Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £550
Best waterproof jacket on the market.
- Good ventilation
- Slightly heavier than other products
I bought this product at full price before a three-day camping trip. I am very glad I did. While trying to cook dinner for two hungry children, the heavens opened and the rain came down in buckets. The jacket was ideal — it kept me completely dry and I was able to cook in comfort and warmth in the rain. The hood is generously proportioned, keeping water off the face and away from the eyes. The jacket itself is long on the waist and again this aids activities in the rain.
The garment adjusts to all of my needs. I bought it slightly large to allow for layering. I have used it multiple times now in rainy downpours and it is now my jacket of choice. The fit and finish is excellent — real quality and attention to detail. I compared it carefully to other jackets on the rail and there was no comparison in terms of construction and durability.
The major downside is price. This jacket cost more than I could have paid for a near-equivalent competitor. I justify the cost by wearing my jacket as often as I need to — in my part of the world it rains a lot. I also would not want to take chances on equipment when taking the kids camping. It suits my needs, but I am aware that it might not suit others.
Would I recommend this product to others? Of course, but do look around for bargains and ensure ultimate value for money if you can. For what it is worth, my next purchase will be Arc'teryx waterproof trousers to match.
Price Paid: $550
I was extremely hesitant to pay this much for a piece of clothing. However after getting it and wearing it for a while, I have no regrets.
It is a very well made product that I believe will last me many years of enjoyment/use. The fit seems just right for layers and still leave room for movement. The zippers are great and ventilation is as well.
Fabric: Gore tex
Price Paid: $550
This is without question one of the best garments I have ever owned for every temp, every condition, icy cold or summer cold summer rains on the coast after surfing.
This company prides itself in being the best. I have since switched over all of my gear to Arc'teryx and it is simply the best ever made. Period.
I am a bit biased as I have tried all of the major brands and although this being one of the most expensive, one is paying for top notch quality, made in Canada by enthusiasts which makes me feel better than giving my cash to a Chinese or offshore company who charge almost as much and have fat profit margins. So buying from Arc'teryx is a social decision as well as I would rather support families in this continent.
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An unexpected storm hits the mountains on your day off, and you're stoked because you have the Arc'teryx Men's Theta SVX Jacket to keep you dry while you ski through the fluff. A waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Pro membrane, fully taped seams, and WaterTight external zippers shrug off the wet, and the nylon shell is so durable that you'll ski in this bad boy for many seasons to come. The Expedition e3d fit leaves plenty of room for layering if that blizzard brings the chill, and a longer length extends coverage when you fall right on your ass in the slippery parking lot. The Theta also features a StormHood that slides over your helmet with ease, and an extra long StormBrim rotates with your head for total visibility on the slopes. Arc'teryx laminated the hook-and-loop tabs at the cuffs so snow doesn't stick to them, and they seal out that nasty cold front. A drawcord at the hem prevents blustery winds from breezing up your body, and the laminated chin guard won't rub your face raw.
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Theta SVX Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Theta SVX Jacket Highly breathable Gore-Tex Pro with hardwearing 80D face fabric WaterTight Vislon centre front zipper with double back flap to ensure weather protection Helmet compatible Storm Hood with extra long StormBrim is designed to rotate with your head WaterTight pit zippers for ventilation One chest pocket, two hand pockets, one sleeve pocket, internal laminated pocket with zipper, internal mesh dump pocket The SPECS of the Arcteryx Men's Theta SVX Jacket Weight: (M): 16.4 oz / 556 g Fit: Expedition with e3D, thigh length N80p-x Gore-Tex Pro This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
The Arc'teryx Theta SVX Jacket is the toughest and longest length GORE-TEX Pro Shell jacket. Built for the harshest conditions, this thigh-length backcountry fortress has a drop back hem with full-seat coverage and a helmet compatible Storm Hood with extra long Storm Brim. A roomy expedition fit with e3D patterning accommodates activity-specific layering needs, and articulated shaping provides complete mobility.
In addition to waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Pro material, Arc'teryx gave the Men's Theta SV Jacket an extra-long cut to provide even more protection in horrendous weather. Seal the helmet-compatible hood around your noggin, close all the WaterTight zippers, and let the Theta SV Jacket keep you dry through the worst mountain storms. When the weather mellows out a bit, open the Underarm zips and store the hood in the collar to keep from overheating as you take advantage of the break in weather to move your camp up the mountain or enjoy a few laps of powder.
- Backcountry Outlet