For Spring 2019, Arc’teryx launched the much awaited (by me) Delta LT Hoody. I’ve been dreaming of the hooded version for years, since I first got the Delta LT Jacket. Here’s how the Arc’teryx Delta LT Hoody held up for the last year.
The Arc’teryx Delta LT Hoody Stats
|Fabric||Polartec® Classic 100 micro velour small grid|
|Sizing||True to size|
|Helmet-compatible||Yes, under helmet|
|Pockets||2 zippered hand pockets, 1 zippered arm pocket|
Besides the hood, not much changed between the Delta LT Jacket and the Delta LT Hoody. The Arc’teryx logo moved from the chest to the arm pocket. That’s about it.
What I like
I will never understand why brands create jackets without hoods. It’s only an extra .9 oz. Having a hood on the Delta LT Hoody is the biggest plus, ever. And it’s helmet compatible. Sometimes I forget that I own a hoodless version and am confused when my head is cold.
Like the Delta LT Jacket, the Delta LT Hoody still lives up to its title of technical pajamas. The Polartec micro velour fabric is the softest. It’s perfect for lounging, sleeping, and snuggling in.
The colors! All the Arc’teryx colors are fantastic.
It’s versatile. It’s a nice lightweight jacket for spring and fall. It’s a cozy layer for winter. Hell, I wear this in the summer too, but I am also a human that gets bizarrely cold.
What I don’t like
The arm pocket is unnecessary. It serves nothing other than provides my partner a way to annoy me by unzipping it. It’s very small. I’ve never used it. Anything that I put in there would make me have weird arm lumps. It’s not easy to zip and unzip with one hand. I wouldn’t miss it if they got rid of it.
I wish there were thumbholes, but it’s not a deal breaker. Plus the new Delta MX series has them.
With the Delta LT Hoody, Arc’teryx took a staple piece and made it better. It’s a worthy investment piece, and Arc’teryx stands by their craftsmanship. Any defects will be repaired.
Buy the Arc’teryx Delta LT Hoody for $159 from REI.
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Last updated on August 31, 2020.