User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Gamma SV Jacket
Price Paid: $10
It was a sheer miracle that I found this at the St. Vincent's in Madison, one of the local thrift shops.
It looked like new when I got it, but after 6 months of almost constant wear, it still looks like new. Awesomely warm for how lightweight it is. Very windproof. I often wear this bicycling or motorcycling to class in the morning, and it cuts down almost all the wind. Two big pockets on the front of the jacket can easily hold two bottles of beer each. They are opening is kind of in an awkward spot if you were looking for a place to keep your hand warm. The inside pocket it good of valuables.
Sheds rain well, but is not water proof. Material doesn't seem to wrinkle, so I don't mind shoving it into a pack when traveling. Kind of dense for it to really compress down, tho.
If you can get one for $10 (or 10x that), I would suggest going for it. Most versatile jacket I've ever owned.