Arc'teryx Micon Jacket

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Arc'Teryx Micon

Arc'Teryx Micon jacket    Photo: Courtesy of Arc'Teryx

THE SELL: A mountaineering-bred brand lets down its hair. THE TEST: The freeride-inspired Micon is cut slightly looser than your typical Arc'teryx jacket. But it's just as well-made: lightly insulated with top-shelf synthetic fill and waterproofed with Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric and welded seams, the Micon was easily the best-fitting jacket in the test. The detailing is what impressed us most, with four points of adjustment on the helmet-compatible hood (three is the norm), Recco reflectors, and ultra-soft interior fabrics. Even in swirling Wyoming powder, we could vent the mesh-backed pit zips and still stay warm and dry. THE VERDICT: Only its steep price kept the Micon out of the winner's circle. 2.1 lbs.

Versatility: 4
Value: 2
Performance: 5

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