hegaveitall wrote a review of Arc'teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's on June 29, 2014
New face fabric detail
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I enjoy getting out in God's creation. My wife and I like traveling to different countries to see other cultures and help out with orphans. We enjoy hiking, camping, and so on. I like buying my gear from BC because of the great return policy and how they stand behind what they say.
New face fabric detail
New cuffs are a little shorter than previous model
view of hood adjuster on back of hood
This is not a review of warmth or durability. I ordered because I was curious about the new model of this great jacket.
In this revision they changed the fabric which is hard to tell by looking at it. One person said this is the same fabric used on the Atom SV.?? It is still very thin, I took a close up for detail of fabric. The hood has changed to fit a helmet, I can't test the fit as I don't have a helmet to test with but I know it's bigger than the previous and DOES include an adjuster on back of hood which cinches sides and top of hood at the same time. Inside pic of hood shows where the cord runs. They also changed the stretch cuffs by making the cuff shorter. I don't have my old version to show a side by side comparision but if you have the older one you can see the difference. The fit seems a little bigger to me but maybe not. This is the carbon copy color, similiar to colors in the past and not as dark in the stock photo.
I hope this is helpful for someone looking to purchase this updated model. I won't be keeping because the hood is so big for use without a helmet.
BC rep please..
I notice the Atom SV is on sale. Wondering why you haven't put all these on sale yet since you are selling the new model now? Wouldn't these all be considered discontinued models? The arc rep said the dealers can choose whether to put on sale or not...
Yes it does. I ordered one out of curiosity and to provide a review since no one has yet. The hood is bigger than previous model for helmet. I don't have a helmet to try with it though. I will provide pictures and other thoughts when I have more time.
some say no, they liked the polartec p-s better.
See picture below
I quickly decided this wasn't what I expected and too much money for what it is. I will be returning after trying on. The fabric doesn't "seem" like it would breathe as well as the Delta LT, and it's not as stretchy. I thought it was going to be more of a hardface fleece but it's not. Athletic fit similiar to the Delta LT.
This is more of a mid layer for cold weather and outer for cool weather. I would read reviews on the original model, which is still for sale here. I don't know about this one but the other was not waterproof and the specs for this one says it has a thin shell with a DWR to shed rain, but I doubt it is waterproof since it is not a gore-tex shell. Hope this helps.
Not really a question or review but just thought it was curious how Arcteryx let BC sell this before they even release it on their site. I am dissapointed as I have been waiting for this new version to come out and see it has a helmet compatible hood and they changed the face fabric. I would like to know how people like the new fabric but I won't be purchasing this one since I don't wear a helmet for my activities and the original hood was even a little big. I hope others like it. I just wish this company made more jackets with normal hoods, though I guess they are aiming at a specific group of people with their gear.
Fit specs? Arcteryx site shows this as relaxed fit and thats what the photos look like. You show slim. Which is it? Thanks
What are the differences in this and the epsilon ar jacket?
What weight of fleece is this? 100, 200, 300?
Why do the hoods in the photos above look so different? Some look much bigger than others. I found a used one but I am concerned how big the hoods are. I will NOT be using with a helmet. Thanks.
Is the fit exactly the same for the standard and the LEAF version?
Do these run slimmer than Epsilon series? I normally wear a small but I found a clearanced small in nightshade and it was tight. Thanks
Confirmed with Arc customer service today, they are making changes for fall of this year but they wouldn't say what was being changed.
Does the 2014 model have the hood cinch cord like the LEAF series? It would be nice if BC would carry the LEAF series. Thanks.
Would the Black color be more or less shiny than others? I know some jackets the black can be very shiny or more muted than the other colors, thanks. Not thrilled with how shiny most jackets are becoming.