Arc’teryx Men’s Atom LT Vest Reviewed

Text by: Martin Lacroix

Arc’teryx. Arc’teryx Men’s Atom LT Vest Reviewed

A sleeveless vest is that one piece of equipment I believe every touring enthusiast should carry with them while going on their outdoor adventures. When I first got the vest, I thought I was just going to use it for physical activities, but I quickly realized the Arc’teryx Atom LT vest was meant to do much more than what I originally got it for.

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Our review of this product

The pros are:

  • Windproof
  • Large pockets
  • Versatile
  • Stylish

The cons are:

None, this vest is just incredible.

If I could briefly describe the vest, I would say that it perfectly blends style and functionality. I mainly use this item for ski touring, but I could see how it would fit the needs of anybody who wants a piece of equipment suitable for their active lifestyle. I got to use it in various conditions, from windy weather to cold snaps. I found that it was particularly useful to wear over just about any base layer or hoodie you would normally wear for extra warmth or wind protection.

Starting with the fabric, I particularly enjoy the Polartec Stretch side panels that give me more mobility and breathability when the adventures get intense physically. Since I get warm very fast when I start climbing, I like to travel light. Therefore, I often just wear a base layer or a light hoodie but when the wind picks up it’s nice to have a little synthetic windproof insulation to keep you warm without necessarily having to put on your shell or down jacket. The pockets are also handy and big enough to store your necessary belongings. As far as the fit goes, I’m 6’’, 165 lbs and I am wearing the medium. The vest is a little bit longer in the back for extra coverage and style but still loose enough to accommodate extra layers when necessary.

Overall, I would say that if you live an active lifestyle and you are looking for gear to enhance your outdoor experiences, this vest truly has it all. It’s extremely versatile, fits just as good on the street as it does on the mountain and it’s very lightweight. Test it, adopt it. It’s that simple.

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