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WHAT I LIKE:

– Keeps you very warm and dry

– Two chest pockets that can fit keys or even a phone

– Two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets

– Solid and versatile

– Durable

– The hood can be removed while the jacket is fully zipped

– Multiple pockets

– Lightweight

– Huge hood that fits easily over a helmet

– Waterproof and windproof

WHAT I DONT LIKE:

– Zippers feels flimsy and are a little hard to work up and down

– No pit zips

– Look more wrinkly

– It can feel bulky when sitting down

– Expensive, but you definitely get what you paid for.

BOTTOM LINE

Made with a full Gore-Tex shell and having a well-engineered waist, wrist, and hood closures. The Arc’teryx Fission SV is best as a spring and fall jacket for wet and sloppy conditions.

ARC’TERYX FISSION SV PRICE COMPARISON

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ARCTERYX FISSION SV REVIEW

WARMTH:

Arc’teryx Fission SV is made for severe weather, and with a sweater underneath, you are more than warm.

With Gore-Tex in the outer shell, cold winds are blocked from getting inside, so you are protected from the elements.

Another thing that I liked about this insulated jacket is that it retains its warmth even when it is damp.

You have also a low-cut back that will keep your butt warm even in cold weather.

One user who was used to wear several layers when skiing at cold temperatures said that he is wearing Arc’teryx Fission SV and just a merino base layer and he wasn’t cold even at -17°C.

WEATHER RESISTANCE:

Arc’teryx Fission SV is amongst the best jackets in weatherproof ability. This is true due to the full Gore-Tex shell, the well-designed hood, and the welded and seam-taped construction.

What I love about the Gore-Tex, is that he performs better than down in wet conditions, because it dries quickly.

One thing you may not like about it is that the used thick and stiff shell fabric is louder and more crinkly, but this is what makes it weatherproof as possible.

COMFORT AND FIT:

The fit of Arc’teryx Fission SV is generous, so layering of clothes underneath is easily done.

For reference, size medium is a great fit for a 5’11” / 185 lbs guy. You will have a fantastic range of motion above your head.

If you have a thin waist, you have two easily accessible drawstrings that will let you tighten it if you have a thin waist.

STYLE:

Arc’teryx Fission SV looks athletic, neutral but stylish at the same time.

It’s available in multiple colors, which means you are more likely to found one that will match your outfit.

DURABILITY:

Compared to down insulation, the synthetic insulation that is used in the Arc’teryx Fission SV is known to not last long because it loses its insulating effectiveness over time.

One thing most people are disappointed with the zippers, they are damaged or hard to use.

PRICE:

With the relatively short life of the insulating effectiveness (especially with heavy use) and the high price tag, the Arc’teryx Fission SV is good only if you don’t have a problem with spending over $500 on an insulated jacket.

WARRANTY:

Arcteryx really backs up their products with things like free repairs or vouchers for the purchase price of the jacket.

Most importantly, you arrive at an acceptable solution.

Last modified: August 26, 2021

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