Gamma MX

Arc’teryx Gamma MX – An Outwear Shell Jacket that can’t be Beat

Gamma MX


Arc’teryx is the high-tech, high performance pioneer of outwear shell jackets in today’s market. Known for their hard-shell fabric and extreme durability, Arc’teryx is a driving force in the hiking outer wear industry. And despite its use whether it’s for a casual layering or a high performance need, the quality of Arc’teryx soft-shell is unparalleled.

The Gamma MX

This series comes in both hooded and non-hooded options, ideal for alpine enthusiasts or for those who are simply looking for effective protections without compromising full motion.  This durable “Gamma” series fabric is very breathable with its 4-way stretch and high abrasive resistance. MX stands for mixed weather conditions; meaning this is a fabric that is ideal for users who need to engage in a variety of activities at different temperatures. However, what makes the Arc’teryx models so popular is that each mode is athletically cut and fashionable, allowing the user to have performance with no added bulk and a certain unique and interesting look that creates that great outdoor sense of style.

First Look

Outdoor enthusiasts drool over this sleek fashionable style and clean cut shape. Arc’teryx provides the highest quality and the best performance for outer wear shell jacket. You won’t find flashy detail or loud patterns here; this is the utmost in minimalistic style. These outer wear shell jackets offer clean lines, bold colors and it’s this that offers that stand-out style everyone loves. Every shell jacket offers a good hug-the-body style that also sports great functionality through the underlying layers. The dual zippered hand pockets offer space for gloves, or when needed heater packs. A left sleeve pocket is a feature the Arc’teryx has become known for; a pocket that allows for the carrying of an iPod, id, ski pass or any other small essential.

All jacket models offer a performance slim fit, with a hugging body, sleeves and a drop back; a jacket that certainly wears comfortably, even when you have an additional layer or two. However, when deciding on size, you might consider going up one, especially if you plan on using layers underneath.

The Gamma MX is a casual jacket that gives you, the outdoor enthusiast everything you need to be out and about whether in the city or in the great outdoors.  Jackets have a number of pockets, which give it excellent storage options for all your personal items. The zip closures offer safety and prevent loss during everyday use.

So whether you are biking as a messenger, walking on the subway, or hiking up the ski trails, you won’t have any issues with any of the Arc’teryx jackets.  Dress them up or down, it all goes well; that’s because of the minimalistic style and looks of these clean-cut jackets.

Outdoor Performance

The technical features of the Gamma Mx hoodies are outstanding. These work well during high motion activities, and work better in outdoor activities that the alternate Gore-Tex hard shells. The Gamma MX offer improved breathability but also offers protection against harsh elements. This outer shell works well for hiking and climbing activities in cooler weather climates of spring and fall; an excellent option when snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and ice climbing. The Gamma MX offers protection against water and wind, thanks to its high tech construction.

Bottom Line

The Arc’teryx Gamma Mx gets a 4.5 star rating for functionality, construction and design.  This is a European style cut so you want to go one size up when you are unsure, or when you plan on using layered clothing options underneath.


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