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Arc'teryx Venta AR


Pros: Great material, tough as nails, great athletic fit

Cons: no pit zips or waterproof zippers on the pockets

Great jacket, but not perfect for skiing.  I like it because it has nearly unlimited range of motion without pulling the waist up, perfect fit for me and good warmth.  I don't like a ton of pockets and like a light jacket so it fits the bill for my style very well.  It has just enough room underneath to layer properly even in very cold weather.  VERY breathable softshell with tougher GORE-TEX on the shoulders for slinging the skis 'em.  The only things I'd really like to see on this jacket to make it more ski-specific would be a removable waist gaiter and some lycra wrist gaiters.  Other than that, this jacket really is awesome.  I wear it every day even when I'm not skiing and have gotten a ton of compliments on it- also takes a hell of a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.  This jacket is tough- and I mean TOUGH!  It has taken many tree skiing trails, multiple crashes and general abuse everyday in stride.  Warm, comfortable, fully taped seams and precurved joints make it a great athleticly cut jacket that I've yet to have a real gripe about.  Also very water resistant.  I've worn it in the rain and never gotten wet even when the outside becomes soaked.  If you're looking for a climbing jacket, this is the perfect piece of equipment for you.  If you're looking for a traditional ski jacket I'd try the Stingray, it has a few features that gear it more towards the ski-specific but if you like to dress light and athletic with minimal gadgetry, this may be your ticket.  Also of note: the Terragon color is NOT tan as shown, it's two tone green and hunter green which I love but it's not what it looks like in all the pictures online. 

Arc'teryx Venta AR

Make the Arc’teryx Men's Venta AR Jacket your go-to jacket for cold-weather cragging, winter ski tours, or gusty days around town. Thanks to three different kinds of Gore Windstopper fabric, fully taped seams, and an interior zipper wind flap, you get full protection from the wind along with stretch and breathability. No-Lift gusseted underarms don’t pull up the jacket when you reach for that next hold or plunge your ski pole, and two hand pockets and an interior chest pocket hold your camera, lip balm, and energy bars. • Windproof stretch Softshell • Increased breathability • Composite materials • Waist length with drop back hem • Arc’teryx Finishing Tape • No-lift gusseted underarms • Full front zip with interior wind flap • Laminated hem drawcord • Two hand pockets • Soft brushed lined collar • Moulded Zipper Garages • DWR finish

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