Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
Great all-around light jacket. This is a great soft…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110
Great all-around light jacket.
- Mesh pockets
This is a great soft shell jacket for all-around use. It has superb fit and quality that you'd expect from Arc'teryx. I am 5'11" 180lbs and the medium is a perfect fit.
The jacket has two hand pockets and one small pocket on the upper left arm. There is a drawstring cord at the bottom to help the jacket conform even more to your body. The high quality YKK zipper also has a laminate shield behind it to stop the wind and water from getting through the zipper.
While not completely wind and water proof, this jacket does a decent job at cutting out both. Light wind gusts and light precipitation are easily handled by this soft shell.
The jacket breathes very well and isn't insulated, which makes it very good when you're active. If it's about 40-50 degrees, I can usually just wear a t-shirt underneath and be fine, but if I'm going out for a run in the 30's, I pair this with my Arc'teryx Phase AR base layer.
Now the only thing I can really nitpick about is the pockets. The two hand pockets are just the space in between the soft shell exterior and a mesh lined interior. This means you can see the contents of your pockets if you aren't at least partially zipped up. I wish the inside lining was solid material so that you couldn't see what was inside, but it's not a deal breaker. There is also a small pocket on the left arm which probably couldn't fit much more than an iPod nano, so it's not that useful for me.
Other than that, I really have nothing but praise for this jacket. I get comments about how sharp I look all the time and I'm sure you will too.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket Made of durable, breathable, moisture and wind-resistant Burly double weave four-way stretch fabric Weather resistant Highly durable DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface Mechanical stretch textile for unrestricted mobility-fabric is inherently stretchy without the use of Spandex fibres, making it more durable Soft, inner face-fabric is comfortable next-to-skin Gender specific patterning Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility Gusseted underarms Stretch wrist gussets Laminated chin guard Soft brushed-lined collar Adjustable hem drawcord Laminated hem Full-length Vislon zipper with wind flap High zippered hand pockets don't interfere with waist belt Laminated sleeve pocket with laminated zip Stretch gusset cuffs Laminated cuffs Brushed polyester inner collar Embroidered logo Activity: All Around SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket Weight: (M): 18 oz / 515 g Fit: Athletic, hip length Burly Double Weave-46% nylon 46% polyester 8% spandex Care Instructions Machine wash in cold water Wash dark colors separately Tumble dry on low heat Iron on low heat Do not use fabric softener This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Crossing boundaries, the Gamma LT Jacket is designed for active outdoor use and styled for relaxed everyday living. Constructed with an extremely durable noninsulated softshell textile with a soft inner face, this adaptive three-season jacket is equally at home in the mountains or around town.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket is a light weight, wind and water resistant soft shell jacket. The Burly(TM) double weave textile is ultra durable, moisture wicking and comfy with a brushed fleece backing making this your go-to jacket on the trail or in the pub. Made of durable, breathable, moisture and wind-resistant Burly(TM) double weave for-way stretch fabric Full-length Vislon zipper with wind flap High zippered hand pockets don't interfere with waistbelt Stretch gusset cuffs Brushed polyester inner collar Athletic, hip length
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Gamma LT Softshell Jacket has become a legend among the backcountry crowd for its light weight and unbeatable breathability. Smart features like high zippered hand pockets and a brushed polyester inner collar remain, but updates like a longer body and a slimmer fit make the Gamma LT more useful than ever.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version