Brand Review: Arcteryx X Winter Jackets

23rd January 2019

Arc’teryx definitely knows a thing or two about Winter Jackets. They understand the extremes and what you need to overcome them.

Born, designed, and manufactured in British Columbia, Canada – Arc’teryx test their products in their very own back garden, the Coast Mountains.

25 peaks over 1500m remain untouched in this challenging wilderness. You can be in the backcountry within an hour from their head office.

Arc’teryx say there is no better place in the world to push their new lines and technologies to the limit and ensure you are getting the very best design, quality, and protection for your very own adventures.

 

Arc'teryx Wet Weather Hiking

 

We’re taking a closer look at men’s and women’s insulated jackets, waterproof jackets, and ski jackets from Arc’teryx.

 

Insulated Jackets

Designed to keep you warm, yet comfortable on the move, Arc’teryx’s range of insulated Jackets tick all the boxes.

We’ve handpicked some of our favourite Insulated Jackets from Arc’teryx:

 

Thorium Jacket

The Thorium AR Hooded Jacket is durable, versatile, and very warm – designed for the toughest alpine conditions.

Arc'teryx Men's Thorium AR Hooded Jacket

Arc’teryx Men’s Thorium AR Hooded Jacket

 

The streamlined and regular fit layers easily under a hardshell outer for when the weather reaches the extremes or the heavens open.

Filled with Lofty 750 European grey goose down, the jacket gives out optimum warmth while still remaining lightweight, making this the perfect standalone.

The outer, made from Arato™ 30 nylon, is both durable and water repellent handling with ease, any weather the mountain throws at you.

Arc’teryx use their very own Down Composite Mapping Technology which combines the goose down insulation with panels of Coreloft™ synthetic insulation in the hood, cuffs and under the arms (areas prone to moisture) for ultimate warmth.

Keep your essentials safe with an inner and two outer zip pockets, and packing away comes easy when the weather turns for the best, just pack it down into its handy stuff sack.

 

FINAL REVIEW: This jacket is an overall solid and impressive piece of alpine wear

 

Shop the Arc’teryx Men’s & Women’s Thorium AR Hooded Jackets.

 

Cerium Jacket

Designed foremost as a midlayer, this down insulated style also works well as a standalone in cool and dry conditions. Offering both lightweight and superlight styles making it easy to layer with a hardshell for when that additional climate protection is needed.

Arc'teryx Cerium SL Women's Hooded Jacket

Arc’teryx Cerium SL Women’s Hooded Jacket

 

With 850 fill power goose down, the warmth to weight ratio of this jacket is unbelievable. The Arato™ 7 nylon shell is ultra-lightweight and provides durability against tearing.

Mosy importantly, the LT styles feature Coreloft™ down composite mapping just like the Thorium Hooded Jacket for warmth locked into all the places you need.

 

FINAL REVIEW: If you’re looking for warmth without compromise then the Cerium Jacket is an essential piece of kit.

 

Check out the Arc’teryx Cerium Jacket styles we currently stock –

Arc’teryx Women’s Cerium SL Hooded Jacket

Arc’teryx Men’s Cerium LT Hooded Jacket

Arc’teryx Women’s Cerium SL Insulated Jacket

 

Waterproof Jackets

Arc’teryx works with W.L.Gore to achieve the greatest weather protection possible. Rain, sleet, or snow is no match for the iconic GORE-TEX fabric.

Did you know they have a testing chamber which can match the conditions of any mountain in the world?!

This brand relationship ensures that you get the very best all-round weather protection, helping you fight against extreme wind and rain to reach your summit.

Here are some of our favourite Waterproof Jackets from Arc’teryx:

 

Zeta Jacket

Designed for exploring limitless terrain, the Zeta AR Jacket is a versatile shell constructed from N70p 3L GORE-TEX fabric with durable GORE C-KNIT™ backer technology, providing waterproof and windproof protection while still remaining extremely breathable.

Arc'teryx Mens Zeta AR Jacket

Arc’teryx Mens Zeta AR Jacket

 

The Zeta Jacket delivers great freedom of movement with articulation in the sleeves and gusseted underarms so you’re always comfortable on the trail.

This lightweight material and trim fit style allows room for light layers so you can adapt to the challenges ahead.

Smart features include:

  • WaterTight™ hand pockets & pit zippers for ventilation
  • Adjustable Arc’teryx StormHood™
  • Dropped back hem for additional coverage
  • Internal laminated pocket for essentials

 

FINAL REVIEW: Another amazing all-rounder, the Zeta AR delivers exceptional comfort, smart features, and solid protection all in an extremely durable protective shell.

 

Shop the Arc’teryx Men’s & Women’s Zeta AR Jackets.

 

Beta Jacket

If you’re looking for all-round weather protection in a versatile shell then the Beta Series from Arc’teryx is the perfect addition to your kit.

Arc'teryx Women's Beta SL Jacket

Arc’teryx Women’s Beta SL Jacket

 

Available in both Super Light (Beta SL) and Lightweight (Beta LT) designs, the Beta Jacket offers protection from the elements with minimal weight or bulk and delivers maximum performance.

GORE-TEX technology ensures protection from both wind and rain while still allowing you to remain active with its breathable membrane.

Additional features that make it so adaptable across a range of activities include the helmet-compatible StormHood, and the e3d patterning allowing for a trim fit keeping it close to the body while maximising breathability.

Extremely light, the Beta SL is also highly packable allowing you the adjust to the elements.

 

FINAL REVIEW: Whether it’s climbing ice-capped peaks, or hiking through a wet valley the Beta Series has your back.

 

Check out the Arc’teryx Beta Jacket styles we currently stock –

Arc’teryx Men’s Beta SL Hybrid Jacket

Arc’teryx Men’s Beta SL Jacket

Arc’teryx Men’s Beta LT Jacket

Arc’teryx Women’s Beta SL Jacket

 

 

Ski Jackets

On the slopes you need a jacket that covers all bases. Wind protection, waterproofing, breathability and unrestricted movement.

Arc’teryx Ski Jackets offer just that (and more…).

Here are some of our favourite Ski Jackets from Arc’teryx:

 

Sabre Ski Jacket

Developed for on and off snow exploring, the Sabre Jacket design is ideal for mountain skiing and freeriding.

 

Arc'teryx Men's Sabre Ski Jacket

Arc’teryx Men’s Sabre Ski Jacket

 

Relaxed fit and pattern design offer unrestricted freedom of movement, while WaterTight™ pit zips allow you to ventilate quickly without any compromise on performance.

The powder skirt and WaterTight™ front zipper gives even better protection in deep snow combined with GORE-TEX fabric, protection from the elements is unrivaled.

 

FINAL REVIEW: Wet & windy conditions have no chance!

 

Check out the Men’s Sabre Ski Jacket from Arc’teryx.

 

Astryl Ski Jacket

A trim women’s shell created for area skiing and boarding, the Arc’teryx Astryl Jacket offers protection and performance with a streamlined aesthetic.

Arc'teryx Women's Astryl Ski Jacket

Arc’teryx Women’s Astryl Ski Jacket

 

Made from waterproof, windproof 3L GORE-TEX® fabric with GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology, the Astryl is light, quiet, comfortable and has excellent breathability.

The helmet compatible DropHood™ provides full coverage and has an integrated insulated collar for extra warmth and protection. Side zips offer ventilation, and a powder skirt seals out driven snow.

 

FINAL REVIEW: A great all-rounder on the slopes!

 

Check out the Women’s Astryl Ski Jacket from Arc’teryx.

 

And if you need help with your Ski Boots why not check out our handy guide: Ski Boot Buying Guide

 

 

Choosing the right Winter Jacket

It really comes down to why you’ll be using it, at what time of year, and in which weather conditions or climates.

Arc'teryx Winter Jackets

Arc’teryx have a handy key to help you find the right type of jacket and protection for your needs. Some styles are available in multiple types.

 

FL – Fast and Light – Minimalist, high performing and lightweight for rapid travel in variable conditions

SL – Superlight – Superlight materials & design, lightweight & packable over durability

LT – Lightweight – High performance, minimalist design, durable for its weight

AR – All round – High performing weather protection & materials, versatility for multiple activities

MX – Mixed Weather – Highly durable, breathable and mobile, best for mixed usage in changing weather conditions

SV – Severe Weather – Most durable materials and weather protection, for prolonged exposure to severe conditions

 

Whatever the conditions, Arc’teryx has you covered.

Check out our complete collection from Arc’teryx.

 

 

The Nevisport Team

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