A durable and light softshell for big mountain ascents.
More often than not, mountain adventures come with a side of wind, so be ready with the Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Hooded Softshell Jacket. The Gamma LT's Wee Burly Double Weave softshell fabric is made from a lightweight material that offers light insulation against cold temperatures and blocks cold high-winds. The hood is helmet compatible, so you can throw it over your climbing lid without feeling restricted, and the jacket has two large hand pockets where you can warm your fingers before you rope up. The hem is drawcord adjustable, so you can lock in whatever warmth you've accumulated during the approach before you make the final slow and cold push to the summit.
- Wee Burly Double Weave softshell
- Regular fit
- Helmet-compatible StormHood
- Vislon No Slip Zip front zipper
- Stretch gusseted cuffs
- Adjustable hem
- Hand and internal chest pockets
- Item #ARC00FO
- Q & A
Great fit, bombproof protection.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
Spent a lot of time selecting a softshell for my specific needs. I wanted something with a high degree of weather / wind protection, uncluttered low-profile design, and no extra insulation. I like to layer a fleece underneath as needed, and prefer to have the option of wearing the shell on its own when it's not so cold. This jacket has served very well in this role. It really feels like a shield from weather and scrapes, and is durable as hell. I wear a Patagonia R2 underneath when it gets cold, and I really don't think it gets much better than this combo. I'm seriously considering buying a second one in another color, it's that good. If you are looking for stand-alone warmth, you may be better served by the Epsilon LT Hoody.
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hooded Softshell
How does Gamma LT compare to the new Psiphon FL? Which is warmer/windproof?
Sean, the Gamma LT Hoody will offer more warmth and wind resistance. The Psiphon FL Hoody is really designed and built for rock and alpine climbing. The Siphon FL Hoody has a trimmer fit and will offer more abrasion resistance and will dry more quickly. Hope that helps!