The Arcteryx Thorium AR Hoody is a superb down jacket providing warmth and versatility on cold dry days. The Thorium AR Hoody can be used as a super warm midlayer or as a lighter outer jacket, an ideal choice for any winter mountain sport.
Arcteryx use Down Composite Mapping (DCM) in the Thorium AR Hoody. DCM is where Coreloft synthetic insulation is used instead of down in areas prone to moisture - the hood, collar, chin and cuffs - as down loses performance quickly when wet. These areas are also prone to down migration and the use of Coreloft eliminates this problem as it remains static within the jacket. Finest quality 750 fill European goose down is then used throughout the body and arms where warmth is required the most.
The outer is made from a durable yet soft Arato fabric that benefits from a DWR finish to repel moisture. The StormHood provides excellent protection from the elements and is low volume. The elasticated cuffs and adjustable drawcord hem assist in preventing any icy drafts and help keep your essential warmth trapped inside the jacket. The internal pocket also doubles up as a handy stuff sack so it can be easily compressed for rucksack transportation.
Arcteryx Thorium AR Hoody Features
- 750 fill European grey goose down
- Coreloft 80 and 140 synthetic insulation
- Arato 30 outer with DWR finish
- Down Composite Mapping
- Synthetically insulated StormHood
- Front zip with chin guard and wind flap
- Low profile elastic cuffs
- 2 zipped hand pockets
- 1 internal zipped pocket doubles up as a stuff sack
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- Regular and hip length. Centre back 72cm (size M).
Customer Reviews of Arcteryx Thorium AR Hoody
Excellent jacket, comes up a little short than my previous down jacket from Patagonia but the fit and warmth are on another level. Service from Facewest was second to none, next day delivery was met every time and a faultless returns and same day refund process when I needed to check my size. 5 stars, thank you.
Great fit and colour, lovely and warm, perfect weight for me but there is one issue. The zip. It pulls apart with almost no pressure on it. I then tried my other arcteryx tops (proton lt and covert hoody) and both do the same. Also the stuff sack in the pocket seems to be undetachable. Bit annoying. Overall though, love it.
The order was received quickly. The item is just perfect. The size i ordered is the size my husband is normally and it fit very well. Lovely colour and material. Very light weight but very warm and easy to wear.This will be just what is needed for our walking holiday in February in scotland. So good I'm going to get one myself.
Excellent service with rapid delivery and good value. High quality jacket that fits very well, and offers warmth whilst not being too bulky. Primarily used for Hill walking and skiing in dry conditions. Only negative to date is slight leakage of down as noted by other owners. Overall no hesitation in recommending.
Excellent fit, unbelievably warm and fits nicely under both the Beta FL and Beta AR. A bit more roomy than the Cerium, but only just - it's still an athletic cut. Out in 1 degree weather with a t-shirt under the jacket and was very comfortable, but I tend to run a bit warm in general. All in all, can't complain - par for the course with Arc'teryx!
It is very warm for its weight and the DC mapping works great. The fill power is good enough and it fits easily in any bag.
I have the Thorium AR jacket and love it! The only thing that would make it better is a hood and that's why I'm writing my review here!! I've had it a few weeks now and would live in it if could. It's exceptionally comfy light and well made. It feels like nothing and moves like a second skin.Arcteryx attention to quality and detail is very apparent as soon as you wear one of there garments. Although priced according in my opinion worth it. The composite mapping is a nice idea as not as worried about getting wet in prone areas and shoulders getting damaged from rucksack straps.I've not tested the jacket out in extreme cold yet but its more than comfy on a cold October night or early morning. Can't wait to get it out for a proper test under my Beta AR.I have nothing negative to say about the jacket apart from I wish I'd got the hoody. Service from facewest always good weather your spending penny's or pounds.