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What do you think of this Arc'teryx Theta AR jacket???

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Okay, what do you all think of this jacket? Its a Theta AR. Is it worth buying? What jacket would you buy? I ski mostly in wisconsin...but am taking 2 trips out west. Its really going to be my only ski jacket, so i figured a gore-tex shell was the way to go...and i can just layer on cold days. Vent on warmer days or where my TNF Denali. So then, what would you pay for this jacket? Its new with tags. Is it worth $280 shipped? Thanks for all your help!

Also is there any fake Arcteryx stuff out there? Knock-off's etc. that i should worry about buying? Can these be had cheaper off season, and at what price? Thanks for all the help!

Also...how do these fit? There are no retailerts that carry Arc'teryx here in my area. I'm 6' ~170 lbs. Will a large fit well? Ive tried on a large in the mountain hardwear stuff and i think it fit well.... anyway..woudl you buy thi sjacket for skiing....or is there something better...looks better...or fits better...is designed better...has better quality...etc.???


THANKS AGAIN!!!!!


post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
Anyone? Please? I need to pull the trigger today.
post #3 of 21
Terrific jacket.
Don't know about knockoffs.
Who is selling it?
Good prices on last season's stuff usually.
post #4 of 21
Size large should be right.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Do they run big tho? I dont want to be swimming in it. I just dont know about the size. Would a medium be to small? How do they compare in size to The North Face stuff? Is this a good price?
post #6 of 21
I'm basically the exact same height and weight as you. I find that I am caught right in between a med and large for TNF stuff. The ArcTeryx stuff seems to run a little bit bigger than TNF. The medium is a perfect fit for me with the ArcTeryx stuff.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
So go with the medium? Are you sure...i dont want it to be too small....but my TNF jacket fits...just a bit small when i layer...SO an Arcteryx medium is larger?
post #8 of 21
IME Arc'teryx tends to fits a bit trimmer than North Face, not larger. My advice is that you should be looking at the large size, especially if you are planning to layer heavy on cold days. I wear a medium Theta AR and I'm 5'8" / 150 lbs.

The Theta AR is a great coat, if you can get it for $280 you should snap it up. Look at it this way, if for some reason you don't like the fit you can always sell if for at least what you're going to pay for it. They don't go on sale often during the winter and there usually isn't much of a discount when they do.
post #9 of 21

The Theta AR is a bit roomier

Arc'Teryx has different cuts. The Alpha SV is cut narrowere. The Theta AR is a bit on the rommy side. I am 5'10" and 155-160 lbs. I have a 41" chest. Normally I wear Large ski jackets (Arc'Teryx MX soft shell). But I just bought the Theta AR in Medium. I was swimming in the large.

If your chest is 40-41, Med will be good. If it's 42+, I recommend Large.
post #10 of 21
Get the jacket, while it is there - it is the best. I have it for 2 years - was newer cold or hot in it! AR corresponds to normal sizing and width. Size Large should fit you well.
post #11 of 21
So do you mind sharing where you found a theta ar for $280.00 shipped, the best deal I have seen is about $335.00, this is a nice shell.
Bteddy
post #12 of 21
Others have ignored this point, but there are most likely Arcteryx fakes out there, and at $280 for a "NWT" Theta AR, that is about at the price point where I would start to worry. Is this from several seasons ago? If it is, it could possibly be $280 (though how it would have lasted so long is a mystery), but if it is a current model or last year's model I'd err on the side of caution when / if buying. Just my $0.02.
post #13 of 21
I got the Sidewinder AR from SAC for $196 plus shipping in April. So, there are discounts out there on this top quality stuff, and its not counterfeit. Pays to buy from a reliable source, but the price is not completely unrealistic.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
I got the Sidewinder AR from SAC for $196 plus shipping in April. So, there are discounts out there on this top quality stuff, and its not counterfeit. Pays to buy from a reliable source, but the price is not completely unrealistic.
This is true, certainly from a reputable source you have no worries. For some reason I assumed the original poster was referring to a jacket for sale on ebay, in which case I'd worry, great feedback or no. But SAC or some source of that ilk, I'd buy w/o hesitation for sure...
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Actually someone had them posted locally in the newspaper. I was on a site where i can look up newspaper all around the area, so this papers classifieds were ~ 100-150 miles away.

He said he bought them at the end of last season on closeout from a ski shop out west. He does have a whole bunch of different Arc'teryx stuff.

Here are my options, medium and large...




Heres what I got for measurements:

Large:
across the bottom is 49 inches
down the arm (inside armpit) 24 inches
up the top of the shoulder to the collar is 9 1/2 inches
bottom to top (back side) 35 inches (including collar)

Medium:
across the bottom is 47inches
down the arm (inside armpit) 23inches
up the top of the shoulder to the collar is 7 1/2inches
bottom to top (back side) 31 1/2inches (including collar)

My Medium North face Mountain Light Parka:
across the bottom is 47 inches
down the arm (inside armpit) 23 inches
up the top of the shoulder to the collar is 7 inches
bottom to top (back side) 32 inches (including collar)

I think I really need to go with a large then eh? Looks like the Medium is basically the exact same size. I just wondering about the 2 inches in the shoulders, that a lot isn't it?

Its still up in there air, if you were me, what would you do?





post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
And here is all of what he has. Well, maybe has, he may have sold some stuff.


I JUST REALIZED NONE OF THE PICTURES WERE SHOWING UP FOR ANYONE ELSE..SO HERE YOU CAN ALL SEE WHAT IM DEALING ON!

Large



Large with Medium



Everything he has


post #17 of 21
Sure looks real to me.
post #18 of 21
I think the theta is overpriced, try the gamma with a good fleece, approx $100 less and just at good.
post #19 of 21
I am 5'8 175.... Get the large... Especially for room when you layer.... I love my Theta...
post #20 of 21
Arc'Teryx makes good quality outerwear although the price is really getting up there..even more than North Face. I'd really check out the jackets out first. They have a factory store here in Vancouver and they sell the jackets 30-40% off but they have minor defects. And so make sure they dont have defects and that they are made in Canada. None of the high end Arc'Teryx are made anywhere else. You may also want to find out about the guarentees/warranty on the product since you're not purchasing directly from a retailer.

Personally I think you can find other branded high end shells at lower prices.
post #21 of 21
I'm gonna hit up the ArcTeryx factory outlet in Vancouver in a couple weeks... I'm pumped
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