Arc'teryxMacai Jacket - Men's

Endless powder laps await.

Prolonged visits to the white room require the Arc'teryx Men's Macai Jacket. From bottomless powder days in Hokkaido to Canadian cold smoke sessions, the Macai will keep you warm, dry, and ready to lap up every last ounce of powder. A three-layer Gore-Tex shell delivers guaranteed waterproof, breathable protection while a combination of down and synthetic insulation means you won't have to deal with pesky midlayers—just throw the Macai on over you baselayer top and you're good to go. Down Composite Mapping technology places light and lofty goose down fill through the body and water-resistant Coreloft through the underarms, hood, and hem to ensure reliable insulation in areas prone to wetting from sweat and snowfall.

  • Insulated jacket for bell-to-bell powder days
  • Three-layer Gore-Tex shell protects from heavy, wet snow
  • European goose down placed through body for lofty warmth
  • Coreloft synthetic insulation in areas prone to wetting out
  • Mesh-backed PowerGuard underarm vents for the bootpack
  • Insulated DropHood compatible with ski helmet
  • Powder skirt can be removed during bluebird conditions
  • Arc'teryx specializes in simple, functional outerwear
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Arc'teryx - Men's Macai Jacket - Triton

Athletic fitting, waterproof GORE-TEX, down insulated jacket designed for cold days on-area skiing and snowboarding.

Warmth but some functional compromises

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This jacket is undeniably warm. 3 days on the ski slopes in -20C and just a single layer beneath kept the core at a good temp. On warmer days or more active, the vents seemed to be enough to get rid of excess heat but I think above freezing, this jacket would be too much for any moderate activities. As other reviewers have mentioned, the light weight is also a great plus. The jacket is light and looks sophisticated enough to wear around town. But that clean, minimalist look is a drawback on some features. Hood drawstrings are on the inside of the collar, lack of a soft liner on the inside of the collar and no powder cuffs in the sleeves.

The materials used on the inside and outside are also very delicate. They feel great, kinda silky, but I'm glad I haven't had a chance to test it's tear and wear resistance.

Size fits great. I'm a skinny frame 5'8" and the small fits great, not baggy at all and would be an athletic fit on an average build.

My review on the macai jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Really very satisfied with quality and fit with this jacket.. love it and will purchase another one, well worth its weight in gold and keeps you warm in this cold east winter weather, recommend this product and the Arc’teryx product which I have purchased many!!!

2nd review

    Follow up review after a bunch more days of use. This jacket is great in certain ways but also has some real negatives. It looks great. Great ski jacket fit. 2 strong colors. But it gets dirty very easily. It’s also easy to clean but it often looks dusty. It is the perfect warmth for resort skiing and heli or cat. It doesn’t have “standing still” warmth but it’s not supposed to. It shines at holding heat that you produce while exercising on the down and venting while resting on the up. I love the warmth and the wind resistance and the waterproofing. They are all perfect. The only downside is the jacket is “fragile”. Anything will rip or poke a hole in the outside. The inside is even more delicate. I love this jacket but that’s a pretty big negative.

    Amazing coat

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Really, there isn’t anything you can take away from this amazing coat to demote it from it’s 5 star rating. Yes, like most of us, what’s up with the arm and chest pockets. They are kind of useless other then for a car key, credit card or chap stick. But the inside pocket easily takes a large mobile phone like my iPhone 8 PLUS. The main hand pockets are pretty good too. The design and construction of this down and Core Loft insulated coat is truly a work of art. Arcteryx always seems to out do themselves in fit and finish, but this complex layout of insulation is not an easy task and you can’t find a single flaw or weakness anywhere.

    I am 5’7”, 168 pounds, 32” waist and broad shoulders and chest for my height, more like s 6’ person. I purchased a Medium, as my other Arcteryx coats are, and it’s just right. My son is 5’10” and is a perfect athletic and proportionally sized, I am not, and it fits him perfectly. This coat fits pretty snug, so if you plan on wearing any substantial layering, you might consider one size up.

    Yes it is expensive. I won’t mention the brands but I tried and looked at two other brands that varied from $595-$700. Yes they were less expensive. Even though they were premium brands the quality and construction of this higher cost cost was so superior it warrants its premium price tag.

    Thanks for the awesome review!


      Pros: warm, stylish, light. This is a very warm ski jacket. I took off all my layers except a wool shirt and was very warm. It is very good at evaporating moisture but if you are riding hard you will sweat. The cut is great. I liked it way more than the fissile. It's the classic ski jacket cut. Finally, it's very light and quiet. This entire jacket is lighter than my previous shell. It's also way quieter. CONS: the pockets are ridiculous. The chest pocket doesn't hold anything. I'm not sure what it's for. It's dumb. The arm ski pass pocket is awkward. The zipper doesn't always wanna work. The inside pockets are also lacking with only one big pocket and one small zip media pocket.

      just bought this jacket. very thin-feeling due to coreloft. I agree the pockets seem absurb, one of the first things I noticed when I took it out of the package.


        This is a great jacket. I just got done riding for a week in it at Revelstoke. It is very warm, light, and stylish. However, it does have a few issues.

        hello!When to ship?

          I have contacted the bank to confirm the transaction, and when to give me delivery?

          The warmest jacket. Ever.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Medium

          Goretex. Down. Perfection.

          The warmest jacket I've ever had. More comfortable than layering a down jacket under a hardshell...the perfect combination of both. The powder skirt is fantastic and functional. The goretex works like goretex should. The pit zips keep you cool when things warm up. The hood is great, with or without a helmet. It's expensive. Really expensive. On the other hand, I'll have it forever. It's an investment piece. I love it. I wear a medium in just about all Arcteryx. 6' tall, 155#. Medium fits me perfectly.

          Purchased last winter

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: Runs small
          • Size Bought: XL

          Love this jacket, its worth every penny. Was in Jay Peak VT and snowboarded all day in under 0 degrees. Jacket does run small maybe because of the insulation but would def size up! Highly recommend this

          What are the principal differences between the Macai and Beta AR jackets?

          Hi there,

          The biggest difference is that the Macai is already insulated with down/coreloft. The Beta AR is just going to be a shell, so you will need to layer up more underneath for the cold weather. The Macai also offers a removable powder skirt, while the Beta AR does not. In general the Beta AR is more of a minimalist design!

          I have the Fusion SV (insulated)which probably has just about all of the same features as the Macai at half the price !

          I have the Fusion SV (insulated)which probably has just about all of the same features as the Macai at half the price !

          Down insulation for the Macai, Coreloft for the Fission. You can layer insulation under the Beta, but the Macai is warmer and more comfortable than layering.

          Is this too warm for walking around town in winter in northeast US like New York or Boston?

          It really depends on what you are wearing underneath! But I'd say this would be an awesome jacket for that kind of humid cold climate! It does have a lot of tech features that make it great for skiing and other cold weather activity - Coreloft insulation in critical zones enhances breathability (plus zippered vents), 40D nylon ripstop face material, GoreTex guaranteed waterproof/breathable, etc. Let me know if you have any questions!

          No. Not too warm. The pit zips make it perfect for just about any winter conditions.

          What is the center back length of a medium?

          30 inches

          Warmest Jacket I've Ever Owned

            I've been skiing with this jacket in Vermont this season and it is the warmest jacket I've ever owned. I really like the gore-tex fabric and the absence of any leakage during high winds. I tried using it without the powder skirt but at high speed down the hill I would get the occasional shot of cold but not a big deal.

            The hood is the best part of this jacket. Freezing cold on the lift and pull that hood up and over and you're in a gore-tex tent. Super nice.

            It is hard to tell that it is an Arc'tery jacket since the label is very faint, but some people might not like that.

            Should i have size S? 164cm,5'5" tall...

            Should i have size S?

            164cm,5'5" tall ,145lbs weight. DO u think it is loose for me?

            As i have a softshell+fleece jacket size s ,it runs a litter lossely for me


            Best Answer

            unfortunately, you can't really determine using those measurements. if you would measure your chest, waist, and hips and then compare to the sizing chart, you would get a more accurate size.