Greg M.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket - Men's on September 17, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I read a lot about this jacket before I purchased. I'm very happy with this jacket. Build quality, comfort alone, comfort over layers, hood with and without helmet, zippers, water shedding, good looks ... all have met or exceeded my expectations.
I do want to mention sizing since there always seems to be a lot of discussion re sizes running large with Arcteryx. I'm 6 feet tall, 190 lbs, 34-inch waist, 46/7-inch chest. I bought a large knowing that I would be layering during the winter months. All I can say is that the fit is awesome. Looks great, is really comfy with or without something underneath.
This is my first Arcteryx product. Always seemed a bit pricey however I bought it on sale here at Backcountry. So far, I have absolutely no regrets. However, only time will tell on durability.
I've read some reviews about wearing the hood without a helmet being an issue. It hasn't been for me. I just tightened up the drawstring on the hood and was good to go, pretty sturdy even in big weather sailing in the Atlantic.
Recommend this jacket ...