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Description

Arc'teryx's most breathable rain jacket.

Wear the Arc'teryx Men's Tecto FL Jacket when you need total rain protection, but don't want to feel swampy when you power through an uphill hike. The Gore-Tex Active membrane keeps moisture out while remaining extremely breathable, and it's the reason the Tecto FL is the most breathable rain jacket in the Arc'teryx lineup.

  • Gore-Tex Active membrane seals out water while offering superior breathability so you won't sweat out even during high-output activity
  • N30p-X face fabric is supple and comfortable, and it doesn't give you that crinkly, plastic feel that some rain jackets do
  • Vislon WaterTight zipper won't let moisture work in between its teeth
  • Trim fit doesn't have any extra fabric to get in your way and helps keep this jacket light and packable
  • Fully adjustable storm hood shields your head and face from driving rain
  • Minimalist die-cut cuff tabs prevent wind and rain from blowing up your sleeves, and they add hardly any weight to the jackets weight
  • Laminated hem with adjustable drawcord seals down to keep wind and driving rain from blowing up your jacket
  • Single sleeve pocket holds your car key or debit card
  • Reflective logos make you easier to spot when you're on the road in the dark

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5 5

Barely there

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

This is amazingly lightweight, breathable and comfortable designed for everyday use rather than heavy outdoor with gear etc.. Have been through several heavy rain/windstorms, no problems whatsoever. The deep hood hangs very low, great for rain protection but does restrict the field of view somewhat more than expected.

5 5

Spot on rain jacket

Live in sydney aust and I use this jacket for round town and when you are not sure if it will rain break out of the back pack. The temp here is average 20c most of te year and can get humid.
The jacket is everything as promised light super nice next to the skin breathable etc. very very simple design, this is what I like the most. They have got it spot no fuss just a sweet rain jacket.
If you are planing to use this jacket for hardcore abrasive work this the wrong choice. You need gortex pro.

2 5

Doesn't take a lot of abuse

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

I assume that the Tecto FL is similar to the Beta FL with Gore Active technology as it was produced in 2012. I wanted to use the Gore Active jacket for backcountry skiing with the plan to wear it all day, even on uphill climbs where lots of breathability is required. Unfortunately, the Gore Active material did not withstand the demands of backcountry skiing and de-laminated after 2 seasons of pretty light use. I returned the jacket to REI who took it back without any issue, but also said that they have never seen an Arc'teryx jacket come apart that way. This is also consistent with the findings of Outdoor Gear Lab who noted in their review of the Alpha FL with Gore Active membrane that the material is less durable. So, in summary, the material performs well as a breathable rain jacket for high output activities, but I would never take it into the backcountry when having to wear a pack on top of it, and where it is susceptible to scratches and other forms of abuse.

5 5

Made for active pursuits during storms

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

I am very happy Arc'teryx made this jacket. It is not a mainstream jacket that will pad Arc'teryx bottom line, yet it is something I really need sometimes! Think running at 38 degrees in the rain or trying to reach a ridge top during a storm. It is lightweight, soft, quiet, and simple; something that excels during an activity. I have found it keeps me comfortable at times when the mountains are inhospitable but I want to play anyway.

Put simply: Take the Arc'teryx Tecto FL Jacket with you, if a storm hits... don't seek shelter and keep going. If you would rather wait out the storm and stay warm look towards the Pro Shell offerings.

4 5

Crazy light (not very fast tho-)

When I first saw the jacket at the show I wondered - who the hell is going to buy a jacket with 1 arm pocket.......
That would be me. I typically prefer jackets with 2 or more pockets (I like stashing stuff in my pockets). So this jacket is certainly out of my comfort zone. The cut and fit is fantastic. I own the Beta FL and this fits a tad trimmer in the chest but is cut the same length in front and drop in back.
I like the small #3 watertight vislon zip (it has better pull chords than the Beta FL ). the hood fits nicely over my head but would be tight with a bigger style helmet.
These jackets breathe quite well. I would still prefer pit zips (even small ones) as it really helps get rid of excess heat build up. I like the active shell lining compared to pro shell and paclite. The FL jackets are crazy light it fells like nothing at all and stuffs into a tiny sack (included). I do find that water beads off for a short period of time before the fabric wets out (unlike my pro shell jackets which bead off for wayyyyy longer).
Back to the arm pocket. It holds my keys, my wallet or my cell phone (but one at a time). The zipper can be finicky and does not glide as nice as the arm pocket on my theta AR.
Its a great jacket Overall. Perfect to stuff into your backpack and come out when the weather turns. It is great for running and cycling as well. Not so great when heading out to the grocery store to pick up milk and trying to unzip the shoulder pocket to get your wallet out :-0

How does it fit compared to the Beta FL?

How does it fit compared to the Beta FL?

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I wore a size Medium in both (5'10 165lb, athletic) and they both fit very well. The Beta FL was more trim in the torso (tapered from shoulder to waist) but it wasn't a huge difference.