Plenty of garments are packable these days. As we head towards colder weather, we need to ask ourselves—what do we really need to bring on a given trip? Whether you’re out for a morning in the sidecountry or a week in the mountains, bringing the right layers is always a consequential decision. Of all the layers, insulation and rain protection are the top two on our list. And a packable down layer is perhaps the key item because no one ever wants to be cold.
(Being wet is bad, but being cold is worse.) But no one wants to be stuck with a bulky layer taking up all the space in your pack—especially if you never end up needing it. So how about a full-service down hoody that packs down so small you’ll always bring it? That’s Arc’teryx’s new Agrium Hoody.
Maximum performance, minimal impact: the Agrium (available in women’s and men’s) is born from focused design and sustainable materials. Light and packable, it delivers exceptional warmth for its weight and performs as a midlayer and standalone. The warmth comes from RDS-certified 850 fill European white goose down with bluesign® approved synthetic insulation in areas prone to moisture. The Arato™ shell—coloured with a dope-dyed process that uses minimal resources—is light and strong, and an insulated hood adds optional warmth and adjustability for the perfect fit around your head or helmet.
Don’t need the hood? Check the Agrium Jacket, hood-free and even more packable. (The Jacket is offered for men only; the other Agrium option for women is the Anorak.)
The Agrium is crafted at a Fair Trade Certified facility as part of a commitment to transition 80% of Arc’teryx products to fair trade certification by 2025.