john L.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Atom SL Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's on November 24, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I wanted this jacket for months and found it on sale here at backcountry. I had hoped that this would help cover the gap from windbreaker to light winter jacket like atom lt or patagonia nano puff hoodie and it does that and more. More breathable than my light weight windbreaker but softer and not crinkly feel of windbreakers with a hint of insulation in the body and the arms have a venting strip. This thing is awesome to run in from 20deg F to 50deg F. It is the best high activity jacket I have ever owned or used. This jacket shows its strength with activity and as it becomes colder with less activity you would be better off with something else or add insulation under it. Because it lets just the right amount of air through it I would not choose it for extreme winter environments where a proper shell is required but for everyday chilly morning runs I am loving this jacket. I bought a XL to be a little roomy to add light base layer insulation. Also love the hood, my ears get cold easy so some mountain bike rides I put it on just for my ears.