Arcteryx Atom SV - Mens Review
The Atom SV is a warm and well-made jacket and is comfortable as a layer or even for climbing in. The fabric is water and abrasion resistant even though it feels very light and soft, so this jacket is durable even though it is pricey. It works better as a stand-alone layer than most of the other jackets in this review since it is the thickest and it is also one of the most stylish. Of the two hooded jackets reviewed, this one and the Mountain HardWear Compressor, I am more likely to grab this one to to wear around town on a chilly day and grab the Compressor to pack with me on a long day since it is slightly lighter. If you prefer something less expensive, the Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket - Men's and the REI Revelcloud Jacket - Men's are both excellent jackets, though they are much thinner. If you want a jacket to stuff into itself, The North Face Redpoint is the thickest jacket that still folds into a pocket.
Check out our complete Men's Insulated Jacket Review to see how this jacket compared to others.