Product Review: Arc’Teryx Hoody LT Gen 2

Anyone familiar with the Arc’teryx brand knows that they make superb gear, and the Arc’teryx Cold WX Hoody LT Gen 2 is no exception.  

Lightweight, stylish, and ready to stand up to anything, the Arc’teryx Hoody LT Gen 2 is a great tactical jacket. From the technology to the details, here’s what makes this hoody unique.  

Arc’teryx Coat Technology  

Arc’teryx is unique in how much technology they put into their gear. They have an established relationship with Gore, which gives them access to fabrics that create gear able to stand up to the harshest elements.  

Wind and Water protection 

The GORE WINDSTOPPER® shell makes this jacket totally windproof, but breathable enough to allow vapor to escape so you don’t have to worry about overheating. The shell is also water repellent, creating a complete protection when you’re doing a tough job out in the bitter cold. 

That same technology is used in the hood of this jacket. Not only is the hood insulated, it’s also fitted and includes a single pull hood adjustment so you can lock in as much body heat as possible. 

arcteryx parkaClimashield™  

The fiberfill in this jacket is Climashield® 3.0oz Prism Fiberfill with DWR, so it locks in your body heat and repels water. One of the best aspects of this technology is the warmth-to-weight ratio. Not only is it extremely durable, it provides improved insulation and doesn’t weigh you down with bulk – the whole jacket only weighs 1 lb 5.9 oz. We’re not surprised that it’s been used by the Armed Forces for over 30 years, and after trying it on you’ll understand why.

Everything in Its Place 

The last thing you need when you’re working in the cold is for your gear to malfunction. The No Slip Zip™ Zipper on this Arc’teryx down jacket helps keep the collar closed tight. You can also trust the VELCRO® panels with VLite™ retention rings to keep your IFF patches secure so you’re always in uniform compliance.  

A Place for Everything 

A jacket is nothing without its pockets—and the pockets on this Arc’teryx coat really deliver. The hand pockets with zip enclosure are easy to access and incredibly warm so you can keep your hands limber even if you don’t have your gloves. There’s also an easy-access upper arm pocket that’s great to store smaller pieces of tactical gear like a pen and paper or flashlight.  

There’s not much needed from a jacket that the Arc’teryx Hoody LT Gen 2 can’t deliver on. Whether you’re working in the elements or just hitting the slope, you’re going to want to check out this hoody.  

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