A stand-alone or mid-layer for cold and dry days.
At the heart of the Arc'teryx Men's Aphix Insulated Hoodie lies Coreloft insulation, which provides enough warmth to fend off the chill on the skin track, lift, or high on the rock. This jacket compresses down easily so as not to waste valuable pack space, and side stretch panels give you ultimate mobility so you can reach for holds or reach out to plant a pole in deep powder. Reach for the Aphix Hoodie when you need a layer lighter than your bulky insulator jacket, and a more versatile one too.
- DWR coating shrugs off light moisture and precipitation so you can depend on this hoodie as a stand-alone jacket or a cold-weather mid-layer
- Coreloft synthetic insulation is lightweight, and the insulation compresses and regains its loft quickly so you won't have to worry about cold spots after tightly packing this jacket
- Stretch side panels allow full range of motion at your core and underarms so you can reach or stretch without feeling held back
- Cuffs stretch over light gloves in order to seal out the elements
- Insulated hand pockets and a lined collar complete the toasty-warm package
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Arc'teryx Aphix vs. Montbell Thermawrap Pro
Does anyone know how these two stack up? I've had a Thermawrap Pro (and loved it!), but am now looking for a new poofy. I've pretty much narrowed my search down to the Aphix, Atom LT, and Thermawrap Pro, but I've never seen the Aphix or Atom in person. Anyone have helpful knowledge? Thanks!
I've owned both the Aphix and the Atom LT (ive only tried on the thermawrap). You will most likely find the Aphix the warmest of the bunch (ive found coreloft and primaloft to best the best insulation/weight) and will have the toughest face fabric (40D nylon). Both Arcteryx jackets mentioned have breatheable side panels which work extremely well. I also found the articulation to be much better in the arcteryx than the montbell. The aphix is also but a little more generous and is a touch longer in the front than the Atom. You cant go wrong with either choice
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Excellent coat, very warm, very versatile, lots of bang for your buck. I got this in a medium to replace my size large atom LT hoodie after it got ruined in an accident. It does fit slightly bigger than the atom LT hence my sizing down from the atom, most noticeable in length (i first ordered a large and had to exchange). The material is a bit more resilient and it holds up to moisture a little better than the atom, but is by no means waterproof. The only negative I can report is the cuffs on the sleeves- the atom LT has a nifty elastic like material which seals around your wrists and helps block out any cold air. Unfortunately, this feature did not make it onto the Aphix, which I would have loved, but the extra coreloft they put in the aphix over the atom makes up for it. I've been wearing this as a standalone jacket for around town or layering the Aphix under my Alpha SV for everything snow/alpine related and it is one sexy combo that I'd recommend to anyone. Although the aphix material is a bit heavier than the atom, it still breathes nice and also has the same pocket structure. Highly recommend!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
The Arcteryx Aphix is overall a great coat. I brought this coat more for casual wear and less as a midlayer. The core loft insulation is great and much warmer than my previous softshell for bumming around. The synthetic down in the Aphix packs small on flights and travel. I chose this over other puffys because of its flat color exterior color and its lack of ribs that most down sweaters have. I really like the athletic cut of the coat and details that Arcteryx provides. The Aphix has 2 hand pockets and one inside chest pocket. The sleeve length is long, which I could see being great for in the backcountry with gloves, however I like to roll the sleeves up a little to keep the ends from dragging on everything, since I am afraid the cuff may show signs of wear after sometime. Couldn?t be more happy with the Aphix
Atom LT or this?
What is better, the Aphix's shell material is 40d, That is 20d more than the LT, but I really like the LT fabric. I wonder if this is more comfy. Is this shiny? One thing this has going for it is the fleece arm panel and more loft. But the cuffs are not as good as the LT,
I've seen the Aphix in person and the finish on the fabric is matte like the Atom LT. I have to admit that the cuffs on my LT work seamlessly under my winter gloves. Not sure if the same could be said for the Aphix. Pretty much anyone who has an Atom LT loves theirs. You will too!
tough call, if you'll be doing stuff in colder climates, the aphix for sure. If you'll be layering more or in 'not so intense cold' then the atom. I have the aphix, (had the atom) and the cuffs on the atom are f*&*% awesome, not as awesome on the aphix,but its still a great coat. The finish is similar, but the aphix is a bit tougher and definitely less susceptible to damage/tearing. You'll love either
I am considering this in non-hood as an alternative to my atom LT. Really want something for daily use and also as a base insulation for cold ice days or skiing. Want similar to the MH compressor idea. Anyone compare this warmth yet to say 100g primaloft? I also have an atom SV so I want something similar but shorter and no hood.
Go for hood - for sure. It would be very difficult for me to consider any poofy that doesn't have a hood. The hood is like a jacket, hat, and scarf, all in one, with no seams....
I love my Atom LT, but sometimes require more insulation while at a stop. How well would this work as a piece over/under the Atom LT?
Not the best over an Atom LT as the Aphix is vented as well and a slim fit. Better a SV to layer over the Aphix or the LT.
Thanks for your very complete response, Dane! You are a man who knows his gear!
How warm is this compared to the Atom MX that I have? Really loving the the MX, but looking for something a solid step more toasty, as a complement for really cold weather.
I'm finding the fleece panels on the MX -- while awesome for ventilation -- also cost a lot of insulation. If the Aphix is not significantly warmer I have to look elsewhere.
The Aphix is quite a bit warmer as it has more insulation (20 grams) than the Atom LT. The stretch panels are a bit smaller on the Aphix and run down the arm instead of the sides of the body.
If 80 grams isn't enough look at the Atom SV, which has 100 grams of Coreloft and no stretch panels.
How packable is this compared to the class of (synthetic) down jackets that are so popular now? Thanks.
Its very comparable if not better as it can pack into its own own sleeve. Some other pieces with 80g of insulation come with a stuff sack and do not have this feature. Options such as the Patagonia Nano Puff can pack into their own pocket but does not offer as much insulation, about 20g less.
To those who have purchased this, what kind of adjustments are on the hood? How do you like it compared to Atom SV if you have had both? Thanks.
Hello hegaveitall, (Awesome name btw!)
The hood is 12 in. long from the bottom to the top. It is not a tight fit. There is enough room to wear a small toque under the hood. There is no adjustment feature. It is not a very large hood like on the hard shells, but not as tight as the Gamma MX hoody.
I hope that is useful to you in making your next purchase.
So what is the difference between this and the Atom LT?
Three items I noticed:
Trim fit (Aphix) vs Athletic fit (Atom LT)
Hand pockets on the Aphix.
Small tag instead of a huge dead bird on the chest.
Looks to be a really usable piece of kit.
The Atom LT has hand pockets too...
Other differences: The Aphix seems to have a longer cut or at least less of a drop-trail than the Atom, and it seems to be made from more a traditional "shiny" nylon fabric that are also potentially more wind-proof? Also it has 80gsm vs. 60gsm Coreloft, so it's warmer.
So in summary I would say: warmer, heavier, shinier, more windproof, less breathable?
The stretchy side panels are on the body, and come all the way down through the arms, to the wrist cuffs. The atom lt just has the stretch panels on the sides of the body.
On Arcteryx site it now says it is a Athletic fit?!
I just tried on both the Atom LT and the Aphix. Here were my takeaways:
* Aphix is longer than Atom
* Aphix is a slightly trimmer fit than Atom
* Aphix has longer arms than Atom
* Aphix is NOT as stretchy as the Atom
* I could not feel a weight difference when holding them
I'm going to stick with the Aphix since it fits me better (6', 175lbs, long arms).