User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
Fabric: Gore-tex xcr
Price Paid: $225
Price Paid: $225 at ebay
You're paying for the technology, a top of the line outdoor jacket, and of course, the brand name. It's clearly not worth $450, just like designer clothes are not worth excessive prices. Arc'teryx is the designer clothing label of the outdoor world, but at least its the best. On ebay you will pay about 25% less, just be patient.
The first day I had this jacket, I almost ripped the back coming out of a cab! It resulted in a long scratch on the back like a thread-pull on a sweater. This will probably effect the waterproof. How can this jacket survive in the mountains climbing and skiing etc, when it cant survive one night in Boston climbing out of a taxi!
Pros: best of the best, period
Cons: way overpriced, not THAT durable.
got lucky on ebay
avg price is about $325-360 on ebay
give yourself a few weeks to watch though for your size and color.