Look good when the snow falls.
The Arc'teryx Women's Tiya Jacket mixes ski-worthy protection into a slim silhouette for skiing in style. Gore-Tex gives this three-layer shell reliable waterproof, breathable protection, and fully taped seams prevent a single snowflake from seeping through. Coreloft insulation offers a touch of welcoming warmth from fall to spring, and a body-mapped design places more warmth where you need it.
Arc'teryx equipped the Tiya Jacket with zippers under each arm for ventilated airflow, and the protective powder skirt snaps together for secure coverage. The DropHood features helmet compatibility, insulated warmth, adjustments, and a laminated brim that stays out of sight. There are more adjustments at the hem and cuffs, and pockets specifically designed for ski passes, valuables, and goggles.
- Gore-Tex three-layer shell
- Fully taped seams
- Coreloft body-mapped insulation
- Underarm vents
- Powder skirt
- Adjustable hem and cuffs
- Zippered hand, sleeve, and internal pockets
- Internal mesh stash pocket
- Hidden Recco avalanche rescue reflector
- Q & A
Great Jacket Great Fit
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: extra small
Most goretex jackets have more or less than the insulation in this jacket. This jacket gives you the happy medium as far as insulation is concerned. I skied in it for several days and the temps were in the high twenties and low thirties. I only had a base layer under it and was very comfortable. One day it was a little colder, about 20 F. I think I should have worn a middle layer under it on that day. So if you are planning to use it in 20 F and under, you may want to consider also wearing a middle layer. This jacket fit me great, like it was made for me . I am 5 feet, 100 lbs, 34 c. The extra small fit me perfectly. The fit is trim but allows for layers. My only complaint is that the pit zips are a little hard or awkard to operate by oneself when the jacket is on. I had a friend help me with them while skiing. The Poseidon Blue is a nice blue, and the color I purchased it in. Arcteryx's color choices are usually awful, but this one is nice. They make great clothes but I think in general they need help in the color department. I I liked this jacket so much, I ended purchasing a second one on sale.
Warm wife, happy life :-)
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
My wife is always cold - when the house is a perfect temperature for me she's wearing a sweater and under a blanket while I'm in a T-Shirt. Something tells me this is a pretty common problem, but I digress....
Needless to say that a day on the slopes with my wife is much more enjoyable if she's toasty warm, so I thought this year I'd make sure she always is when we're out for a long day of skiing and bought her this jacket. Result? Amazing!
She loves it - nice and warm (on a day I'm wearing a shell and base layer she has this on with a base layers and is nice and comfortable) , and it looks great! Nice athletic, feminine cut, she says it's easy to move in. I scored a few points with this one!
love at first sight!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I just received this jacket so I've only been able to wear it around the house and to the grocery store so far, but my first impressions of it are fantastic. First of all, it's beautiful; I ordered the Rosella colorway, and it's a tiny bit lighter than it appears in the picture--a nice, brick-like color with very feminine purple details. Second, it's a great combo of a lightweight insulating layer (like Arc'teryx's own Atom LT hoody) and a sturdy Gore-Tex shell, without being too much of either. The insulation is minimal (just 80g of Coreloft around the chest with 40g along the sleeves/less crucial areas), but it's noticeably warm. This insulation makes the Tiya nice and cozy, without feeling too bulky. The Gore-Tex shell is nice and thick, as one would expect from a three-layer fabric. I've only worn it in a light drizzle so far, but it held up well and repelled water instantly.
THE FIT: I am normally in between a Small and a Medium in Arc'teryx. Since I am going to be using this primarily as a ski jacket, I opted for the larger size to allow for more room to layer. When choosing between sizes, keep in mind that the Tiya is a "Trim" fit, meaning it is made to be as form-fitting as possible (but not tight). That said, a Small on me would have been a better choice if I were purchasing this jacket to wear mostly around town or without many layers underneath.
THE FEATURES: The Tiya really excels when it comes to ski-ready features. The DropHood is a personal favorite of mine, as it minimizes bulk when you don't need to have your hood up. It's also lightly insulated, which is just LOVELY on colder days when every little bit of warmth counts. The outer pockets all have taped zippers, which help to keep out water and snow on deeper days. On the inside, a media pocket on the left and a stash pocket on the right leave plenty of room for a phone and your foggy goggles. The powder skirt is also a huge plus; it's not too bulky, but it will definitely keep snow out when you don't want it. It's also got a sticky lining on the elastic, so it will stay put when you're shredding the gnar.
THE TAKEAWAY (so far): I'm really excited to take this thing out for some Alta laps! I'm thinking it will become my go-to jacket for resort shredding. Since it's a bit heavier and insulated, I'll probably leave it at home for tours unless the weather isn't quite ideal. I will definitely post some photos and updates once I have some more experience with it!