Business casual meets outdoor performance.
Don't let a downpour keep you from looking dapper. The Arc'teryx Men's Keppel Trench Coat combines timeless trench coat styling with Gore-Tex fabric and bike commute-friendly features to keep you dry and looking good when wet weather bears down on your city. Three-layer Gore-Tex offers complete waterproof protection in a highly breathable package so you don't get soaked with sweat while biking to the office. The long fit provides plenty of coverage, while a back vent allows you to pedal comfortably and enhances airflow. When riding after sundown, flip up the back collar to reveal a reflective patch that helps you stay visible.
- Weatherproof performance with classic urban appeal
- Gore-Tex fabric offers breathable waterproofing
- Canvas texture is soft to the touch
- Articulated patterning and underarm gussets for mobility
- Rear center vent for biking comfort
- Reflective back collar for increased visibility
- Item #ARC00PR
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 170lbs
5'9, 41 chest, 31 waist, 170 lbs, athletic build / purchased Medium/ Color Kingfisher
75% of the time I have to wear a suit to work. I needed a versatile 3/4 length to accommodate a suit underneath. This does the job perfectly and for those times that I don’t wear a suit jacket, it doesn’t look like I am wearing a tent. So this works great for me.
However I am not giving it 5 stars for the fit because I don't think "fit" is a good criteria in helping you decide if this jacket is right for you as what fits me may not fit you at all.
So here is why I am giving it 5-stars:
Finish: Superb, stitching is sharp, straight and doesn’t bunch up the material. The cuts are definitely precise .
Materials: Top notch, high quality Gortex
Style: Crisp, tailored look, modern and yet won't go out of style with next season. I like the fact that there are only two pockets semi hidden outside of the jacket. Any more pockets and this jacket would look a little less formal and more utilitarian.
Versatility: Terrific, wear to a pub and not look overdressed, wear it to work and not look underdressed.
Functionality: The taped front zipper (instead of buttons) are my preference. I am looking for windproof and waterproof: buttons don't stop the wind like zippers do. Front pockets are zippered and taped as well. I appreciate the reflective material on the back collar. The collar also protects my neck really well. It’s amazing how this jacket transforms from one purpose to another. The front zipper is bidirectional: you can open it from the top or bottom if you're at a bathroom stall. There is no insulation in this jacket, just protection from wind and rain therefore it packs easily and weights next to nothing.
Color: Kingfisher is the color I purchased and is a perfect tint of Navy which eschews towards slate (not purple)....
This was a great purchase decision for me.
I usually use XL in Arc'teryx. This time its way to big. I thought it might be sized as an overcoat to go over sport jackets and blazers but the sleeves are to narrow for that. I will exchange for a large and wear it over a dress shirt and tie