Arc'teryx Hyllus Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
Thick fleece with wind resistance, perfect for a day on the slopes and a walk around Whistler village. I own the "Hercules" which is the same jacket in an older flavor.
- Wind resistance
Con: The thickness of the jacket can be a little restrictive. Probably not the best idea for climbing, but great for skiing.
Pros: Everything else. Warm, sometimes too warm of a jacket. Warmth is comparable to Mountain Hardwear's Monkey Man, but this has added wind resistance and none of the "wow, that's a fuzzy jacket." The wind resistance is good, but only up to about 35 mph winds. Riding on my scooter, it starts to get me at about 35MPH. That's how I came up with that number.
Fit: OK. 7/10. Mostly a style jacket.
Water resistance: 6/10. The DWR doesnt last long, but it keeps you warmer when you are wet.
Layering: Not much room underneath, and it might be silly to put something on top of it.
Abrasion: Very durable for an insulated "soft shell".
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The Arcteryx Hyllus Jacket has a comfy, long shag fleece on the inside which snares body heat and the incredible breathe-through capabilities of the smooth outer face keeps moisture under control. This jacket delivers great mid-weight insulation.
The Arc'teryx Hyllus Jacket delivers great mid-weight insulation and virtually unsurpassed softshell protection. Made from Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) O2 High Loft fabric the Hyllus provides ample warmth while the tightly woven stretch shell blocks 96% of wind. Insulated and highly breathable Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) O2 High Loft maintains comfort during aerobic activity Articulated elbows, no-lift gusseted underarms for freedom of movement Chest pocket with laminated zippers, two internal mesh pockets, and laminated hem with adjustable hem drawcord Relaxed fit, hip length
The Arc'teryx Hyllus fleece jacket flexes its high-loft muscle to save the day when temps plummet. Long shag fleece on the inside snares body heat to keep you warm on dry days on the ski hill. Highly breathable Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) O2 high-loft fleece has a smooth outer face and long shag interior; maintains comfort during aerobic activity. Articulated elbows, no-lift gusseted underarms and stretch wrist gussets allow the jacket to move with you when you're on the go. Collar is lined with soft fleece for comfort next to skin. Full front zip with chin guard; adjustable hem drawcord. Includes zippered hand pockets, a zippered chest pocket and two internal mesh pockets. The Arc'teryx Hyllus fleece jacket has a relaxed fit.
The Arc'teryx Men's Hyllus Fleece Jacket combines a shaggy high-loft interior with a smooth face fabric to ensure both excellent warmth and great moisture management. While this fleece sheds snow like a champ, it remains breathable enough to keep you from overheating during a ski tour. You could definitely use this Arc'teryx top on its own for skiing under clear skies or just about any day on the trail.