For Autumn/Winter 2011, the Arc'teryx Alpha and Beta FL (Fast and Light) Jackets feature innovative new Gore-tex Active Shell technology. To manage perspiration more effectively during aerobic pursuits, Active Shell integrates a lighter, thinner, more breathable Gore-tex membrane with a moisture-wicking tricot backer textile. The 100% DWR treated Gore-tex Active Shell with Nylon face fabric provides durably waterproof and windproof protection while on the move. The lightweight fabric has a soft hand and moves quietly. Reinforced with Gore-tex Pro Shell (with tricot backer), those jackets are robust and pack away easily.
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Beta FL Jacket
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Alpha FL Jacket
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Alpha FL Jacket (£340)
This minimalist alpine shell is designed for climbers and serious alpinists who travel fast and light. The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treated Gore-tex Active Shell features a quiet, lightweight nylon face fabric which provides durable waterproof/ windproof protection with outstanding breathability while on the move. The single chest pocket opens with a laminated WaterTight™ zipper. The e3D anatomical fit and articulation facilitates reaching for holds and other climbing-specific moves. Packs in its own stuff sack.
Beta FL Jacket (£350)
Perfect for fast and light alpine ascents and backcountry skiing, this specialized backcountry jacket features reinforcements on shoulders, lower back and hip and the lower profile Storm Hood. 360° reflective striping enhances visibility.
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