A jacket that you can forget about, so you can focus on the pain that you’re in.
- Laminated zippers reduce bulk for a cleaner fit
- Moisture-resistant face fabric holds off the unexpected snow or light rain
- Gusseted underarms allow the jacket to stay in place as you move your arms around
- Adjustable hem drawcord to keep the wind from climbing up
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Not the warmest, but perfect for active activities and mild weather. Really comfortable too
After receiving this jacket in the mail, I was unimpressed with the material on the inside. The outside fabric seems durable enough, but the inside doesn't seem useful for anything. It is not fleecy feeling at all, in fact it just feels like scratchy nylon. There doesn't seem to be any insulative properties to it at all, beyond blocking some of the wind I guess.
I can see why reviewers would describe this as "gutless" or "nothing to it" and as their "fav." While I'm not sure what technical niche it fits, it feels and looks great. The fabric drapes really well and moves with your body, and it simply looks good. So while I only wear it around town, I'm happy every time I put it on. It'll keep the weather at bay but I wouldn't expect "too much" of it. It's just a comfortable, good-looking, functional jacket.
Does anybody have the measurments of the front and back in size L and XL??
What a jacket. Lightweight, very water resistant, very wind resistant (20-30 mph), great fit, asolutely dig the orange color, no cons whatsoever. After roughly twenty-four combined hours of hiking in dry conditions, light rains and moderate snows, the water still beads, and the pits smell like the outdoors. Size L fits 6' 2" 205lb frame perfectly with great range of motion. Makes me sad I have so many other great fleece and lightweight jackets, cause now they are going to sit in the closet as backups. I'm sure they will get over it...
This jacket is one of the least used that I own. There is really nothing special about this jacket except that it looks great and can hold off some light moisture. My Epsilon AR doesn't get used very much because I have other jackets that do a better job of keeping out wind/moisture that are even lighter than this jacket. But If I want to look good at casual events, I usually bring this jacket along.
The two mesh pockets on the inside are huge! I could probably fit 2 footlong meatball sandwiches in these pockets (they would be nicely squished though). I usually keep my keys or my cellphone (small Nokia) in the arm pocket. If you are looking for a very simple, nice looking, nice fabric jacket than this might be the jacket you should get.
I ordered this jacket for my husband as a layer under his Theta-AR-something shell, and when it came, it was basically another "jacket", not something warm for underneath a shell, even though the description said microfleece and "layering". It was really nice, cool color, and cut - but like many Arcteryx jackets, there was nothing to it, in the Northeast, I would freeze in it! So I sent it back for more of a fleece.
Hi, I am 5'8" 140lbs. Not sure if I should get a Small or Medium?
I am 5'10" and 140, and I wear a medium in Arc'terex gear.
The Epsilon is designed as a trim fit jacket that works great as a layer under hard shells, as well as a stand alone with lots of breathability and moderate weather protection. If you'll use it like this, a small would fit best. For more outerwear use, with room for a thicker layer under, a medium could work.
I'm 5'10" and a little under 140 and most Arc Smalls are either a little roomy or too darn big for me. I have a scrawny runner's body, i.e., no chest, so maybe that's the difference. I've tried the Epsilon on and found that a Small seems pretty good. Even the sleeves are only a little long on me, another problem I have in getting the right fit.
I'm 5'8" 145 and the small is definitely the one to get. It fits properly on it's own and has just enough room for an Atom LT or lighter weight fleece underneath (100 wt fits well, 200 starts to get a little snug). Anything larger and I'd likely be swimming in it.
Hi, I'm not sure on sizing. I'm 6"2 and 205lbs. Anyone have any advice please?
The Arc'teryx Epsilon in Large would fit you trim, but not tight, which is how it's designed, to be used stand-alone, but also layered in harsh conditions.If you want a loose, casual fit,go XL.
I'm 6'3", 210 pds. I got the L but I'm exchanging it for an XL because it offers more space in the chest and shoulders area.
Prior to buying this jacket I searched multiple sites looking for reviews but could only find reviews of the last model...thus I'll review this one.This jacket is ideal for weather between 50 and 65 degrees, maybe cooler if you're layering underneath. It's very breathable and wind resistant but by no means windproof. It repels water really well but with prolonged exposure h2o will bleed through. I ran in a light rain in 50'ish degree weather this spring with the jacket on and it kept me dry and appropriately cool, i.e. a great job.The fit is perfect. I"v read reviews on the previous version that it is short and snug fitting. This is not a snug jacket but is streamlined and is a good athletic fit. I'm 6'3 195, athletic build and was worried this wouldn't be long enough. The length though is just right, hitting just below the waist in the front. The back hits a bit lower. The sleeves are plenty long and the elastic around the wrists is soft and not too tight so I can easily get in and out. The arm pocket, although cool stylistically, is useful for chapstick, maybe a protein bar, but really nothing larger than that. The reflective archaeopteryx is sweet but would have preferred an embroidered one. The chest pockets are roomy but sit a little too high for comfortably having your hands in your pockets. A slanted pocket may have been better.Finally, the reason for the 4 stars rather than 5 (if I could, I'd give 4.5 stars), is the interior lining. It's a bit scratchy and by a bit I really mean a bit, like a 1 on a scale of 1-10. My wife has the Epsilon SV, which has a microfleece lining (a slightly cooler weather jacket) that is super soft and makes me wish they had a similar lining for the AR jacket. I'm being picky but hopefully helpful.Overall, I like this jacket a ton. I have a North Face Apex Bionic, which has the soft inner lining and is a warmer jacket, as well as windproof, and I like the Arc'teryx better simply b/c the material is way more flexible.