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Arcteryx Mens Thorium AR Hoody Flux

Arcteryx Mens Thorium AR Hoody Flux

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Arcteryx Mens Thorium AR Hoody Black
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Arcteryx Mens Thorium AR Hoody Nereus
Arcteryx Mens Thorium AR Hoody Orion

The Thorium AR combines high quality goose down, a tough outer fabric and an exceptional fit to offer a down jacket that can be used for mountain activities as well as everyday use. 

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : 21794-FLU-

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Thorium AR?

The recently revised Arcteryx Thorium AR Hood is best described as a versatile and lightweight, yet durable, do-it-all down insulated jacket. The clue’s in the name, Arcteryx use the suffice AR to describe their range of All-Round products. So, this big, toasty jacket is perfect for just about any outdoor activity where you need reliable warmth and protection from nasty winter conditions.

What is the Thorium AR made of?

The outer fabric of the Thorium AR Hood is made using the new Arato 30 Nylon that has a durable and subtly textured, non-shiny finish, is abrasion resistant and can be packed down nice and easily. The outside of this new fabric is treated with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) to help repel light rain and snow, but please note that the Thorium AR Hood is NOT waterproof so layer it up under a waterproof shell if, and when, it starts raining hard.

I described the Thorium AR as a down jacket earlier, but to be totally accurate it’s filled with natural down and synthetic Coreloft insulation. Arcteryx call this process “Down Composite Mapping” and it places each type of insulation where it works best. 130g of 750-fill power European Goose Down (about the best there is) is used in the sleeves and around the core, and Coreloft is used in the hood, cuffs and under the arms, areas that get exposed to the most moisture and need to dry quicker.

What are the features?

One of the most important features of the Thorium AR is its fantastic cut and fit, the jacket just feels so good when you’ve got it on and the fact that it’s weather resistant, breathable, lightweight, compressible and wind resistant makes it perfect for all cold weather activities.

But back to more tangible features, let’s start at the top with the hood. Arcteryx call the design a “StormHood”, this means that it provides full face protection in stormy weather and it can be used over a helmet for those freezing belays or winter mountaineering.

Storage wise, you get two zipped hand pockets and an internal zipped pocket to keep essentials like phones and GPS safely tucked away; the hand pockets are big enough to easily swallow hats and gloves. Articulated sleeves are finished off with a neat elasticated trim to seal out the cold and the hem is dropped at the back for added protection and can be sealed off with an adjustable drawcord.

How does the Thorium AR Hood fit?

As an insulating piece it’s designed to fit pretty closely to maximise the insulation. The last thing you want is a big baggy jacket as you’ll waste energy warming up all that dead air space, and conversely you don’t want it too tight either as that’ll hinder the downs ability to fully loft. The length is average, and there's plenty of room in the shoulders for climbing movements. The arms are also nice and long and don’t restrict your movement if you have to reach when climbing or scrambling.

Where does the Thorium AR fit in the layering system?

The Thorium AR is a mid-weight, breathable and packable down jacket making it perfect as a hugely versatile and very warm insulating layer depending on your activity level and the weather conditions. It also works perfectly well as a stand-alone jacket on those crisp, dry, freezing days or as a warm everyday jacket. Layering is not a precise science and there is no one perfect system that will suit every person, situation or the weather conditions. Some of us feel the cold, others get hot very quickly, but for more advice on using layers please check out this video.

  • 130g 750 fill power European Grey Goose Down
  • Coreloft 140 gsm insulation
  • Coreloft 80 gsm insulation
  • Arato 30 - Moisture-resistant outer face fabric
  • Breathable
  • Insulated
  • Lightweight
  • Compressible and packable
  • Wind resistant
  • DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
  • Down Composite Mapping strategically places Coreloft synthetic insulation in areas where moisture may build up.
  • Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab
  • Full front zip
  • Low profile insulated StormHood
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Adjustable hem drawcord
  • Two hand pockets with zippers
  • Includes stuff sack in the internal zipped pocket
Care & Advice

How Should Your Insulated Jacket Fit?

Insulated jackets are pedantic little things. Too tight and you'll compress the insulation and limit the warmth capabilities of your brand new jacket, too loose and you'll spend hours warming up the dead space inside the jacket. Getting the correct fit isn't just about aesthetics, it will determine how warm you are. 

The Incorrect Fit

Too loose: A jacket which is too loose will keep you relatively warm, however it will take far longer to do so and will waste large amounts of your precious energy. An insulated jacket works by trapping the natural heat that your body gives off in the fibres of the insulation; this creates a micro-climate inside your jacket, keeping you warm and toasty. If your jacket is too loose, heat will be able to escape through the hem, the sleeves and the neck of the jacket; it's a little like sticking the heating on in your car with the windows cracked open - it will heat up, just incredibly slowly.   

Too tight: A jacket which is too tight is arguably worse than one that is too loose. If your jacket is far too tight, the baffles can compress to a point where the insulation can't loft effectively, limiting the amount of warmth it can trap. Essentially, it won't work! 

The Correct Fit
It's a tricky one to explain, but it's somewhere in the middle. You've first got to consider how many layers you'll tend to wear underneath; will you have just a t-shirt then the jacket, or possibly a baselayer, midlayer and then the jacket? When you've figured out your layers and you've popped your insulated jacket over the top, you shouldn't have any dead space inside. The cuffs and hem should be comfortably sealed around your waist and wrists with room to move. You should be able to lift an arm up above your head without the hem of the jacket lifting more than an inch or so, and the sleeves should be long enough that when carrying out the same motion, they aren't mid-way up your forearm. Your shoulders and chest area should have enough room so that your hands can touch behind your back without feeling restricted. 

Additional Information
Lastly, consider which activites you'll primarily be carrying out while wearing the jacket. Are you primarily using it as a winter climbing piece, or an everyday/dog walking jacket? You'll find that technical climbing jackets tend to feature a shorter cut, while urban and casual jackets feature a longer cut to offer additional warmth with less mobility.

To see examples of what a badly fitting and correctly fitting jacket looks like, click here.

Technical Information

Weight: 495g (M)

Fabric: Ataro 30 100% nylon - 30D non stretch nylon mini-ripstop taffeta with a DWR finish

Insulation:

750 fill European goose down (132g)

Coreloft 80g/m² and 140g/m²

Centre back length: 72 cm drop hem

Sizing Information
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Arcteryx Men's Jackets & Shirts Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Chest Waist Hip Sleeve
X-Small 36" 29" 36" 32"
Small 38" 31" 38" 33"
Medium 40" 33" 40" 34"
Large 43" 36" 43" 35"
X-Large 46" 39" 46" 36"
XX-Large 50" 43" 50" 37"
  Chest Waist Hip Sleeve
X-Small 92cm 74cm 92cm 81cm
Small 97cm 79cm 97cm 84cm
Medium 102cm 84cm 102cm 86cm
Large 110cm 94cm 110cm 89cm
X-Large 118cm 99cm 118cm 91cm
XX-Large 128cm 110cm 128cm 94cm

Next to Skin Fit: Cut snug to the body through the entire garment to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency.

Slim Fit: Cut slim to the body through chest, waist, hip and thigh for a low profile fit.

Regular Fit: Cut comfortably from the body through bust/chest, waist, hip and thigh for a classic fit.

Relaxed Fit: Cut loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh for a casual fit.

1Chest

Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

2Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

3Inseam

From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

4Sleeve

With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

5Hip

Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Arcteryx Men Legwear - Letter Sizing

If the garment is sized in an alphabetical format, please use this size chart. Else if the garment is sized numerically, please refer to the numerical size chart. Sizing refers to your body size, not the size of the product. Pant inseam, length of actual garment.

  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
XS 29" 36" 30 ½ " 32 ½ " 35 ⅓ "
S 31" 38" 30 ½ " 32 ½ " 35 ⅓ "
M 33" 40" 30 ½ " 32 ½ " 35 ⅓ "
L 36" 43" 31 " 33 " 36 "
XL 39.5" 46.5" 31 ⅛ " 33 ⅛ " 36 ⅛ "
XXL 43" 50" 32 ⅛ " 33 ⅛ " 37 ⅛ "
  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
XS 74 cm 92 cm 77 cm 82 cm 89.5 cm
S 79 cm 97 cm 77 cm 82 cm 89.5 cm
M 84 cm 102 cm 77 cm 82 cm 89.5 cm
L 92 cm 110 cm 79 cm 84 cm 91.5 cm
XL 100 cm 118 cm 81 cm 86 cm 93.5 cm
XXL 110 cm 128 cm 82 cm 87 cm 94.5 cm

Next to Skin Fit: Cut snug to the body through the entire garment to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency.

Slim Fit: Cut slim to the body through chest, waist, hip and thigh for a low profile fit.

Regular Fit: Cut comfortably from the body through bust/chest, waist, hip and thigh for a classic fit.

Relaxed Fit: Cut loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh for a casual fit.

1Chest

Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

2Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

3Inseam

From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

4Sleeve

With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

5Hip

Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Arcteryx Men Legwear - Numerical Sizing

If the garment is sized in an numerical format, please use this size chart. Else if the garment is sized alphabetically, please refer to the alphabetical size chart. Sizing refers to your body size, not the size of the product. Pant inseam, length of actual garment

  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
28 28" 35" 30 " 32 " 35 "
29 29" 36" 30 " 32 " 35 "
30 30" 37" 30 " 32 " 35 "
31 31" 38" 31 " 33 " 36 "
32 32" 39" 31 " 33 " 36 "
33 33" 40" 31 ½ " 33 ½ " 36 ½ "
34 34" 41" 32 " 34 " 37 "
36 36" 43" 33 " 35 " 38 "
38 38" 45" 33 " 35 " 38 "
  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
28 71 cm 89 cm 76 cm 81 cm 88.5 cm
29 74 cm 92 cm 76 cm 81 cm 88.5 cm
30 76 cm 94 cm 76 cm 81 cm 88.5 cm
31 79 cm 97 cm 79 cm 84 cm 91.5 cm
32 81 cm 99 cm 79 cm 84 cm 91.5 cm
33 84 cm 102 cm 80 cm 85 cm 92.5 cm
34 86 cm 104 cm 81 cm 86 cm 93.5 cm
36 91 cm 109 cm 84 cm 89 cm 96.5 cm
38 96 cm 114 cm 84 cm 89 cm 96.5 cm

Next to Skin Fit: Cut snug to the body through the entire garment to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency.

Slim Fit: Cut slim to the body through chest, waist, hip and thigh for a low profile fit.

Regular Fit: Cut comfortably from the body through bust/chest, waist, hip and thigh for a classic fit.

Relaxed Fit: Cut loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh for a casual fit.

1Chest

Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

2Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

3Inseam

From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

4Sleeve

With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

5Hip

Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Arcteryx Mens Bag Sizing Information

Sizing refers to your back measurements, not the size of the product.

  Bag Size
Your Back Measurement Short Short-Regular Regular Regular-Tall Tall
14"          
15"          
16"          
17"          
18"          
19"          
20"          
21"          
22"          
23"          
 
  Bag Size
Your Back Measurement Short Short-Regular Regular Regular-Tall Tall
35.5 cm          
38 cm          
40.5 cm          
43 cm          
45.7 cm          
48 cm          
51 cm          
53 cm          
55.5 cm          
58.5 cm          
 
1

Measure along the spine between the 7th cervical vertebra and the level of the hip iliac crest

2

Compare this measurement to the Sizing Charts

3

It is possible to interchange different size shoulder strap and hipbelt components on many Arc'teryx Packs, but this will not change or affect the back-length of the pack.

Arcteryx Hat Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions

  Small/Medium Large/X-Large
Adult Head Circumference 21.5" - 22.5" 22.8" - 23.6"
  Small/Medium Large/X-Large
Adult Head Circumference 55 - 57cm 58 - 60cm

Arcteryx Glove Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions

  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Width 7.6 - 7.9" 7.9 - 8.2" 8.2 - 8.6" 8.6 - 8.9" 8.9 - 9.3"
Hand Length 7.0 - 7.2" 7.2 - 7.5" 7.5 - 7.7" 7.7 - 8.0" 8.0 - 8.2"
  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Width 19.2 - 20.0cm 20.0 - 20.9cm 20.9 - 21.8cm 21.8 - 22.6cm 22.6 - 23.5cm
Hand Length 17.8 - 18.4cm 18.4 - 19.0cm 19.0 - 19.6cm 19.6 - 20.2cm 20.2 - 20.8cm
1Width

With your hand open, measure from the tip of your middle finger, down to the crease at the base of your palm

2Length

With your hand open, measure around the circumference of your hand, at the base of your knuckles

 

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