- December 19 2011
I finally broke down and bought an Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody for use in my fall and winter outdoor pursuits, I am 5'10" and weight 165 lbs. and found the the medium fits perfectly...I would absolutely swim in the large. The color I purchased is called squid ink which is more purple than blue. I primarily purchased for a mid-layer, but it is perfect as an outside shell for cool days around town. Some of the key features that I like are the stretch underarm panels, the close fitting spandex wrist cuffs, the low back, and the very effective waist/hip draw cord. The piece is super compressible, and takes up almost no room in your pack during trips in the backcountry. It will always go with me. We recently had a string of days at the mountain where daytime temps hovered around 0*F and with a base layer, the Atom LT Hoody, and a shell jacket provided the perfect combination - comfortable not cool or hot.
- December 10 2011
great lightweight insulated jacket
This garment has Arcteryx quality through and through. Great warmth to weight/bulk ratio. Very compressible. It is my new favorite jacket for knocking around in the winter cold.
- August 18 2011
Awesome 3 season everywhere companion
The Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody is the perfect jacket for the spring, fall, and winter seasons. It's lightly insulated with PrimaLoft and there are 2 panels of Polartec Power Stretch, on the left and right, to help breathability if cardio kicks up a bit. When the weather is chilly but Father Winter hasn't quite made his presence felt, it's a great piece of light outerwear that'll keep you warm and comfy on it's own with a t-shirt underneath. Then when things start to get really cold, it can perform as the perfect mid-layer! The fit is definitely athletic. I'm 5'9" 145lbs athletic and I wear a medium ... It's a perfect fit! Small definitely would be cutting into my pits and large would leave too much space everywhere. The hood has more of a form fitting fit to seal in the warmth without being constricting. If you've ever tried on the non-hoody version, the fit is exactly the same as that. Love, love love this jacket! ... So much so that I even have the non-hoody and vest versions =)
- June 30 2011
Awesome jacket! It has a unbelievable light weight, As for me, It 's more suitable for middle layer , not out-layer . It keeps me warm in cold winter, Moreover, it 's windproof and high quality made. I am very satisfied with it. But it's not suitable for extreme cold winter.
- June 30 2011
All I hoped for
Hello, recently got the atom hoody, in deep dusk which seems black until you get it into the sunlight then it seems very dark blue, cool color. 6'1 170 went with medium, fits slim but no movement is restricted and not tight. a large would probably be too big (on me) as the tail drops down quite a bit. the fit is great, have a nano hoody and this feels much stronger and fits better. the hood fits bigger than i thought and should have a draw cord. this has been great as a stand alone in cooler temps and when the heavy rain or cold weather comes throw a shell over (which anything slides easily over and under this). THis is my new favorite piece that will always be in the pack. The strech panels are like someone read my mind. GET IT before they change it.