Over the past few years our Arcteryx Winter Range has become one of our most hotly anticipated deliveries of the year. This year is no exception – we’ve fielded enquiries and backorders for weeks. This winter we’ve kept the same great range of mountaineering and adventure racing clothing which have proven so popular but taken a big step into Arc’teryx’s snowsports lines. We’re particularly excited by the range of snowsports shells, of insulated hardshells and of Phase synthetic baselayers:
Our top of the line synthetic jacket, the Keibo is an insulated Pro Shell ski jacket which provides exceptional weather proofing for skiers and boarders operating in the harshest climates. The Keibo uses unique Coreloft Compact insulation which gives it an exceptional warmth to bulk ratio. It also features a snow skirt, powderguard pitzips, dump pockets and more. A top, top jacket.
The Rush Jacket is a high spec snowsports hardshell. Unlike the Keibo it is uninsulated but it still features a great randge of snowsports features. The hood is extra tall to come with bulky helmets, the sleeves are cut to give easy upper body movement and pitzips let you dump heat quickly on long skins. Plus this is a jacket built to last season after season and stand up to all the abrasion a 1970s alpine lift system can throw at you.
This season we’re stocking our largest ever range of Phase baselayers and Accessories. Phase fabrics have rapidly become a major favourite with us and are easily the most worn baselayer range amongst the Facewest team. The balaclava provides great protection from the weather but is thin enough to wear under a ski or mountaineering helmet. It isn’t as warm as a fleece or soft shell balaclava but it’s a tremendous compromise to avoid fiddling too much on those in-between days.