User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
Price Paid: $500
OH NO TWO STARS!!!!!!
OK let me explain. I hate to be the killjoy in this pretty boy party, but let's get real. Have you seen/worn this overrated trash bag? Arc'teryx has a name for a reason and this jacket they make today with ProShell is NOT where it came from.
In an extreme effort to save a few ounces Arc has all but lost what made it worth the money. Are you buying this having worn, felt, and seen the older Arc'teryx XCR shell? or are you just saying to yourself that it's just gotta be the best they or anyone can do?
I have both and can tell you that the two jackets made by the same company have no business being on the same mountain together. It's the difference between building it so it will last forever and building it so you'll need to buy the new model in a few years. ProShell is so paper thin and weak that holes are now a thing to just get use to. Also I guess stiches are too heavy these days so we'll just glue the entire thing together....? The glue will fail as it has for me. The XCR has it glued and stiched.
I wish you all could hold, feel, and wear the older XCR before buying the ProShell, then look at the sales man and say WTF DUDE!!! This is for all of you that are really going to use/depend on it like back country ski/snowboard or mountianeering folk. The rest of you can grab the nearest hefty and hit the bunny slopes for all I care.