Arc’teryx F18 Preview: Freeride Touring Collection

Working as a system, the new Fall ’18 Whiteline Freeride Touring products from Arc’teryx deliver the weather protection, freedom of movement and thermal regulation required for deep backcountry days.

Men’s Rush LT Jacket.

Weighing a mere 430 grams, the new Rush LT’s heft will never slow you down. But just because it’s feather-light doesn’t mean its light on features. Primarily constructed out of waterproof, windproof N40p Gore-Tex Pro, the Rush LT provides durable, breathable protection from the elements.

High wear areas around the shoulders and hips are reinforced by robust N80p-X Gore-tex Pro. A helmet compatible StormHood offers adjustable, full-coverage head protection, outstanding freedom of movement and peripheral vision. During high output portions of your day, quick heat dumps are made possible by the jacket’s WaterTight pit zippers.

Two pack-compatible chest pockets further the Rush LT’s ease of use by allowing you to keep small electronics and other backcountry essentials close at hand. Thanks to the jacket’s ski-friendly feature set, you’ll seldom have to suffer cold fingers.  Arc’teryx’s Cohaesive™ hood and hem adjusters make adjusting the Rush LT’s fit exceptionally easy, even while wearing heavy gloves.

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Designed to be paired with the Rush LT Jacket, the new Ryze Hoody provides thermal regulation during your tour’s punishing ascents. Using lightweight, highly air permeable materials and insulation, this minimalist backcountry midlayer self-regulates to prevent overheating while providing light wind protection and measured warmth. Used in concert with outer and base layer garments from the Whiteline Freeride Touring Collection, the Ryze Hoody provides ultimate protection from the elements.

Women’s Ryze Hoody.

The Ryze Hoody’s trim, articulated design ensures an easy fit under a hardshell while at the same time ensuring a fit that moves with your body, improving thermal efficiency.

To provide an optimal balance of airflow and wind resistance, the highly breathable Fortius Air 20 is the face fabric. Light and efficient Octa Loft Synthetic Insulation provides thermal protection while maintaining a comfortable microclimate. These materials work in concert to create a fully breathable mid-layer.

The comfort that the Ryze Hoody provides during acsents and descents is furthered by the presence of a low profile, adjustable hood.

Despite its streamlined fit, the Ryze Hoody doesn’t forgo utility. Medium-volume zippered hand pockets—sized to securely stash a toque, gloves or smartphone—are positioned to remain accessible, even while wearing a pack or a harness.

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