Home Women's Jackets Arc’Teryx Women’s Gamma MX Hoody £240

Arc’Teryx Women’s Gamma MX Hoody £240

Arcteryx

Weight 580g

The superlative Gamma MX is made from stretchy and tough Fortius 2.0, a polyester/nylon/elastane mix with a brushed fleece interior and a hard abrasion resistant face. There’s no membrane, so it’s not completely wind proof, but I really dislike heavy, sweaty soft shells anyway. This one breathes very well, and deflects wind brilliantly too. The face fabric also resists light moisture and sheds snow; ideal for mixed conditions. I love the pockets- two cavernous hand warmers that will swallow endless gloves and munchies, a chest pocket and a small bicep pocket. The adjustable hood takes a helmet, and has a laminated brim plus tall collar for retreating from the cold. It’s lovely to wear- cosy as a mid weight layer, and wind resistant, it’s also very stretchy and well cut so it’s easy to move about in no matter what happens. Versatile, durable, breathable, warm, functional and stylish are all words that apply here. For me, it’s the perfect winter soft shell. Is it worth the hefty price tag? I’m not sure…

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