Hey Johnny, for an accurate fit check out the sizing chart for this item on the Arc'teryx website:
The Conveyor Belt is back in stock:
The Theta SVX is a new jacket that offers the most weather protection in the line. It is not exactly the same as the Caden.
The Theta SVX has a longer cut, taller collar, higher volume Storm Hood with an extra long Storm Brim and finally a double back flap behind the zipper to help ensure weather protection. The extra cost is due to extra fabric/materials. This jacket is designed to help protect you in extremely cold, wet and windy environments.
The most expensive jackets are the Macai and the Andessa.
Max, the Gamma SL Hybrid is less breathable but offers more weather protection and has great stretch. The Acto MX works well as an insulating mid layer or as an outer layer for high aerobic activities.
Either the Squamish or the Beta FL would be great choices, it depends on how much weather protection you need in the winter months. If you're dealing with a fair amount of spray I'd recommend the Beta FL as it's waterproof.
The Alpha SL is a great jacket for hiking and backpacking in all temperatures. Prices differ depending on the materials used and features offered.
Kate, there's a helpful sizing chart above the 'Add to Cart' button. From the sound of it you're probably and XS but I'd double check the sizing chart to be sure.
I'd recommend a Medium. I'm 5'10 and similar in weight, the medium fits me great.
Tester, the bonded-poly fleece will offer some level of water resistance but as this is a highly breathable fleece piece - it is not waterproof. Sorry to hear you're unhappy with our award winning soft shell, the Gamma MX. The Venta SV or Venta MX are great alternatives as they're constructed with Gore Windstopper and offer a higher level of weather protection.
Fear not! The Sabre's are made from GoreTex Pro 3L, with "softshell technology." This means the face fabric has a softer hand and there's a low-loft, brushed flannel backer on the inside. The pants are still completely wind and waterproof.
Negatory - Nectar is a Fall 2012 color that doesn't carry over for next season. Sorry!
Sno-sealing these gloves will help keep the leather dry but it will impact breathability of the gloves. The GoreTex membrane inside will protect your hands even if the leather is wet.
Dan, the Beta AR is made with the new Goretex Pro material. It has a soft hand but is extremely durable. The Alpha SV is made with an 80 denier Goretex Pro material. While the Beta AR is made with a combination of 40 and 150 denier materials.
Max, you can flip the brim up like a cycling cap and it will stay in place. The Poco is great for use under a cycling helmet or on it's own for running, etc.
Sizing is consistent throughout the line. I'd recommend a size Medium in the Venta MX for you. I wear a size Medium in Arc'teryx soft-shells and hard-shells.
Alex, both jackets have 80 grams of Compact Coreloft insulation and will be similar in terms of warmth. The key difference is the fit, the Modon has a trimmer Athletic Fit and the Keibo has higher volume Relaxed Fit. The Keibo also has the Slide n'Loc powder skirt that attaches to the Sabre pant.
Pearl Gray is a bit of both, but looks more white than gray.
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