Designed for high output activities in cold temperatures and moderate weather, the Argus Jacket is insulated with breathable, hydrophobic Polartec Alpha synthetic insulation. Placed at the front and shoulders to offset direct exposure to wind and cold, this lightweight insulation provides warmth with minimal bulk. Lumin nylon face fabric sheds wind and light precipitation, while the highly breathable, moisture wicking Torrent back panel facilitates ventilation and freedom of movement. Two easily accessible rear stash pockets hold gloves, hat or energy foods. An adjustable drawcord at the hem seals out cold, retractable thumbholes hold sleeves in place, and reflective blades on the back and sleeves improve visibility in low light conditions.
Serious mountain training means confronting a variety of conditions, including cold, wind, rain and snow. Prior to Polartec Alpha, the lack of breathable insulation meant choosing between overheating or foregoing necessary protection. Polartec Alpha, a unique synthetic insulation combining exceptional breathability and lightweight warmth, has specific properties that allowed Arc'teryx to create outerwear uniquely suited for high output in cold weather. The insulation's knit construction is more stable and durable than traditional synthetics. This stability permits the use of air permeable open weave face fabrics that encourage air flow through the garment to help increase evaporation and moisture transport. The result is essential warmth without overheating.
The knowledge Arc'teryx has acquired from creating for harsh alpine environments goes into the design and construction of products that help athletes focus on maximum personal performance. The Argus combines minimalist design with technical intelligence in a piece that combines breathability, insulation, weather protection and ergonomic freedom.
- Lumin (100% nylon 6.6, 49g/m²)
- Torrent (84% polyester, 16% elastane)
- Insulation: Polartec Alpha (100% polyester)
- Weather resistant
- Highly breathable
- Composite construction
- Full front zip with wind flap
- Thumb loops
- Drop back hem
- Laminated hem
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- MP3 media pocket inside hand pocket
- 2 hand pockets with zips
- 2 rear stretchy, stash-and-go pockets
- Reflective details
- Trim fit
- Weight: 385g
Arc'teryx challenges what exists, manufacturing new ideas is their culture. Passion and curiosity fuel a continual drive to explore, to push the boundaries of what is known, regardless of assumptions. Founded by Vancouver climbers in 1989, Arc’teryx has but one single goal; to create equipment that enables a person to be immersed in the moment of doing, regardless of external conditions.
Their Design Centre is a hive of likeminded individuals, a hands-on think tank of active designers, materials experts, pattern makers and product developers who know what they want, how it will be used and why it has to work. Arc’teryx's dedication to craftsmanship is expressed through their manufacturing processes, quality and integrity can only be achieved through effective partnership with their factories and suppliers.
Arc’teryx strive to deliver products that are as good as they can possibly be, so that they perform over time and beyond expectation, this is the heart of what Arc'teryx does and the roots of the company — to create what does not yet exist.