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Description

Softshell comfort for cool-weather training.

Your Arc’teryx Men’s Accelero Jacket will keep warm and dry from the optimistic start of your training session to the sweaty, exhausted end. A great mix of breathable comfort and light weather protection helps your body feel good so you can perform at your best.

  • Dry Web face fabric with a DWR coating repels moisture while remaining highly breathable
  • Schoeller Dynamic GNS fabric wicks moisture and is flexible so you can move the way you want to move
  • Articulated cut and gusseted underarms give your body room to move without putting extra fabric in your way
  • Thumbholes hold your sleeves in place and give extra coverage to your hands
  • Reflective accents make you a bit easier to spot when you're out in the dark

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2 5

not a big fan

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

I thought, like my other Arc pieces, that this jacket was going to rock. However, i was left disappointed. The fit was too snug, especially for running, and I had the same zipper problem as others have stated. Since backcountry rocks at returns, I sent it back and went with the squammish hoody. Yes, I run in this jacket. I tuck in the hood and it has been perfect. Still a fan of Arcteryx just not of this jacket.

2 5

Zipper Issue is a Show Stopper

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Sometimes you read a review like Johnatahan Rambo's below that talks about a seemingly very strange issue and you dismiss it. Most of the time it was just that individual, maybe a defect in their product or user error of some sort. This is not the case here. I can verify his claim that the zipper does indeed fall as you run. It takes less time than you think especially if you have a broader chest.

Most zippers, even those on common blue jeans, lock when they pull tab is down, this one doesn't. What makes matters worse it is a very free moving zipper, there's no water proofing on the zipper or anything else to add friction. Indeed the only position that the zipper will stay put in is completely zipped up, this is not a feature but a function of the forces acting on the zipper.

I generally love Arc'teryx products, but this jacket honestly makes me wonder if there was any real world product testing of this piece before it came to market.

The fit is fine, maybe a little tight across the chest but that's in line with what I expected. The fabric is a good compromise between breathability and wind protection. If you want a jacket to really block 90%+ of the wind or are running in bitter cold I would look for something that is much more wind resistant than this. This fabric is great for taking the edge off the winds without sacrificing much breathability.

I did not purchase this jacket at Backcountry.com (unfortunately, if I had it would be returned already.) I bought it on sale at a local shop and have had it for a few years, I've tried to "make it work" dozens of times each time cursing as I constantly had to keep zipping it up. I've finally purchased a Salomon Charvin Jacket for my cold windy runs to replace this. Important Note: I think mine is a 2009, I'm not sure if this is an updated version, or if the zipper issue has been fixed. Maybe someone from Backcountry can look and see if the zipper on the one they are selling has a self locking mechanism.

1 5

Much later

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

Years later I have tried the Accelero again, same old problem! The zipper continues to fall. This is the most annoying problem of a jacket ever, will not recommend, this product is just simply not suited for running in my opinion.

2 5

Annoying dysfunction

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

The title says it all. I really wanted to love this jacket, and at first I really did like it, but then I started to realize I really didn't. First of all, for any of you guys that have reviewed saying too roomy or too baggy, use some common sense and size down. The jacket fits fine. Since Arcteryx started mass merchandizing (around 2008 they blew up commercially) their sizing turned really wacky. From then on smalls became mediums; Mediums became large and larges became XL. This is a pretty common fact so don't say that is a flaw it is just their sizing has changed and you need to just size down. Now for this jacket, I really liked the materials top notch, lite, packable, slightly insulated with reflective heat, wind resistant and above all active fit. What I did not like about this jacket is no stretch, just doesn't have it. The reason I got two was I returned one because the zipper kept coming down unless I had it all the way to the top which I don't like to do all of the time unless I need to (and the neck was a little tight especially with layers). Now if I was just hanging out and relaxing this was not a problem but on the trail running it was down right annoying. So I returned it and the same issue. So I realized this jacket just was not going to work for me. So I cut my loses. Sizing; I am 5'10" 165. I have a 41-42 inch chest depending ont the season and a 19-20 inch long torso. This jacket fit me perfectly in the small. I will admit it was a little tighter than I normally wear, but it really did not feel tight when moving and that is all that matters. I hope this helps some of you out.