I feel like I say this all the time, but having good, high quality gear, makes all the difference when going, hiking, camping, or backpacking. There are endless options for outerwear for the outdoor enthusiast, but few companies are capable of creating outerwear the way that Arcteryx does. In this review, we introduce the Arcteryx Gamma LT Hoody, a light weight, breathable technical softshell, perfect for your everyday outdoor activities.
I recently bought this jacket to add to my ever growing list of technical jackets. Arcteryx is a brand i’ve known for a long time, but have not owned until this year. But I am overly impressed by the jacket and know that it will be one of m favorite for a long time.
Some specifics about the Gamma LT Hoody that make it a quality jacket. The Gamma LT has a really nice brushed soft shell fabric that creates a high level of durability, that also gives confidence that the jacket will last a long time. Arcteryx has made some improvements to the sleeves and created a nice stretch gusset that stays tight around a pair of gloves, but allows for proper stretch. No need to worry about a velcro sleeve to keep tight around the wrist.
The hood of the Gamma LT is also very well designed. Large enough to wear with a helmet on for ice climbing, but incorporates the proper elements to make the hood fit snug on the head when not wearing a helmet. The Gamma is also the perfect soft shell for layering a light weight synthetic or down jacket underneath for added warmth.
Really, the Gamma LT Hoody is the perfect soft shell, that will not only keep you dry, but will protect you from the wind, and it looks good. I mean, you gotta look good when out in the backcountry, right?!