Arc'teryx Epsilon AR Jacket - Men'sis rated4.5out of5by2.
Rated5out of5byLorenzo the TravelerfromEverything and MoreUnfortunately, circumstances won't allow to live in this jacket, but as far as possible that's exactly what I do. I find myself looking forward to inclimate weather just so I can test the range of it, and so far so good. Thoughtfully designed, and flawlessly manufactured this garment is virtually seamless, and the only drawback to owning the jacket is that my other jackets come up short by comparison.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated4out of5bydavidroolsfromSurprisingly warm, Very nice overallVery nice lightweight softshell for spring/fall layering. It's surprisingly warm for its thinness and non-insulated nature. I've had other softshells (the Mtn Hardware Onata in particular) that are also thin but completely useless and provide zero warmth or wind protection. Granted, this piece is at least 2x more expensive, but definitely worth it.
The moderate warmth combined with being highly breathable allows it to comfortably adapt from mid-low to very-high output activities while keeping you dry and comfortable. It's not the most wind resistant, but would be good protection for all but the stronger winds when you ought to be wearing a hard shell anyway.
The hand pockets are thin, but they work. The arm pocket is especially useful. I've always liked Arcteryx cuff construction and this one is also great - a bit different with the offset hem but functional. Fit is not tight but technical. Some room for layering underneath (an atom LT fits under but it's a bit compressed - oddly it works quite well to layer an atom LT *over* the Epsilon AR if you're not being rained on)
Date published: 2013-02-06
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Arc'teryx Epsilon AR Jacket - Men's Customer Reviews