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arc'teryx venta ar

I love this jacket with a passion, I really have used it for almost anything that i can think of: ice climbing, rock climbing, mixed climbing, hiking, walking around, being bored, cooking and what i mostly use it for is being happy. See i like being happy and this jacket allows for that very thing. Once you get to know this jacket(its limits, when it over heats, its dwr repellentcy etc...) it is like a leather hiking boot in how it just gets better and better. The pockets are out of the way, so i can always use it, harness or backpack. On the out sides of the jacket(neck, shoulders, arms) the fabric has some spandex in it compared to the insider fabric, but has the same amount of fleece. This allows for more durability, and in my opinion, comfort. The fabric on the torso sides is very thin and has almost no fleece whatsoever. There is one problem that i have had with it, and that is that the cuffs very quickly pilled, I was a little disappointed in it ,but it is only the cuffs, no big deal. I gave it 4 stars because it was not extremely great just really great. I didn't have the extra cash to by dwr wash ,but i have only washed it once in the time i owned it, it made the jacket more soft and it just worked better, my ignorance for not accomplishing this early. Overall great jacket , just don't forget to wash it after every, say,30 good , not crazy, days of use. Hope this helped someone.

arc'teryx venta ar