2011 Model No Longer Available
Arc'teryx Ventii Jacket - Men's - 2011 BCS
The Arc'teryx Verto Jacket almost never made it to market: we had to fight our employees tooth and nail to get them to stop trying to raid the warehouse for their own. It's easy to see why, too. Built with a Gore-Tex Pro Shell, the Verto offers full breathability and protection from moisture in even the harshest winter landscapes. Thermally efficient 80g Coreloft insulation traps your body heat and leaves the cold to its own designs, even when your will to ski is challenged by sub-freezing temps.
- Trim fit reduces unnecessary bulk that gets in your way with typical jackets
- Fully taped seams complete a moisture seal to prevent soaking even when snow collects on you
- Underarm zip vents give you more control over body temperature regulation
- Recco reflector system adds peace of mind in case your day should take an unexpected turn
- Removable hood and powder skirt allow you to convert quickly to casual for a post-powder brew at the lodge
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March 13, 2013
Great jacket I live the Arcteyx brand all around. I bought an XL and I'm 6'4" 190 and fits ok maybe should've tried the large as well. The jacket fends off all water and wind but insulation could be a bit warmer. I bought the fission sv for my wife and that's much warmer than this is but also a bit bulkier too. Overall love it wouldn't get rid of it $500 well spent.
December 7, 2012
I'm acutely aware of all the controversy surrounding the high price of this jacket and have read every review on the Internet about it. I'm a gear junkie, so I got curious real fast. I ordered it from S&C but in n XL, which was way too long in the arms and too baggy for my 6'0, 180 frame, and sent it back. Found the large in red (prfect fit and the color looks WAY cooler than in the photos) on DoG for 5hundy, mainly to really put it through its paces and see if it is actually worth it. My verdict: no F-ing way is it worth a grand. No one short of Everest/polar explorers need a $1000 jacket. It's absurd. I'm talking to you, bloated L6 daytrader skiers crowding the bowls.
But for $500, you simply will not find a better frontside jacket. The fit, function, and obvious quality are without serious competition. It looks and feels like a skier's jacket of the highest order. It's probably solid in all but the most serious backcountry/tree skiing, too. Hard shell material, but it feels soft and stretchy, on a beautiful, comfortable, and well-made jacket. I will not be sending it back. If you can find it for $500 or less, snap it up. You will not regret it.
The only reason I give it 4 and not 5 stars is I wanted a cozier chin guard and hand warmer pockets, and would prefer a true media pocket. 4.5 stars is a truer score.
- [shell] Gore-Tex Pro Shell, stretch
- Coreloft (80g)
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- guaranteed waterproof
- Fabric Breathability Rating:
- guaranteed breathable
- yes, removable
- underarm zips
- Powder Skirt:
- yes, removable
- (external) 2 hand, 1 forearm pass, (internal) 1 zippered, 1 large stretch mesh
- fully taped
- Wrist Gaiters:
- 34 oz
- Recommended Use:
- high performance skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty: