Arc'teryx Zeta LT Jacket - Men's

A lightweight, full-featured shell.

Long approaches through coastal rainforests are typical of backpacking trips in coastal BC and Alaska, and it's those rugged and wet landscapes that the Arc'teryx Men's Zeta LT Jacket was designed for. The jacket implements a lightweight and compressible design, so it won't eat up too much pack space, but with a Gore-Tex Pro three-layer shell, fully taped seams, and an Arc'teryx Nu water repellent finish, the jacket doesn't compromise an ounce of weather protection.

The Zeta LT features the Gore C-Knit backer, which has a smooth texture, making the jacket comfortable, supple, and quiet. Watertight zippers throughout the jacket make for a water-resistant closure, while the low-profile hood is equipped with multiple adjustment points and a laminated brim to keep spitting rains out of your hair and off your face. The droptail hem extends below where a hipbelt from a backpack would ride, so the jacket wears comfortably with a pack.

  • N40p-X three-layer Gore-Tex shell
  • Fully taped seams
  • Arc'teryx Nu water repellent finish
  • Gore C-Knit backer
  • Trim fit
  • Gusseted underarms
  • Trim-fitting Stormhood
  • Watertight weather-resistant zippers
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Unanswered Question

What does this weigh in a medium?

The Zeta in Patagonia

A happy report of the Zeta LT from my customer, using it on his trip to Patagonia.

The Zeta in Patagonia

Looks great, feels great, sizing didn't

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: medium

Tried on this jacket and feels quality and durable. However, it felt too baggy. Additionally, the sleeves were far too long. Ended up returning it.

Awesome jacket...but didn't work for me

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

Looking for a fall hiking/camping and winter shell jacket. I have a hard time finding jackets that fit. I'm 6'4" 170lbs 39 chest long arms. I can usually get away with Arcteryx large as long as it's slim fit. Not this jacket. I was really swimming in it, even with a few layers. I purchased the medium but that was too tight with a midweight and too restrictive in the armpits. It's really too bad because it is a really nice looking and feeling jacket (love the gore C-Knit)and knowing it is Arcteryx, it would have performed exceptionally. Also it is not as crinklely as most hard shells. I think I will look into Norrona based on a couple gearhead suggestions.

Exactly what I was looking for

    I have been looking for this jacket for at least a year, and didn't even realize it was the one till I stumbled on it. At a glance it appears to be a mix between Gore active shell and the 40d lightweight pro shell. I just wanted an all arounder rain shell, but couldn't live with the short fit of the beta series. This fit nails it for me, at 6'3" and 185 the large trim fit still leaves room for a nano puff easy. Without a layer the jacket fits great, so that was the real selling point for me. It also packs down super small and weighs next to nothing. Durability would be my only question but it doesn't feel any flimsier on the surface than the same denier in pro, but I realize the backer is less robust.

    C-KNIT™ Technology

    Finally, a Goretex that works!! Oh, wait, wasn't it the last generation that was supposed to finally work? I know that I need extra protection when I'm walking in slow motion -- after all, you're just out there that much longer.