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Arc'teryx - Atom LT Hoody - Synthetic jacket tested

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Matthias | Wehringen

01.09.2015

Top Jacke!

Ich habe die Jacke nun seit einer Saison im Einsatz und bin hochzufrieden! Sie ist sehr leicht, lässt sich super komprimieren und trägt sich wunderbar!

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Thomas | Wien

12.02.2016

eingeschränkt tauglich

zwar eine schöne und leichte Jacke. 2 Punkte aber störend: Die Kapuze ist nicht ideal - ohne Helm passt die sehr schlecht! Ausserdem geht unter den Achseln so viel Wind durch, daß diese Jacke nur im Aufstieg brauchbar ist, am Gipfel braucht man hier immer noch eine Lage drüber. Ansonsten leicht und groß geschnitten.Verwende die Jacke zum Skitouren im Aufstieg.

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| Glasgow

A classic

Nothing bad to say about this jacket. A classic. It is very light and deceptively warm. A great all rounder and very very light.

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| Cardiff

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The thread was edited on 21.05.16

Good Jacket

Had this jacket for a month now and it is my pick and go one for work, dog walk and down the pub.
bought the xl as I thought it was a slim fit - it is not and probably fits as a xl should
Hood is bit big but there is a volumiser on the back that solves this pretty well.
Also thumbs up to bergfreude on the great service, only took a few days to deliver to Wales - just in case any Americans are reading this Wales is a small bit on the end of England!!!
Thanks again and if you are thinking of buying this jacket go ahead, and order your normal sizing

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    Lightweight
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The thread was edited on 01.04.16

Atom LT Hoody - even better than expected

I have had the jacket for about 6 months now, and wanted to share my experiences.
First of all, the jacket seems very warm for its weight bearing in mind the synthetic insulation. It also breathes well through the side panels, which do not seem to compromise on the warmth.
As a practical example, I was in Norway in February 2016 and went on a 4 hour hike in -8degC temparature. Whilst moving, this jacket was warm enough with only a thin merino wool baselayer with a technical long sleeve over the top under the jacket. In fact, for me it was perfect, and because it is windproof even when the wind picked up I didn;t notice any temperature change even though my face hurt:) When I stopped for lunch I did cool down and get a bit chilly so I swapped the Atom for my PHD Yukon Down jacket, although you could easily just add another layer under this.
A fantastic jacket, which is usually first choice when hiking in cool/cold weather.
It will stand light rain for about 30 mins, but it is not supposed to be waterproof - I can confirm it still retains heat after getting soaked though! I have washed the jacket twice on a cold programme with Nikwax Techwash and just hung the jackert to dry on a hanger and this has not affected the jacket at all. Highly recommended.

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    Lightweight
    Good details
    Windproof
    Breathable
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| Hamilton

Impeccably Designed

The usual excellent quality from Arcteryx. Have used for hiking and trekking - very light but offers great wind resistance.

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    Lightweight
    Robust
    Windproof
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| Leutenbach

würde ich sofort noch einmal kaufen

Vielkeicht die beste Jacke, die es auf dem Markt gibt

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    Windproof
    Good cut
    Lightweight
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| Lauda-Königshofen

Arc'teryx eben...

habe mich für die alternative vom gleichen Hersteller entschieden, weil die Jacke an der Seite mit Fleece mir doch etwas zu dünn war... Aber ich habe Sie nur ungern aus der Hand gegeben. :)

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| Amsterdam

Would buy hacket again

Using thr jacket for 6 months now.

The only thing I do not like is the length of the arms. I am 1.81 m, 70 kg athletic build. Around the waist the jacket (size s) fits perfect, but the arms of the jacket are a bit short. During normal activities thi is not a problem, but if you reach up the problem becomes visible.

Minor oroblem, awesome jacket!

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| Turku

My go to sports jacket in winter

Atom LT is at its best while doing hi intesity activities in freezing temperatures. If it is really windy consider adding a light softshell on top of it as it is not windproof from the under arm fleece areas.

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    Venting
    Lightweight
    Breathable
    Robust
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    Not windproof
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Christoph's profile picture
| Bärenstein

Klasse Kälteschutz

Habe die Jacke zwar erst seit knapp einem Monat, aber einiges steht fest: Die Jacke ist eine absolute Heizung. Für Temperaturen bis 0 Grad in Bewegung ist sie super geeignet. Bei Stillsatns´d und im Alltag ist sie mir bei 15 Grad bereits zu warm. Lediglich Wind macht ihr durch den Fleece zu schaffen.
Die Imprägnierung ist top. Das Obermaterial allerdings ist meiner Meinung nach zu wenig robust um als äußerste Bekleidungsschicht zu dienen.
Ergo: Das perfekte Mid-Layer unter einem Hardshell bei Temperaturen um die 5 Grad.

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    Good details
    Lightweight
    Windproof
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    Not windproof
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| Taucha

die beste Jacke, die ich kenne

trägt inzwischen mit Freude die ganze Familie

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    Breathable
    Venting
    Lightweight
    Good cut
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    Not waterproof
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