Spring is finally upon, which means the arrival of the new Spring/ Summer range for 2014 from outdoor clothing innovators, Arc’teryx. This season sees the arrival of some great technical outer wear for hiking, climbing and trail running, and a fantastic range of stylish casual clothing aimed at trek and travel; so whatever you have planned for the warmer months, Arc’teryx has got you covered.
Check Out This Season’s Highlights
Technical Outdoor Wear
The brand are continuing to push the boundaries of technology, further streamlining and improving their technical outer wear to offer the best possible waterproof, windproof, breathable protection without restricting movement.
The Beta LT is back with some brand new, vibrant colour combinations. Suitable for a range of activities, this versatile jacket was a hit last year, featuring all-new GORE-TEX Pro to give you the ultimate level of performance when it comes to breathability, durability and weather protection. It incorporates the brand’s progressive e3D technology coupled with a trim fit to provide advanced articulation while keeping bulk to a minimum; ideal for wearing with a pack or harness and the hood is helmet compatible, making this a great climbing companion.
Pictured: Women’s Beta LT, Colour: Seaglass
This minimalist shell is brand new for this season and offers hard wearing waterproof, breathable protection courtesy of 3L GORE-TEX Pro. Designed for those wanting to travel fast and light in the mountains, it achieves the perfect balance of function, fit and performance with an advanced ergonomic pattern and trim tailoring that keeps unnecessary bulk to a minimum. The features set has also been streamlined to keep weight to a minimum, making room for a single pocket and a helmet compatible storm hood, while eliminating the need for pit zips, zip flaps and keeping the seam allowance to a minimum.
Pictured: Men’s Alpha FL Jacket, Colour: Mantis Green
Not just any fleece; the Delta LT Zip Neck combines breathable, moisture wicking performance with an intelligent cut that makes for easy layering and offers enhanced freedom of movement. Lightweight and versatile, it can be worn year round as a mid layer to take the chill off on those cooler summer days, or as a baselayer during the colder months.
Pictured: Men’s Delta LT Zip, Colour: Chipotle
Part of the Arc’teryx AR (all round) series, the Beta AR Pant lends itself to a wide range of outdoor activities. Made from GORE-TEX Pro, it’s highly waterproof, breathable and offers the durability that you need to withstand wear from your equipment as well as those encounters with the rock face. The brand’s e3D fit technology ensures a full range of motion, through pre-shaping, articulated joints and extra gusseting, allowing you to push your limits without having to worry about your clothing.
Pictured: Men’s Beta AR Pant, Colour: Heron Grey
Ideal for any kind of hiking, climbing, scrambling or clambering, this super flexible soft shell pant offers enough protection from the wind and rain to make it a great all-rounder. Made from tough, durable Fortius four-way stretch fabric, it is sure to be a valuable, versatile addition to your active wardrobe.
Pictured: Women’s Gamma LT Pant, Colour: Black
This tough, versatile duffel is suitable for carting around everything from your clothing to your climbing kit. Durable, highly water resistant and easy to clean, it has a plethora of handles for ease of use, and a reflective white inner coating so you can actually see when you’re rummaging about inside it.
Pictured: Carrier Duffle 100, Colour: Black
Hike and Travel
You can cover as many miles on foot exploring new cities as you can going for a hike. It can be hot, cold, raining and windy all in the same day, so it’s definitely worth choosing clothing with tech to keep you feeling as comfortable as possible. Arc’teryx have applied their technical know-how to their summer range, creating stylish and practical designs with travel in mind. The garments offer fantastic moisture management while being durable and easy to care for, so you don’t have to worry about your clothing being up to the task when you hit the road.
Arc’teryx Excel at creating packable, breathable all-weather wear for challenging activities and have created a versatile range of performance clothing aimed at trail runners. Trail running, a bit like hiking, can expose you to a wide range of conditions. You’re often out for extended periods of time and cover a variety of terrain; if you’re a seasoned runner you’ll understand the importance of a lightweight, packable layering system and if you’re just starting out, you soon will.
This jacket is geared for high exertion activity where breathability is key. It is incredibly compressible and packs down into its own pocket to provide convenient weather protection when you’re on the move. Wind resistant and water repellent, the it incorporates open mesh panels to aid airflow and regulate your body temperature when you’re working hard.
Pictured: Women’s Cita Hoody, Colour: Pink Tulip
A lightweight, trim-fitting running jacket that concentrates on providing unbeatable performance rather than unnecessary features. Wind-resistant, moisture-repellent fabric offers protection from the elements whilst open mesh underarm panels help you to regulate your body temperature as you pick up the pace. A small, fitted hood provides an extra defence against wind and rain, and the jacket conveniently packs down into its own pocket for ease of transportation and on-the-go protection when you need it.
Pictured: Men’s Incendo Hoody, Colour: Blue Onyx
A jacket or gilet should be an essential part of your kit; it will help to maintain your core warmth, while providing you with a windproof, showerproof barrier that will protect you from the elements. The Incendo Vest is super-lightweight and will easily fit into your pocket if things start to hot up.
Pictured: Men’s Incendo Vest, Colour: Mantis Green
There is also a fantastic range of tees and tanks that offer comfort and performance for a variety of active pursuits, providing incredible moisture management, anatomical shaping and comfortable stretch for complete freedom of movement, no matter how challenging the road ahead!