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Arc’teryx Gamma SL Hoody Arc’teryx Gamma SL Hoody
Arc’teryx Gamma SL Hoody 5

Arc’teryx is a Canadian brand located in the Coast Mountain wilderness, that has built itself around the principles of timeless quality with an intuitive design, founded by local climbers in 1989 they set out to make apparel suitable for skiing and climbing in both the nicest and harshest of environments.

If you think their name is tricky to get your mouth around just be grateful, they shortened it as it is named after the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feathers for flight. The Gamma SL Hoody is a versatile piece of outdoor gear, available in five colours, Agra, Shimizu, Black, Pegasus and Labyrinth, the latter being the version we received which is an attractive green/blue. The SL stands for Superlight and it isn’t kidding, weighing just 290g it is easy to pack down into your pack when not needed without adding extra bulk to your gear. The Gamma comes in sizes XS-XXL and is styled to have a trim fit, suitable for a wide range of activities and layering over a base layer, a t shirt or a jumper or all three making it ideal for year-round use.

The softshell construction is air permeable and the four-way stretch woven textiles that are abrasion resistant, prevent damage from backpacks and the natural world around you. The durable Fortius 1.0 double weave resists wind and water whilst remaining breathable which helps you stay comfortable in quick changing climates, the fitted StormHood provides additional protection against bad weather without reducing your peripheral vision, the cuffs are a good length to protect the hands however there is no type of closure to create a tighter seal around gloves. The Gamma is an adaptable top layer, tough enough for hiking and trails whilst smart enough for trips to the city, you will find yourself reaching for this trustworthy hoody jacket time and time again. RRP £140.00

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A reliable all-rounder for urban and wild adventures alike.
  • Highly breathable
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Superlight
  • StormHood
  • Four-way stretch
  • Stylish Trim Fit
  • Wind and water resistant
  • No cuff closures