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Review: Arc'teryx

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Named for ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight, freeing itself from the constraints of the horizontal world. They strive to develop the finest product available by merging unrivaled designs with the best quality, highest performing materials and assembling them in the most innovative and most durable manner for the intended use.

Every Arc'teryx product is engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding athlete. Activity-specific patterning ensures complete freedom of movement, and each product is critically scrutinized and detailed for the intended end use.

This is a company that not only excels in design and performance, but is also extremely environmentally conscious as well. They evaluate their processes and continually implement new strategies to improve efficiencies and minimize our ecological footprint. They construct products that will last longer and need to be replaced less often as opposed to trendy, dated, less quality products that need to be replaced frequently. Each year as they grow, they become more capable of working towards tangible, positive changes in our environmental practices.

Gamma MX Hoody

This wind resistant, breathable hoody is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. It features a tough, wind resistant outer face that sheds moisture but unlike a hard shell allows for incredible mobility. There is a soft fleece lining that keeps you warm while wicking the moisture away from your core.

This is a perfect spring/ fall jacket but our tester also found that it worked amazingly in the winter with a light insulated layering piece. It performed extremely well snowboarding thanks to the snow shedding outer layer and non-constricting range of movement. The fleece lining makes the jacket a warmer layering piece without adding bulk. The drop back hem is not only flattering but also keeps the drafty cold from hitting your lower back while fastening bindings.

There are many bonus feature to this jacket as well. With four pockets in total (2 hand, 1 chest, and 1 laminated sleeve) you can be well organized with necessary items easily accessible. The zippers are easy to grab, even wearing mittens or gloves. The adjustable hem drawcord can act as a powder skirt or simply as a tool to keep the bitter wind out.

This is a high quality, high performing, multi-activity soft shell masked in a hard shell feature and amenities. We love it!


...Fiftysense Product Review Panel

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