My favorite resort jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
Arcteryx builds for a use case. This jacket is not bullet proof but it is by far the most comfortable resort jacket
I have 80 days on my Cassiar and many other Arc jackets to compare to. The Alpha Sv, the alpha comp, the beta Ar the beta SL the zeta Ar.
I live in the north east so Iâve used my Cassiar in literally pouring rain for a full day. Zero leaks and I was very comfortable.
We were actually pond skimming on the runs down.
Yes the DWR needs more maintenance on this material but it is still waterproof.
Yes the material is more delicate than more climbing or backcountry focused jacket, but tree branches do not leave a mark. The only damage in three years was from a fall on a plastic park feature that made a small burn in the face fabric of the elbow. It is still waterproof.
When it is below -10 F I will switch to a bigger fitting jacket to allow for a thick puffy layer.
Id buy another Cassiar. It sure would be nice if they offered more interesting colors.