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Arc'teryx Zeta SL
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Pros Top-tier storm-worthiness, mobility and range of motion, hood design, long-lasting DWR, exceptional breathability, harness and hip-belt friendly pocketsMost breathable material in our review, lightweight and compressible, stretchy fabric, top-tier hood design, extremely stormworthyStormworthy, versatile, durable, comfortable, high level of ventilationStretchy, excellent mobility, breathable, light and packable, versatile, good storm protectionStormworthy, cost, durable, versatile, good breathability and ventilation, waterproof pockets
Cons No ventilation options, expensive, no easy way to clip to a harnessCut is slightly on the boxy side, not as durable as other modelsOn the heavier sideHood is a bit shallow with a helmet on, hand pockets, can feel cold if standing around in the rain for extended periodsHeavy for a "minimalist" design
Bottom Line Excelling across the board, this jacket is versatile enough for outdoor activities and is lightweight and stormworthyOffers top-tier weather resistance and breathability, coupled with low weight and minimal packed volumeWith awesome ventilation capabilities, top-tier stormworthiness, and above average durability, this model is a great all-rounderBest for activities where its stretchy fabric, solid mobility, and top-tier breathability are keyThis is an awesome do-anything piece and one of our favorites
Rating Categories Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Outdoor Research Foray Outdoor Research Interstellar Marmot Minimalist
Water Resistance (30%)
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8
9
Breathability & Venting (25%)
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Comfort & Mobility (18%)
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Weight (15%)
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Durability (5%)
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Packed Size (7%)
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Specs Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint... Outdoor Research... Outdoor Research... Marmot Minimalist
Measured Weight (Medium) 10.9 oz 10.5 oz 16 oz 10.5 oz 16 oz
Waterproof Fabric Material 2-layer GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus waterproof breathable laminate 3L Gore-tex Active 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology Ascentshell 3L GORE-TEX Paclite
Face Fabric and Layer Construction 40-denier ripstop (N40r) GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus 20-denier ripstop nylon 50D w/ Gore-tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane 20D mechanical stretch ripstop face with 100% polyester 12D backer 100% Recycled Polyester
Pockets 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand pockets 1 chest pocket, 2 hand pockets 1 chest pocket, 2 hand 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Are lower pockets hipbelt friendly Yes Yes Almost Almost No
Pit Zips Yes No Yes No Yes
Helmet Compatible Hood (not only fits but not too tight) No Yes Yes Almost Yes
Stows Into Pocket? No No Yes Yes No
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