Arc'teryx Stinger SV Jacket



Excellent "softshell" piece all around. Very stretchy,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Schoellor Dynamic Extreme
Price Paid: $275 US (full retail)

Excellent "softshell" piece all around.

Very stretchy, v.good durability and excellent arc'teryx constructions.

A simple no frills piece.

Very similar to the gamma sv. Apart from the fabric (gamma sv = powershield) the main difference is the die-cut velcro at the sleeves and the water-resistant zippers, which the gamma does not have

the stinger is a spring to fall softshell, the gamma is fall to spring, as it's warmer due to the thicker powershield/microfleece lining.

I give it a 9 on 10.

I give a slight edge to the gamma sv for overall performance, as it's insulation lends it to a wider range of activities.

The Stinger SV is a lighter piece and requires a fleece underneath much sooner than the gamma. Also the microfleece of the gamma traps more heat (I find).

The stinger sv is an excellent, well made, well thought no frills piece that does just what is designed to do.

The gamma sv or stinger sv would be no bad addition in either case -if one is after a softshell piece. I prefer the insulating trimmer fit (per size) of the gamma.

If price were no object, I would have both!

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

Arc'teryx Stinger SV Jacket


The Stinger SV Jacket has been discontinued.

reviewers paid:

The Arc'teryx Stinger SV Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor.

Recently on Trailspace

Galibier Super Rando Review

Aegismax Wind Hard Quilt Review

P-38 can opener with blade lock Review

Fixing my hiking boots before I need a new pair!