A jacket, pant and boot from Columbia for multisport winter adventuring.
Arch Rock Double Wall Elite Hooded Jacket
The Arch Rock (available for women and men) is a new jacket for cold-weather hiking or all-around use. Though quite thickly insulated, it is also very lightweight and water-resistant. The thermal-reflective lining (Double Wall Elite construction enhanced with two layers of Omni Heat Infinity) keeps warmth in, blocks wind, and stays breathable. We like the trusty zippered chest and hand pockets, and the snug binding at the hood and adjustable hem. It is not advertised as a ski jacket but we skied in it, and did a bit of touring, with good results. Ie, we didn’t overheat on the bootpack, and felt protected and warm on the downslope.
Men’s Expeditionist Shield Boot
These rugged, versatile boots are warm and protective with the same thermal-reflective lining as the Arch Rock Jacket (Omni-Heat Infinity) plus 200g of insulation and Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable construction. For extra-wet conditions, the waterproof suede leather upper is combined with a modern scratch rubber duck-boot for serious long-term water blocking. And this boot is comfortable like your favourite hiker; the midsole cushioning is soft underfoot, yet still highly responsive to add extra spring to your step. Meanwhile, the powerhouse Adapt Trax outsole provides exceptional traction on all terrain, in wet or dry conditions. A women’s equivalent is the Moritza Shield Omni-Heat Boot.
Men’s Landroamer Utility Pants
Our favourite of the season, the Landroamer Utility Pants offer a lot of versatility for whatever the day brings. Multi-mission-ready features include built-in UPF 50 protection, Omni-Shield water-and-stain repellency and multi-functional pockets. We also like the stretch material blend (9% elastane) which means you can take on scrambling or other pursuits that involve extra kinetics. Other neat little details include a drawcord adjustable waist, articulated knees (also with knee protection panels with opening for knee pads) and leg hem cinches. Plus: the main material blend includes 57% recycled polyester.
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