Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
Weight 1 kg / 2 lbs 4.1 oz
Fit Athletic fit, Hip Length
Materials 325NR GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 2L, 420N GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 2L, 133 gm / sq m PrimaLoft® Sport, 200 gm / sq m PrimaLoft® Sport, 40D Nylon lining



I am a pretty tough grader and don't give a lot of…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

I am a pretty tough grader and don't give a lot of 5-star ratings. But this is an excellent piece; perfect for lift skiing or other cold-weather pursuits that don't generate a lot of heat. 

I bought it for lift skiing after many years of using a shell-and-layer system and sometimes finding myself colder than I would have preferred while sitting on the lift. 

It is excellent.  It kept me very warm (too warm, actually, because I tend to run warm. I was using it at Whiteface in temps in the teens/20s; would have been perfect in the single digits or below zero), and it is very comfortable.

Lots of pockets (kudos to Arcteryx on the pocket design: I inadvertently left the chest pocket with my wallet and car keys open during one run -- !! -- and when I got down to the bottom, after a moment of panic, I found everything was still in there...).

It's pricey, but it is a great piece. Very pleased with it. Highly recommended.


I hate the cold-like when I'm walking the dog on a…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $448.95

I hate the cold-like when I'm walking the dog on a bitter winter night and she takes forever to "go"-or when I'm sitting in the cold cold car waiting for it to warm up. NO MORE. Not with the FISSION SV. I'm actually liking the cold now.

I put on the SV -pull over the hood and I've got my own portable heater surrounding me. It's amazing how lightweight a jacket can be so warm. What I like is that I can not be moving in this jacket and still feel warm.

Went snowshoeing today and was downright hot even with low teens windchills. The seams and materials are first rate and at 5 10/180 the Large fits perfect allowing layers underneath if needed.

THE CHINA PROBLEM. The SV is made in China. I also have the FISSION SL made in Canada. There is NO difference in quality. The seams-density of materials-workmanship is at least equal.

I asked someone in the clothing field which jacket they thought was better made-she picked the SV. I have a premier down jacket (also made in China) from another high-end outdoor clothing company and this jacket is far superior- much warmer and looks far better and the exact same price.

Few things at this price are worth the money-this jacket is.

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You never miss a ski day regardless of the conditions, and the Arc'teryx Men's Fission SV Insulated Jacket is the reason why. A Gore-Tex membrane, fully taped seams, and WaterTight external zippers keep you dry in the wettest weather, and Arc'teryx added Gore-Tex Pro reinforcements in high-wear areas for durability. Coreloft insulation brings the warmth without the weight, and it leaves the jacket with exceptional breathability so you stay comfortable during intense ski sessions. An expedition fit with e3D patterning leaves plenty of room for layering without restricting your movement, and a longer length covers your butt even when you bend over. Articulated elbows give the freedom of movement you need when you ski through trees. The insulated DropHood rotates with your head for total visibility, and adjustable cuffs and hem seal out the cold.


Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Fission SV Jacket FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Fission SV Jacket Waterproof Breathable Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight Tiny Gore seam tape (13 mm) Laminated PrimaLoft non-quilted construction eliminates cold spots Articulated elbows One-hand adjustable drawcords Helmet compatible Drop Hood Integrated fitted collar panel for added warmth and comfort Laminated chin guard WaterTight external zippers Molded zipper garages Laminated die-cut Velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off Drop back hem Adjustable hem drawcord Laminated hem Full seat coverage Reinforced shoulders, arms and hips Waist drawcord New Gore-Tex fabric is durable, quiet, supple Coreloft insulation is lightweight with maximum warmth Insulated Drop Hood has insulated collar two internal mesh dump pockets two laminated chest pockets insulated hand pockets Activity: All Around SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Fission SV Jacket Weight: 33.4 oz / 947.80 g Fit: Expedition with e3D, upper hip length N40R Gore-Tex Pro 3L N80P-X Gore-Tex Pro 3L Coreloft 140 insulation (140 g / m2) Coreloft 100 insulation (100 g / m2) Care Instructions Machine wash in warm water or dry clean Double rinse Wash dark colors separately Do not use fabric softener Starch or hydrogen peroxide detergents Tumble dry on medium heat Do not iron This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

An all-around winner, the Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket can handle any winter condition. Fully waterproof, and insulated with synthetic Coreloft(TM), this jacket is virtually unstoppable. From the groomed runs to the backcountry, this jacket will become an active winter staple. Waterproof, Breathable, and Insulated One-hand adjustable drawcords Articulated elbows Insulated Helmet compatible Drop Hood(TM) Integrated fitted collar panel for added warmth and comfort Laminated chin guard WaterTight(TM) external zippers WaterTight(TM) Vislon front zip Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain Die-cut Velcro(R) cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off Drop back hem Adjustable hem drawcord Laminated hem Full seat coverage Two hand pockets with laminated zippers Two chest pockets with laminated zippers Two internal mesh pockets Reinforced shoulders, arms and hips

- OMCgear

The ARCTERYX Fission SV Jacket blends Coreloft synthetic insulation and GORE-TEX waterproof fabrics to bring you protection against cold, wet environments. Next generation GORE-TEX Pro on the shoulder and sleeves to reinforce, while GORE-TEX regular through the body keeps you comfortable. A DropHood moves with your head to give you a clear field of vision and has a insulated collar to keep your neck comfortable. Three pairs of pockets on the inside, chest and sides of the jacket offer ample storage.

- Mountain Gear