User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Theta SL Jacket
Fabric: Goretex XCR / Paclite
Fill: Not Insulated
Price Paid: $170
I have had this jacket for about a year and a half now and use it primarily for backpacking and skiing.
The jacket is WATERPROOF. I live in Juneau, Alaska, and in wet years Juneau has more than 250 days of precipitation, so this jacket has been tested quite a bit. I bought this to replace an 8-year-old North Face shell that I absolutely loved. The fit is good, esp. if you want to climb with it because the cut accommodates a harness well. The hood is stowable but is not too thin to actually function.
I was a little disappointed with the cut of the body because Arc'teryx generally has an athletic fit, but this jacket has a lot of extra material in the body. Doesn't seem to vent as well as I would think for Gore-tex. When I am done skiing, I am generally wetter on the inside than the outside. Pit-zips generally help this, but I don't have this problem with other shells that I own.
Overall I like this jacket a lot, but would never shell out retail price.