Very good entry level rain jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: X-SMall
This is a really great entry level wind and rainproof Gore-Tex jacket. At this price point it's odd to call this an entry-level rain jacket but with only two layers, only one pocket, and no zip pits the jacket is a tad bare bones. The jacket breathes well for Gore-Tex but even without insulation it heats up fairly quickly without pit zips. The jacket easily folds in an included bag and is very light. The jacket sheds rain like a pro and has kept me very dry. In typical Arc'teryx fashion the garnet is very well made and somewhat slim fitting. I am 5'5" 140lbs and wear a XS in their parka and picked an XS for the Alpha SL as well. The jacket has a sporty technical fit wear the back is longer butt length while the front is chopped and more waist length. For trail hiking, climbing, or even cycling this is great since it will not bunch up in the front while keeping your back dry but for urban/lifestyle wear a longer shirt will show in the front.