User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
The Arcteryx Theta AR is the first hard shell coat I've owned and I really like it. I went snowshoeing the other day and it stayed between -2F and -12F the whole day in and out of the sun and I stayed warm when moving but slightly chilled when standing still and all I was wearing was a base layer shirt and the coat.
I'm 6'5" and 180lbs and the AR fits me well, I can't fit a thick fleece under because it gets too bulky but base layers fit great. The arms are great length for me and the hood and collar also fit me well for as long as I am.
I haven't been in any rainstorms with it yet so I can't say how waterproof it is but the amount of snow I've been in the Gore tex has kept me very dry.
I wouldn't pay $550 for this coat new but I would give at least 250 to 300 for one If I knew how good it was.