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erinbutler2115638wrote a review of on December 1, 2010

5 5

The fit is perfect- tailoured enough to look good when wearing on its own and to wear under a shell, but still enough room for additional layers underneath. The cuffs are also great- made from elasticized material that stops any cold air from seeping in when raising your arms.
Very warm. Down to -5C or so, I wear it around without a shell and am happy. For colder/wetter conditions, my gore tex shell comes on top. And so light! People constantly wonder how something so thin and light is warm, but somehow it is. It is nice to wear something that doesn't look or feel bulky but still be warm.
Breathability seems good, but haven't yet tested it under extreme conditions ie ice climbing. Water resistant against light rain.
I choose the non-hooded version because I planned to wear it under a shell during the winter anyway, in which case an additional hood would just be irritating. Also because I read that the hood was (unusual for arcteryx) ill-fitting.
I read that there is a drawcord on the atom lt hoody- this would be a nice improvement to the atom lt.

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erinbutler2115638wrote a review of on March 11, 2009

2 5

I got this jacket after reading both good and bad reviews, but thought for the (reasonable) price, ok... If you are sitting still and not moving, the jacket keeps you dry. However, even with a bit of activity(biking) combined with hard rain means you are soaked inside. Yuck. 0 breathability. So much for hyvent. I became so frustrated with this jacket I bought a Mountain Hardwear Typhoon... Gore Tex is the real deal...

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erinbutler2115638wrote a review of on March 11, 2009

5 5

This is my first down jacket. I read a lot of reviews before deciding to buy this jacket. Expensive but worth the money. Very, very warm and comfy. I wore it when I was in the Himalayas... Slept with it on, wore it whenever I wasnt moving. I was grateful to have it! It is reasonably light and small, so it doesn't take up too much space/weight in a pack.

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erinbutler2115638wrote a review of on March 11, 2009

4 5

For days when it isnt too cold (down to -5C), it works well without any layering underneath. For a high impact activity like ice climbing, add a few long underwear shirts and everything is perfect (i have worn it like at -20C like this). I have also worn it skiing, layered with a mountain hardwear monkey fleece underneath. I was comfortably warm, but looked like (and felt) a bit like a marshmellow(not much room under for layering). In this situation, a hard shell would be better, but the softshell was good. In terms of breathability- A plus. In terms of waterproofness, also very good. Sheds light rain, snow-wet snow- very well... There is also a version with a hood. I think this would be a nice addition.

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