Perfect Temperature regulating mid-layer

Reviewed by RyBox3000 from Seattle on Sunday, December 13, 2015
I'm writing this review only because I saw a one star review and thought "how could this be?!". First of all, I have a very extensive quiver of Arc gear, from base to shell, and some of them are sample pieces. The sample pieces are the same quality and finish as the production units. sample just means they use them to promote the product with various trade shows and vendors or were trying our a new color. This is still Arc'teryx and they will NEVER put out a sub-par product, end of story.

Now off my soap box and on to the product itself - this is one of the best all around mid-layers I own. It almost seems to know if I'm too hot or too cold and keeps me just right. I liken it to wearing a sleeping bag in texture, very light, soft and cozy. The fit is somewhere between form fitting and roomy, so it's not meant to have much more than a base layer under neath. I'm 5'8" and a 'soft' 160lbs and it fits a little loose on me but my buddy is 5'10" and a solid 165lbs and it's almost form fitting on him. The hood is only big enough for your head. The jacket overall actually repels rain quite well with a DWR finish. Perfect for those drizzling seattle days where you just need light rain protection around town. Being a bit of a self-described jacket snob, I tell anyone I meet that the Atom lt line is one of my staples that is worn almost every day fall-spring.
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