- January 15 2012
Apache AR Zip
When the weather is cool or damp and I get involved in outdoor fun the Apache AR Zip is my first choice.It will keep you warm,and comfortable allowing you to enjoy your outdoor activity.
- January 9 2012
Great Midlayer Fleece
I was looking for a 200 weight midlayer with the new thermal pro feece technology from Polartec -- I think this may be the only one on the market. The tweed fabric on the outside was a unique plus, and the laminated patches on the elbows help compenste for the high cost of the garment. I can wear it with my Patagonia simple guide jacket down to 30 degrees while walking the dog. When combined with a down sweater, I've taken this piece to just below 20 degrees and felt warm. If you are willing to spend the extra dollars, you won't be dissapointed. The only way I would improve upon its design would be to install an internal pocket, rather than the laminated pocket on the chest - which would make it more city-friendly.
- January 8 2012
Very Well Made...
I'm very keen on details and this product is exceptional. The manufacturing is top notch and looks like it's built to last. I was drawn to Arc'Teryx because the majority of their clothing is base on 'sport fit'. I ordered the medium and it maybe a tad small, so I will try the large. I will try other Arc'Teryx items, like their jackets and pants. Arc'Teryx is higher on the pricing scale, but well worth it.
- December 18 2011
Great Mid Base Layer
I purchased this for a trip to Canada in Jan. This Mid layer is excellent in fit, not too baggy, not to tight. I purchased a large (5'11" 180 lbs) and it will have the right amount of room for base layers. I love having the ability to zip up the neck if I am getting the chill or zip down if I am getting to warm. Having the ability of adjusting your layers from zipped up to zipped down is a huge plus to keep the sweat from chilling the body. Yes Arcteryx is know for its quality and with that you tend to invest more so than other brands. I can tell you that any expedition I take will be based on Arcteryx gear. Oh and the front pocket is good for items like cell phones (mine is in its protective case) and it fits comfortably.
- October 31 2011
Great to wear to keep warm
I'm a fan of Arc'teryx gear and this item did not disappoint. I bought it to wear under my hard shell and it worked beautifully. I was kept warm, maybe too warm, when I wore it in temperatures below 30F. The material is much thicker then the pictures would suggest. The fit was spot-on. I ordered a L and I have a 42" chest. Would definitely recommend this to stay warm.