Arc'teryx Vertical Jacket - Men's
Whether you're slaying the steeps in or out of the resort, the Arc'teryx Vertical Jacket keeps you comfortable and dry day after day, season after season. Gore-Tex Pro Shell construction and e3D patterning combine weatherproofing and comfort so you can enjoy each waist-deep lap.
- Gore-Tex Pro Shell three-layer textile blocks winter wetness and stands up to years of mountain abuse
- XPD (expedition) cut accommodates multiple layers without restricting movement or feeling uncomfortably baggy
- Ergonomic 3-Dimensional (e3D) patterning enhances mobility so you can feel completely comfortable while you scope possible lines and then drop in
- Articulated elbows and no-lift gusseted arms mean you can pole-plant and adjust the hood on the skin track without torso-rise
- Underarm zips dump excess heat on dawn patrols or during mogul runs
- Powder skirt and hidden RECCO reflector for inbounds comfort and support
- Helmet-compatible hood zips away inside collar
- Hip length extends coverage
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The velcro tabs on the writst look as if they are barely touching the hook end of the velcro. On another ArcT. jacket this was a problem for me in that it didn't latch down when totally open and when I went to make it snug it came across only part way. I can't figure out why they would place them where they did except to think that some person in the factory sews them on without thinking about that position. This lack of thought on something so basic would keep me from buying it. This VERTICAL looks great otherwise.
By: EJ Levy
March 8, 2012
finally a ski jacket
March 16, 2012
been waiting for arc'teryx to make a jacket with a hood that disappears. the hood actually rolls up and stows in a zippered collar. I do not like wearing hoods, but it is there for those dumps.
I am 160 lbs 5'8" athletically built and the small fits perfectly since it is an "expedition" fit. I use a hot chilies for a base, my favorite Patagonia zip tee with Patagonia's down sweater for final layer. zip on the vertical jacket and you will be set. the 3 layer gore tex pro is wind and waterproof, making this jacket bomb proof. looks great with my Arc'teryx Stinger Bib Pant. the materials and workmanship are excellent. sorry, made in china. I have them all, kjus, helly hansen, outdoor research and this jacket is fast becoming a favorite.
so, if you want a real ski jacket, I don't care where on the mountain you happen to be, this thing will deliver.
Hi Backcountry, Two questions for you on this this one: 1.
Two questions for you on this this one:
1. How does this Vertical compare to the Norrona Lofoten for skiing, etc?
2. Are you going to have it in a large anytime soon?
By: Hayden Hamilton
January 15, 2012
Vertical Jacket 5 Stars
December 21, 2011
This jacket replaces my Arcteryx Stinger jacket, which had more than 120 days and much abuse (still very functional). I wanted a similar style and bought the Vertical, which I just took out for a weekend of skiing. I'll compare this jacket to the Stinger and also comment on new features. The short verdict: Arcteryx just killed it. Their new jacket had everything I wanted and was even better than the formidable Stinger. As has been true for all my Arcteryx purchases, the construction is bomber. The new jacket has much improved front pockets (all four of them), which hold more and look much better when doing so. (No "Michelin Man" effect.) The zipper design is also greatly improved and much less prone to accidental opening. The powder skirt on my old jacket was too loose, but this one has two settings and is nice and snug. When I measured the two jackets I could not see much difference in the length. But the first thing I noticed is that the Vertical did not have a tendency to ride up, as the Stinger did. Overall the Vertical's fit seemed better, in fact flawless for me. The collar is nice and high which greatly helps those like me with cold necks. (Seems similar to the Stinger collar, which is great in deep stuff.) Clearly the Vertical slays it in the white room.
Hi there, How does the fit of this jacket compare to say, the
How does the fit of this jacket compare to say, the Theta SV or the Stingray? I am 5'10 and about 160 lbs - what size would I be?
December 18, 2011
You are certainly a medium in he Vertical. It has more snowsport specific features when compared to the Theta. As for the Stingray it has similar features with a different fabric (gore tex softshell which adds a touch of warmth) and a different cut.
which jacket you choose will depend on what you plan to use it for. the stingreay is a 3 season shell. The theta and vertical can be used year round (although the powder skirt can be annoying in the summer). You really cant go wrong with any of your choices.
By: PAUL UDOVIC
December 23, 2011
- [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro 3L; [shell] 150D nylon, DWR coating
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- guaranteed waterproof
- Fabric Breathability Rating:
- guaranteed breathable
- yes, stowable , , helmet-compatible
- Expedition e3D (room to layer)
- Center Back Length:
- 31 in
- underarm zips
- Powder Skirt:
- [external] 2 zippered hand, 1 chest, 1 sleeve; [internal] 1 mesh drop-in, 1 zip
- fully taped
- Wrist Gaiters:
- [M] 22 oz
- Recommended Use:
- big mountain skiing, technical alpine climbing
- Manufacturer Warranty: