Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody Features:
The Atom AR Hoody from Arc'teryx is insulated by synthetic Coreloft to create a jacket that is warm and resistant to the elements. The Atom AR's outer fabric is wind and water resistant and the Coreloft retains little water, making it ideal for use in cold, wet climates. The twin pockets are pockets and internal zip pockets make accessing essentials easy and the Atom's athletic cut means it fits easily beneath a shell for when the storm comes in. Wearable as an extra warm mid-layer or a stand alone jacket on dry days, the Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody is perfect for mountaineering, snowsports or city wear.
Put a lot of thought into buying a new warm jacket, and wasn't going to part with such a hefty price tag unless I was absolutely sure it would be perfect.
In my frugal opinion, I can say that this jacket it certainly worth the money if you can afford it, super comfortable, warm enough to use as a standalone jacket with just a base layer underneath in temperatures down to 0°. DWR coating is very good at shedding water, and this jacket keeps me dry in light/medium rain showers, although in heavy rain gets wet (but is still warm).
I'm a size small/medium mens and the small is perfect, as advised to me by an expert. Hood fits like a glove and can be cinched up to let no cold air in. Zips run super smooth and cuffs fit nicely to always keep a snug fit.
Nautic grey looks really good for day to day use, and the 2 exterior, and one interior pocket are of good size for carrying more than just a phone.