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Arc'teryx Fission SV Insulated Jacket - Men's

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    Warm, durable, and ready for action on the slopes.

    You never miss a ski day regardless of the conditions, and the Arc'teryx Men's Fission SV Insulated Jacket is the reason why. A Gore-Tex membrane, fully taped seams, and WaterTight external zippers keep you dry in the wettest weather, and Arc'teryx added Gore-Tex Pro reinforcements in high-wear areas for durability. Coreloft insulation brings the warmth without the weight, and it leaves the jacket with exceptional breathability so you stay comfortable during intense ski sessions.

    An expedition fit with e3D patterning leaves plenty of room for layering without restricting your movement, and a longer length covers your butt even when you bend over. Articulated elbows give the freedom of movement you need when you ski through trees. The insulated DropHood rotates with your head for total visibility, and adjustable cuffs and hem seal out the cold.

    • Gore-Tex 2L
    • Gore-Tex N70P reinforcements
    • Coreloft insulation
    • Expedition fit
    • Longer length
    • Insulated hood
    • Item #ARC004B

    Tech Specs

    [main body] Gore-Tex 2L, [high wear areas] Gore-Tex N70P
    [main body] Coreloft 140, [arms] Coreloft 100
    fully taped
    expedition fit
    2 chest, 2 hand, 2 internal mesh
    yes, insulated
    Claimed Weight
    [medium] 2 lbs 1 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, expedition
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    Great winter coat

      This thing is exactly what I was looking for in a winter jacket for all around wear. I am a large in all Arc stuff, and this fits somewhere between their tight alpine stuff and the relaxed ski stuff. I couldn't go bigger or smaller than my normal size large. Very warm insulation, and the pocket placement is great. Collar is super tall, and insulated hood is the tits. Got it on sale, so I feel like it more than replaced my worn out patagonia insulated torrentshell (especially at full price vs sale Arc). Definitely a piece I will own for a while, and worth the small up charge I had to pay vs a new patagonia which isn't even gore tex.

      Daily Driver

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

      I purchased this jacket to replace my old daily use jacket. I wanted a jacket for all occasions and looked EVERYWHERE. I made amends with the price and went for it. The jacket (size large) came in the mail and fit very loosely. I am 6 foot 185 athletic build. I returned it for a medium and it fits perfectly. I do not like to layer no matter the weather I always wear just a short sleeve under my coat. I just got back from a trip 8K+ elevation, heavy snow storm, below 0° f with wind chill, major winds. This coat slayed it (no layering as usual). This coat is thigh length so be prepared for it to be LONG (covers your butt). The inner dump pockets are super handy for gloves and goggles. The hood is a god-send, I don't know how they pulled it off but this thing is the swiss army knife of hoods. I rarely wore the one on my old jacket since it was very restricting . If you are wearing a helmet that is no problem, it covers a helmet and you can swivel your head like an owl with no vision restriction. No helmet, you cinch the quick pull tabs that are VERY glove friendly and you are off to the races. The hand pockets are lightly insulated and lined with the super soft fleece like material. The articulating elbows work extremely well and this thing moves effortlessly, it is easy to forget you are wearing a bombproof & extreme jacket since it is so maneuverable. I have no complaints and have worn this every day since I bought it. If I am powder skiing or just walking around town, this jacket does it for me.

      Daily Driver

      Incredible winter jacket

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

      As warm as any jacket out there, yet not overly bulky like many of the parkas you see on the market. Gray and red versions look outdoorsy, but I ordered the black which can be safely worn into the office while still looking professional. Lightweight, easy to pack, good for outdoor activities, and stylish. A+ jacket

      My "Go-To" Jacket when it's 40 Below

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I won't lie, I was hesitant to drop this much money at first. But if my other two pieces of Arc'Teryx gear (Rush and Atom AR) were any indication, it would be worth the investment. And boy was I right. On days when it's 40˚ below zero, and there's a 25mph wind tearing away at my face, this jacket works like a charm. With nothing but a t-shirt and a light (LIGHT) fleece underneath, this jacket has no problems standing up to that kind of weather. The hand-warmer pockets keep my hands toasty, the hood is absolutely wonderful and adjusts to every inch of my head, and the cinch-waist and hem are killer details that keep the wind from sneaking up through any gaps. This jacket is going into it's second winter and it shows absolutely no signs of wear––can't recommend it enough.
      (It got down to 60˚ below zero one day, and I threw the Arc'Teryx Atom AR underneath it. Not only did it fit perfectly, but I was actually starting to feel a bit too warm after a while.)

      What more do you need?

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Large

      This is my favorite jacket of all time. I am the type of guy that gets cold - especially in the Midwest winters. To find a jacket that I really do not have to layer in - that keeps me unbelievably warm - is quite impressive. I like to test the Fission SV when it is cold and windy, I put on just a short sleeve t-shirt under the jacket and take the dogs for a walk. Please note that I am not climbing mountains or doing heli-skiing in this coat. I use this to just walk around the city. It has a tough outer shell and a soft warm interior. The hood is substantial and it a bit large for my noggin' and ski hat. But the sleeve length, skirt length and mobility offered is primo given the amount of toasty warmth this jacket provides. This is my hardcore winter coat - for the rest of my life. Seriously...

      Great Winter Ski Piece

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I purchased this coat in November at the start of the winter season. I had heard really good things about Arc'teryx from a friend, and this coat seemed absolutely perfect; as the winter has passed, I have found that this an absolutely awesome jacket.

      I live near Boston, and this has been one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. In every condition, the piece has performed performed great. Skiing in NH in January on one of the coldest days of the year posed no problem. The jacket's pretty light for its warmth and toughness, and I skied in it great. I usually get quite warm and sweat easily, but I wore a thin base layer and light fleece underneath anyway; even so, I skied for seven hours that day with temperatures below freezing and had a great time. I felt comfortable all day.

      I've also had lots of fun skiing on an awesome 3 ft pow day and sledding on a day off from school. The jacket's hem/hood cords and cuffs hold great, and the fantastic DWR and Gore-Tex kept me dry; I didn't have any snow inside the jacket after a few hours of sledding. The jacket was warm and comfortable, and the material was breathable enough that I felt warm but not hot.

      With regard to the fit, I'm 5'10", 190 lb with wide shoulders, and I often wear a large. The jacket's long but very manageable, and it's actually helpful to have more coverage when skiing. The jacket definitely doesn't feel cumbersome, and its lack of weight makes it very easy to handle. I also wear the jacket to school pretty often, and it looks great and keeps me warm. It's definitely quite warm, and I wouldn't recommend it for forty-degree days, but it's a tough coat for a cold day in the snow. I couldn't have asked for a better jacket, and I'll be using it for several years to come.

      Solid Winter Piece

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      From using this jacket for deer hunting, nordic skiing, snow shoeing and just going around town, I have been impressed. Although much more on the pricey side, its very warm and well suited to almost any active to semi active activity in temps down to -25C. Also great waterproof and wind stopping abilities. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good all around winter piece. I'm 5 10 and 190 pounds with a wider chest and the medium fits great, with some space to layer

      I would love to get this jacket but for some reason when trying it at the store the M fits me snug on the back/chest area to where its a bit awkward to move, yet the L is too long and big on the stomach/hip area and looks like I'm wearing a barrel. I'm 5'9" 185lbs (42 inch chest 32 inch waist) athletic build so i am curious if it doesn't bother you moving around (chest/back area) since we seem to be about same build.

      I tried the Kappa Hoodie on L which has the Ahtletic fit (vs Expedition fit on the SV) and it fit great, wish the SV had the Athletic fit, not too crazy about this Expedition fit since the jacket is warm enough to not need a bunch of layers under it.

      Does this jacket "relax" at all once it gets broken in a bit? I tried it on and the shoulders were really big and puffy. I kind of felt like Derek Zoolander. Love the jacket but not quite sure about the shoulders.

      Hey John,

      The Coreloft insulation is going to retain its loft and shape to a good extent for the lifetime of the Fission SV Jacket. You might be better suited with a technical shell that is non-insulated like the Arc'teryx Rush or Stingray Jackets that will conform to your shoulders a little better depending on your layering underneath. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions on Arc'teryx Jackets.

      Thanks Kyle. Any suggestions regarding size? I'm one of those "in-between" sizers. The Large felt a bit snug but the XL a bit loose. What would you normally suggest for a guy who is 6 foot, 44 inch chest and weighs 200 pounds? I'm normally an XL in most clothes/jackets.

      Best Answer

      I am usually between a Medium and Large (6'1" 185 lbs.) and typically go Medium in Arc'teryx Jackets that are athletic or expedition fit. The Fission SV is expedition fit which is designed for some layering underneath (even though it is insulated) so I would recommend you go with Large.

      can the hood be zipped into the collar or is it out all of the time? I hate to ski with a hood flapping behind me.

      Hey Joe,

      You cannot zip the hood into the collar on the Fission SV. It is a helmet compatible DropHood and very low profile in my opinion. I have two Arc'teryx jackets with the same hood and do not have a problem with flapping even at high speeds while skiing. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly on Arc'teryx jackets.


      Expert Gearhead


      Regarding the hand there a layer of insulation to keep your hands warm? This is a very important detail for me and it seems many high end insulated jackets don't line their hand pockets for warm

      Best Answer

      There does appear to be a thin layer of insulation on the outside of the hand pockets. The pocket also has a micro fleece lining on the inside of the pocket where the back of your hand touches. I own the 2014 model. According to the Arcteryx site: The 100g Coreloft is used in the hood, under the arms and on the outside of the hand pockets

      Actually, No! there is not any insulation for the hand wormer pockets...only a very thin layer of fleece material and then the goretex membrane. Unreal that Arcteryx can forget such an important feature to the serious cold weather outdoorsman and is a total deal breaker for this very expensive piece of it goes back to the seller.

      Actually, I have the SL model not SV so maybe that is the difference. I'm pretty sure though that Arcteryx just blew it on this detail...oh well...I'm not about to pay that much coin for a piece of gear that should be perfect in every way.

      Where is this jacket made ,Thanks ?

      Best Answer

      Someone asked this question on Arc'Teryx's boards: "Why is my Fission SV jacket made in China while my Alpha SV jacket is made in Canada? Any particular reason?"

      This is the reply from ACS: "Arc'teryx designs, patterns and tests all of its products in Vancouver, along with developing industry-leading manufacturing techniques used to assemble our products. The remaining portion of our products are manufactured in other countries including China, the Philippines, Vietnam, El Salvador and other countries worldwide.

      The primary reason for employing additional manufacturing facilities throughout the world has been capacity. Our business has grown rapidly and demand for Arc'teryx products has far exceeded the capacity of our North American facility. The location of where products are produced changes from season to season. We have one quality standard and it applies to all of our products regardless of the location of the manufacture. "

      So, to answer your question, it could be Canada, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, or other countries. I know that isn't super-specific, but it gives you an idea of where it may theoretically "come" from.

      Hope this helped, at least a bit.

      is this coat too warm to ski in

      Mike, depends on how cold you get and where you ski. This jacket is extremely warm. If you're in sub zero temps you'll probably be ok. This jacket does not have pit zips, so if you tend to overheat it might be too warm for you. Another option would be the Fission SL:

      The Fission SL Insulated Jacket uses the same great Thermatek insulation and a Gore-Tex 2 Layer membrane/fabric. It also features pit zips. I use the Fission SL for storm day skiing and winter urban wear as well.