many heavy and bulky jackets but wanted to go for somehting more lightweight and breathable as I'm in and out of buildings and my car all day. Did my research and opted for the Atom SV Hoody.
Took a slight risk of buying online and would have possibly grabbed a Large size but I read some 6' guys were buying mediums so i bought the medium. I'm 5' 10" and pretty slim and it's a great fit. Have worn it under my North Face gore tex jacket withough any problmes even though the NF jacket does fit pretty snug, I wouldn't have thought the Atom would have such a low profile but it fits under the NF just fine.
I've mostly been wearing the Atom on it's own out and about in the snow, some light rain and strong winds! Seems to deal with the wind better than a fleece. There is some rain resitance coating which has held up so far.
You will love the fleecy lining in the pockets :D and you will appreciate the cuffs on the sleeves, they are slim fitting but stretchy (but not tight) so help with the insulation and stop the elements sneaking in there, wish I had this when I was boarding.
The hood can be tightened despite what I've read elsewhere.
It's great that you can go from snow/wind -C temps to inside a hot building but still feel comfortable, othertimes you might end up carrying your heavy jacket or suffering in the heat.
Really pleased with the quality and will probably get other products from Arc'teryx in the future.
At first it's hard not to be slightly dissapointed about this little jacket when it first arrives knowing how much you paid but can't say that I regret buying it at all, fantastic quality and performance so far!
06 February 2013
Quality insulated jacket.
Everything you expect from Arcteryx, well constructed and does exactly what it was designed to do.
Totally cuts out wind driven cold and breathes exceptionally well when worn through high exertion exercise.
Possibly the best piece of outerwear kit I've bought, highly recommend to others even though its in the premium price bracket.
09 January 2013
Extremely warm.No need for layers!
if you are looking for a versatile winter coat this is it.Smart,without being bulky,yet keeps you hot in all conditions .Use it to go shopping,dog walking,sking,mountaineering,It is lightweght and compacts for travelling . I buy a small mans because i like the extra length but thats just personal choice.
20 November 2012
The sv is an outstanding product .very light and warm .the outer material feels strong and slightly stretchy easily sides under a shell .fit is excellent able to accommodate layering underneath.the hood has plenty of adjustability .overall a 10 out f 10.
26 November 2012
I love this jacket, so light and therefore comfortable to wear. Itâs really warm. Again another surprise given that it is so light. Comes in great colours. The elasticated lycra on the cuffs and back of the neck are fantastic features that help aid keep the cold out and the warmth in and further aiding to the comfort due to its soft touch feel. The jacket fits really well due to a tailored cut to form around your body and arms.
Iâve not been out in the rain yet but expect it will do well in light showers. Great product!
21 November 2012