A hike can be a leisurely ramble on the flatlands or a hard-charging scramble up to a lookout or crag. Whatever your mission, you need protection that adapts to ever-shifting microclimates and sudden weather changes.
You also need something packable, that will disappear inside your pack when you don’t need it. The Gamma SL Hoody, a superlight softshell, delivers. Its thin but durable Fortius 1.0 double weave (87% Nylon, 13% Elastane) resists wind and water, breathes, and offers four-way stretch. A StormHood adds protection without impacting peripheral vision, while the articulated trim fit and efficient design keep it streamlined on the move.
Our recommended uses for the Gamma SL include hiking, trail running, paddling, as a back-up layer for late-season ski touring when you’re changing elevation frequently, and camping—this is a multi-use layer you can pack for trips from spring through fall. It isn’t meant to be a rainshell, but will keep off drizzle and dry quickly.
Check the latest from Arc’teryx for spring/summer here.