The Arcteryx Zeta SL is a light and packable waterproof jacket ideal for hiking and trekking when you won't necessarily need to wear it the whole time. It's kept waterproof and breathable with the use of Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, the lightest form of Gore-Tex and with an improved next to skin feel compared to standard Paclite. It has a trim fit to keep bulk to a minimum and a small pack size, while leaving enough room for thin layers underneath.
As a lightweight and packable jacket the Zeta SL has minimal features including the Storm Hood (not helmet compatible) which is adjustable with a halo adjuster, 2 hand pockets as well as an adjustable cuff and a drawcord hem.
Arcteryx Zeta SL Features
- 2L Gore-Tex with Paclite Plus technology
- StormHood with halo adjuster
- 2 hand pockets
- WaterTight front zipper
- Adjustable cuff and drawcord hem
- Trim, hip length
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Customer Reviews of Arcteryx Zeta SL Jacket
5 Stars for the usual excellent service from Facewest... from answering a query about the cut and fit of the jacket prior to order, to me receiving it the next day! My only gripe was that I used a 15% Arcteryx discount voucher, which would have increased to 20% if I had only ordered it the following day...just my luck!
The jacket itself is everything I wanted. Very light and breathable, though it doesn't pack quite as small as I was maybe expecting, and it has no pouch or pack pocket. It is still ideal for use on wet summer days in town or trail. Arcteryx hood is as good as before, not sure if it is helmet compatible, but that is not an issue for me. Previous summer rain jackets have had pit-vents but that would have added to bulk, and the fabric seems very breathable anyway so no condensation issues so far. I have always worn size large in Arcteryx tops, despite being slightly bigger than the recommended chest and waist size. I was therefore concerned this would be too tight due to the 'trim' fit, but it still has room for a couple of light layers. The Arcteryx cut is so good, it fits as it should. I deducted one star for the fabric being rather crinkly and noisy, which is being very picky, but generally I am really happy and expect many years of spring and summer wear from this coat.