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Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody - Men's

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Gamma MX Hoody

Move freely in mixed weather conditions while you're wearing the Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody. Articulated arms and a trim fit keep this midweight layer close to the body without restricting movement whether you're alpine climbing or sliding up a skin track deep in the mountains. More versatile than your baselayer and more breathable than your storm shell, this jacket will be the one you live in the most, even if there's a little light precip falling from the dark clouds above.

  • Versatile softshell jacket for alpine sports in mixed conditions
  • Stretch face fabric defends against wind, rain, and abrasions
  • Fleece lining insulates for warmth, dries quickly, wicks moisture
  • DWR coating sheds light precipitation if you encounter weather
  • Gusseted underarm construction allows for full range of motion
  • Anatomical shaping brings additional level of articulation
  • Long torso length offers additional rear coverage while active
  • StormHood easily stretches over a ski or alpine climbing helmet
  • Item #ARCZ96M

Material
Fortius 2.0 (53% polyester, 27% nylon, 20% polyurethane), DWR coating
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
31in
Hood
adjustable, helmet-compatible StormHood
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered chest, 1 zippered sleeve
Reflective
logo
Claimed Weight
[medium] 1lb 3.9oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, casual, hiking, sport climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 3

Decent not great

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 3"
Weight
180 lbs

I wore this jacket twice yesterday, first in a light rain and later for 2.5 hours (under a Marmot rain shell) in moderately heavy rain. In light rain the coat had no problem. It shed the rain nicely. The poly / nylon / polyu outer fabric takes some getting used to IF you’re accustomed to nylon jackets as I am. Same with the fleece lining. The jacket can be a bit hard to get on over a heavier base layer, with the fleece lining. The hood is too big and needs a hat/ helmet to keep it out of your eyes. The side pockets are fleece-lined and feel nice. In moderately heavy rain, the jacket stayed dry under the rain shell even though the shell felt wet on the inside. Recommend. Edit: I wore the jacket again in fairly cold weather. Even with a medium weight fleece base layer, my arms felt cold at times. As noted, the jacket is hard to pull on with the fleece lining. The hood is stupidly big. Compared to Arc’Teryx nylon/down jackets of comparable (or less) price, i much prefer the nylon/down. Second edit; I wore the jacket again today in 43 degree weather over a heavyweight merino wool base. My arms were cold, the pockets are designed such that a cell phone could easily fall out, the sleeves look too tight on your arms, even if the mobility is good. The design of the front of the jacket is not particularly attractive for Arc’Teryx coats. Definitely not a cold weather coat no matter how much layering you try to fit under the rather tight body of the coat. I’m not a fan.

>Rating: 5

No zippered sleeve :(

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Weight
155 lbs

The last 2020 gamma mx hoodie I'll ever need.

>Rating: 4

Great fit and classy look

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
150 lbs

I took this jacket out for a demo for a few weeks in late fall/ early winter, and it surely did the trick! It kept the wind from biting and the rain from dampening. The hood is a bit large if using it without a helmet but the zippers, pockets, and velcro are all impeccable.

>Rating: 5

Love it.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Weight
225 lbs

I had been watching this jacket for a while, and finally snagged it in sale. Now, having worn it for a while, I have to say that I would have paid full price for it. Fit is spot on - though not a lot of room for layering. The hood is awesome and would accommodate a helmet. The design and locations of the pockets is great. And the overall fit/feel makes me not want to take it off, which is okay since I’ve worn it from about 5 degrees up to 75 degrees. It’s so good I’m considering getting some Gamma pants.

>Rating: 5

Great Fall/Spring Jacket!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

I own a few Arc'teryx products and this one might be my favorite. For me this is the best all around jacket for Fall and Spring weather. I recently wore this to a night Soccer game, where it was pretty cold, and thing was perfect for the occasion. I had a thin soccer jersey as an "baselayer" and even with some wind I was still warm thanks to the shell like exterior. I really like the fit of this, seems to fit similar to my Atom LT as far as cut and shape goes. I'd highly recommend this jacket for anyone looking for your next all around go to jacket.

>Rating: 5

The One Jacket To Rule Them All!!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
151 lbs

This is not only the best climbing jacket I have used, but i can safely say it is the best all-around jacket on the market right now. While climbing in Idaho this fall my partner and I were hit with unpredictable low temps, wind. and rain and I was so grateful to have this jacket on my back not only on the wall but also around the morning fire! When the cloud cover moved in the low temps and wind would normally make climbing on the cold granite a nightmare, but in the act of climbing and belaying between pitches I felt protected from the wind/rain and was much warmer than I expected. The jacket has awesome compatibility with helmet and harness, and the flexible material of the softshell I never restricted my movement.. Best of all when it was cold in the morning and the wind was blowing unrelentingly I layered it over my down! (pictured below) Not only does it protect well it looks good too! I will be climbing in the MX all fall through rain and wind and snow, but I won't pack it away for the winter. This jacket is an amazing option for in and out of bounds skiing and snowboarding. With its protection from the elements, comfort, and warmth it is an amazing mid to outer layer option. If you are looking for one jacket that does it all each and every season of the year, that looks good and keeps you outside doing what you love. Then go with the Arc'teryx MX Gamma.

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Awesome review! I work outside and not really worried about the rain so much but more so the wind. How windproof is this? Also, I’m kinda discovering that I just need to layer for when it’s really cold instead of trying to get a heavier jacket. Especially in the south

>Rating: 5

A phenomenal all-around jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
180 lbs

This jacket was awesome. I love the Arc'teryx brand as a whole because their quality is so good. When looking at this jacket, I wondered if the pricepoint would be worth the quality that I got and the answer was absolutely yes. It can be really tricky to find a jacket that will do everything for you. I would definitely say this jacket fits the bill. It was heavy enough that I was able to wear it when the temperature got to freezing, I was still perfectly warm, and it was light enough that I could wear it at 60 degrees earlier that night and into the next morning without sweating to death. I have a fairly athletic build and this jacket fit me absolutely perfect. It looked better than any other jacket I've used in my life because of that. I did't feel like the fit was restricting for movement either which can sometimes happen when you get into those slimmer fits. The hood is great. I could have actually even worn it while biking in the very cold weather and it would have fit over my helmet. I could also wear this on a lighter skiing day without worry of getting too cold. If you're looking for a quality jacket you can wear every day with any outfit, this jacket will absolutely fit the ticket for you. And because it is such great quality, you can count on it lasting you through the ups and downs you might put it through.

>Rating: 5

Awesome shell for snowboarding!

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

This was a great jacket to take out on a ski weekend! Perfectly suited to layering underneath and great at keeping the elements and wind out! I loved all the convenient pockets and the chest pocket perfectly held a ski pass. Great quality from Arc'teryx as always!

>Rating: 5

Arc'teryx at it again!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
135 lbs

Arc'teryx makes quality products that perform incredibly well and this jacket is no exception! It's a great lightweight softshell perfect for taking touring! Its breathable enough so you're not going to be losing more sweat than you should be, but still wind and water resistant! Applause to you Arc'teryx! I got this in a medium because Arc'teryx's stuff tends to run small in the torso, but have longer sleeves. The medium still gave me some room to grow, so a small would have fit me perfectly.

>Rating: 5

Style and Substance

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

One of the toastiest jackets I have had the pleasure of wearing, My friend Marie wore this for 2 winter weeks straight I'm fairly sure. An excellent softshell with killer style and thoughtful design. Pockets, lining, vents, and punching above its weight at 1.3 pounds. The fit is more athletic like all Arc'teryx gear so be aware of that. I'm giving it 4 stars for two reasons: $350 is quite an investment, even for a softshell as ingenious as this one. It's not quite warm enough for more frigid days and not quite breathable enough for serious activity. It can be dressed up or down of course!

>Rating: 4

Comfortable and Breathable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 7"
Weight
180 lbs

I took this jacket out on a demo for a couple weeks and really liked having it. I'm not normally a softshell kind of guy in the winter, but this held up nicely. The internal material is nice and soft. The outer shell doesn't make a bunch of noise when walking around. I never did get to take this out touring or skiing in the resort, but with my initial impressions on the jacket, I would definitely use this skiing and would perform really well in a drier climate. Just know, like most skiing jackets, the arms are a little long. The jacket has a very athletic fit. Look at the chest dimensions on the sizing chart for sizing assistance.

>Rating: 5

Took to Portland and it was perfect

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

I used this jacket on a trip i took to Portland for a wedding actually. Not your typical adventure but it was perfect nonetheless. I needed something that looked nice, kept me dry and warm. I loved having this jacket as i toured around rainy Portland. The hood was probably the best part! I have a pretty big beard and this hood covered my entire head, hat and fit my beard in it without squishing it or getting it caught in any zippers! The struggle is real. The water proofing was also incredible and kept me super dry as we walked though a few of Portland's amazing parks and hung out downtown. The only thing i didn't account for was the mesh lining in the pockets. When the pockets are opened, even with your hands in them, the air would get through very easily making it a little tough to stay warm. But that's my only complaint and I'm sure that feature would be amazing while hiking, touring or any other cardio activity where you body temperature fluctuates regularly.

>Rating: 4

Awesome!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

I love this coat, the fit is is a little snug for my liking. if your going out in the cold in this better have good base layering going on, it would be a great mid layer itself. It killed it in the wind and the rain for me. Very dry, and blocked out the wind great!

>Rating: 5

the softshell every one needs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
215 lbs

You are abandoned on a rainy island and get to have one thing....here you go. The Gamma MX hoody is breathable, wind resistant, and warm with a slight fleece lining inside. MX stands for mixed weather so you can guarantee it will handle all the conditions. I will be honest, I am not a softshell guy but this is just too hard to pass up once you try it on. Highly durable, and abrasion resistant while also not being a straight jacket like you find alot of softshells to be. The stretch capability allows your to be at your most mobile form or just out on the town in comfort. *edit* - this has fleece lining in the hand pockets as well and they are very spacious along with the chest pockets making it the ultimate layering option that you can store things in.

>Rating: 5

Best Mid Weight Shotshell

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I've been beating on this for a number of years now. This is a go to for ski touring or warmer days at the resort and climbing. It also looks great around town. It works well with a light mid-layer and functions well itself as a mid-layer on variable days that turn cold. The patterning that Arc'teryx built into this is incredible. The shoulders are well cut for climbers and allow you to lift your arms without having your jacket pull way up to your mid-drift. Helmet compatibility is also top notch for both ski and climbing helmets. For a shoftshell jacket without Windstopper I'm always impressed by how much wind it keeps out and how well the fabric breathes. If you want top notch fit and fabric, you'll get it here.

>Rating: 5

Great jacket

Best softshell jacket I have ever bought although it is expensive.

>Rating: 4

a little dispointed

this one is made in vietnam, a little different from the one made in china, the not hoodied version i bought. the brand at the front chest is more shinny for the latter. their materials showed in the tag are different too. the collar is too wide to block strong wind, but the not hoodied one can.

>Rating: 5

Go To Alpine Softshell Jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

Gamma MX is critical piece in my alpine layering system. It's versatility is amazing as it accommodates a wide range of conditions. The hood, main zipper and vented pockets are all key to it's capability. With the hatches battened down, this jacket is as warm as a UL puffy. Fully open, it has excellent breath-ability. Of course, it can be fine tuned across that range. Fit is athletic. Easily accepts base layer and mid-weight insulation layer (eg R1) with full freedom of movement. My belay jacket and hardshell are sized to on top of it. After 4 seasons, it still looks great! The exterior fabric is very durable and has not started to show signs of wear.

>Rating: 5

Perfect soft shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xxl
Height
6` 2"
Weight
280 lbs

Love this thing. Wear it all the time. The only downsides I have are the sleeves are a bit long and it marks easily, but the marks also go away easily.

>Rating: 5

Worth the money

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 5"
Weight
190 lbs

I was hesitant to buy such an expensive jacket. I had heard great things about Arc'teryx, but it took me a long time to convince myself to buy such an expensive jacket. I wish I wouldn't have waited so long. This is the jacket of my dreams. It breathes, protects, keeps you warm, and allows great maneuverability. Beware of it's athletic fit. For someone as tall as I am, it comes a little bit short, but still fits me better than mostly anything I wear. I use this jacket for touring, mountain biking, hiking, casual days, and just about anything that requires me to wear a jacket. I would recommend this to anyone.