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Tester wrote a review of on March 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I am 5"10 175lbs and the medium fits me fine. I can get a base layer and light fleece and still be comfortable. This jacket is not designed for many layers, for that something like the Alpha SV would be better. This is a light shell and comes with a stuff sack. Hood is awesome, has 3 adjustments to make it fit with or without a helmet. I recommend this shell.

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Tester wrote a review of on January 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Westcomb is a pretty good brand and this jacket is pretty awesome. I am 5"10 175lbs and the medium is a perfect fit with enough room for layers. Sleeves are perfect and the hood is one of the best in the industry, even tops arcteryx. Overall awesome shell for the price.

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Tester wrote a review of on January 15, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

This jacket is pretty nice but once again the fit is horrible in the neck and chin area. The hood fits over my head perfectly but the neck come up so high, about an inch higher than the arcteryx alpha sv and that makes it counter functional. Also the neck area is so tight when zipped all the way up. I do not recommend this jacket to anyone. Overall quality is good and sleeves are perfect but none of that matters if the sizing and fit is bad. Btw I sized up from a medium to a Large and it was still tight in the neck area when zipped.

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Tester wrote a review of on December 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

5"10 175lbs broad shoulders and the Medium SV fits like a glove. This shell is just awesome, I already took it out 2 times with wind and snow coming down. With the hood on, I felt totally protected and nothing got in. I love the hood and the platinum color is really different. Overall the jacket is as others described, just awesome. Keeping this and the Theta as I will use them for different purposes.

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Tester wrote a review of on December 21, 2013

5 5

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

Out of all the arcteryx shells I really like the drop hood on this one. The fit is athletic and there are hints of the alpha sv within this theta. The cuffs and the n80px material are all from the alpha sv. This jacket has pockets which is huge and I really like the N40rx vs the new n40px fabric. I took this jacket skiing and it was bombproof with just a montane alpha guide hoody under. It fits a little longer in the back then I would like but its not a big deal at all. Great jacket and great quality.

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Tester wrote a review of on December 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I love Arcteryx and I have to say I bought this because I had a credit and figured why not, its using the new Alpha insulation. This jacket is amazing. Its so comfortable and SO warm. Montane really makes an awesome jacket here. I got the Large since all UK brands run small. Love it.

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Tester wrote a review of on December 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I got this jacket in both medium and large and kept the large. The medium was too tight around the chest area for me. The large fits identical to a Medium alpha LT. The key differences for anyone comparing the two are:

1. Beta LT uses thinner/lighter vislon zipper
2. Beta LT has 1 less hood adjustment
3. Beta LT brim is less bulky than the Alpha LT
4. Beta LT has No pit zips
5. Beta LT logo is not stitched and its made in China

I like the Beta LT over the Alpha mainly for the pockets and the fact that I never ever used the pit zips in any of my shells.

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