Get there in a hurry.
City dwellers have to deal with nasty weather too, so Arc'teryx made the A2B Commuter Men's Hardshell Jacket to keep you dry when you're walking to the subway, hailing a cab, or pedaling to work through some persistent showers. The 3L Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane and fully taped seams are as waterproof as any backcountry raincoat you'll find, but the A2B features urban-friendly details like a cut designed specifically for commuter cycling, a helmet-friendly hood that folds up into the collar and offers great peripheral vision, and stow-away reflective details on the cuffs and hem for an extra shot of visibility. The articulated sleeves give you plenty of movement whether you're biking or walking, and the A2B's zippered back pocket was inspired by bike jerseys, so you can indulge your Tour de France fantasies when you're cranking hard to make it to work on time.
- 3L Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane
- Nylon shell with a tricot lining
- Fully taped seams
- Cut and articulated for urban cycling
- Helmet-compatible and stowable hood
- Stow-away reflective details on cuffs and hem
- Hand pockets, back pocket, and internal chest pocket
- Trim fit
- Item #ARC008L
- Q & A
not worth the dough
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
You pay for the brand when you buy arc'teryx. The jacket lacks pit zips (I sweat like an orthopedic surgeon). The flap in the back is cool, but the sleeves are too long (due to the reflective tape) and I'd rather have a hook and loop closure to keep water from penetrating my wrists (further increasing my sweatiness) and I should probably just return it and pick up one of the other jackets that offer what I'm looking for in a bike to work rain jacket. Should you be a sweaty mess when you arrive to work via bike ride after purchasing this jacket, maybe you should have gone with something else....