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At a weight of only 14.5 ounces, the Arc'teryx Men's Solo Insulated Jacket provides much-needed insulation for fast-moving ascents in cold weather. A single layer of continuous-filament ThermaTek insulation keeps you toasty at a rest break and ensures that the Solo Insulated Jacket has no cold spots to cause discomfort. This waist-length Arc'teryx jacket stuffs into its own internal pocket, so you can pack it away quickly and get on with your climb.

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Light, Warm, Stylish

    I love this jacket mostly for the three reasons above.

    I like the way it tapers downwards at the back and is at belt level when viewed from the front. This is very cool looking as far as I'm concerned. I'm 5'9", 170lb and Medium fits perfectly.

    I've kept to my trusty Bailo Extreme (Italian Brand) in the Alps with just one layer and it's worked out well from a temperature control perspective.
    With the solo, two layers (warm first layer and a second, windproof layer) keeps me just as warm much lighter and more flexibility as far as freedom of movement is concerned.

    All in all, delighted with this jacket which is stylish enough to wear everyday "at ground level" during the autumn/winter/spring months..

    Arc'teryx Solo insulated jacket

      Hey what gives; I purchased the arc'teryx Solo insulated jacket - (elsewhere = sorry backcountry.com I was $100.00 cheaper and u guys wouldn't price match. size XL; tight around shoulders/chest (that 1 made in Canada);
      Previously, I bought the arc'teryx Kappa SV hooded jacket (also in XL - although made in China) - that one fit well with room to spare with a 100 weight polartec fleece jacket & t-shirt underneath. Sales rep said to just get usual size XL since the other one fit well. Don't know why the size discrepancy?? Maybe difference in sizing due to being made in different countries.
      Anyway, warm jacket with a t-shirt underneath in 25+ degree F weather. Restricted movement in arms & shoulders; does not have raglan sleeves feature. Cuffs - (material - similar to Under Armour heat gear/compression gear); somewhat thin; don't know if it can tolerate season after season of outdoor use/abuse + washing machine test.
      I'm build more like a bodybuilder 5"8 205lbs; big arms 19" +; big shoulders; big chest 48" ; small waist 34"; If you have similar dimensions - suggest going one size up than your usual size - that way if slightly bigger can accommodate a 100 weight fleece jacket underneath (although as previously stated, jacket is warm enough.
      Material -somewhat loud - sounds like one's wearing a plastic kitchen garbage bag or crumpling a potato chip bag.
      I am a newfound follower of Arc'teryx. Tried TNF; Patagonia; etc. in the past. Not good luck with those brands (e.g. zipper breaking; fabric/treads coming loose)
      Overall, good quality product, but quite expensive. Look for sales and clearances/price match on the internet to get the best deal. For an ideal fit, if possible, try fitting one a local outdoor store. Hope this review helps. Overall, I would give this product a 4 out of 5 stars.

      Well, if you think about it, the solo jacket is a layering piece as much as it is an outer jacket, therefore,extra room for bulky sweaters and the like are less a priority than for a jacket that is only an outerwear piece, which has to take underlayers into account when sizing for the wearer

      Great quality but it's an odd fit.

        I'm 5ft 8, 155 pounds and the Medium feels short, with the front hitting right at the belt, and the back tapered many inches lower, making it look and feel like a tuxedo. Also, when zipped all the way up, the collar feels tight and doesn't go high enough for adequate protection and the metal zipper rubs against the skin making it uncomfortable. Surprised this made it through. Even so, the entire jacket exudes a level of quality I've never seen before. The fabrics, the color, the hand, the weight are all terrific. Just wish the fit were better.

        Hello, I'm looking for something warm to...

        Hello, I'm looking for something warm to layer under my shell. I'm hesitating between the Mountain Hardwear Compressor and the Arc'teryx Solo. Which one is warmer? Thank you for your help!

        This one is warmer and also will be way better at resisting any moisture pickup due to the totally waterproof Thermatek fill. Another consideration is the construction; the Solo has it's insulation laminated to the inner shell so there are no cold spots from baffle stitching, and this also makes it's loft last longer.

        I'm 6'4, 185, 41 inch chest, is there any...

        I'm 6'4, 185, 41 inch chest, is there any size of this jacket that will fit me properly? It seems that the medium will be too short and the large will be too baggy.

        Can anyone in the know comment on the...

        Can anyone in the know comment on the warmth of this vs. the Atom SV? It would seem that 75g ThermaTek should be less warm than 100g of Coreloft but is it in practice?

        Thermatek is the Bird's trademark name for taking Polarguard Delta insulation, and then dipping it in DWR, and then LAMINATING it to the face fabric. It's spendy because it's just as labor intensive as it sounds, and no one else does anything like it. And...you won't be disappointed in its warm for weight, and the snugger you wear it, the higher the heat.

        Thermatek is the Bird's trademark name for taking Polarguard Delta insulation, and then dipping it in DWR, and then LAMINATING it to the face fabric. It's spendy because it's just as labor intensive as it sounds, and no one else does anything like it. And...you won't be disappointed in its warm for weight, and the snugger you wear it, the higher the heat.

        Thermatek is the Bird's trademark name for taking Polarguard Delta insulation, and then dipping it in DWR, and then LAMINATING it to the face fabric. It's spendy because it's just as labor intensive as it sounds, and no one else does anything like it. And...you won't be disappointed in its warm for weight, and the snugger you wear it, the higher the heat.

        Can the Solo be worn under a shell for...

        Can the Solo be worn under a shell for lift skiing? Is it too bulky? How warm is it?

        Best Answer

        Jack Frost,
        Thanks for your question. You could absolutely run the Arcteryx Solo jacket under a shell. The jacket itself only weighs a little over 14 oz regarding the bulk factor. This jacket will provide very nice core warmth, and is also quite breathable. I hope this is helpful for you.

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        I used this jacket once when I was actually...

        I used this jacket once when I was actually hiking in below freezing temps with only a base layer. It kept me comfortable and it was very breathable. But it was so slippery that my backpack hip belt kept sliding over my hips. Any suggestions on how to avoid this. Those of you who have this jacket know how slippery it feels.

        I have a Beta AR jacket, which has short(er)...

        I have a Beta AR jacket, which has short(er) front. Would this jacket fit under it, or is it too long?

        Tnx beforehand!

        Hi I have a alpha SV in medium, and want...

        Hi

        I have a alpha SV in medium, and want the solo. Both as a layer and for casual. Like a tight fit. I am 180 cm and 75 kg. Should I choose a medium or large?? when do you get these back in stock. Regards from Norway,
        Paul

        Hei P�l! Fryktelig sent svar her, men: Fikk du kj�pt deg denne jakken? Hvis ikke: F�r du noen gang muligheten: L�P og kj�p. Min er p� 6. �ret, og jeg er s� enormt forn�yd. Jeg gjetter p� at den har omtrent 150-200 bruksd�gn i �ret. Den passer til alt. V�r, h�st, ytterplagg, mellomlag, you name it. Innerstoffet er s� behagelig at jeg tidvis ogs� har slengt den rett p� bar overkropp (utedoturer p� fjellet, stjernehimmelbilder etc). Ikke i n�rheten av � bli klam. Kort sagt; jeg er s� forbaska glad i den at jeg har to. Den ble jo (s� vidt jeg vet) aldri solgt i Norge, og er n� faset ut av produksjon. Den nye "Solo Hoody" som selges i Norge n� har litt annen passform, annet innerstoff, og ikke minst hette (minus).

        Also, when zipped all the way up, does the...

        Also, when zipped all the way up, does the collar stay nice and straight up as in the press photo? Want to make sure it'll cover the neck and not crease down.

        I'm 5ft 8, 150 pounds. Not sure whether...

        I'm 5ft 8, 150 pounds. Not sure whether to get this in medium or wait for the Spring version in small?
        Thanks!
        JR

        I have an 18" neck what size should I get...

        I have an 18" neck what size should I get and not choke? I normally wear a 46/48 long suit coat or 18 /36 shirt. 36" waist. This will be a mid layer under shell.

        i have a question about length. Is this a...

        i have a question about length. Is this a short jacket? Does this jacket fit normal? I am debating either this or the Norrona?

        edit: so this would not be good as a stand alone jacket in the lower eastern Sierras? i don't want it to be too short and wind is always creepin up into it...

        Best Answer

        My Arc'teryx Solo hits just below the waist on my pants, so I consider it to be a short jacket. It's designed to work as a layer, so the length is cut this way so as not to hang out from your shell. One consideration in comparing; the Therma-Tek is an Arc'teryx exclusive fabric- water-repellent treated Primaloft. It's basically waterproof in that it will not absorb moisture, and the loft is extra resilient due to this treatment.

        What is the temperature comfort zone of...

        What is the temperature comfort zone of this jacket? I'm looking for something to use as a all purpose winter jacket in a windy subzero climate (winter time in Norway).
        I have been looking at the Dually Belay Parka, but that looks rather bulky.

        I don't see that this has a DWR finish on...

        I don't see that this has a DWR finish on it. How water resistant is it? Is it windproof or wind resistant? How does ThermaTek compare to Primaloft? As for weight of insulation goes, is 2.7 oz equivalent to say 133g of primaloft? I am not a mountaineer and won't be summiting 14k peaks but would like a warm jacket that is wind and water resistant and I like Arcteryx a lot. May consider the Kappa AR.

        Write your question here... I need something...

        Write your question here... I need something that will keep me warm and dry on my motorcycle in 30 degree weather. I also need pants to match, what would be my best bet?