Arc'teryx Hybrid Jacket
I have mixed feelings about this jacket, love it and…
Fabric: Ripstop Nypon, Schoeller stretch.
Price Paid: $100
I have mixed feelings about this jacket, love it and hate it.
Let me start with the negatives:
-Thin ... no lining.
-Warmth factor is almost 0
-Not windproof, especially at the lower sleeved and shoulders where there is Schoeller instead of ripstop nylon.
-Surprisingly not very breathable...I got pretty clammy after a short run.
- Not very water resistant. shoulders soak up water.
-The reflective chest logo is not embroidered but silkscreened. I feel it may peel off with use.
-No handwarmer pockets. just 2 chest pockets.
-Cuff design is a little simplisticlly wierd.
Now for the positives.
-Beautifully stitched. Perfect.
-Very well designed...cool factor is an A+
-Stretchy shoulders, elbows and cuffs.
-Only 11 oz in weight. Rolls down to nothing.
-Reverse coil hidden zippers in chest pockets. Will not snag.
-Well designed hidden drawcords at bottom.
-Made in Canada ...not the made in China junk
-All in all a beautiful minimalist wind jacket.
-Jacket screams Quality !
-Did I mention it was great looking ?
I would give this jacket a 5+ if it had
-lining (like the Kalabatic)
I have seen the later Chinese made Kalabatic jacket and I hated it. One look at the stitching tells you all.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The ArcTeryx Hybrid Jacket is a clever approach to windshell design, combining Schoeller Dynamic stretch fabric and Ripstop nylon for excellent range of motion, durability, and comfort.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
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- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
On a windy summit or breezy trail, you'll be glad you packed your Arc'Teryx shell jacket. A clever combination of Schoeller? Dynamic stretch fabric and ripstop nylon, this Hybrid Jacket is both windproof and breathable. Excess body heat escapes, so you won't overheat. Stretch shoulders and elbows with gusseted sleeves for freedom of movement. Zippered chest pockets, drawcord hem with hidden locks. Length 29?", 12 oz. <b>Closeouts</b>. Canada. Size: S(35-37) M(38-40) L(41-43) XL(44-46)
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version