User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Theta LT Jacket
Price Paid: $230
What can I say, this has been my best friend since I got it. I was lucky and got it dirt cheap in 2003 since it was the last one they had in. I am a video producer for extreme sports and I take it rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing/snowboarding, kiteboarding (ski/snowboard), hiking, and of course, around town.
This little gem keeps you nice and dry, with an awesome hood that stashes when not in use. No worries, it fits over most helmets and can take a beating like no other. Of course one of the best thing about this jacket are the zips and the weight. I have a 22 kilo pack with all my video equipment loaded, so the fact that I can pack this jacket into my Nalgene bottle makes me smile.
One last note, I was on a motorcycle in Seoul, Korea, and got knocked off going about 20 mph. Well, my fault, I didn’t have gloves on, but luckily I had this jacket on. Instead of taking the skin off my hands it had a battle with the Theta LT. Just so you know, the jacket didn’t rip, and only a small scratch and the XCR kick the cement's butt. I love this jacket and many bows and thanks to Arc'Teryx.