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Zeta LT Jacket
Long approaches through coastal rainforests are typical of backpacking trips in coastal BC and Alaska, and it's those rugged and wet landscapes that the Arc'teryx Men's Zeta LT Jacket was designed for. The jacket implements a lightweight and compressible design, so it won't eat up too much pack space, but with a Gore-Tex Pro three-layer shell, fully sealed seams, and an Arc'teryx Nu water repellent finish, the jacket doesn't compromise an ounce of weather protection.
- Light, packable rain shell designed for trekking and backpacking
- Gore-Tex gives waterproof, breathable protection
- C-Knit backer enhances breathability for active endeavors
- Three-layer construction enhances packability and durability
- Adjustments at hood, hem, and cuffs ensure secure coverage
- Item #ARC00BV
What do you think about this product?
February 13, 2020
Fantastic backpacking shell. Bushwack
The bushwack Color doesn’t look like the pic. Look at other photos of arcteryx using that color. Much more muted. Like olive green or even od green. I think this color is on sale because the pic makes it look like the Boston Celtics green. It isn’t. Score one while you can. Exceptionally nice color on a perfectly designed jacket. It’s not a warm shell. Breaths as well as a long sleeve Cotten T-shirt. I bought this for summer and I think c knit is ideal for that. The face fabric was designed for breath ability, aaaamd so was the c knit. As a result you have the most breathable hard shell arcteryx has made for general use! Don’t worry about the pit zips. Gore Tex has come a long way in 10 years. This is like event fabric breathable but has the super tech face fabric and backing gore is known for. I am almost certain that gore active and packite don’t use this membrane. This is gore pro with a c knit backer. Packed about half the size of a equivalent size theta ar or alpha sv. After being rolled up into the hood it is easily folded on half. Not much to complain about. For summer use it is gonna be about as good as you can get. I have an alpha sv as well. I think it’s worth having both due to the weight difference and the non helmet compatible hood. We don’t need that for backpacking trips. Seems to have been made with an atom lt underneath In mind or just a tshirt. You could layer more I’m sure but I think that is the sweet spot. Don’t be afraid of the bushwack. It’s a great color. Nicer than any colors they currently offer imo
October 16, 2019
Amazing jacket and spectacular shipping!
My husband reminded me that his old Arc'teryx had given out after ten years - right before our hiking trip to Portugal. I had to get something quickly and this came in one day . The jacket is once again spot on and I was thrilled with the delivery time.
August 11, 2019
Great sleek rain layer
Got this for my brother who lives in Chicago, so he was looking for something dude-chic but also outdoorsy. He loves it, it fit super well, the fabric has been durable and great so far!
May 3, 2019
Great Rain Jacket
I purchased this as a lightweight rain jacket. It is very high quality, a little stiff, but still comfortable in warmer weather over a short-sleeve shirt, for example. Arc'teryx makes a couple other versions that are even lighter if you are looking something minimalist, but I like this as an option that is very durable, completely waterproof, but still pretty light. Great all around rain jacket. I expect that it will last a long time for both hiking and everyday use. I am normally between a medium and a large, but a medium was quite roomy; so, it may run slightly large.
December 20, 2018
I gave this as a gift but have feedback to share. I usually wear medium, but small fit much better. The jacket has a great feel to it – far less stiff than a typical Gore-Tex shell. Actually comfortable to wear with just a t-shirt. Have only worn it in two snow storms – mild ones, but layered well and kept everything dry. So far, I love it!
July 20, 2018
Great design and fit
I had to return the medium for a large. If you're using the jacket in warm temperatures with a light shirt layer underneath you could get away with medium. However, I use the rain gear in cooler climates where I have a warm under layer - example Iceland I need to throw the jacket on at a waterfall or chilly rain and wind. I think it runs true to size. If you need it as a "shell" for colder weather get one size up.
July 24, 2018
Thank you for the valuable feedback Michael!
June 28, 2018
Amazing rain jacket
The is the best rain jacket material I've ever encountered, keeps your dry but doesn't heat you up or feel slimy or like plastic inside. Regular price is kind of ridiculous, definitely a luxury item even if you find a sale, but far and away the best lightweight jacket I've ever seen. Fits a little big for my taste. I'm 6'1" 180, I'm usually a medium or a large. I went down to a small and I'm happy with the fit. I don't have a gut, but it is snug around the waistline, that seems to be the most tailored part of the jacket.
May 22, 2018
Loved it, had to return it.
It looked and felt great while appearing to be of solid construction, however the fit just didn't work for me. Perhaps if I were a little larger in the chest and arms it would have been perfect, however I can't pay this price for a product that fits me poorly. Would be a great product for the person who it fit properly, However the price is obviously higher than I think most find reasonable, they could probably sell more at a lower price point. FYI: I'm 5'10'' 175lbs. Chest ended up being a bit baggy and the sleeves 2'' too long for me. Waist circumference was perfect and length at back was just about perfect, maybe an inch longer than my ideal, which might sort itself out on someone with bulkier shoulders.. I hope this helps.
March 11, 2018
Good and light
Just went on a trip to Patagonia ans it was so very useful, it does the job and easy to pack.
December 19, 2017
Yuan Jiang Wei
September 3, 2017
I am 5'10" 185 lbs with a 42" chest and 30" waist. It is difficult to find tips that don't look like trash bags on me, so finding a shell was quite the task. I tried on five or six different arc'teryx jackets before this one, and they all seemed to need to be a small to fit my waist, but were tight at the armpit. The waist cinch on this jacket nailed it. Arms were plenty long, and the sleeve Velcro fit great around my tiny wrists. For an oddly shaped body, this jacket was great for me!
March 23, 2018
What size did you get..?
November 22, 2016
The Zeta in Patagonia
A happy report of the Zeta LT from my customer, using it on his trip to Patagonia.
November 9, 2016
Looks great, feels great, sizing didn't
Tried on this jacket and feels quality and durable. However, it felt too baggy. Additionally, the sleeves were far too long. Ended up returning it.
June 28, 2016
Awesome jacket...but didn't work for me
Looking for a fall hiking/camping and winter shell jacket. I have a hard time finding jackets that fit. I'm 6'4" 170lbs 39 chest long arms. I can usually get away with Arcteryx large as long as it's slim fit. Not this jacket. I was really swimming in it, even with a few layers. I purchased the medium but that was too tight with a midweight and too restrictive in the armpits. It's really too bad because it is a really nice looking and feeling jacket (love the gore C-Knit)and knowing it is Arcteryx, it would have performed exceptionally. Also it is not as crinklely as most hard shells. I think I will look into Norrona based on a couple gearhead suggestions.
December 29, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for
I have been looking for this jacket for at least a year, and didn't even realize it was the one till I stumbled on it. At a glance it appears to be a mix between Gore active shell and the 40d lightweight pro shell. I just wanted an all arounder rain shell, but couldn't live with the short fit of the beta series. This fit nails it for me, at 6'3" and 185 the large trim fit still leaves room for a nano puff easy. Without a layer the jacket fits great, so that was the real selling point for me. It also packs down super small and weighs next to nothing. Durability would be my only question but it doesn't feel any flimsier on the surface than the same denier in pro, but I realize the backer is less robust.
August 25, 2015
October 13, 2015
Finally, a Goretex that works!! Oh, wait, wasn't it the last generation that was supposed to finally work? I know that I need extra protection when I'm walking in slow motion -- after all, you're just out there that much longer.
July 10, 2017
What does this weigh in a medium?