Amazingly light and packable, this mid-layer jacket also works well as a standalone jacket. Considering it’s not a wind or rain shell, I found it to be surprisingly resistant against moderate wind and light rain.
Upon first inspection, the jacket is quite thin and you may not expect it to provide much warmth… However, the Coreloft insulation by Arc’teryx is quite effective. The Atom is well fitted, very comfortable and makes a great mid-layer.
The quality of this product is quite evident once you begin inspecting the garment up close. The cuffs are notably superb.
Paired with a proper wind/rain shell, the packability, warmth, and weight, make this jacket extremely versatile and worth every penny.
Cost: Around CDN $200