Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR Jacket

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The Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR is a solid jacket. Just…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 550$

The Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR is a solid jacket. Just like most of their products, it is fashionable and comfortable but expensive. The style fits for the city crawler as well as for the heavy outdoor mountain bear.  The color choices are pretty cool and vary from heavily bright to all sorts of dark.

What actually attracted me to this jacket is the stow hood, hand pockets and the chin zipper on the right side instead of right on the chin: it always bothered me to have a freezing cold zipper and a pressure point on my chin.  This fixes the problem considerably.  

My only problem with this system is that the material (flap??) under the front zipper is pointing left, so every time you turn your head to the right, the right side of your chin always pushes against it and it bends, so head rotation is not comfortable on the right side.... (That's why I couldn't give a 5 stars to this jacket... unfortunately).

Other great features are:

  • The snow blocking skirt around your waist with snap closure (even if your jacket is completely unzipped, the snapped skirt act like an inside belt and keeps the jacket from opening up).
  • A single front pocket and two side hand pockets on the outside.  A laminated small left pocket and one normal pocket on the right side.
  • The usual two ways pit zippers.

All zippers are laminated and the three external pockets have a respective zipper "garage".  If you have the money, this jacket is great.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Tough waterproof hardshell jacket with Stow Hood. Sidewinder front zipper curves away from your face. Weight: 540 g / 1 lb 3.1 oz Fit: Relaxed fit, Hip Length Fabric: 380NR GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L, 480N GORE-TEX� Pro Shell 3L Improved s

- Teton Village Sports refers to the men's version

Gore-Tex Pro Shell construction and fully taped seams prepare the Arc'teryx Men's Sidewinder AR Jacket for the most horrendous weather of the ski season. The powder skirt and stowable hood help combat any snow that tries to get in when you drop for a lap of waist-deep goodness. Arc'teryx also added water-tight zippers for even more moisture protection. Plus, this entire jacket weighs just over a pound, so it definitely makes the cut when you're counting ounces on a backcountry trip.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Arcand#39;teryxand#39;s Sidewinder jacket offers superior storm protection and freedom of movement. It boasts three-layer Gore-Texand#174; Pro fabric technology, an offset front zip and a relaxed cut for easy layering. Available Colors: CHEROKEE BRICK, PLATINUM STORM, UTILITY GREEN, TUNGSTEN. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

Equipped to handle the deep stuff, the ARCTERYX Sidewinder AR Jacket is an all-mountain jacket constructed of tough, lightweight GORE-TEX PRO SHELL with forward-leaning articulation for complete freedom of movement. Providing complete protection from weather while incorporating design elements, this snow-blocking jacket is the quintessential cover for wintertime descents.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

Description of Arcteryx Sidewinder AR JacketImproved shaping and forward-leaning articulation has increased the performance and comfort of this iconic jacket. Our Sidewinder front zipper reduces zipper stack, a Stow Hood protects when storms hit, and an adjustable powder skirt thwarts deep snow. Built with lightweight and durable GORE-TEX Pro Shell textiles for maximum protection from the elements. FeaturesWaterproofWindproofBreathableDurableDWR finish Durable Water Repellent helps bead water from fabric surfaceMicro-seam allowance 1.6 mm reduces bulk and weightTiny GORE seam tape 13 mmGORE-TEX three-layer constructionOne-hand adjustable drawcordsGenerous cut for easy layeringGender specific patterningArticulated patterning for unrestricted mobilityStealth hood adjustersHelmet compatible Stow HoodLaminated chin guardChest pocket with laminated zipTwo hand pockets with laminated zippersTwo internal laminated pocketsWaterTight external zippersMolded zipper garagesLaminated pit zippers allow for faster ventingWaterTight 3D contoured Sidewinder front zipNote Arcteryxs WaterTight zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moistureLaminated die-cut Velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and wont catch or tear offLaminated hemAdjustable hem drawcordPowder skirt with gripper elastic and snap closureRecco reflector

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR Jacket


The Sidewinder AR Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$47.50 - $499.00

The Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 19, 2014 at Sierra Trading Post.

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