Although Spring has finally arrived there is still a lot to talk about regarding Fall Winter collections for 2014/2015. If you like Arc’teryx stay with us and have a peek at was is coming for the next cold season.
Winner of an ISPO Gold award and start of the show, if you had to remember one piece from Arc’teryx’s next collection it would have to be the Alpha Comp outfit with jacket and pants. The Alpha Comp set, selected in the Outer Layer 3 layers category is for climbers and alpinists.
The Alpha Comp Jacket has GORE® Fabric Technology panels on the shoulders, arms and hem where most exposure to snow and dripping water occurs. Fortius 1.0 softshell fabric in core areas allow the climber to reach freely and move quickly without overheating. The marriage of softshell and hardshell means fewer layers; less overall weight to carry and a system that can be worn all day.
The Alpha Comp Pant has articulated patterning and a gusseted crotch to facilitate freedom of movement. The waist adjustment uses a low profile metal hook to reduce potential for snagging, and the unique three position leg gusset can be adjusted for a low profile, crampon compatible fit. An easily accessible thigh pocket sits below the harness.
The jacket and pant weight 405g / 14.3oz and 355 / 12,5oz respectively in size M. RRP: £275 for the jacket and £200 for the pant.
If you are more in need of something warm to wear in your next adventure then you’re in luck. The new Ceres jacket is w workhorse for warmth. Filled with premium 850 fill power European grey goose down known for its best in class warmth to wait ratio. It combines it with CoreloftTM in strategically placed areas like chest pocket, windflap and hood’s edge. To maximize consistent loft and minimize cold spots at the baffles’ seams, the Ceres Jacket uses box wall construction.
Hardwearing, entirely windproof, weather-resistant N40p WINDSTOPPER® outer fabric protects from the gusts and snow. The fabric’s high level of breathability helps prevent the accumulation of moisture that can negatively impact the down’s insulating performance.
Not cheap at £600 but could be the last insulated jacket you’ll ever buy. 835g / 29.3oz in size M. And if that wasn’t enough, the Ceres also won an ISPO Gold Award.