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01-22-2014 01:52 PM
readimag I personally like the storm hood more and hate the drop hood that you can’t stow away. The only draw back is it can flap up when spinning off jumps some times. All you really have to do is make the hood tight so it stays down. Also the side zip is awesome so you don’t get that rubbing of the zipper on the sidewinder.
01-22-2014 01:46 PM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by readimag View Post
If you are going to get the Theta get the SV it is way better only draw back is no pow skirt but that is not a real problem with how long the jacket is.
Why is the SV way better?
According to one review the Storm hood causes problem. Then the Drop hood is better. Neither of the two Theta jacket has powder skirt, but the Sidewinder has.
Here is a comparison: Compare Products / Arc'teryx
01-22-2014 01:14 PM
readimag If you are going to get the Theta get the SV it is way better only draw back is no pow skirt but that is not a real problem with how long the jacket is.
01-22-2014 01:09 PM
SGoldwin Finally a longer jacket. The Arc'teryx Theta AR jacket are thigh long. I did a comparison between Beta, Theta and the Sidewinder and found the data. But I like the sidewinders relaxed fit more than the Thetas athletic fit.
But this is all numbers, it's time to test these jackets.
01-22-2014 01:04 PM
supham
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Originally Posted by trapper View Post
I have an Arc Teryx Beta AR and it's the most versatile, durable jacket I've ever owned. It's less convenient as an everyday winter jacket because it it a shell and you have to layer for warmth, but nothing beats it in repelling snow, water and wind. And the best thing about it is the fit. I am usually between an XL and XXL, but this has a more athletic cut in the body but is roomy in the arms and shoulders. Best fit I've ever had in a jacket and I can wear it for three seasons out of the year due to its versatility.

If you spend a lot of time and look hard, these can be had for much cheaper than the eye-popping MSRPs. This model I have is a $550 jacket, but I found it at a small franchise retailer in Tennessee (online), found a coupon and snagged it for under half that price.
+1 Love my jacket. I'm on ski patrol and have to board in all sorts of nasty rain. While others are soaked... I stay dry.
01-22-2014 01:01 PM
readimag No it does not but that is why I wear a silk top with thumb holes acts like a wrist gaiter.
01-22-2014 12:58 PM
SGoldwin
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I own some OR stuff it is really nice and have not been disappointed with it. Here is a link for the sidewinder it is cut to have layers under it.
Sidewinder SV Jacket / Men's
Does it have wrist gaiters?
I like them for two reasons: stopping the snow and keeping my wrist/hand warm.
01-22-2014 12:42 PM
readimag I own some OR stuff it is really nice and have not been disappointed with it. Here is a link for the sidewinder it is cut to have layers under it.
Sidewinder SV Jacket / Men's
01-22-2014 11:14 AM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
Anyone have any experience with Outdoor Research? I'm looking at the Axcess jacket and really like quite a lot about it. My biggest concern though is OR is a ski-brand and I'm a bit concerned about fit not being as accommodating as a snowboard specific cut. Or is that pretty much a thing of the past? OR does state the Axcess is a relaxed fit.

Things I like about it - 2L Gore-tex, would rather have 3L but this is more than enough for me. The diagonal chest vents vs. under-pit vents. Insulation, it seems this year I'm having a harder time keeping my core warm with my usual (not Gore-tex) shell and layers. Clean style, I'm not big on patterned/printed designs.

Thanks,

MeanJoe
I found the Maximus version. It has a 3L Gore-tex, stretch beneath arms and more nice features. But it looks slim. I would like more space...and longer.
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket™ - YouTube
01-22-2014 10:58 AM
MeanJoe
Outdoor Research?

Anyone have any experience with Outdoor Research? I'm looking at the Axcess jacket and really like quite a lot about it. My biggest concern though is OR is a ski-brand and I'm a bit concerned about fit not being as accommodating as a snowboard specific cut. Or is that pretty much a thing of the past? OR does state the Axcess is a relaxed fit.

Things I like about it - 2L Gore-tex, would rather have 3L but this is more than enough for me. The diagonal chest vents vs. under-pit vents. Insulation, it seems this year I'm having a harder time keeping my core warm with my usual (not Gore-tex) shell and layers. Clean style, I'm not big on patterned/printed designs.

Thanks,

MeanJoe
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