The Arc’Teryx Atom LT Hoody is the quintessential Arc’Teryx mid-layer. It’s perfect for underneath a technical shell, but it can also be used on its own in milder conditions.
Arc’Teryx Atom LT Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Arc’Teryx Atom LT has a DWR coating to repel moisture, as well as a wind resistant taffeta fabric that is still relatively breathable. The Atom LT also has stretch side panels that are more breathable than the rest of the jacket. This helps to regulate body temp better than just shell material. The Atom LT would be great for those active skiers that need breathable protection from the elements, but have a technical shell for when the weather turns nasty.
Warmth: The Arc’Teryx Atom LT has 60g of Coreloft insulation. This is a moderate amount of insulation and would provide some decent warmth when under a technical shell. The best part of Coreloft is that it is highly compressible while still being able to retain its shape well.
Fit: The Arc’Teryx Atom LT has an articulated trim fit. I really like the Trim fit because it reduces the overall bulk of the jacket to better fit under a shell without sacrificing mobility. The arms are still articulated and the underarms gusseted. The torso is tailored quite a bit, but the shoulders are still plenty broad. The Atom LT also has Polartec Stretch Panels that help to increase mobility.
Features: The Arc’Teryx Atom LT has an insulated contoured hood, two hand warming pockets, and internal chest pocket. The Atom LT also has an adjustable drop back hem, stretch elastic cuffs, internal front wind flap, and it packs down into its own pocket.
Bottom Line: The Arc’Teryx Atom LT is a great insulating mid-layer jacket, but could also work really well on its own (in mild weather). It would be just as good as a casual around town jacket for after a day of skiing.