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Arc'teryx - Zeta AR Jacket - Men's

Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket - Men's

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$339.99 - $419.97 Original price:$525.00
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Item #ARC008A

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Tech Specs

Material:
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [face fabric] 70D nylon, DWR treatment, [lining] Gore C-Knit
Seams:
fully sealed
Fit:
semi-fitted
Length:
hip
Center Back Length:
32.3 in
Hood:
yes, Stormhood
Pockets:
[external] 2 hand, [internal] 1 chest
Claimed Weight:
15oz
Recommended Use:
hiking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

Zeta AR

The trail can often be an unforgiving place, but the Arc'teryx Zeta AR Men's Jacket brushes off precipitation, fends off grabby branches, and fights off discomfort whether you're out for a short hike or on a month-long trek. Its 3L Gore-Tex membrane is totally waterproof and seriously breathable, with fully taped seams that banish even the most insidious forms of dampness and Gore-Tex C-Knit backing that feels good against skin.

At just one pound, the Zeta's nice and light on your back and in your pack, but the DWR-coated 40D nylon shell is plenty tough enough to handle bushwhacks, grabby branches, and repeated rubbing from pack straps. Arc'teryx made the cuffs, hem, and hood all fully adjustable, made sure all the WaterTight zippers provide extra water resistance, and gave the sleeves and underarms an articulated, gusseted cut that makes it easy to hike, scramble, fight off mosquitoes, or do a celebratory dance when the rain stops falling and the sky turns blue.

  • 3L Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane
  • 40D nylon fabric with a Gore-Tex C-Knit backing
  • Fully taped seams
  • Articulated elbows and gusseted underarms
  • Fixed hood
  • Tall collar with soft chin guard
  • Hook-and-loop cuffs and drawcord hem
  • WaterTight front zipper

Perfect For The Trail

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

I bought this shell specifically for the trail but I like it so much I wear it for almost everything. It's cut a little slim and I'm not all that slim so I got an XXL. I'm 6'2", 260 lbs and it fits perfectly. Not a lot of room for layering but enough for a light puffy jacket. The materials and the way this thing is built is top shelf....high priced but worth every penny....at least to me. The only thing I might possibly add would be an inside mesh pocket like my Arc'teryx Patrol jacket has.

Exceptional quality, comfort and color

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

I've been wearing this jacket for casual events and the morning commute to work at temperature between 30 to low 50's layered with Atom LT or a thin vest. I have to say it's comfortable to wear and the snug fit kept me warm from the wet and breezy days. The pit zip helps to regulate the internal temperature pretty well. The actual Sangria color is outstanding. It's between bright and dark red and it's perfect to pair with my dark dress pants.
Regarding the fitment. I'm 5'11, 185 lbs and ordered a Medium. It fits just right with a medium Atom LT. If you happen to wear just a t-shirt underneath, definitely there will be a bit of empty space. However, thanks to the draw cords, they keep the jacket stylish and functional.
Finally, a special shout-out to Austin @ BC. He take a good care of a picky customer like me.

Overall a great jacket

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

I bought this jacket a month ago and so far have really liked it,but it might not be for everyone.

The c-knit material is great for my uses.Already I can tell that it's not as durable as the other 3-layer goretex options from arc-teryx but the feel is amazing.It is light,quiet, and feels great to move around in.I don't think this material will hold up to serious abuse though and it says in the instructions that c-knit is more prone to snagging as well as stains so be aware what you want to use it for.

Overall the fit on this jacket is nice but a bit on the baggy side for an arcteryx jacket,it's noticeably different from their other model as well as other jackets I've tried on in general.It fits more like a trench coat,this means it fits under the butt,has longer sleeves,and it has lots of room for layers while still feeling really mobile.It is definitely more of a performance long distance trekking/walking piece so if you're looking for a slim fit for running or climbing I would look elsewhere . I am 5"11 and 155 pounds with a long lanky build and I find the sleeves on this jacket almost too long in a size medium.To put it in perspective I don't fit mediums in pretty much any other company so keep that it mind if you want a slimmer/tighter fit,this jacket was designed for mobility and layering while hiking/walking,it will probably be too big for climbing or more high output activities.

Overall I'm really pleased with it.I live and trek in the pacific northwest and the combination of the elongated fit,the material,and general quality makes it great for trudging through the rain and exploring wet trails where you need a lot of protection/coverage.

great jacket

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Bought this a a gift for a friend. It is a great jacket. It hits all the high points. Keeps you dry. Great feautres like tapped seams and pit zips. comfortable. light.

Zeta AR vs Beta AR

  • Size Bought: Large

Does anyone here have experience with the Zeta AR vs Beta AR? I understand the Zeta AR uses the new Gore C Knit Backer Gore. And that the Zeta AR runs a little longer than the Beta. But from everything I've read, most people say the Beta AR is the best jacket Arc'Teryx makes. According to the Arc'Teryx site, the Zeta AR should be an ounce or two lighter than the Beta AR. I'm trying to decide between the two jackets.

If you are looking for a trail around town jacket... it's top notch. If you need something more bomb proof. Higher cut
and helmet compatible , boxier
cut. Then the Bata AR is it. Just keep in mind that you can get a ski coat with snow skirt, more features that will be more versatile.
Keep it mind that Gortex is has revised there line and it will be launched coming up soon.
A more "breathable " plastic bag 😯


But keep in mind... You can get a ski coat with snow skirt that would be more versatile than the Bata AR.
And just know that Gortex is coming out with a revised version cross there line of products. A Much more " breathable " plastic bag

Bombproof jacket


    After exchanging for different color other than black i got the new version with c-nit, n70p, and pit zips, its way nicer than the previous version although the previous version is n40p and feels thicker but that is more than okay. Solid little jacket, nice and long if you have a long torso like me it is a plus.

    Works well even in snow, I am not a powder skirt guy so this longer jacket is great roomy enough for layering, just straight bombproof in the wettest of weather ( i lived on the oregon Coast and put his bad boy through the ringer on a nearly daily basis).

    Happy with purchase!

      I did not have the previous reviewer's experience. Bought the Zeta AR for a great price. It was shipped with the C-Knit Backer technology and pit zips. My Atom LT fits nicely under it as a base layer. Happy with purchase of both.

      Hi, can you post pics? Backcountry has yet to respond to my review. Also wondering why this tech isn't listed above?

      did you order a specific color? Like the blue or Orange? I am thinking the blacks are new-old stock and maybe the other colors are the updated version

      Jackets pictured don't match description

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size

      The 1 star has no reflection on the jacket but more about my experience with trying to order the jacket that is pictured. Twice.

      Pictured above are the exact same jackets Arc'teryx.com has listed. They are the (Revised for 2015) Zeta AR jackets priced at $450. However the description above describes the older model which a competitor has for $398.95.

      A bit confused I decided to start an online chat to figure out what was what. There was a great sale going on and I wanted to be sure I was ordering the revised model with GORE C-KNIT backer technology and Pit zips with WaterTight zipper that can be opened to vent heat rapidly. During both my chats (1 before ordering and 1 after receiving the 1st wrong jacket) both "gear experts" confirmed I was buying the jacket with pit zips. In my second chat I even went through and noted all the minor differences between the old and new Zeta AR. No way they’ll send me the wrong jacket again…

      Lo and behold I was sent the older version again. In my 3rd online chat I did get Backcountry.com to price match a competitor’s price of $398.95 but decided to return the second jacket anyway. So anyone who orders the Zeta AR be aware of the details of the old and new version that is available.

      After all this I would still like to know if you even carry the revised Zeta Ar with pit zips and C-KNIT tech? If not you should probably change your pictures and lower the price.

      Jackets pictured don't match description

      Did you order it in black? Same thing happened to me I am wondering if I order a different color if I will receive the new version and maybe just black is new-old stock

      Did you order it in black? Same thing happened to me I am wondering if I order a different color if I will receive the new version and maybe just black is new-old stock

      Arc'teryx

      Men's Apparel
      Alpha Sizes
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      Chest

      36in

      (94cm)

      38in

      (97cm)

      40in

      (102cm)

      43in

      (109cm)

      46.5in

      (118cm)

      50in

      (128cm)

      Waist

      29in

      (74cm)

      31in

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      33in

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      36in

      (92cm)

      39.5in

      (100cm)

      43.5in

      (110cm)

      Hip

      36in

      (92cm)

      38in

      (97cm)

      40in

      (102cm)

      43in

      (110cm)

      46.5in

      (118cm)

      50in

      (128cm)

      Sleeve

      32in

      (81cm)

      33in

      (84cm)

      34in

      (86cm)

      35in

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      36in

      (91cm)

      37in

      (94cm)

      Crotch to Floor:
      Short

      30.5in

      (77cm)

      31in

      (79cm)

      31.5in

      (81cm)

      32.5in

      (82cm)

      Crotch to Floor:
      Regular

      32.5in

      (82cm)

      33in

      (84cm)

      33.5in

      (86cm)

      34.5in

      (87cm)

      Crotch to Floor:
      Tall

      35in

      (90cm)

      36in

      (92cm)

      36.5in

      (93cm)

      37in

      (95cm)

      Numeric Sizes
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      Waist

      28in

      (71cm)

      29in

      (74cm)

      30in

      (76cm)

      31in

      (79cm)

      32in

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      33in

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      34in

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      36in

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      38in

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      Hip

      35in

      (89cm)

      36in

      (92cm)

      37in

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      38in

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      39in

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      40in

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      41in

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      45in

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      Pant Inseam

      32in

      (81cm)

      33in

      (84cm)

      33.5in

      (85cm)

      34in

      (86cm)

      35in

      (89cm)

      Crotch to Floor:
      Short

      30in

      (77cm)

      30.5in

      (78cm)

      31in

      (79cm)

      31.5in

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      32in

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      33in

      (84cm)

      Crotch to Floor:
      Regular

      32in

      (82cm)

      32.5in

      (83cm)

      33in

      (84cm)

      33.5in

      (85cm)

      34in

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      35in

      (89cm)

      Crotch to Floor:
      Tall

      35in

      (89cm)

      35.5in

      (90cm)

      36in

      (92cm)

      36.5in

      (93cm)

      37in

      (94cm)

      38in

      (97cm)

      How to Measure:
      For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
      Chest:
      With arms relaxed at your sides, measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your bust/chest.
      Waist:
      Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
      Hip:
      Standing with feet hip width apart, measure around your hips at the widest part.
      Inseam:
      From standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.
      Sleeve:
      With arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from center back neck, across shoulder to elbow and down to wrist.
      Crotch to Floor:
      With bare feet, measure from your crotch down the inside leg to the floor.
      *Actual inseam length will vary depending on what Arc'teryx deemed suitable for end use footwear.