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Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV Jacket - Men's

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    Snow dragon.

    Stand at the edge of a precipice, unclench your white-knuckled fists, and know that whatever happens once you're moving down the mountain, you'll be dry in the Arc'teryx Men's Sidewinder SV Jacket. Part of the Whiteline lineup, the Sidewinder SV is a refined version of its lean-and-mean self for big-mountain exploits and storm-proof protection. From technical mountain routes to powdery face shots at the resort to brutal weather in the backcountry, the Sidewinder takes it in stride.

    Exceptionally breathable and rugged, N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro 3L shell fabric resists the bumps and bruises of cliff-hucking and trick-flipping. Gore-Tex gets you, and the Pro technology stands at the ready for your hot-and-cold approach to adventure: one minute you're racing up a hill or across a bowl, and then next minute you're kicking back a on snow bench for a quick bite to eat. Sweat won't get the best of you, stopped or on the move. When the sun comes out and temperatures rise, open the underarm vents to let off some hot air. 

    • Ski shell optimized for powder days and backcountry tours
    • Gore-Tex Pro enhances waterproof, breathable protection
    • Thin, three-layer construction is light and packable
    • Athletic, e3D patterning designed for layering and mobility
    • Underarm ventilation amplifies airflow
    • Powder skirt keeps waist-high pow out of your jacket
    • Adjustments at hood, hem, and cuffs keep snow out
    • Item #ARC3667

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [face fabric] 80D nylon plain weave, DWR finish, [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro, [lining] nylon
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    relaxed
    Hood
    yes, helmet compatible
    Pockets
    [externa] 2 hand, 1 chest, 1 sleeve, [internal] 1 mesh, 1 zip
    Venting
    underarm zip vents
    Powder Skirt
    yes
    RECCO
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    (medium) 1 lb 4.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Initial impression continued..

      The sizing is strange. It definitely runs large. As I was trying it on I was thinking to myself “maybe I’ll return it for a large.” Then I realized I had already ordered the large. It is quite roomy, you can easily layer under it. For me, I could probably have got away with ordering a medium and I never wear a medium. I am 6 ft 200lbs and the large was roomy.

      Jacket failed after 10 days...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      Disappointed with the performance, went on a ski/snowboarding trip and the jacket failed at the left arm seam. This was an obvious failure of the arm stitching and I really expected more from this jacket which was marketed as being one of the most durable snow jackets. I didn't have any major falls beyond what is normal and the jacket was purchased less than a year ago and only used for 10-12 days. Warranty experience was not quick enough when I reached out, factory store told me it was "wear and tear". Online was better however I needed a repair/replacement within two weeks for my next mountain trip but they were too slow in responding with options. Ended up returning the jacket to the store where I got it. Tried to write a review on their website however the review wasn't approved! Really disappointed with Arc'teryx customer service and honesty with product quality...

      Jacket failed after 10 days...

      I always thought the lifetime warranty made Arc'teryx stuff worth the price, but I've never had to use it. Thanks for sharing your experience. They sound shady. Definitely going to think twice about their stuff in the future.

      Love it!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: S
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 152lbs

      I love this shell! It does fit slightly on the larger side (small is more like a medium) and definitely needs a nice puff jacket/midlayer under it to keep you warm but it is absolutely water/ice/storm resistant and nothing gets through it.

      Great Shell

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      This thing is a great shell. I love that the zipper is not contacting my mouth or nose. I think it's a little thin, so I question the durability. I'm impressed with the design and fit. It's bigger than I thought, but that's ok because I layer.

      Great boarding shell

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      Size:
      I normally wear an XL jacket or shirt and this arcteryx jacket was no exception.

      Fit:
      Jacket has a great athletic style fit to it. This jacket is notably larger than my arcteryx beta AR. However, it is meant to be. This is supposed to be part of a layered system. It provides plenty of space for this. The namesake sidewinder zipper feels very good when zipped to the top. If you try to leave it partially unzipped it feels odd; you will find yourself trying to straighten the jacket, even though it is on straight because it doesn't feel quite right.

      Function:
      I have taken this on many trips but my first demonstrates it's performance. I took this jacket to a weekend trip to Lutsen with my family in February. During the trip we had a blizzard but were insistent on getting to the mountain. Most of the day we were lucky if we could see 50 ft in front of us, often we couldn't even find the lift. The snow was very large, wet, and heavy. The snow would melt as soon as it landed on you. Everyone in my family got soaked to the bone within an hour. I destroyed a brand new pair of snowboarding mittens it was so bad. This jacket kept me dry the entire day. Near the cuffs it has a "damp" look which indicates the DWR had failed, however the next goretex layer held strong and no moisture went through. The photo is in the lift from this trip.

      Quality:
      The quality is outstanding. The coat feels great. The zipper feels super solid. I have no fear anything will fail. If it does, it is covered by a lifetime warranty.

      Cost:
      I can not personally tell you if a $800 jacket is right for you. You can get them cheaper at the end of a season. However, this jacket is a high performer and has a lifetime warranty. You should not NEED to buy another jacket ever again. Really how much more technology than goretex pro will you need?

      Great shell, but not $700+ great

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      Bought in December of '14. After 2 years of use and 100 days, still going strong.
      -No rips or tears, despite countless thrashings by trees, rocks, etc.
      -After season 1, zipper's gotten a little janky, which I wouldn't expect from a $700 jacket.
      -Wind resistance is awesome, fortress-like.
      -Helmet-compatible hood is sort-of compatible. Larger helmets don't work as well.
      -The off-center zip is MONEY for bearded dudes. Beard caught by zipper-->Bad day.
      -If I had to do it again I go with Norrona. Same features, cheaper, better colors. The arc'teryx thing is really just a status symbol at this point. It's nice gear, but that alone isn't worth the price difference.

      These prices are getting out of hand

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      I've been wearing a Sidewinder SV for several years now, and these prices just keep going up. They're great and all, but $725? Holy crap. Won't you be worried all the time that you'll screw the thing up?

      I just bought the Iser Jacket. In the Description is says good for "resort" use. When in Gods green earth did a bottom line "Resort" rated jacket start at $550 dollars. Don't get me wrong its a rad jacket. But selling your first born for snow comfort? I agree with you Patrick.

      Buy it. Just buy it.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      Finest ski shell I have ever owned. Great for 10 days skiing Lake Tahoe. So thin, but locked out wind. Lots of long zips to vent heat when it hit 50. Great with one layer (T-shirt) or several layers of insulation. Side zip really does reduce facial abrasion. Great jacket.

      Good Choice

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Xxl
      • Height: 6'6"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      Waterproof, windproof, comfortable, get pocket setup, accommodates layers, fits great. I got a xxl, I'm 6'6" & 230 lbs. and wear a 38" dress shirt. The xxl fits perfect. Hope you like it as much as I do.

      Best technical shell I own

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 215lbs

      I loved this jacket so much I got another in a different color. I've been this thing to hell. I've worn it shoveling my driveway, skiing in the backcountry, alpine climbing, at a gun range, to the local bar and it does everything amazingly.

      It's the typical pro-shell type of fabric (sounds like a garbage bag), but it's an essential piece of layering gear. It's a little bit of a roomier fit, lets me layer up plenty. I have the generation before this one, but the construction/materials are pretty much the same.

      Best technical shell I own

      Great Shell

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      This shell is awesome! I am able to layer up on the colder days and just wear it out in the rain any other time. The materials are high quality like always with Arcteryx brand. I purchase Arcteryx as much as possible. The only thing I don't enjoy about this and many other jackets like it is the noise, I generally like to be a quiet person and its crackly and loud. Still a great jacket.
      It did fit large so I purchased a small instead of my usual medium

      Happier Than a Snake on a Cold Day

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 199lbs

      Perfect all winter long. No matter what you are doing, whether you are skiing the Wasatch mountains or digging out from Boston's Snowmageddon this jacket is up for the occasion. The Goretex will keep precipitation out and keep you dry on the inside.



      Sure it comes at a spendy price tag, but it's an investment into your happiness. It has plenty of features that make it the ideal jacket all winter long. Plenty of pocket space both inside and out so you can spread our phone, cliffbar, and whatever other nicknacks you pack in your jacket out without looking like you have random growth in your single chest pocket. Pit vents let you air it out on the skin track or those warm spring days of corn skiing. On the snowy days, throw the helmet compatible hood on, snug it tight to keep the elements out on the chair lift. There is a pocket on the bicep, perfect for those resorts that use the RFID passes. If you pick up some Arc'teryx pants you can snap the powder skirt in and keep the snow out. Best of all the zipper, as the name suggests, winds up the side. Be happy on the way down when your zipper isn't smacking you in the face, and be happier the zipper isn't rubbing on your chin all day.



      Make the investment and outfit yourself with the Arc'teryx Sidewinder to make all your winter dreams come true.

      Happier Than a Snake on a Cold Day

      Perfect for skiing and mountaineering

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      I've worn this skiing and mountaineering all over North America. It's always been weather and waterproof and has kept me warm and dry in many situations. For very cold days/nights, several layers underneath is definitely required (with an insulating layer) since this is a hard shell. Worth the money if you plan on using this for more than the next decade.

      A home for my Moustache

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      As punching through thick stands of Black Spruce is usually common for me, I opted to say 'Screw you Money' and went for a jacket touted as bomb proof, and as expensive as an F-35. But unlike F-35's, I'm really sold on this jacket.



      If I was a more mature man, I'd make up reasons other than the nice sidewinding zipper making a smooth catch-free home for my moustache. At 6 Feet, I had to get the large to have sleeves long enough, and with a 30 waist, there is a lot of room for layers underneath. (Use the sizing charts at Archteryx.com) But that's OK. I need those layers. It's a shell, and I don't usually have a choice about being outside.



      In searching this product out I hoped for the snowpants snaps to be universal, but it turns out they are Arctyrex specific, and few Arctyrex pants even have the snaps. Lame. Minus one star. The removable powder skirt is great though. The hood adjusts well.



      So the durability? Yes. It is. Waterproof breathable? Very much. A little Crinckly at below minus -25C, but still perfectly functionable.

      Only Outdoor research and Nöronna were my other considerations as a substitute, and may have better warranties. You better not just wear this coat around coffee shops, it deserves better.

      A home for my Moustache

      great jacket, bad service from arc'teryx

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Got this jacket in black last season from backcountry. loved the jacket. Light, and tough. however the snap in the back came off which attaches the jacket skirt to the pants to keep snow from coming in. Sent it in for repair in August this year and still dont have it back. Back in September, Arc'teryx responded with:

      *from the repair center*

      The jacket is leaking due to abrasion on the lower back. This is not covered under our warranty as it is not a construction nor material defect. We would advise getting a new jacket if they are using it as a rain jacket. If it is purely for snow sports they may be better off during dry conditions. During wet conditions they may experience water leaking.



      That is very disappointing considering i spent more than $600 USD on a jacket which has only lasted me one season so far!!! I asked them to repair the snap, and it still hasnt come back to me yet. I used it for maybe 30 days of snowboarding last season.



      so much for arc'teryx having one of the best warranties in the market...

      Does this jacket offer more room for your chin when zipped up compared to the Rush Jacket?

      Hey webdz9r,

      The Sidewinder is a Relaxed fit compared to the Expedition fit of the Rush so it will have additional room for layering. They both have the helmet compatible Stormhood so the fit around your chin and head will be the same. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions about Arc'teryx Jackets.

      Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com

      Best Answer

      I have tried both on, and find the Rush to be a trimmer fit than the Sidewinder. They both are listed as expedition fit, and both have room for layers but the sidewinder is about an inch wider in the chest. I also think it is slightly longer, but technically they are both close. The sidewinder just feels a little roomier for bulkier layers. The collar area is slightly more roomy, but about the same height.

      Does this jacket have a Goggle wipe?
      Would the internal media pocket fit an iPhone 6 plus?

      The inside zip pocket on the Rush jacket (should be same) only fits my 6s. highly doubtful it would fit the 6s Plus. No wipes inside the pockets (this is my experience with the Rush, which is similar specs and pocket features

      Where is it manufactured?

      Best Answer

      Hi Phoebe,



      Arc'teryx owns and operates its own factory in the Vancouver, British Columbia area where many of their items are manufactured, but they also utilize production facilities in several other countries, including America, China, Vietnam, Taiwan and New Zealand. I've contacted Arcteryx to find out exactly where this piece is being made, and will post the results here shortly.



      Edit: the Sidewinder SV is being manufactured in China this year.

      Hey Phoebe,



      I want to point out that the only jacket from Arcteryx still made in Canada is the Alpha SV. Production in Vancouver is limited to the Alpha SV jacket, harnesses and proprietary technologies. In addition they do a lot of their testing and development in Vancouver.

      was wondering which jacket (b/w the side...

      was wondering which jacket (b/w the side winder sv or caden) would be the most athletic, less baggie jacket?

      was looking at the arcteryx website and it list the sw as relaxed fit and caden as expedition fit. 1) what is the main difference size wise

      . 2) would that mean then the caden would be more high volume vs sw or viceversa.

      Hi! Which jacket is more relaxed and longer...

      Hi! Which jacket is more relaxed and longer - sabre or sidewinder?

      What is your price matching policies?

      What is your price matching policies?

      Best Answer

      We'll match any competitor's published price (the price currently listed on an authorized retailer's website) for an identical item (same size, color and year) in new condition. If you found the better price on one of our competitor's sites, contact us within 48 hours of placing your order and we'll credit the difference on the card used with the order (auction sites do not apply).



      Hope this helps!

      What is the difference between the standard...

      What is the difference between the standard Sidewinder and the SV model?



      How long is this jacket? From the top of the shoulders, to the opening at the waist?

      The two Sidewinder models are exactly the same aside from one feature. The Sidewinder Jacket has a low loft Soft Shell backer, while the Sidewinder SV Jacket has a Pro Shell micro grid backer.



      Both jackets have the Slide 'n Loc feature allowing you to connect the powder skirt to any pair of pants with this feature.

      It seems more appropriate for skiing, but...

      It seems more appropriate for skiing, but can it be utilized for snowboarding as well?

      It's great for snowboarding. I've had mine and used it for exactly that purpose for about 4 years now. This is the original SV version, but it works so well I can't justify upgrading just because of the color. As in my original review, my only problem is that you almost have to have the jacket completely zipped up or the larger side of the collar will slap the heck out of your face!

      It's great for snowboarding. I've had mine and used it for exactly that purpose for about  4 years now. This is the original SV version, but it works so well I can't justify upgrading just because of the color.  As in my original review, my only problem is that you almost have to have the jacket completely zipped up or the larger side of the collar will slap the heck out of your face!