Arc'teryx Men's Atom LT Hoody
As warm as the best down jacket, but as light as a feather.
After using the Jacket in the Brecon Beacons where the weather was extremely bad, I found that the quality and performance of the jacket was superb. It's extremely lightweight and allows for maximum manoeuvrability whilst keeping the wearer at the perfect temperature. The synthetic insulation seems to work in both cold and slightly warmer climates, where the thinness enables some wind to get through which is beneficial when the temperature rises. The only thing that I had a slight problem with is the elastic material under the arms which does let a lot of wind through to the base layer. However, this can be easily rectified by putting a waterproof/windbreaker shell over the top. Paired with a good quality water proof the lightweight down has the chance to really excel, and as I have experienced myself, consistently performs to give optimum warmth and comfort.
08 April 2014
A versatile jacket that's suitable for a wide range of conditions.
A great jacket for ski touring and hiking, and also works for casual wear. Lightweight and very warm.
07 April 2014
Excellent lightweight go any where jacket
Overall I love the jacket. I bought it to help cut down on weight & bulk in my winter pack and then to wear as insulation under a hard shell for winter climbing in the main.
As it is so comfortable I would wear it at every opportunity - walking the dog, biking to work etc. It is fairly water resistant too. The cut is ideal without too much material flapping. I went for medium as I wanted quite a close fit; I usually vary from medium to large in arc'teryx depending on what I buy.
The only slight downside is that it is not as warm as the jacket I replaced but it is very breathable so it seems there must be some compromise which is fair enough as you are more likely to keep the atom on rather than stopping all the time as you overheat.
28 January 2014
A must have hoody!
This hoody is a must have for anyone looking for a stylish, well made and versatile hoody. It's light yet warm, packs down small and is very comfortable.
27 January 2014
Great fit, extremely light, very breathable. Works well under a cycling jacket.
04 March 2014
One jacket replaces all
I have been looking for a new coat, one that could be worn on all occasions, especially for the wind and cold we get in uk weather...Based on everyone else's review and trying it in store, this was a perfect replacement...it was between north face jackets or Arcteryx...the ATOM Its super soft and easy to fold and carry around...i was quite skeptical like everyone else who thought oh its so thin can't be that good is it... I tried it just wearing a tshirt and one other top out in the cold at night, and i was really impressed how well it kept me warm... The inside pockets are fleeced so its warm for the hands too :D
Its definitely a recommended jacket for anyone. This will be my everyday coat now.
28 February 2014
Best Yeararound jacket ever had
Did not know that technology has evolved to this level , its a very simple , plain jacket yet very sophisticated when it comes to its extremely light weight and insulation properties. the whole jacket an be folded and fit into your palm!! resistant exterior and very stylish despite being short it does not make you look or feel chubby. Highly recommend it, bought a blue LT last year , got another one(LT) this year in black< I recommended to my wife and shes quite impressed . believe it or not I ordered another one on the net( was not available in store) not LT but SV hoody which is meant for more severe or extreme weather . Arcteryx is quite addictive. not cheap but you pay for what you get .
24 February 2014
Just Fantastic !
We all love a 'go to' jacket. I spent a while finding the right one and it is spot on. The beauty is that it is so versatile. I have loads of gear but I just seem to be wearing this all the time. Its slips on top on a thin base layer. It goes over heavier tops. It works as a layer under a heavy coat. Brilliant. 10/10
06 January 2014