A single shell for any mountain pursuit.
You shouldn't need a closet full of shells just to get outside, which is why Arc'teryx designed its Women's Theta AR Jacket with versatility in mind. The Theta AR is decked out with every feature you could ever want on a wet or windy day, regardless of whether you're navigating city streets, skiing at the resort, or doing a little springtime mountaineering. This jacket is more than an exercise in utility—articulated design provides full-range of motion plus feminine styling, so your bright fuchsia manicure isn't the only give-away that you're a lady.
The waterproof, breathable N40p-X Gore-Tex Pro fabric sheds snow like your dog sheds fur in July and still allows excess body heat to escape, so you won't overheat. While waterproofing and breathability are key, the durability of the Gore-Tex Pro fabric makes the Theta AR stand out in a crowd. Tightly woven strands of 40-denier nylon rebuke abrasions and untoward advances by rock faces, ski poles, and sharp branches, all the while remaining soft and supple. The hood attaches at the base of the full stand-up collar, meaning you can zip to your chin and not have the hood hovering around your face. Fully articulated and no-lift gusseted underarms let you stretch for a hold in class three terrain without taking the entire jacket with you, and underarm vents help cool you down if you're hiking through the prelude of a mid-summer monsoon.
- Gore-Tex Pro three-layer shell
- Fully taped seams
- Athletic fit with e3D patterning
- Underarm ventilation zips
- Helmet compatible DropHood with laminated brim
- WaterTight Vislon front zip
- Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
- Adjustable hem
- Item #ARC00AY
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
Great color (I got the Carnelian color), great fit, great product. Typically, I wear size Medium, but the Large was the last size left... thought I would give it a shot and it fits beautifully. Definitely would recommend considering going a size larger if you are looking to purchase.
Nice coat, great length for taller gals
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
I bought this coat for backcountry skiing and like the pitzip features, longer length and lighter weight while still being waterproof. I ended up returning the jacket because the pockets just didn't work for my skins as they were too small. The amount of adjustments for a great fit in the coat were very nice and it's a very high quality product. Just not for me.
Finally - a shell for tall girls...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
I bought this after EXTENSIVE research and fitting analysis. I'm an avid snowboarder and I'm 5'9 (34 DDD / Medium Top/ Size 28 Denim) and I was totally over my jackets exposing my bum when locking into my bindings (even w high waisted pants - I couldn't find a gore jacket with decent length). I'm a medium in Arc fleece and their Arc Atom Jacket but ordered the large in this to accomodate for layers - and I'm glad I did. It's a bit big w/o layers but that's to be expected. I layer with a Lululemon base layer and two Arc Rho fleeces or one Rho and one of their thinner half zips and it's been perfect - the snow beads off and the chin-up is the perfect to hide behind w my thick Arc balaclava. I don't wear my hood over my helmet, but it seems like it'd fit if needed. There are two things I'd change: I'd change the price (gasp), BUT I'm a big believer in that you get what you pay for and I'm willing to pay for timeless quality. I'd also change the width of the arms as they are ginormous and unnecessarily oversized. It doesn't effect my performance, but even with layers it's still huge.