Built to handle life in big mountain ranges like the Colorado Rockies and interior British Columbia, the Arc'teryx Whiteline Men's Rush Jacket is a sweet little combo of utter toughness and luxurious comfort in a guaranteed waterproof, guaranteed breathable hardshell. Whether you're ripping pow in Canada or taking on steeps in Colorado, you'll be in no hurry to get inside when you have this storm-busting jacket.
By using two different densities of Gore-Tex Pro fabric, the Rush jacket provides durable weather protection in a comfortable, flexible shell. Sure, it'd be cheaper to buy a blue tarp from the hardware store, but how well can you layer under that flapping plastic, let alone creep quietly through freshly fallen snow? In addition to being soft and quiet, Gore-Tex Pro is designed for bouts of intense activity with plenty of rest in between. When you're skinning up a steep section, the fabric breathes so you don't drown in a puddle of your own sweat. If you're stopping for lunch, photo ops, or a quick potty break, Gore-Tex Pro won't leave you a cold, shivering mess.
- Hard-wearing shell for big-mountain skiing and snowboarding
- Durable Gore-Tex Pro shell is highly waterproof and breathable
- Fully sealed seams prevent any moisture from seeping inside jacket
- Hood is helmet compatible for added coverage during storm days
- Underarm vents let body heat escape while hiking or skinning
- Integrated powder skirt protects underlying layers from snow
- Regular fit with e3D patterning for better mobility in the mountains
- Arc'teryx uses the mountains of B.C. to inform its clothing designs
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What do you think about this product?
March 6, 2020
Absolute the best shell ever!
This is the best shell I have ever owned and I have had several! Seems pricey but you will not need another for may years to come. Pockets, hood, fit, etc all spot on. I'm 6' 180 and a medium fits perfect. Bomb proof.
January 24, 2020
Warning. Long Arms!
I bought this jacket intending to keep it. It has great features. I will say that the reviews about the long arms are true. Just be aware they are longer than the other that I tried. Ended up getting a Sidewinder.
January 28, 2020
Interesting. I was going away from the sidewinder because it seems to have a shorter body/torso. How much longer is the body on the Rush?
January 11, 2020
This jacket is bomb proof. I was in and out of tight trees with branches slapping me all over and have zero rips in the fabric. It has kept me dry and it blocks the wind like a boss. The hood on this thing fits perfectly over my helmet. It is definitely sized a little bigger. I usually wear a large in shell jackets because i hate the feeling of my shoulders or back feeling constricted. im 5'9 180 and i ordered the large. I could probably have sized down to a medium and been just fine but i have no regrets with the large. It is expensive but totally worth the investment.
January 3, 2020
Arms sized for HULK
I’m 6’3”, 225 pounds, pretty broad, bought XL. I can’t begin to understand the measurements on the arms of this Jacket. Look close at the pictures and you can see how BULKY the biceps and forearms are. Frankly the pictures are deceiving because the fabric on the forearms is folded to make it appear sleeker. I just don’t understand the thought process on this. It really bothers me. I can seriously fit my legs through the arms or both arms through one arm. Add to this that the sleeves run to my finger tips. I have a lot of arcteryx jackets - prolly why I’m soooo disappointed. Hate the fit.
July 15, 2019
Well made, but HUGE sizing
I'm 6' 1", 180 lbs, and wear a size 44L (monkey length arms) and I was swimming in the size large that I purchased from every point. My Arc'teryx Iser jacket, by comparison, fits perfectly.
June 17, 2019
I love this jacket. Perfect fit and a really nice jacket! I wore this all last winter season and loved it. I did everything from Backcountry skiing, to casually wearing to and from work during a heavy storm. The N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro 3L Gore Tex fabric will definitely keep you dry in all conditions. I'm 6' and a size Medium fit me perfect. Plenty of room to layer and not overly baggy when worn by itself. Highly recommended!
June 15, 2019
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April 10, 2019
This is my second Rush jacket. When I first held up through the very heavy ski usage. Excellent customer service. My one comment is the jacket is slightly snug and it can be a challenge to layer for very cold weather.
March 11, 2019
Best shell I've owned
I've got in about 20 ski days this season with this jacket and slapped countless bushes and branches at medium/high speed, and this jacket still is as good as new. I'm actually slightly shocked that it has no wear and still performs flawlessly. It has never once come close to wetting out - I was bone dry after skiing in the rain for a few hours. The jacket also has all the features I need for resort skiing and nothing I don't. The chest pockets are especially nice - they are very roomy and durable.
February 14, 2019
Spacious Ski Wear
I got to take this out once about a week ago in some pretty inclement weather. Knowing Gore-Tex, I was dry all day, while the jacket did a great job blocking the wind. Pockets, are easily accessible, and the hood fits great over a helmet. Sizing is pretty spot on. I am 5'11" 170 lbs on a good day and I bought a medium. Has plenty of room inside the jacket for 1-2 good layers, and the upper portion of my bibs. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions email@example.com 801-523-4066
February 7, 2019
Loved wearing this jacket on the mountain for some snowboarding! I ordered a medium and I'm 5'1", 150 pounds and the fit was perfect! The sleeves were a little long, but I liked the extra coverage. The gaiters were just the right size and at the end of the day, I was unzipping my jacket because I was so warm!
January 26, 2019
I had the Arcteryx Theta AR and it had a really awkward fit around the shoulders so I resold it. I was using an old north face and finally gave in and bought my dream jacket. The Rush fits super well. I love the inside pocket setup paired with my BCA walkie-talkie. I wear it everyday here in Steamboat Springs Colorado riding the mountain. When I am ripping through Aspen Trees on a pow day or I am walking my dog I grab the Rush everytime. Adding wind protection and snow protection makes hanging out at the dog park bearable in the winter. I got the purple color and I get compliments on it all the time. An old lady told me not to wait until I am old to wear purple and I am taking her advice. The medium fits me perfectly and has plenty of room for a puffy jacket underneath. I would definitely size down on Arcteryx Jackets, unless you like having a huge jacket and want to look like you came out of an early 2000’s snowboard video.
December 6, 2018
The ultimate winter jacket
The Rush is the king of winter. With a mobile and comfortable gore-tex pro material. Bomber wind proof abilities and the promise of staying dry all day no matter the conditions. With a regular fit, so that you can layer well with the piece for those really cold days on the mountain. Water tight zips and a powder skirt makes it the needed jacket for all pursuits.
November 14, 2018
I have this jacket and the sabre. Both are great jackets. This one is more go too as it is just a little bit slimmer fitting and I like the goretex on it better than the sabre. This is by far the best ski jacket i have ever owned!
November 18, 2018
Josh, I'm replacing a damaged Arc-teryx Stingray jacket this season. I'm torn between the Sabre & Rush. Do you mind elaborating on some of the reasons you prefer the Rush, and the Gore-tex Pro, please? I charge the mtn hard and run hot as it is...I'm thinking the Gore-tex Pro's breathability might be more appropriate. I had a Large in the Stingray. It's fit was sloppy imo (sleeves too long, chest & pits baggy). I'm 6'1, 185-190 lbs. The Medium seems to be a more true, slimmer fit.
November 28, 2018
Josh, if you can get back to Drew D (below), great! The Stingray jacket was more similar to the Sabre with the brushed interior but a trimmer fit, more geared to resort riding. The Rush has the Gore-Tex pro #-layer fabric without the added brushed liner, so it is easier to slide on/off over layers. Also lighter weight. I would suggest ordering the medium if he didn't like the large in the Stingray. Sounds like he had plenty of length in the arms for a tall dude! :)
January 6, 2019
I never tried the Sabre but I had a similar 3 layer Gore-Tex jacket with the brushed interior. I now have the Rush jacket with Gore-Tex Pro. If you run hot like I do, I would recommend the Pro. It is noticeably more breathable. I still overheat in the Rush jacket but it seems like I don’t overheat as much and I found myself comfortable again at the end of the chairlift ride up the mountain. It’s not a huge difference between regular Gore-Tex and Gore-Tex Pro but there is some difference I would say. You will not confuse Gore-Tex Pro with a non-membrane soft shell but it still works better than regular Gore.
March 9, 2018
Arc'teryx - Men's Rush Jacket
Rugged GORE-TEX® Pro protection for freeride touring and demanding descents.
February 14, 2018
I bought this jacket for my husband, and he is obsessed. It is his first Arc'teryx piece and now I think I have him hooked. Not only is it high quality, but it is super durable and bomb proof. In the deepest of pow days, he is staying dry thanks to Gore Tex Pro. He mainly uses this for backcountry touring, but also has used it casually or in rainy situations just knowing it will keep him dry and not make him feel muggy since he is able to dump heat out with the pit zips. It does fit true to size, but he loves his jackets a bit more loose fitting, so he can layer and whatnot, so he sized with an XL and it gives him the perfect fit for some swagger alone, or room to fit a few layers underneath, even a puffy on cold days! He is 5'9 and 180 for reference. I definitely recommend this jacket for anyone looking for a bombproof shell, it is the ultimate shell!
February 1, 2018
Great jacket overall. I like that it is a somewhat trimmer fit (trimmer than the Sabre but not as trim as the Iser, which I tried first and found too tight in the lower torso). I wish there was a little more room at the top of the jacket when zipped around my chin, but otherwise great fit. I've skied Utah and Colorado with this jacket and it has yet to fail me. I layer it with the Arc'teryx Atom LT and a baselayer. I never got materially cold.
January 30, 2018
This was my first Arcteryx jacket. I'm 5'9 165lbs and bought the Small. It is a slim fitting jacket so if you like the baggy look i would definitely size up. Just got back from Squaw and Jackson Hole and couldn't be happier with the purchase. It is very high quality and gets the job done in very high wind and blizzard like conditions.
January 12, 2018
This newest model of the Rush is a great update, making the jacket my new go to. Previous versions were too short and too tight, but sizing up was too baggy. This new fit is long, not too baggy, and made of the same tough gore-tex throughout. The new cord adjustments are top of the line, and the fit for me is literally as good as it gets with Arcteryx. I tried all the other ski jackets, but this one topped them. Collar could be a little taller but it does offer enough room to zip with with a helmet and the hood can be down still. If you didn't think the Rush was for you before because of fit, give this version a look. The full 80d gore is a boost too, no more hybrid construction with a lower denier gore.
January 12, 2018
Drinking the Kool-Aid
This is the best ski jacket I've ever owned. The fit is on the slimmer side, but allows freedom of movement. If you prefer a baggy fit, I recommend sizing up. The Gore-Tex Pro shell keeps wind and water out while breathing well. The vents and pockets are well placed and easy to access. The powder skirt attaches to Arcteryx pants to keep wind / snow out. It is very well made, and Arcteryx stands by their product with a lifetime warranty.
February 14, 2018
Hi, what’s the difference between the rush and the theta AR? I see the collar is a little different and it has a powder skirt. Looking for something for back country touring. It’s either these or a Patagonia pow slayer. Cheers
February 15, 2018
Hey Shannon, there's a few differences between the two. The Rush has a 80 denier (tougher fabric) and has a powder skirt, where the Theta has 40d for the body and some reinforced 80d areas and no powder skirt. Pockets are different also - they really do have somewhat of a different intended use. The Theta AR is more ice climbing and (ski) mountaineering oriented than the Rush. If you're planning on using it for backcountry touring, I'd personally recommend the Rush jacket! I personally have a Rush jacket myself and think its absolutely bomber - if you have any questions you can reach me at my direct line 801.204.4547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to help!
November 4, 2017
Any idea how the regular fit compares to the old arcteryx sizing? Use to have a stingray that was labeled as athletic fit which I think was the regular fit st the time.