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 Arc’teryx Delta LT Jacket. And it all went downhill from there.
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, making it so much more functional.
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, technical pajamas. It dries quickly, too. No sweaty pits or backpack straps lines for prolonged periods of time.
Even after months of being slept in, climbed in, hiked in and washed, the Arc’teryx Delta LT jacket looks as good as new. It’s synthetic, so it is a little stinky. But we’re all dirtbags out here, right? We smell bad.