Designed for demanding urban environments.
Whether you're dealing with cold Chicago winters or rainy days in Seattle, the Arc'teryx Men's Interstate Jacket will keep you dry with its three-layer Gore-Tex shell. Beneath the Interstate's unsuspecting casual looks lies a carefully-considered design, which puts a premium on performance. The proven performance of Gore-Tex keeps wet weather at arms length, while the Gore C-knit backer offers exceptional breathability. The slim-fitting hood can be deployed once it starts to rain, and the snap-button cuffs allow adjustments to be made to the sleeves as conditions change. The slim fit looks great when with your favorite pair of jeans, and the large bellowed hand pockets provide ample storage space for the day-to-day essentials.
- N70p 3L Gore-Tex shell
- Arc'teryx Nu water-resistant coating
- Gore C-knit backer
- Fully taped seams
- Trim fit
- Low-profile, stowable hood
- Adjustable snap cuffs
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- Item #ARC00C2
- Q & A
Almost sent it back - that collar.....
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 170lbs
I hate hoods that don't tuck away, but on the Interstate, no matter how carefully you roll or fold, you wind up with a stiff collar that sticks up and is almost impossible to fold back. In all other respects, quality is awesome, and the jacket proves its worth on zero degree days when the collar provides a nice barrier to the wind. It is in outstanding shell. Except for the collar.
Since I got it on sale, I'll hang on to it. It folds really flat and packs in my rollerboard beautifully - that alone is a major benefit. Stops the wind well. Zippers and material - first rate - a nearly perfect outer layer - although I'd prefer a length that covered a sports jacket.
Arc'teryx Interstate Jacket - Men's
Arc'teryx C-KNIT™ Technology
Anyone in your office who's 6'3" ish, 190-200 who could try on a large and xlarge and tell me what feels better? Bit worried with the trim fit and Arc'teryx CS regarding measurements and fit is a joke.
You're welcome for the comedic relief!
There's some great information in the sizing chart. If you're borderline line I'd recommend sizing up due to the trim fit block. Also depends on whether or not you anticipate wearing thermal layers underneath the Interstate Jacket?
@Stephen: Measurement guide from what I've read and been told by Arc'teryx CS is generalized across the board for all sizing; the difference being they slap on relaxed, athletic, and trim fit to denote how much extra material there is or isn't (correct me if I'm wrong).
While Upsizing might potentially help chest, shoulders, and length, I worry that the arms will be too long, ergo making me look like I'm wearing a giants jacket. As Arc'teryx CS only carries mediums in their showroom, I'm kind of in a pickle on this one...and I loathe having to order two sizes just to find out what fits. Would be nice if high-end manufacturers like Arc'teryx started posting staff fit reviews commensurate with sizing on each item or at least the high-end and volume items like the Interstate. Would help people like me who are tall with athletic builds, like somewhat of the ability to layer, and won't look like we're wearing something too big.
Regardless, will go with the XL and return if necessary; thanks for the suggestion.