Going out on an adventure is much easier when you are confident that you have the right clothing to stay warm and dry, regardless of the weather.
Your outermost layer is a key element. A hardshell provides the most weather protection. Hardshells are fully windproof, waterproof and breathable. Arc'teryx hardshells are made of GORE-TEX® fabric technologies. The different technologies are engineered to meet specific performance needs, from prolonged, intensive use to very compact emergency storm shelter.
- Full storm protection
- Outermost layer
Softshells are flexible and air permeable, meant to protect but not to provide shelter. Best suited to better weather, without much precipitation, softshells excel at maintaining a comfortable temperature during high exertion and are exceptionally mobile, moving freely and easily.
- Water repellent
- Air permeable
- Highly mobile (has stretch)
- Protective mid layer or outer layer