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Insulation and mobility makes the Nuclei one hell of a climber's jacket.
Arc'teryx redefined climbing jackets with its Women's Nuclei Hooded Insulated Jacket. Airetica fabric is tightly woven in the Nuclei to give you a super durable jacket that doesn't add much weight to your gear. Arc'teryx added 80g insulation in the body for core warmth that's breathable and thermally efficient, and 60g insulation in the sleeves and side panels for less bulk when you send pitch after pitch.
The Nuclei has a trim fit that keeps your freedom of movement in mind while lowering bulk at the same time. Its hood cinches across your head tightly so you can strap a helmet to your noggin comfortably. The interior stow pocket lets you stuff the jacket in itself and clip it to your harness, and Arc'teryx included a mini stuff sack for your backpacking days. An adjustable drawcord allows you to tighten the jacket down when winds try to get between you and your jacket. You can barely notice the hand pockets because the zippers are tiny and hidden from plain view.
- Airetica (nylon) ripstop fabric
- 80g Coreloft (polyester) insulation in body, 60g in sleeves
- Trim fit with articulated elbows and gusseted underarms
- Under-helmet hood
- Interior stow pocket for stuff sack storage (stuff sack included)
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- Two hand pockets with hidden zippers
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As an intermediate layer to ski during...
As an intermediate layer to ski during cold weather, would it be better if I pick the Atom SV or the new Nuclei? I know they have different level of insulation, but I'm wondering if 80g Coreloft is enough (if I go with the past reviews of the Ceva)
What kind of skiing do you do? If you're pretty active the whole time (backcountry type) I'd go with the nuclei - but if you're on and off lifts all day I'd go with the atom sv. I have the atom because it was cheap but it's definitely too warm for most active pursuits. It breathes well so it makes up for it. On some level, it probably also depends on what you plan to wear underneath. Both are great jackets.