Light and easy.
The shoulder seasons can be a confusing time. The morning starts out sunny, the first few miles of your hike warming up nicely, and you find yourself comfortable enough with the long sleeve performance shirt you're wearing. When the early afternoon wind start blowing in some cloud cover, however, you'll be happy you packed the Arc'teryx Women's Atom SL Vest. The lightweight insulation offers a nice addition of core warmth without overdoing it, and without restricting your free arms, and it packs down into its own pocket so you can easily clip it to your waist-pack if you're traveling light or incorporating trail running into your hike. A durable water resistant finish helps shed light rain and block the cool breeze, while the fleece panels provide ventilation so you can keep the pace up.
- Lightweight vest for breathable warmth while active
- DWR-finish helps shed dirt and light precipitation
- Synthetic insulation offers lightweight, quick-drying warmth
- Breathable side panels provide ventilation during a quick pace
- Packs down into own pocket for an easy insulation option
- Slim fit cuts down on excess bulk during a trail run or climb
- Arc'teryx takes a less is more approach to their designs
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- Q & A
Super Light Indeed!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
- Height: 5'1"
- Weight: 110lbs
This vest is actually feather light and provides amazing warmth for its weight. It is perfect for a 10 degree drop from your comfort zone, particularly if you are being a little active. I have used it hiking, horseback riding, and in the office. It cuts the wind well and packs up really small. I haven't had the opportunity to try it in the drizzle or rain as I live in southern Arizona, but, the dust wipes off easily with a damp cloth even in very dry static filled weather. I was even able to wipe off some melted chocolate without laundering! Laundering definitely returns it to its original state though. The pockets are big enough to hold my iPhone 8 Plus and although it is a Trim Fit, it is not so tight that my phone is visible in the pocket. The pockets are at a perfect height above my backpack and hydration pack hipbelts. I found the vest to be true to size (I have the Atom SL Hooded Jacket, Atom LT Vest, Phasic Sun Hoody, and Yonge Wrap all in XS). I am 5'1", 110lbs, and wear a 36B bra. I have broad shoulders and significant lats and found the arm holes to be sized comfortably yet close to my body. The style is very clean and classic; better looking than on the Arc'teryx website in my opinion. I ordered Black Sapphire which is a beautiful navy blue.