I stopped by Sports Basement with a 20% off coupon a few days ago with the sole intention of picking up my Western Mountaineering sleeping bag and some Christmas presents. But then I walked by the display of Arc’teryx things. Then curiosity got the better of me and I tried on the Delta LT. And it all went downhill from there.
Yes, I have only had it for three-ish days, but if you have the cash to spend and the spot for it in your closet, this lightweight fleece is a must have. If someone took the world’s comfiest pajamas and made it into technical outdoor apparel, you have the Delta LT. At 9.3 oz with high breathability, it’s great for hiking, backpacking, climbing, and more. It’s also great for every day wear and lounging around the house. It’s that versatile.
This jacket is made with Polartec® Classic Micro Velour small Grid, and the best part is it’s full-zip jacket, complete with pockets. Two zippered hand pockets, and a zippered sleeve pocket! Oh, and the hand pockets are located so you can get into them with a harness or a hipbelt on, which is awesome in my book. It’s incredibly lightweight and breathable. I’ve been hiking with it on in 50-70 degree weird, sunny California holiday weather paired with a baselayer, no sweat. Get it? Get it? Bad joke. But really, it does a good job of helping me stay warm and cool. Comfortable, like the description on the Arc’teryx website. It dries quickly, too. No sweaty pits or backpack straps lines for prolonged periods of time.
I’m a fan, big, big fan so far. No complaints here. I just hope that after excessive use and washing, it doesn’t pill and it maintains its shape.
Buy through Arc’teryx for $129.