You can never have enough core warmth.
The Arc'teryx Women's Atom LT Vest adds a lot of core warmth to your mountainous adventures whether you're climbing, biking, running, hiking, or camping. Coreloft insulaton keeps you warm even if it happens to get a bit damp, and Polartec's Power Stretch side panels provide a full range of motion, breathe comfortably, and resists abrasion thanks to Polartec's Hardface Technology. Arc'teryx made the shell out of a durable Tinthan nylon, and its DWR coating helps light drizzle bead up and roll off.
- Tinthan shell with DWR coating
- Polartec Power Stretch side panels with Hardface
- Coreloft insulation
- Trim fit, hip length
- Zippered internal pocket and two hand pockets
- Item #ARC006A
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I, like most everyone, love the Atom jacket. Within seconds of my mother seeing mine, she actually stole it and promptly went online and found that there was a vest as well and ordered that. Being more respectful of personal items I went out and bought my own vest - and have worn it nearly every day since (my husband has to pry it off me to get it into the wash).
It's a great weight and fits close to the body so you have warmth without the "puff factor" (It is Trim fit - so size appropriately!). The stretchy side panels create a nice athletic free moving fit which allows you to wear the vest for high intensity activities or layered over your favorite button down, merino top, etc. at the office.
Pockets are great on the vest but beware the zippers are very slim and not chunky.
Only complaint is that it isn't a little longer in the torso (I'm really long torso'ed so this isn't a fair complaint)