User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
Price Paid: $150 new with tags
Well, I just got back from my first trial run with my Theta AR and I'd have to say it's great! I have not owned many hard shells but I'm sure I didn't go wrong with this purchase.
I walked for probably two hours in 20 degree temps with a windchill witch would make it about 15 degrees. I was wearing a T-shirt and the coat and I stayed cool at a stand still and a bit warmer when walking, by no means freezing or uncomfortable but a relaxing cool. I was wearing fleece lined gloves and a wool hat and those were the only places I could feel any perspiration which was nice.
I'm 6'5" and a skinny 180 lbs and it fits me almost perfect, it could be a touch longer in the waist but the arms were perfect length and the waist/ body of the coat fit nice. It's a little loud to walk in but that's why they invented soft shells I guess. It could use a pocket or two more but I think they left them off for the sake of weight.
This is probably the lightest coat I have ever had for the job it does. I wouldn't pay five hundred for it but I would have paid 250 to 300 If I knew how nice it was.