Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR Jacket
The Arc'teryx Sidewinder AR is a solid jacket. Just…
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.
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-TEXï¿½ 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