Arc'teryx Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket

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Lightweight, waterproof hardshell that is packable…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: Warranty replacement

Summary

Lightweight, waterproof hardshell that is packable and optimal for the hiker caught in a downpour.

Pros

  • More quiet than Theta SL
  • 100% waterproof
  • Athletic fit

Cons

  • Pit zips scare me now
  • Only 2 pockets

This is a replacement for a Theta SL that had a pit zip malfunction. Arc'teryx has one of the best warranties in the business. The Zeta LT Hybrid uses a different type of Goretex and facing material which makes this jacket more quiet versus the Theta. No more loud whooshing while walking, still some with the Zeta but it's greatly improved.

The jacket is of course 100% waterproof, has two hand pockets (wish it had more as I'm a pocket person) to add to the easy packability of the jacket. The jacket folds into its hood to minimize space if taken on a hike. The jacket has a much more athletic fit than the Theta which hurts layering but you don't feel like you are wearing a poncho type trash bag. Less flapping if you are riding a bike as well.

The jacket is plenty long as are the sleeves. A roll away hood with brim provides noggin protection. I'm 5'10" 165#, the medium fits perfectly. The pit zips scare me, 2nd jacket (2 different brands though) that has had pit zip issues. I'd rather do without them and deal with some moisture build up. So far breathability hasn't been an issue. No abrasion issues either.

I can't wait to give this jacket a serious workout this spring.

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Carry the ultralight men's Arc'teryx Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket for emergency storm protection. The waterproof/breathable shell employs two types of GORE-TEX fabric for optimal performance.

- REI refers to the men's version

Hybrid conjures up images of fuel-efficient cars, ligers, and broccoflower, but not necessarily light and burly rain jackets--until now. Made with waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Paclite and heavy duty 3-layer Gore-Tex reinforcements, the Arc'teryx Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket is a backpacking rain shell that fits easily in your pack, but unlike many super-light shells, has enough of a backbone to power through brambles, dense forests, and other shell-ripping hazards you're likely to encounter on the trail. It has WaterTight underarm vents to fight off swampiness, and a low-profile hood that zips away into the collar if you don't need it, and a slightly longer length to give you plenty of coverage under a pack.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket Compact, lightweight Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite technology used in main body; reinforced with 3L Gore-Tex with tricot technology in high wear areas (hybrid mapping) Low profile StowHood allows for a clean look Water Tight pit zippers vent rapidly Two hand pockets with Water Tight zippers Longer length provides full coverage; laminated drop back hem with hem drawcord SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket Weight: 13.4 oz / 380 g Fit: Trim, hip length N40r Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite product technology N40p Gore-Tex fabric with 3L tricot technology This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version