mary katewrote a review of Arc'teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket - Women's on September 26, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
this is THE most amazing jacket that i had to buy it in another color.
i just returned from a bike tour on the coast of oregon and northern CA which was very chilly for september. i rode with this jacket on, slept in it (we camped), and was glad to have it around town always looking very stylish, especially for a technical jacket.
it packed down small and light when not in use, and saved me in the chilly mornings/evenings and riding through the coastal fog.
i am a true medium, top size 8, and bought a medium in this jacket and it fits perfectly. if i were going to wear much bulk under the jacket, i would size up, but with a thin baselayer or two, a medium works great for me.
i am wondering if i will ever buy a jacket from a brand other than arcteryx at this point.