The Arcteryx Norvan SL is one of our best rain jackets. While it’s not specifically designed for sea kayaking, it’s still a great jacket to use in rainy conditions. We tested the jacket out on our West Coast Vancouver Island paddle, paddling over 20 miles in the Broken Islands in non-stop rain. These trips were especially helpful in testing the jackets’ versatility and durability.
Arcteryx Norvan SL
The lightweight, windproof, breathable, and water-repellent Arc’teryx Norvan LT Hoody Men’s rain jacket is a versatile option for various outdoor activities. The jacket features an oversized hood and an adjustable hood for added warmth. A waterproof lining keeps out the cold for up to three hours. This rain jacket is designed for men’s comfort and is made from high-quality, durable materials.
The Norvan SL is one of the lightest jackets in our tests, weighing just 4.6 ounces (125 grams) in a medium size. It packs compactly into a stuff sack and offers high levels of weather protection without a significant weight penalty. As one of the lightest rain jackets we tested, it offers better performance during inclement weather than most competitors.
The Arc’teryx Norvan SL Hoody is designed for heavy output in wet conditions. It is made of two-layer GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY(tm) fabric, making it waterproof and breathable. It is also ultralight, weighing just 115 grams in a medium size and packing down to about the size of an apple. A hoodie or rain poncho underneath will keep you warm and dry when you’re out hiking or biking.
While the Norvan offers excellent protection against wind and rain, it lacks the strength to withstand solid threats. The GORE-TEX Shakedry material is amazing but also incredibly fragile, and brushing against a hard object leaves visible marks. It’s worth noting that the Norvan SL rain jacket is expensive at PS255. However, it is well worth the investment and is one of the most versatile rain jackets on the market.
Another feature you’ll appreciate in the Norvan SL is its lightweight construction. It weighs 3.5 ounces for a small, but that’s considerably less than the same size in a men’s version. The same goes for Salomon’s similar S/Lab MotionFit 360, which is 4.7 ounces. The Helium jacket is a little heavier than the Norvan SL, and the Flight Futurelight is a full 8 ounces.
One downside of the Norvan SL Hoody is its small stuff sack. Although the stuff sack is relatively small, it cannot be easily tucked into the jacket, which makes it a great option for everyday wear. In our tests, the Norvan SL tied for second place with the Minimus 777, which proved to be an excellent rain jacket. It is lightweight, offers a secure fit, and enables comfortable mobility while keeping you dry in rainy weather.
Regarding durability, the Arc’teryx Norvan SL is a great choice for trail running. It has an extremely high breathability rating, which is important for keeping warm. Its waterproof and breathable fabric is made from Gore-Tex Active. The jacket is also made from lightweight materials, making it easy to pack away and travel. There’s no need to spend a fortune on a waterproof jacket if you don’t have to.
Arcteryx Beta LT
The Arcteryx Beta LT raincoat is a versatile rain jacket with GORE-TEX construction for protection against the elements. The waterproof design is great for mountain activities, including rock climbing and glacier walking. The Beta Series of mountain apparel is a great choice for mountaineers, runners, and hikers looking for all-around mountain apparel. The GORE-TEX shell is breathable and offers protection from rain and wind. The GORE-TEX shell is durable and comfortable to wear for all-day mountaineering activities.
The Arc’teryx Beta LT rain jacket weighs 12.3 ounces, slightly more than a three-layer Gore-Tex jacket. It is still a great choice if you want protection from wind, rain, and snow, but you may want to consider a jacket with more breathability. The pit zips are another great feature, and it offers full protection. The jacket also has plenty of room to layer underneath if necessary.
Another difference between the two is the fabric. The Beta LT features a 40-denier face fabric. This material is very durable and features 1.6 mm weather-proof seams. It also has a mesh-like lining and is breathable. The Arc’teryx Beta LT rain jacket is also made of lightweight, stretchable fabric, so it will be easy to pack.
The Arc’teryx Beta LT is the lightweight version of the Beta AR. This jacket is fully waterproof, breathable, and has a tricot backer for breathability. The jacket also features a drop-tail hem for extra comfort. The Beta LT is great for various situations, from hiking to snowmobiling. When it comes to rain, the Beta LT rain jacket delivers the protection you need.
The Beta LT weighs just over one pound in size large, which is a bit on the heavy side but still light enough to fit inside your backpack. It is also extremely compact, with extra room in the hood for warmth. The Beta LT is ideal for backpacking and hiking but is not as portable as the Microgravity and Westcomb Shift LT.
The lightweight design and versatility of the Arc’teryx Beta LT make this jacket a versatile rain jacket for women. The jacket is made from three-layer GORE-TEX fabric, which provides waterproof, windproof, and breathable protection. Moreover, it features a helmet-compatible hood that adjusts with a glove-friendly cord lock system. In addition, the jacket has a women’s specific trim fit and extended coverage at the back.
The Beta LT rain jacket offers a comfortable fit and a snug fit. It is big enough to fit a thin layer underneath for added warmth but not so bulky that it inhibits side vision. The rain jacket also has a hood that can be pulled up or down. The hood also features a drawcord in the back, so you can adjust the hood to suit the weather.
Arcteryx Atom SL Men’s Hood
The Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody is a warm and comfortable jacket with a DWR (durable water-repellent) coating that keeps the outer layer from becoming saturated. This makes it perfect for activities typically conducted in slightly stormy weather. In addition, its DWR coating makes it highly breathable, keeping you comfortable while wearing it. Here are some of the features of the Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody:
The Atom SL’s trim fit makes it a versatile piece for the outdoors. It can be worn alone or layered with other shells for added warmth. It has two hand pockets and stretchy fleece cuffs. It is also water-resistant, making it ideal for moderate temperatures. Its hood is not insulated, but it offers adequate wind protection. Its adjustable hem allows you to adjust the fit of your hood as needed.
Despite being lightweight and compact, the Arc’teryx Atom SL Men’s Jacket provides adequate warmth for any outdoor activity. Its hood is compatible with climbing helmets and beanies or ball caps. It is also suitable for non-vigorous outdoor activities like jogging and mountain biking. In addition, its hood is removable and easily cleaned.
The Atom SL men’s hood is available in a female version, the Atom SL Hoody. This version weighs 8.4 ounces and is available in five colors. The Atom SL hoody is also available in a vest version, the Atom SL Vest. The vest version is similar to the Atom SL hoody and costs $149. The Atom SL is made for warm days in the mountains.
The Atom SL Hoody is multi-purpose and can replace several pieces of gear. The hoody’s multiple uses make it a versatile gear that can be worn anytime from the 40s to 70s. Aside from its many uses, the Atom SL Hoody is comfortable and provides excellent breathability. It is an excellent choice for outdoor activities, regardless of the season. So if you’re looking for a versatile hoody, this is the hoody for you.
Aside from its high-quality construction, the Atom SL also features generous hand pockets with a 6-inch zipper opening. In addition, the hand pockets are fairly generous and can accommodate gloved hands. Aside from the jacket’s two large hand pockets, the Atom SL also features a front zippered welt pocket and a chest pocket. The hood also has an adjustable drawstring hem and a large, deep interior to keep your hands warm.
The Arcteryx Atom SL is one of the most versatile jackets available. It’s great for cold-weather running, hiking, and backcountry skiing. It’s lightweight, so it packs easily into a backpack. While the Atom SL is not made for true winter temperatures, its lightweight design makes it the ideal mid-layer jacket for more aerobic activities, such as rock climbing and hiking.