If seeing the snowfall outside your window sends a signal of pure excitement to your brain, then chances are, you’re snowboarding/skiing junkie. Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place. We here at Busted Wallet believe the proper fix for this ailment is the right gear so you can thoroughly enjoy your time in the snow. This season we bring you Arc’teryx’s Fissile jacket. The proper cure for this year’s cold weather.
Who better to bring you the cure for this year’s cold weather than a company located in the Canadian Coast mountain wilderness? Arc’teryx is a well known name and recognized for their technical high-performance outerwear. This company believes in evolving their gear so much that they named their company after the first reptile to develop feathers for flight (ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA). Wearing this jacket will not give you wings, but it will give you some amazing comfort, warmth, and protection while you are out there in the elements.
- Waterproof, Breathable, and Insulated
- Down Composite Mapping
- Coreloft™ synthetic insulation
- Down Contour LT™ is compressible while adding thermal value
- Gusseted underarms
- Articulated fit for better dexterity
- Laminated brim
- Adjustable hood drawcords
- Insulated, helmet compatible StormHood™
- WaterTight™ Vislon front zip
- Pit zippers with PowderGuard™ mesh backing, for easy venting
- Die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won’t catch or tear off
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- Sleeve pocket with WaterTight™ zip
- Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers
- Internal chest pocket with zip
- Two internal mesh dump pockets
- WaterTight™ zippers
- Recco® reflector
- Slide ‘n Loc™ snap closures on powder skirt
Their focus on increased range of comfort in a variety of conditions make wearing this jacket easy and durable enough to wear every day (and I have for the last 30). Although it is a relaxed fit, it still conforms close enough to the body to trap the heat closer to your core. Built with Down technology, the jacket is highly compressible and has a high warmth-to-weight ratio.
One of the best safety features in this jacket is the integrated Recco® reflector. If you’re in the backcountry where it is easy to get lost, it’s nice knowing that the Arc’teryx’s Fissile jacket is equipped with the RECCO® Advanced Rescue System. This system is used to pinpoint your location in the case of an Avalanche. It requires no maintenance and has virtually unlimited lifespan. In this jacket, the Recco® reflector is located behind the zipper on the upper left sleeve. You wouldn’t even know it was there unless you were actually trying to find it.
As mentioned above, the Arc’teryx’s Fissile jacket is a relaxed fit and is geared toward comfort and mobility. There is room for a base layer (or two) and has a soft to the touch lining that can be worn with just a t-shirt underneath. Built with premium goose down, the Fissile is actually one of the warmest jackets that Arc’teryx has to offer. It really is built for all scenarios during your time out on the slopes. Whether I was resting, ascending, traversing, or descending, the Fissile kept me warm all day and night. The Fissile also has N70p 3L GORE-TEX fabric that helps seal out the snow and wind for another layer of added protection and comfort.
Buy Now: $875.00 or to learn more, check out: Arcteryx.com
- Super Comfy
- Waterproof, Breathable, & Insulated
- Recco Reflector