Arc'teryx Fission SL Jacket

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Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Weight 614 g / 1 lb 5.7 oz
Fit Athletic fit, Hip Length
Materials 250N GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 2L, 2.7 oz ThermaTek™



Got this one on a pro-deal (sorry folks lol). I saw…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Gore-Tex Pro Shell
Fill: Therma -Tek (* 2.7 oz)
Price Paid: $297

Got this one on a pro-deal (sorry folks lol). I saw the details listed for this some 2+ years ago. I called Arc'teryx back then about tracking it down, but even the rep wasn't aware of it being made lol. In other words it looks like this has been in development for over 2 years. So here are some of the tech specs taken from Arc'teryx's website:

• Hip length
• Drop back hem
• Laminated 2.7 oz ThermaTek™ non-quilted construction
• Insulated helmet compatible Storm Hood
• Pit zips
• Two insulated hand pockets
• Two internal mesh pockets
• Articulated elbows

If you're familiar with the way Arc'teryx fits, this is the same fit you've come to know and love. Constructed with the athlete in mind, in other words not so great for folks with large bellies. Very long arms for reaching /placing a screw and so on. VERY warm for its weight. Great coverage with the drop tail, and the close fit seals in the warmth, and increases mobility.

I was surprised at how warm it is for its weight. I own the Fission SV, and essentially got the SL for less extreme use, and every day around town (picked it up in black for that the black WILL absorb that back was getting hot!). So the testing:

Day one: 25 degrees w/9 degree wind chill and mostly sunny.
layered with Patagonia R1 & silkweight-t. Light activity. Duration: 2 hrs. (when I figure out how do edit, I'll come back and update this as I use it this season and beyond)

Warmth: 5 stars (esp for its super light weight!)
Breathability: With the minimal use so far 5 stars (we'll see how it goes when I use it under harsh /more active conditions..the pit-zips I'm sure will go a ways)

Protection: 5 stars, windproof as expected (it's a gore shell after all lol). I have no doubt it will perform as it should when it gets wet as well.
Fit: I'd give it 10 stars if I could! like a glove!

So there you have it, brief review of my initial use!

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Arc'teryx's Fission SL Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Fission SL Jacket FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Fission SL Jacket Supple yet durable waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex provides excellent weather protection Non-quilted Thermatek insulation is waterproof and bonded to the lining fabric to eliminate cold spots Insulated, helmet compatible StormHood Two zippered hand pockets, two internal mesh dump pockets WaterTight Vislon centre front zipper, bottom hem drawcord SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Fission SL Jacket Weight: 23.1 oz / 655 g Fit: Athletic, hip length N40p-X Gore-Tex 2L 2.7 oz ThermaTek insulation This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The Arc'teryx Fission SL Jacket is the lightest weight, fully waterproof, fully insulated jacket uses waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX and Arc'teryx exclusive ThermaTek insulation.


The lightest weight, fully waterproof, insulated jacket in the line, the Arc'teryx Fission SL jacket offers both warmth and waterproof protection. Pit zips and hood extend use as conditions demand.


Described by some as the ultimate outdoor jacket, the Arc'teryx Fission SL Jacket handles all weather conditions without weighing you down. This insulated, fully-waterproof piece will have you climbing higher, playing harder, and breaking more trails all season long. Waterproof, Breathable, and Lightweight Compressible and packable Durable and Quick-drying Taped seams for added weatherproofness Laminated ThermaTek(TM) non-quilted construction eliminates cold spots Smooth inner face-fabric allows for easy layering Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort Articulated elbows Gusseted underarms Insulated, helmet compatible Storm Hood(TM) with Laminated brim and Adjustable hood drawcords Chin guard with brushed microsuede facing for added comfort Integrated fitted collar panel for added warmth and comfort WaterTight(TM) external zippers Pit zippers for easy venting Laminated pit zippers allow for faster venting WaterTight(TM) full separating two-way front zip Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab Snap closure on bottom of zip Laminated die-cut Velcro(R) cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off Drop back hem Adjustable hem drawcord Laminated hem Floating hem drawcord provides a snug closure Two hand pockets with WaterTight(TM) zippers Two internal mesh pockets Two hand pockets with laminated zippers

- OMCgear