User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Gamma MX Jacket
Price Paid: $250
I've owned many softshells now (MH, REI, Marmot, TNF), with different types of matieral for different types of use. When I need a good all around jacket this is what I reach for.
I love the PolarTech material and have found it the best softshell for breathability. No softshell has ever kept me warm on cold days, but they are designed to use with layers. This resists weather better than expected. Even in a downpour, coupled with an OR hat, I've stayed dry, while hanging around at camp. I haven't noticed any wind penetration in strong, direct wind, or while running or biking.
What I love most is the fit. Other brands are unpredictable in their fits but Arc'teryx always fits well and far better. I love it for climbing, the gusseted arms are sweet. I can reach and not have to constantly adjust my sleeves. There are plenty of pockets and the main zipper is designed well and placed so it never had snagged. I'm constantly complimented on my good looking jacket and again, the fit is worth the price.