The Arc’teryx Men’s RHO LTW Zip Neck is a mid-weight base layer for snow activities such as skiing/snowboarding, ice climbing, and alpine climbing. Merino wool mixed with 5% spandex and gusseted underarms not only has a soft feel, but stretches and moves with you to reach your goals. Minimal on the odor front keeps you smelling fresh and you can regulate your temp with the ½ zip. Secure a small item close by in the laminated chest pocket for quick access.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's RHO LTW Zip Neck
Mountain Merino wool/spandex blend has a great warmth-to-weight ratio
Trim fit aids thermal efficiency and rapid moisture transfer
Spandex content helps maintain shape when wet
Zip neck provides rapid ventilation while a taller collar provides warmth
Single laminated chest pocket
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's RHO LTW Zip Neck
ARC'TERYX NEXT to SKIN FIT: These snug-fitting garments are made with stretch fabrics to fit next to the skin and enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency. Arc'teryx next to skin fit pieces constructed with their heavier-weight AR and SV fabrics also perform very well as mid layer pieces, so you should consider sizing up to accommodate a base layer underneath if the intention is to use this as a mid layer option if you are building a layering system. Also check out the size guide to learn how to calculate your body measurements before selecting a size.
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"If you like wool base layers, get this shirt."
When you first get this shirt you may think it feels thin. Especially, if you are comparing the shirt to synthetic base layers. But once you put the shirt on you'll realize it is going to be warm enough. And the wool in this model is soft and not itchy.The pocket is a nice touch, and not always available in wool base layers.
I expected this piece to perform as well as my other Smartwool base layers. I was disappointed. In my opinion, you must layer this underneath something. The wind will shoot right though this piece. I expected it to be warmer. It performed ok underneath my Gamma MX. However, I would not recommend it as a stand alone piece. Buy something with polartec fleece. I am returning this piece. I hope this is helpful to someone looking to buy this piece.
"True to size as it made me look like a walking sausage"
So this shirt is true to size in that it is next to skin! So literally if you have a roll here and there--you may want to order a size larger than usual. Im a large and had to return for an XL. It is very warm and looks are the best coming from a base layers perspective. I just love the Arcteryx style and material...what else can you say. these guys are my favorite line.
I purchased the RHO LTW last fall and have used it pretty much every weeks since It arrived at my door step. The piece is truly a very versatile piece of clothing. I wear this on multiple occasions for multiple different activities. I primary use the RHO as a light first layer for hiking and snowboarding in Vermont and Colorado, it's a great piece for layering. Besides the perfect craftsmanship, the RHO is one of my favorite articles of clothing. The material is fairly thin and seems semi fragile, I haven't had any problems with the durability, but I wouldn't go hard core bush whacking with only this on. The best part about the RHO is the quality and softness against your body, plus the material does an excellent job with controlling odor. Most of my other layers have this stench that I can't ever get out, The RHO doesn't have this problem and will smell fresh after multiple powder days. I would recommend this product to anyone that plans on doing any sort of high output activities.
I've used the RHO LTW zip neck on every field even I go on. It is my go to baselayer and will keep me warm all the way down to freezing temperatures. When you get moving it keeps you cool and dry, and you'll never need to change it. I've gone for a week at a time without washing this baby and it will still be ready for a night on the town. The fit is perfect for a guy with gorilla arms like me, and the torso is just right. I have two of these now, and I highly recommend this product!