We'll see...used to be perfect
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: S
I had the first gen Atom LT purchased in '08/'09. 11+ years later, I am still wearing this jacket. Been through EVERYTHING. Backpacking, mountain biking, lounging every night, international travel, oceans, mountains...I wore it practically every day with barely any wear. I loved it so much, I sold at least 15-20 of my closest friends and family on this jacket. However 7-8 years in, over time the jacket insulation did start getting too thin to keep this lady warm and I had to get a small zipper malfunction fixed. So, I decided to replace it over time with two more Atom LT's -- one in 2016 and one in 2018. BOTH had the same issues develop in less than a month wearing them. First issue: the cuff opened a hole near the thumb area -- on BOTH jackets in the same amount of time. Never happened to my first Atom. Second, the material Arcteryx start using wears much faster -- it pills up ever so slightly and shows it/looks worn (gross). One of these also melted on the bottom edge being nearby a fire which was never an issue with my first one even though I'd camp many times. Definitely a lesser material then what Arcteryx used to use. Now 2020...I'm trying the new revised Atom. We'll see how it turns out. I'm hopeful it will be better than my last two, but doubtful it will come close to the performance of my first one. Three stars out of five.