Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.

Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.

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Now that the weather is finally changing, for those of you that love being in the outdoors, same in the lowlands or in the mountains, nothing better than being prepared with some good top layers. I do love them, and I have purchased lots of different brands over the years. I like for example Orthovox, Icebreaker, and also Arc’teryx.

I will focus this post on what Arc’teryx has to offer for the season. I love all what I see of this brand for all kind of seasons, even their casual wear. It is not cheap, but it is highly technical, and I do prefer to have less things but better quality- as I realise that I always use the same! So, I invest in fewer pieces of better quality. I like their minimalist lines and their design is top notch.

Shop Women’s Base Layers

  • Vertices Hoody – this is designed for cold weather and has specific snow sport features, such as the balaclava style hood that can easily go over the head and under a helmet or used as a neck warmer.
Detail of the hoody of the Vertices Hoody top- Arc'teryx. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
Detail of the hoody of the Vertices Hoody top- Arc’teryx. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
The Vertices Hoody for Women. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
The Vertices Hoody for Women. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.

  • The lightweight Rho LT Zip Neck is a warm base layer that feels great against the skin, it allows you to have great freedom of movement, feels super light and allows the moisture to evaporate, regulating your temperature in cold weather. It also looks minimalistic and really smart!
Rho LT Zip Neck for Women. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
Rho LT Zip Neck for Women. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
  • The Rho LT Bottom is made from Torrent™ fleece for softness and works well in cool to cold temperatures. They feel very lightweight. These bottom layers were designed specifically for women with a gusseted crotch to ensure performance fit that moves with the body.
The Rho LT Bottom for Women. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
The Rho LT Bottom for Women. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.

Shop Men’s Base Layers

  • The counterpart of the female’s hoody, the Stryka Hoody is made from air permeable, moisture-wicking Torrent™ 170 polyester blend fabric that gives performance stretch. This piece has also a balaclava style hood as the female’s version.
The Stryka Hoody- Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
The Stryka Hoody- Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
I do like the hoody that can be used under a helmet, for those extra cold days. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
I do like the hoody that can be used under a helmet, for those extra cold days. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
  • The Phase AR Zip Neck  is the mid-base layer designed for colder temperatures. The tall collar adds warmth on the neck and the deep front zip helps to ventilate the body when is warmer. This lighter weight Phasic™SL panels allow thermal regulation
The Phase AR Zip Neck with a high colour and a deep zip to control body temperature. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
The Phase AR Zip Neck with a high colour and a deep zip to control body temperature. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
  • The Phase SL Boxer Short is a favourite of online sales with great reviews. These shorts can be used daily, but it is great for active guys, as it’s silk-weight performance base layer wicks quickly moisture, elevates comfort and is done with a flatlock seam construction that minimises potential irritation.
The Phase SL Boxer Short. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.
The Phase SL Boxer Short. Gear Review: Arc’teryx’s base layers for the season.

More information on this shop Arc’teryx for premium outdoor gear and apparel.

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