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Be prepared for those ever-changing weather conditions on El Cap with the Arc'teryx Men's Solo Hooded Insulated Jacket. Therma Tek insulation retains its warmth even when it gets wet, and the nylon shell has a DWR coating to resist wet weather as well. When the morning's damp climate changes to sunny skies, compress this jacket in its stuff sack and clip it to your harness for when the weather worsens way up on that beautiful mountain. And the StormHood slides over your helmet with ease or it cinches tightly across your head if you lead a more dangerous life without a helmet protecting your brain box.

An athletic fit pulls the Solo close to your body without restricting your movement on the wall, and articulated elbows only increase your freedom of movement. The insulated wind guard seals out those blustery winds, and the stretchy cuffs are soft on your wrists while they keep in all that wonderful warmth. A drop-tail hem gives additional coverage, and the drawcord cinches down to seal out any miserable cold fronts heading your way.

  • 30D nylon shell with DWR coating
  • 2.7 oz Therma Tek insulation
  • Athletic fit
  • Articulated elbows
  • Helmet-compatible, adjustable StormHood
  • Insulated wind guard behind front zipper
  • Compresses in stuff sack (included) with clip-in loop
  • Stretch-knit cuffs
  • Drop-tail hem with drawcord

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In the video Austin who is 6"1 is wearing a size medium. Is that correct?


amazingly warm

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large
  • Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 240 lbs
    Size Purchased: xxl

Absolutely enjoy this jacket. Runs a lil large but that's why it's labeled expedition fit. Been able to comfortably layer underneath, although doesn't seem to need much layering as the therma tek insulation is very warm and efficient. The cuffs are very comfortable and cinch themselves to the wrist but allow ample movement while still staying in place. The capability to compact this jacket into the provided carrying sack makes for decent portability.

I haven't put it through the wringer yet but am impressed thus far by construction, fit, form and functionality.

hats off to Arcteryx they always raise the bar and deliver.

pricey.... yes. You get what you pay for.

not my first piece from Arcteryx. Definitely won't be my last.

I am about 5'9", 155 lbs with 40" chest....

I am about 5'9", 155 lbs with 40" chest. Should I stick with the medium ( my usual Arc'teryx jacket size) or try small? I noticed the model on the video is taller and weighs more, but wearing the medium.

Arc'Teryx has a couple of different fits and so it will vary between jacket a little (e.g. I wear a large in the Cerium LT and Atom LT which are trim fits but a medium in the Thorium AR and the Solo Hooded which are athletic fit). Based on your measurements I would suggest a medium. However, I would also look at the Arc jackets you have worn in the past in medium and see what fit they were.

1. Is the color as "shiny" as on the...

1. Is the color as "shiny" as on the picture?

2. How does the fit compares to the Atom SV Hoody?

Best Regards,


The finish really isn't as shiny as it looks in the picture here. Very matte in real life. And yes this should fit very similar to the Atom SV. Both are from Arc'Teryx's athletic fit line. I have tried both on and they are a good match.

what are the differences between the Solo...

what are the differences between the Solo Hoody and the Atom SV? How different are the Insulations? Is one more efficient than the other? I know they both have very similar features

Concerning the Solo Hoody, here are snippets from Arc'teryx that I notice to be different than the Atom SV:

Construction (Solo Hoody): Laminated ThermaTek non-quilted construction eliminates cold spots

Patterning: Whereas the Solo has articulated elbows, the Atom SV has both articulated elbows AND gusseted underarms.

Hood Configuration: Solo Hoody v AtomSV

Laminated brim Insulated Hood

Adjustable hood drawcords

Collar Configuration (Atom SV): Integrated fitted collar panel for added warmth and comfort -- The Solo Hoody does not seem to list any sort of similar setup in the specs.

Pocket Configuration: Solo Hoody

Internal mesh pocket

Internal chest pocket with zip

Two hand pockets with zippers


Atom SV

Internal Chest pocket

Two hand pockets

Integrated Features (Solo Hoody)

Includes stuff sack --- The Atom SV does not seem to list any sort of similar feature in the specs.

The insulation for the Atom SV is one of the more notable attributes that differs from the Solo. The Atom SV uses Coreloft 100g/m? synthetic insulation, where as the Solo Hoody instead employs ThermaTek 92 g/m? insulation.

The weight for the two is also a bit different; the Atom SV only weights 1lb, 0.8 oz, whereas the Solo Hoody weighs 1lb, 1.8oz.

From what I can tell, the Solo Hoody is more geared towards rock, alpine or ice climbing, and the Atom SV only the other hand is supposed to be appropriate for trekking, climbing, hiking, ski/snowboarding; I suppose you could say that have it considered to be a more general purpose, all-around jacket, whereas the Solo Hoody is more along the lines of a parka. At least, that what Arc'teryx has listed.

The Atom SV doesn't have a stuff sack, but there is this video showing it stuff in its own sleeve.

Tried it with mine... works like a charm.