Arcteryx Atom SL Vest
Compact and versatile, the Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest's lightweight Coreloft™ insulation provides comfortable warmth for multi-purpose use. Air permeable side panels, and the soft and light outer fabric reduces over-heating, while a DWR coating adds moisture-repellency. Ideal for every day when a little extra warmth is required, inside or outdoors; the Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest layers easily underneath a waterproof jacket for year-round adaptability, on winter ski slope or summer campsite.
Coreloft™ Compact Insulation
Innovative insulation from Arc'teryx, Coreloft™ Compact consists of highly crimped, multi-sized polyester fibres that efficiently trap warm air, its excellent loft retention enabling long-term performance. Siliconised yarns ensure performance is maintained in damp and wet conditions. The Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest's Coreloft™ Compact has also undergone a special process which reduces the thickness of the material by 50%, without reducing its insulation value by the same amount. Lightweight, breathable and thermally efficient, this insulation ensures the Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest offers maximum performance with minimum weight and bulk. Insulation in the front and back places warmth where it's needed, while un-insulated, breathable side panels improve breathability.
Stretch Side Panels
Stretch Torrent™ 190 fleece side panels ensure the Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest retains a neat fit for easy layering, as well as extending its air permeability for a broader comfort range, especially during spring and summer use. Torrent™ 190 fleece has a peached face jersey knit exterior, with a soft brushed backing, while elastane provides a high degree of stretch for comfortable wear. A Polygiene® silver salt-based finish ensures freshness after repeated use and washing.
Toray Tyono™ 20 Fabric
Chosen as a fabric supplier for Arc'teryx, Toray is known for its extensive knowledge of materials and quality craftsmanship. Tyono™ 20 is a premium lightweight taffeta with mechanical stretch; fine denier yarns create a fabric that's soft and compressible, yet resilient and wind-resistant for extended comfort and mobility. Tyono™ 20 is used in the front and back insulated sections of the Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest.
No Slip Zip™
Complete with a No Slip Zip™ which works like a series of speed bumps, keeping the main zipper from self-opening. This Arc'teryx gilet has two zippered hand pockets and a mid-height collar that sits neatly underneath a outer jacket.
A lightly insulated Arc'teryx gilet with extra breathable side panels, the Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest combines the latest advances in fabric technology with Arc'teryx's legendary cut and construction techniques. An excellent technical performer for all manor of activities, the Atom SL Vest will most likely find itself at the top of your coat peg...when it's not being worn!
Arcteryx Atom SL Vest Men's
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 | Chris
This is an excellent layering piece. I have used it in our 'wonderful' Scottish climate for hiking and found it to be the perfect attribute to the layering system. On the hill, in typical autumn/winter conditions, I use it with a Polartech Powerdry baselayer and it worked very well during the steeper more difficult sections without being too warm. The quality and fit is usual Arc'teryx excellence. Slim fit but definitely room for winter baselayers. I have the Atom SL jacket too, which I use on top for extra protection/insulation when exposed to the elements up on the plateau. This proved to be a great combination. Beads the drizzle well, resists most of the wind and the side panels keep enough ventilation for difficult to beat temperature regulation. Very highly recommended, would definitely buy again. Only point of note, It is very slightly 'roomier' than the SL jacket, I may have fitted into a small for a closer fit or with the medium I could at least wear two layers underneath. Otherwise this will be my go-to set up from now on. This renders most of my other gear redundant it is that good. Big thanks to Escape2 staff for helping me get both Atom SL jacket and Vest, awesome, exactly what I needed.
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