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Arc'teryx highlights for Summer 2016

posted Jul 15, 2015, 9:29 AM by GoOut Project   [ updated Jul 15, 2015, 9:30 AM ]
  



ARC’TERYX CIERZO PACKS: ALL FOR THE ALPINE

Adding two new Cierzo packs to their line of alpine ascent packs, Arc’teryx is extending its offer for the alpine enthusiast. The Cierzo 18 (375 g) is a packable, superlight summit pack, the Cierzo 28 (550 g) a featherweight single-day pack for alpine, ice and rock climbing. Both packs offer a glove-friendly main opening with a pull-to-open, pull-to-close drawcord system. The adjustable top strop can be used to compress the pack or lash a climbing rope to the exterior of the pack. The smart SwiftCord™ drawstring style compression system is accessed and stored in the pack external front pocket. Dual quick hooks allow for variable configuration of the compression cords. To carry ice tools or other mountaineering gear, the Cierzos have lightweight aluminium bars integrated in the SwiftCord™ system. Thin padded shoulder straps on the Cierzo 18 and padded ones on the Cierzo 28, as well as sternum straps and webbing waistbelt hold the pack comfortably in place. The padded back panel on the Cierzo 28 is removable when not needed and makes this pack almost as packable as his smaller brother Cierzo 18.


ADAPTIVE FIT EVOLVED: ARC’TERYX ARAKYS SHOE

The lightweight Arakys is a truly functional shoe for single pitch outings or monkeying around camp. ARC’TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment expands its award winning footwear collection for Spring 2016 with the addition of the new Arakys shoe. An entirely new footwear platform, the Arakys combines all of the comfort features of a lightweight approach shoe with the inspired design of a technical rock climbing shoe. Using its experience with hybrid construction, the Canadian footwear innovator delivers the first ultralight bouldering and sport climbing approach shoe designed for both indoor and outdoor climbers. More than just an approach or scrambling shoe, the lightweight Arakys is a truly functional shoe for single pitch outings or monkeying around camp. Featuring the latest construction technology called Adaptive Fit Lite, the Arakys softshell uppers combine layers of protection and support on a stretchable liner
thanks to an exclusive lamination process. This allows reduction of overall weight and volume while maintaining a fully adaptive, sock-like fit in key areas of the shoe for perfect zonal fit, increased air permeability, and full debris protection. A true cragging shoe, the Arakys also has a form-fitting collapsible heel that turns the shoe into a comfortable belay slipper. The unique one hand closure and memory buckle allows for fast, efficient shifts from climb to belay, and easy removal altogether.

The leather footbed lends itself to sock-free, barefoot comfort. To develop the specific tread pattern for the Arakys, ARC’TERYX designers worked in collaboration with Vibram® to design soles suited to the specific needs of the shoe – flexible yet stable. The sole of the Arakys comes equipped with Vibram light approach with megagrip compound and features an integrated sticky rubber toe cap for increased grip.
At less than a pound per pair the Arakys delivers maximized comfort, fit and grip for camp bouldering, approaches, scrambles and sport outings.


THE ALPINE SOLUTION: THE NEW ARC’TERYX ACRUX AR GTX ALPINE BOOT

The Arc'teryx Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot is an insulated double boot for ice, snow, and rock routes. Born in the vertical world, ARC’TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to introduce its latest innovation in mountain footwear, the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot - one of the lightest, most durable, best fitting, weatherproof alpine boots on the market. Designed specifically for high altitude mountaineers and alpine climbers seeking to climb technical ice, snow, and rock routes in alpine terrain, the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot is an insulated double boot featuring an outer shell and liner constructed with GORE-TEX® for unparalleled weather protection and climate management. The result is a boot constructed with the insulation and fast drying performance of double boots, yet with single boot weight, fit and climbing performance. The outer shell of the Acrux AR GTX is rugged, extremely quick drying and abrasion resistant utilizing GORE-TEX® laminated to highly durable TPU films for added protection for crampons. The boot also features a laminated WaterTight™ T-Zip front closure and waterproof gaiter cuff construction to further seal out unwanted moisture from snow and ice, while also remaining breathable.

Delivering unprecedented insulation without sacrificing climbing performance, the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot evolves the Arc’teryx Adaptive Fit system with low volume, polyethylene and GORE-TEX® removable liners that allow for warmth and climate adaptability while keeping feet dry in all conditions. The 4mm perforated, preformed
polyethylene liner delivers the highest level of insulation, support, and foothold in the category, while the independent lacing system with velcro strap collar adjustment allow for a fast and efficient fit. The unique midsole construction of the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot offers improved durability and technical performance thanks to the fully wrapped technology; a TPU toe and heel counter protect the lightweight EVA midsole. Its full length Carbon fiber insole with an expanded PU foam insert and a high density, lightweight, independent CM molded EVA midsole provides full length rigidity, extra insulation and impact cushioning. The TPU heel counter also provides a safe crampon connection and protection for the crampon buckle while kicking steps in steeper terrain. The VIBRAM® AR OUTSOLE on the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot features a semi-blocked toe, with anti-slip grooves for improved toe grip, solid medial climbing support, and a sharp, durable heel brake for descending.
Lightweight , durable and weatherproof yet breathable, the new Acrux AR GTX Alpine boot is designed for those alpinists who push themselves by climbing previously unclimbed or pushing their limits on difficult alpine, ice and mixed terrain.


SUMMER WEIGHT INSULATION: THE NEW ATOM SL HOODY

The new Atom SL Hoody (UVP 180 €) is the perfect “always with me” jacket for summer activities. Expanding on one of its most popular and versatile product collections ever, the new Atom SL Hoody blends lightweight and compressibility with thermal efficiency

 
to create the ultimate summer insulation layer. Crafted with premium Coreloft synthetic insulation with air permeable fleece side panels, the new Atom SL Hoody provides thermal regulation during high output activities while delivering a high degree of functionality to a broad range of activities. Weighing only 250 g, it is extremely versatile, compact, lightweight and wind resistant.

The new Atom SL Hoody (UVP 180 €) is the perfect “always with me” jacket for summer outdoor activities. From climbing to camping, the lightest member of the Atom family offers quick warmth and protection on chilly evenings or shady walls.
The lightweight Coreloft compact fibre insulation (40g/m2) is quilted to the lining to keep the insulation in place and increase durability. Stretchy side and arm panels from soft fleece with a smooth, pilling resistant upper offer perfect ventilation and climate management. Covering a whole range of different uses, the Atom SL Hoody is the perfect second layer during a cold spell in summer as well as for active use in the outdoors.
The Atom SL weighs only 285/250 g (Men’s/Women’s Medium) and fits in the smallest corner of a backpack, yet it offers all necessary features like two zippered pockets, adjustable hood with laminated brim and adjustable waist cord. The well-designed cuffs cover the back of the hand if necessary, while the stretch panels also allow for pulling the sleeve up the forearm for additional venting. The patent pending No-Slip-Zip™ front zipper works like a series of speed bumps to keep the zipper from self-opening.
The Atom SL Hoody is a must-have for all who are looking for a versatile, lightweight Jacket to take out for everything: from the crag to the campsite to the café.