Dually Belay Insulated Parka
It's a dry February and you have the itch to send some mountains. It's a good thing you have the Arc'teryx Men's Dually Belay Insulated Parka to warm your bones because, even though it's dry out there, it's still freakin' freezing. This parka utilizes two layers of ThermaTek insulation for your toasty core warmth, and Arc'teryx immersed the insulation in a DWR coating to help you stay dry in case an unexpected storm appears out of nowhere.Arc'teryx also integrated a full-separating, two-way front zip to accommodate harness and rope as you belay your buddy.
An expedition fit leaves room for layering in frigid temperatures, but with a slimmer fit in the chest and shoulders. The StormHood slides over your helmet with ease, and you can rotate your head without losing the vision you need on the wall. If it gets warm on your route, you can stuff this compressible jacket in its stuff sack and clip it to your harness in case you get cold again. Stretch-knit cuffs are soft against your wrists and seal out that nasty cold front, and a drawcord at the drop-tail hem keeps in all that wonderful warmth even when you bend over to put your shoes on.
- 30D nylon shell with DWR coating
- Dual layered ThermaTek insulation with DWR treatment
- Expedition fit
- Helmet-compatible StormHood
- Full-separating, two-way front zip
- Stuff sack with clip-in loop included
- Stretch-knit cuffs
- Drawcord at drop-tail hem
- Item #ARC3681
- 30D nylon, DWR treatment
- Expedition (loose and ergonomically tailored)
- Center Back Length
- [medium] 33.75 in
- yes, helmet-compatible StormHood
- 2 zippered handwarmer, 2 internal mesh
- no, stretch-knit cuffs
- Claimed Weight
- [medium] 1 lb 9.1 oz
- Recommended Use
- alpine, ice, rock, and expedition climbing
- Manufacturer Warranty
What do you think about this product?
February 9, 2020
Great Belay Jacket
- I've put it through the wringer
- Runs large
- Size Bought
- 5` 8"
- 190 lbs
its probably the best synthetic insulation belay jacket you can buy. It does run a full size too large. I wear large in Arcteryx shells and had to get this jacket in medium 9 still fits over all the layers. Love the fact i can put over a wet shell and insulation will still stay dry. ...
December 4, 2018
Cool jacket, but runs too large
- I returned this product before using it
- Runs large
- Size Bought
- 5` 9"
- 140 lbs
The jacket looks large and runs too large (I ordered the smallest available size). The quality of this product is very high. But unfortunately, I had to return it - because it looks ridiculous on me.
November 2, 2018
- I've used it several times
- Runs large
- Size Bought
- 6` 3"
- 205 lbs
I have been really interested in this jacket for a few years now. Had it my cart multiple times and never pulled the trigger. Needed something for when its really cold out and was getting tired of having to put on multiple layers to take my dog out. This functions great as a one and done piece to throw on This coat is the king of puffy coats. I haven't tried the Firebee or the Ceres so i cant speak to those, but i love this coat. Double layer thermatek is super toasty. That being said, if its below 65 out, i can wear this coat around unzipped and not get too hot. Its pretty cozy when worn inside too. For the price point i would have liked to see an interior pocket for valuables. the large mesh interior pockets work, but id prefer something with a zip closure. Expedition fit so I opted for a Large instead of my usual XL. plenty of room for laying underneath. I'm don't have enough climbing experience to have any business belaying in this coat, but for my uses its exactly what i wanted. in retrospect, i would have waited a little longer for the Backcountry coupon code that lets you take 20% off a full priced Arcteryx item.
February 20, 2014
The King Of Arc'teyx !!!
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
Let me be the first to say, I Purchased this jacket to top off my collection of Arc'teryx .. and I'm glad I did. This is a very light and very warm jacket to have. It packs away small until you need it and BAM it layers right over what you have on to keep warm until your on the move again. Especially when the sun goes down. It does have hood adjustments in the back and in front of the hood and an adjustment at the bottom of the jacket. Don't order a larger size than you need. It fits well even if you don't have any layers under it. I am glad I got mine, cause once there gone, it's to late to get one!
November 6, 2013
Arc'teryx Dually Belay Insulated Parka
December 10, 2017
This jacket may very well be the warmest, most stylish, most well-made jacket on this planet. Well done Arc'teryx
February 2, 2012
LAYERING DOES NOT APPLY
YOU DON'T HAVE A DOWN SLEEPING BAG, BUY THIS JACKET! YOU ARE STANDING AROUND IN THE COLD, BUY THIS JACKET! $$$ DON'T MATTER, BUY THIS JACKET! BUT FOR MULTI PITCH CLIMBS, NOT FOR ME.
May 9, 2011
As good as it gets..
in a synthetic belay jacket. Perfect cut for climbing. Hood could be a little better but it works fine with a helmet. Love the cuffs and neck collar. Pockets are good, shell material and insulation is close to perfect. Sizing pattern is one of the best out there. Check this one out compared to the DAS...no comparison and the even at this price the Duelly is worth it.
February 11, 2011
Hood design lacking ...
Coming from a Patagonia DAS Parka, I would have thought this would be comparable or much better given that it's 2x the price. It's a great jacket, don't get me wrong: warm, good fit, the DWR is insanely good, craftsmanship is A1. The hood however is lacking one small feature, which affects use in a big way. Most jackets today have a 2 or even 3-way adjustable hood. The Dually is only one way. There needs to be a way of cinching in excess fabric when you're not wearing a helmet. I know, I know, it's a belay jacket, but lets face it, lots of people will be wearing this thing without helmets on, probably way more. This feature would only enhance helmet compatibility. I have the size large and I have a huge noggin, but I still look like the grim reaper. While backcountry skiing last weekend [first time out with the Dually], I found I couldn't use the hood when being active as it constantly flopped around and covered my headlamp and blocked my vision. Even my bare minimalist Patagonia Houdini has a 2 way hood. This is a simple feature that one would expect on a $550.00 jacket. Unless you're hunkered-down drinking scotch, the hood just gets in the way when deployed. I'm going to have to mod this badboy.
January 10, 2011
Love this Coat! I use it for Winter Camping in MN. -5 for 3 days... No Problem. Packs up nicely when on the trail, and keeps the body warm enough to hang out in the snowbanks. A bit bulky to wear around town, but a fair trade off for keeping me alive in the wilderness. Sheds water nicely, and dries quickly. Cant ask for more.
November 15, 2010
I just got my dually in the mail and here are my initial impressions: (1) For those of you who care, this jacket was made in Canada. (2) I bought the Large. I am 6'1", 205, and I bought it specifically for what it was intended -- i.e. to throw over your existing layers when you stop moving while climbing/skiing, etc. The Large gives me more than enough room to do this. I canfit my softshell and hardshell underneath and still be comfortable. (3) it packs down to the size of my Patagonia Down Jacket (not sweater) with its stuff sack, but I get the feeling that if I bought a compression sac, I could get it down considerably smaller. (4) The jacket makes you look huge, so don't buy it for casual wear. Interestingly, however, while it feels "bigger" than my Patagonia Down Jacket, it also feels less cumbersome and constricting. That's about all for now -- we'll see how she fares when winter comes in.
November 11, 2010
great quality but yep, shoulder problem!
After carefully reading others opinions here I went ahead and ordered both a large and XL (I'm 6 2", 200 lbs) because I wasn't sure which would be a better fit. I fully recognize this is designed as an outer piece to be worn over all other layers (belay jacket). For me the Large was the better size. The quality was outstanding and typical of any Arcteryx jacket. Having said that, I returned both. As others have commented, the cut of the shoulders is insane, literally like the jacket still has an oversize beefy hanger stuffed in it. The wearer does look like he's wearing shoulder pads, no doubt. I'm still giving it 5 stars because the jacket is killer if you don't mind that look. For me, no bueno. If they round the shoulders off on this jacket I'd give it 10 stars........
December 23, 2009
serious gear- well worth the money
I used to think that Arcteryx was "unjustifiably overpriced". Then I began to test gear as a hobby- mainly as an offshoot of my hobby,earth science, with a specialization in catastrophic geology.Now I have pro deals with most of the major manufacturers, so I'm exposed to a LOT of gear....I soon realized that Arcteryx is SERIOUS gear- the kind you can trust your life to in a serious (survival) situation, or miles from nowhere when things go inexplicably wrong and you have to depend on your gear to save your life. I have several pieces of Arcteryx-including this one; it is the warmest parka I own and incredibly well made:superb fit and finish,no-compromise materials,and incredibly well thought out. Although not waterproof, the hydrophobic insulation and DWR provide rock-solid protection. I've been outside (on the slopes of a volcano in Ecuador) in a blinding snowstorm that turned to sleet and freezing rain... and been warm and dry.YES,IT IS EXPENSIVE....oh, to be sure, if you have lots of disposable income, you can buy it just to "wear around", or to be seen sporting the cute little Archaeopteryx logo LOL.. It's all good. But the bottom line is that this parka is a serious piece of gear you can stake your life on. If you're a serious backcountry traveler (or a soldier, SAR worker, scientist on a research expedition) who needs to depend on their gear when the chips are down, the Dually Parka is worth what you pay for it.
steven w. vance
December 23, 2009
Not just a belay jacket...it's great insulation for nearly any activity, particularly low aerobic ones. A big jacket, it may not be the shell of choice for technical maneuvers.
December 22, 2009
Super Warm and Durable
In all honesty, I had a really hard time rationalizing this purchase because of the price. With a year gone by, I look back and feel like it was worth every cent and more. I use this jacket constantly, prob more than I should as it does make one look like a linebacker. It's incredibly warm, even with just a t-shirt underneath, and packs down quite well. The extra material in the arms and bottom of the back means there'll be no freezing wind creeping in when belaying. As for durability, mine still looks like new after a year of regular use. I even kept it on for a climb that included an off-width full of shoulder and arm jams because the weather turned foul. Even after that, not even a scratch!
September 28, 2009
first syntetic that feels like down
I have never had a synthetic that felt like a down jacket, this is a first and I love this jacket. As warm as down but not affected by water. It fits big, but is super cosy. The red is super bright and can be seen from far, far away. Light and packable. great.
May 4, 2009
Only good for exactly that, belaying.
This jacket makes you look like a football linebacker. Admittedly, it helps with range of motion when moving your arms for belaying, but for all other situations, it just looks like you're wearing pads. The problem is that they gave you room, but also gave you bulk. Thermatek works wonders and is basically waterproof, and is warm and light as hell, but for any other practical use, the jacket is laughable as anything close to a casual piece. I'd stick to the Solo, which alternatively has a very close Euro fit, (closer than most Arc'teryx, but true to sizing) and is one of the best pieces I own.
February 17, 2009
Seemed to be really warm. I did return it because of the fit. Unless you are really looking to wear "lots of layers", it runs a little big!
December 3, 2008
It fills the bill for belaying or a rest break. Even at 18 above zero just over 12 thousand feet with a strong wind. It fits well over all layers without sizing up and packs well in it's own stuff sack. The product description says the rest.
November 9, 2008
The color on this Jacket
When you order this jacket, the colors are actually going to be a lot brighter. Check http://www.arcteryx.com/product.aspx?Dually-Belay-Parka# to see the actual colors.
November 30, 2015
I normally wear Medium in Arc'Teryx gear, would a medium for this work as well since it's Expedition Fit, or would I need to bump up to Large? I would layer it on top of a base layer (t-shirt or Capilene/SmartWool), Delta LT jacket (M), Atom LT hoody (M) (+ Alpha FL (M) if a shell is needed). Thanks!
November 30, 2015
The Expedition cut on this bad boy will allow you to wear it over all your other layers without a problem. I'd stick with a medium. Ben
December 21, 2014
What size would provide the same fit if I normally wear a 42R with a baselayer and shirt?
December 22, 2014
Hey MC, It really depends on the fabric weight of the base layers you'll be using with the jacket. If you're looking for the same fit as a 42R provides, I would recommend going with a large. If you would prefer a fit that you can layer without losing any range of motion, I would suggest x-large.
November 8, 2014
What range of temperatures would this be good in assuming I'm climbing on and off?
November 20, 2014
I'd have to disagree with James' comment above. The Dually has two layers of 92 g/m² of ThermaTek insulation; equalling approximately 184 g/m² of insulation. Hence, the difference in names between the "Solo" and the "Dually" Jackets. There have been many reports of climbers using this on Denali as their main puffy/belay jacket with no problems at all. There are plenty of trip reports from alpine climbers who use this piece and not pulling this guy out of their packs unless it's 10ºF or below. That being said, for extreme cold weather, you would want to layer a down sweater or something along that line beneath the Dually.
February 11, 2014
Hi! Is the large size of this product...
Hi! Is the large size of this product bigger than the large size of the atom SV hoody?
February 20, 2014
It's like a giant Atom SV Hoodie with plenty of room to layer. If your a large order large, don't go to big!
Erik with 4 in tow
January 1, 2015
I'm typically a large and I think the medium fits better. It really all depends on what you're using it for. I don't use it to layer OVER as much as I do UNDER my shell. I'm in northern MN and agree with Chris that this is a great "very cold" jacket. ThermaTek is amazing, lightweight, and it is made like a sheet so there are no seams to let a draft through. Fantastic coat!
November 9, 2013
Hi! I'm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on...
Hi! I'm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on holiday for one week( lives in Eurpoe) and i wonder how many dayes it takes from you order till you recived the order?
November 9, 2013
We typically get most of our orders shipped out our doors within 24 hours from the time it is placed (order placed on the weekend ship on Monday). So it really depends on the shipping method that you choose. We can ship UPS next day delivery, so theoretically if you order a jacket by Monday morning we can get it to you on Tuesday.