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Arc'teryx Delta AR Zip Neck Shirt - Men's


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    Trim, warm, and fly enough to wear into town.

    Layer the Arc’teryx Men’s Delta AR Zip Neck Shirt over a baselayer, under a vest, under a jacket, or just wear it on its own. A high-loft fleece inner face provides exceptional insulation, and a smooth grid outer face slides smoothly under a shell jacket. This shirt packs down so small, you almost need a magnifying glass to find it in your pack. But pull it out, and voila—you have a handy warm layer to keep you comfy while you belay your climbing partner or settle in to evening camp.
    • Item #ARC0773

    Tech Specs

    Polartec Thermal Pro high loft grid
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing, backpacking, winter layering, casual
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    Class and Versatiliy

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this for my dad for Christmas this year and he loves it! He was pleasantly surprised at the weight of the fabric and how much warmth it radiates. My dad has been nonstop wearing it skiing and also loves to wear it out with a nice pair of jeans as well. Great purchase!

    My go to fleece for everything

      I got this as a replacement for a black one I have had for 7 years-and to be clear,there is nothing wrong with the older one-just some normal wear in the spots you would expect.I cannot fault anyone for this,I just wanted a fresh one. Probably the best all around fleece midlayer I have,that’s light and extremely well made-that also keeps my core temp warm in -20 under just my Alpha SV shell.Usually I’ll wear a smart wool baselayer,this fleece and my shell and I’m good down to -20 and all the way up to 50 degrees.

      Apparently tagged wrong size or gender

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL Mens
      • Height: 6'5"
      • Weight: 220lbs

      I have a few of these exact shirts of various colors. This particular shirt is tagged as Black XL Men's, but it was actually a Women's or perhaps really an extra small. It was returned, but the other ones i have as XL fit great. On a positive note, Im very happy with the shipping from backcountry and this is the only time this has happened, after spending thousands of dollars here. So i am not reducing the rating of the product.

      Great midlayer!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      This thing is surprisingly warm for its thinness. It fits well and works great as a layer in your system, just be prepared to shed it on those blue bird days. would absolutely buy again.

      Great Fleece

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'3"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      Very warm fleece- great for layering. Easy to overheat with too much activity. I'm 6'3" 190 lbs and the large fits perfect- enough length, trim fit etc.

      Durable, but a bit bulky

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

      This is a durable fleece that will definitely keep you warm, however I am not in love with the fit or the volume. It feels very bulky around the waist area as well as the arms. I am 5'10 185 and own a Medium. I am hesitant to say the fit runs large, because it does not (just very oddly shaped) The performance of the fleece is great, just not the best looking fleece when worn in the world (in my opinion). They need to redo the measurements.

      Great fleece, just wish it was windproof

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

      I live on the coast of Central Florida where strong wind is a daily occurrence (10-20 mph) and temps get to the 30s and 40s during the winter months. This is a great fleece, half the thickness of a normal $50 fleece, but definitely warmer. Thin fitting so fine for me. I wish it was windproof, with a thin layer of goretex adding no bulk but wind protection. So, although warm, once the wind picks up it feels a lot colder then skiing in the Rockies on a calm (no breeze) 20 degree day. I like the fleece I just wish it was windproof. I'm 5'11, 145lbs, got the Medium and fits just fine.

      A nice pullover but too hot for layering

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

      I got this zip for Christmas and I love it. I use it around the house when the temperature drops and I plan on using it for Spring backpacking at night. As a stand alone piece it is very warm and pretty durable. However I would not use this to layer unless you are visiting the South Pole. It doesn't breath very well and makes for a hot and sweaty mess. I would walk into town in this alone in 40-50 degree weather but any lower a jacket may be in order. Overall very good quality and warm/comfortable.

      Warm, durable but bulky

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

      I am not sure why I have to 2 set of Delta AR: Red and Black in color. I have a hate and love relationship with it. It really keep you warm in winter, durable after many years and washes. I used it few times as mid layer but they don't breath very well and you will sweat after long hike and get uncomfortable. Maybe suitable for short walk as a sweater over T-shirt. I just use it now for home use. Also, too thick and bulky for travel. Pricy but very quality is really good.

      Pretty good

        This fleeces is much heavier than its cousin, the lt zip. For me, this one oftentimes gets too warm. I love the waffle fabric, but it just overheats very easily. Plus the fit is different than most other arcteryx pieces. Good, but would rather wear the lt zip.

        Did not like the shape

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

        I have several Arcteryx fleece sweaters, all in XL. This model, however, had a wierd fit. It was wide and short, and did not look good on me. I returned it, and will stick with my other fleece sweaters instead.

        Great layering piece-Warm. lightweight

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I used this over a Stoic 150 merino bliss shirt on a backpacking trip and only had to put my down jacket on once. It got down to the high 30s. This thing is WARM! Very lightweight, too. I think this particular model is being discontinued, so you better jump on it while they are still around.

        Mid layer for sure

          I love the comfort and warmth that this mid-layer provides. Aside from base+shell, this provided me enough warmth through several alpine mountaineering days. I'm 5'8" 140 and a med. fits with a little room. Super breathable and therefore allows wind penetration.


          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Hands down this is the best piece of outdoor gear I own! I've had two of these since 2007 and they are still going strong. I abuse them, stuff them in backpacks, dry them on hot, and they just keep asking for more. No problems with zippers or piling of the fleece.

          Warmer than you'd think

            Fantastic fleece, very comfortable. I love the waffle knit. Its thicker and warmer than it appears, though it breathes quite well once you warm up. The zipper is the perfect length, allowing a deep enough opening to get some ventilation going when you get too warm. The velour cuff and collar liners are a nice touch. I find myself reaching for it on chilly nights when I want something cozy to sit around in. Its got that kind of security blankey kind of vibe to it.

            The only downside is that it does not pack down small. Its bulkier and thicker than it looks. It takes quite a bit of effort to get it down to the size or a cantaloupe (I wear a large). However, its a fleece, that's how fleeces are. I wouldn't take it backpacking, it too bulky and heavy. But for a day out when you know you'll need some warmth, both sitting around and moving, this is a primo fleece.

            Its fit, while still athletic, is a little more casual than some of their other pieces, so layering over it might be tough. Layering under it would be great though.

            Good mid layer

              Climbed mount saint Helens dec 18, 2011. This is the garment I wore as a mid layer. Way to hot for me. Had to just use as an out layer. Wicked moisture really well and pushed to the outside of garment. Once cleared wood line had to change to different mid layer all together, but only because I'm particular and sweat way to much. Since then just wear garment out and about around town. I'm 6'1" 175 and large fits perfect.

              Go To Pull Over

                This is one of my favorite pieces of outerwear that I own. It has very soft fabric and it feels good on the skin. Its a great layering piece, but is also awesome to wear on cool spring and fall nights. Its is also stylish enough to wear out to the bars. I only give this 4 stars instead of 5 because it is a thermal fleece so it doesnt block any wind and i did wash it once and found a hole after around the neck. otherwise it is a great piece.

                totally worth it

                  I absolutely love this fleece jacket. This and a base layer was the only thing I needed on my 3 day hike in the Grand Canyon in March when there was snow on the top and temps were reaching mid 30's.

                  totally worth it

                  So has the fit changed over the years? ...

                  So has the fit changed over the years? The pictures look to be pretty athletic. I want to try this but I don't want a baggy fit. I have an atom lt in a small and it's trim. Thx

                  How does this compare to the Patagonia...

                  How does this compare to the Patagonia R2?

                  Best Answer

                  the Delta AR zip will offer similar warmth when worn under a shell. It's probably slightly bigger when packed. Either top will offer the same amount of weather protection when worn alone, which is to say, not much. With the Delta AR you don't look like a walking bath mat.

                  I agree with Brandon about the bath mat look.This is a very thin but warm fleece that I ended up wearing over and over because of it's warmth to weight ratio.I own almost every fleece Arc'teryx makes,and aside from the Apache AR,this is my favorite for fall by itself and in the winter under my Alpha SV jacket.

                  I recently purchased Arc's Beta LT, and...

                  I recently purchased Arc's Beta LT, and am now looking for a mid to heavy baselayer for winter use to complement the Beta LT, which is a waist-length jacket. What length is the Delta AR in the front? I'd prefer a baselayer which does not stick out below the outter layer. It'd appreciate any info on the Delta AR or any suggestions for a more compatible baselayer.

                  Best Answer

                  Greg, most measurements are made on the back of the garment. The front measurement will vary, depending on the zipper. Measured from the back, with the collar all the way up, my old Delta is 31 inches from the tip of the collar to the tail of the shirt. The front will be slightly (1/2" to an 1") less.

                  Check out the Tau line of jackets and sweaters as well. they tend to be cut shorter in the front and provide excellent warmth and a little wind resistance (so you can wear them on their own). The Phase line is arcteryx's true line of base layers but I suspect you are looking for something that fall between a base layer and mid layer....

                  Does anyone know if this fits similarly...

                  Does anyone know if this fits similarly to the Caliber Zip Neck in terms of sleeve length? I am 6'3" and most L Arc'teryx shells manage to pull it off, but no idea how the sleeve length on their fleece is sized...

                  I'd say the Lge should work for you just right. The Delta AR is designed to layer, so the sleeves are long enough to not freeze your wrists, and it will work just right under your Arc'teryx shell jackets. Not positive, but I'd guess the sleeves are slightly longer than the Caliber.

                  Please, do you know how this compares with...

                  Please, do you know how this compares with the Apache AR Zip in terms of warmth! From my research I saw that the Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft is better in warmth and compressibility then simple thermal pro. Also it seams that Apache Ar Zip is more technical piece of gear. I'm not sure what to choose! What is your opinion ?
                  Thanks a lot!

                  I also have both, and I lean toward the Apache being warmer! Different strokes, I guess. I compare the two in terms of compressibility: the Delta compresses fabulously, the Apache, not so much. They differ in terms of dress, as well. The Apache is a dressy exterior, upscale enough for the office, the Delta a functional waffle pattern that's more at home camping or hiking.