Rated 4 out of
Light warm jacket with minimalistic design. Some feature to be improved.
I'm 192cm tall and 80kg, bought size Large. It fits ok in terms of length but it is too wide in my opinion in chest.
As it was already written by previous reviewer for modern urban look it should be more slimmer. I have a CG Citadel jacket and in my opinion fitting is the best for a winter parka designed for urban use. Maybe adding a draw cord in waist area will solve this issue. By the way in comparison with Citadel this jacket is very light and not so bulk wich is good.
All function details like pockets and hood drawcord are easy to use and logic.
I hope this jacket will stand Russian -25C winter otherwise I have to switch back to CG.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 3 out of
Wish the arms were longer.
Have a collection of various Arcteryx jackets and have always been happy with the fact that they seem to have longer arms than other jackets. Beeing just over 2 meters this have proven to be a challenge on numerous other brands, not so with Arcteryx until now. So when my GF asked if I had any wishes for my birthday this came baby came up ;)
Where my other Arcteryx Jackets go about 1 cm over my wrist the Therme stops 4-5 cm above the wrist.
Its very anyoing as I love the design, and its fits superb over the shoulders and waist.
The arms however are shorter than the "normal" arcteryx desing so personally I cant justefy the cost when the fit is not 100%
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of
Warm jacket and looks good
I'm 1,82 cm, 72 kg and bought a size small. Length of the arms and the jacket itself is fine for me, doesn't have to be longer. I haven’t worn the jacket in the rain yet nor the hood. But on the bike it feels very comfortable even with a backpack on. Although, for a more modern look, I would like the fit to be more slim. The jacket is warm enough itself and for me layering is not necessary. I would recommend making a slim fit version and cutting back the weight even more by doing so.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of
First Winter Storm
Put om my Therme Parka for the first time, -on the first Winter Storm in Denmark. Hurricane gusts 35 m/s. Windchill Factor -3 degrees, And heavy rain, that feels like ice. 5 min walk to the busstop and 15 min of waiting. Enjoying myself watching other people freeze, while I was feeling warm and cosy. As the rainstorm bounces off the Gore-Tex Fabric, I remembered why I paid a little extra to get the BEST. Thanks Arc´Crew. U saved my day, -and many more to come ;-).
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 3 out of
Must be better Desiged
Lets start with goods: Basic, no nonsense design. Good fabric and material, extremly warm.
BUT!! The design.. When you close the front zipper, you stil have the zipper cover flapping out. This is absoulutelly NO GOOD.
Outer material seems to feel too hard. I know this is an outdoor ,SV heavy duty jacket , but still ,the fabric may feel and wear softer and lighter.
Please change the design of front zipper flap immediatelly. Take more time for research before releasing such a new range of product. We have high and the highest expectation from you. Because ,it is an Arcteryx product.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 3 out of
Good coat with minor design flaws
Despite the rating, I would still recommend this coat to those who understand the below caveats. It's a really nice coat!
First the good: High quality build, very high warmth to loft ratio (it is not too bulky, but quite warm), sophisticated style, very comfortable.
The bad: Another reviewer noted how the hood would scoop up rain in a heavy downpour. I have a Thorium hoody and an Alpha shell, so I will never be wearing this in above 0 temperatures, but I can easily see how the hood would scoop rain. The zipper has no internal wind blocker, and the external one does not have buttons all the way down, so a strong gust of wind at the wrong angle will send cold air right into you. The collar is very wide, so that a good scarf is necessary to keep your neck comfortable.
I wear this with a long scarf that I can wrap around my neck and then hang down my torso, between my mid layer and the zipper. This alleviates the only issue which really bothers me, but I am considering tailoring a wind blocker on the inside. I'm a little surprised this was not considered by the designers (or is there a good reason it's not there?).
Another thing to note: I'm a very 'cold' body type, and need a lot of insulation to keep warm. I typically use a sleeping bag rated 10-15 degrees celsius lower than the expected temperature. If you too are like this, then expect to need a solid mid-layer on particularly cold and windy days. The reason I chose this coat over a full arctic expedition parka is that I can layer it very comfortably over my Thorium hoody or Atom LT on really cold days, and wear it on it's own above -10 celsius.
Arcteryx designers: put some lining behind the zipper in next years model!!!
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 4 out of
Very well made, yet room for improvement.
This is an excellent everyday winter jacket. I am 5'9", 185 and a Medium fits very well with room to layer.
- Very warm down and coreloft combo. Have been comfotable at -10C in a light base layer while walking outside. A sweater takes you to -15C without issue. Its too warm above 0C with anything more than a short sleeve shirt.
- The Goretex shell is bomber, but not too stiff or 'loud'.
- The inner lining is soft and comfortable against a t-shirt.
- The armholes are not too high (hate when it is too tight against the armpit).
- Sleek and modern cut. This takes me to my business-casual work environment, out on the town, shoveling snow and walking the dog without issue. Not recommended for skiing, mountain climbing or anything 'technical'.
- Hood is warm, but not as functional as it should be. It needs to cover more of my forehead and tends to ride up. Wearing a beanie/touque solves this. Canada Goose has better hoods (without the stupid fur).
- The zipper flap needs a button closure at or around the waist area. Without this additonal closure, the flap tends to be open at my stomach and lets in wind. Not ideal.
- The neck is big. Its manageable, but when zipped up, its not a snug enough fit and wind can get it. A scarf solves this problem easily.
Weighing the Pros and Cons, this is a true 4/5 rating. I am very happy with my purchase, even with the stated shortcomings. I tried many different options and the Therme was most well rounded winter jacket in my hunt.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 3 out of
Excellent Warmth, too short, poor hood design, well made
I've been looking for an urban style parka, warm and waterproof, and this seemed to be the perfect answer to replace the too warm and not waterproof Canada Goose Citadel. Early days, but ideally it ought to be a few inches longer, and the hood/collar design needs to be reviewed urgently. There s far too much room at the front around the top of the zip closure, so in heavy rain the rain is "scooped" inside the jacket. The hood itself is a good size, but needs additional adjustment to encourage it to move with your head. Wearing an urban parka on the daily commute, you don't want a face full of hood when to turn to see if you can cross the road.....disappointing for such an expensive jacket. Beautifully made, though, so I wish they could improve it so others can enjoy it - so I hope this is noted, even though too late for me!!
Date published: 2013-11-20