Have you ever wondered what all the names and
abbreviations of Arc’teryx jackets mean? As a new employee at the Kayak Shed, getting to represent Arc'teryx for the first time, it sure confused me! Once I learned the system though, I realized how straight-forward and helpful it is, and I thought I'd pass my new found knowledge on to you so that you can make the best purchase for you when shopping for new gear.
: All around oriented. Gore-Tex hard-shell (Skiing inspired, usually
3 layer Gore) longer cut, powder skirt, waist draw cord and extra chest pockets
ex: ThetaAR Jacket
: Trimmed down, minimalist. Gore-Tex hard-shell (climbing) Cut shorter,
with 2 hand pockets ex: Beta AR Jacket
(mostly Polartech Power shield fabric) ex: Gamma LT Jacket
breathable, moisture-shedding hard fleece ex: Epsilon ARJacket
Mid-layer, highly breathable, high-loft,
insulated ex: HyllusHoody
Highly breathable, air permeable, mid layer
hooded hard fleece jacket that provides bulk-free warmth for all day activity
ex: Acto MXHoody
Designed for use in the harshest conditions. Most durable materials, full
coverage garments with hoods.
: ALL ROUND
Mid-weight materials, most features for versatility.
: MIXED WEATHER
Designed for mixed weather and dynamic movement. Durable,
highly mobile stretch materials, breathable and moisture shedding
LT: LIGHT WEIGHT
Lightest materials, streamlined feature sets
SL: SUPER LIGHT
Predominantly made with lightweight Paclite® textiles, also may be the lightest
weight garment in a series
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