Martia Lantwrote a review of Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's on December 30, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Bought this in October 2013. On day 3 of ownership i wore it on a day out hiking. Within 6 hours of it being beneath my rucksack hipbelt it bobbled/pilled on the inside, on the mesh pockets. Beneath my Gamma MX was my arcteryx baselayer. Not good at all.
I should have learned my lesson from last years saga of my Strato hoody. That bobbled after its first wash. After being lectured into how to care for arcteryxs' products, my replacement bobbled, before its first wash. So it wasn't a washing/care issue.
General everyday friction is enough to damage the clothing.
My Covert hoody that is 4 years old shows very little sign of bobbling. So all i can think is that their materials that they use now, are sub standard.
I won't be wasting any more of my hard earned money on overpriced, below average, tat.
People should be aware that very few items are actually made at the arcteryx Canadian factory. Everything else is made in China, like this over priced and over rated hoody.
Why oh why can i not give a zero star rating. Thats all this is worth.