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  • Durable and breathable outer face fabric resists wind, water and snow
  • Light fleece insulation wicks moisture and durable water repellent finish helps repel water from fabric surface
  • Helmet-compatible StormHood; soft lined collar
  • Laminated drop-back hem with adjustable drawcord provides extra coverage
  • Laminated sleeve pocket with laminated zip; 2 zip hand pockets
  • 2 chest pockets with hidden zippers
  • Anatomical shaping; articulated elbows; no-lift gusseted underarms


View all Arc'teryx Men's Soft-Shell Jackets

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 53% polyester/27% nylon/20% elastane
Hood Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes and No, but it still gets 5 Im 5'8, I went with a meduim; it fits great Pros: - Very water resistant (beeds as well as a hardshell) -Durable fabric for a softshell - breathable -AWESOME pockets, great size and placing -well designed hood -Great over all look -can layer an Atom LT underneath -trim fit, good length Cons: -the cuffs: they do not stretch, so it is a struggle to take off the jacket. -A little pricey for a basic soft shell Facts: -Ideal for 10 to -2 (C) weather -The picture of the jacket makes it look warmer then it really is, it has a very (very) light fleece layer -If the Sleeves were improved with a velcro cuff, the jacket would be perfect -Ideal for any activity involving movement I still, despite the cons, would recommend this jacket to anyone
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great features but... Arctyrx Gammas have a great upper body fit, however you need really small hands to get them off without turning the jacket inside out and making a fool of yourself in the process. Why there aren't wrist zips or velcro cuff on such an otherwise high quality jacket is a mystery. Also, The original Gammas were a bit more stylish. And lastly, the world would really love to have the soft shell with a semi-high loft fleece insulation. This jacket is so cool it requires a hoody or a sweater under it or an annoying layer over it on all but the warmest mountain winter days. Please Arctyrx, make us a a same fitting Gamma version with wrist loops or zips and a bit more insulation.
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great allrounder I use this jacket for shopping as well as Olympic ski runs. For skiing the 98% windproofness helps with ventilation while the lining keeps you warm enough down to -10c with a light base layer (bear in mind I do wear less clothing than most) This jacket is really meant for mixed weather, covers a wide range of temperatures and conditions (cold winter to cool summer) + Snow shedding Water repellant 98% windproof - Cut a tad short in the waist Zipper doesn't stay at the very top (slips down one or two cogs)
Date published: 2011-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket is a gem. Fits me very well (5'9" and about 180lbs w'/stocky build) with a size large and there is definitely room for me if I need an underlayer (not too bulky of an underlayer though). Performs really well in wind and held its own nicely in a little bit of a downpour while playing in Glacier Park. The sleeves are a little narrow for when you're taking the jacket off but that's not as problematic for me given how I will use this jacket. I can see it being a problem for those engaged in more technical outdoor activities. Overall, this jacket is perfect for me and I can't recommend it highly enough!
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all round jacket I absolutely love this jacket. Where I live it is the perfect jacket for my local climate. It keeps me warm and dry with ease. The only thing that I would change about it is have the front of the jacket cut a little bit longer. I use this jacket to go fishing, hiking, snowboarding, you name it. I am normally a Large when it comes to Arc'Teryx but the Gamma MX hoody I found to fit a bit small (due to it being cut short in the front) so I got an XL. Hope this helps. Ps: The blue jacket is just the best colour blue you will ever see!
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I picked up this jacket last year (2013) because I was looking for something that was light weight and breathable for back country skiing. The jacket worked out better than I was hoping! It give great protection from the wind and snow but also breaths so you can still wear it while skinning up the mountain. I also found myself using at my go to winter jacked for walking the dog and everyday wear. Probably the most used jacket in my closet over fall and winter.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket 4.5 out of 5 if I could. I was replacing an old Cloudveil softshell used for nordic skiing, and camping. I wanted something from a Canadian company and I have had good experiences with their packs. So it was narrowed down to this jacket and the Epsilon SV. I felt the Epsilon had a better hood for regular use (without a helmet) and appeared to be quite a bit lighter. The Gamma definitely seemed sturdier and more weather resistant and the fit was not as tight as the Epsilon. I can fit some thin layers under the Gamma, and almost use it like an insulated shell if needed. As mentioned, the only minor concern is that the hood doesn't fit great without a helmet underneath. It was designed for climbing so this isn't a surprise. Fantastic fit and finish, great purchase.
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect soft shell Perhaps the most versatile piece I own. Some reviews here seem to indicate that users are missing the point of this piece. At least as I understand it. To the best of my knowledge, soft shells are not designed as insulating pieces. The Gamma is not designed for warmth, or total weather protection. It's the perfect intermediate piece. Best for those 'inbetween' days, which comprise the majority of most outdoor excursions. Here in the UK we are subjected to an annoying combination of wind, rain and humidity. In other words, you get wet outside and inside in roughly equal measure. Not with this piece. It's protective enough against almost all-but the worst rain's windproof enough for all-but the fiercest wind, yet gives that tiny little bit of extra warmth over a hard shell to give you comfort on the way down off the hill / mountain at the end of a long and strenuous day. As with every other Arc'teryx piece I have ever seen, the fit and articulation are perfection. Light years ahead of the competition. The jacket somehow pulls off the trick of feeling very close-fitting, yet movement is never ristricted, the hemline barely moves an inch. On the hanger is looks heavy, cumbersome. Zipped-on, you can barely feel it at all. I don't know how they achieve it. The material if soft, stretchy, but as tough and durable as anyone would need I have tried many, many other soft shells over the years - this one isn't just better, for me it's in a whole other category altogether.
Date published: 2012-09-22
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