We are very familiar with the Arc’teryx ski touring line of apparel and are often amazed by the company’s ability to introduce new items that we can’t imagine doing without. The Arc’teryx Procline FL Pants and The Arc’teryx Procline Hybrid Hoody fit the pattern.
If you’d like to see a sampling of other Arc’teryx products we’ve looked at over the years, here are a few: Arc'teryx Sphene jacket, the Fission SL jacket the Atom LT jacket and we’ve also tested gloves, including the Cadens. All of them seem to have that Arc’teryx special sauce: good design, top-notch materials and just the features you need—nothing more.
The Procline Hybrid Hoody is a mid-layer or warm weather top. It's not suitable for colder days (and this is unlike the FL pants, which work in all but the coldest conditions). As you can see from the pics, the jacket is pretty tight fitting so it fits well under another jacket, like, say, the Arc'teryx Sphene Jacket we've also reviewed.
Here's why they call it the Procline Hybrid Hoody—part fleece, part softshell. Some call it zonal construction.
Here is the thigh pocket at left, below. We'd love to see a transciever fasterner of some kind in there. Side vents at right.
What's one way to determine which items in your kit are your favourites? The answer comes at packing time before a trip. The Procline Hybrid Hoody and Procline FL pants enjoy top billing in my hut trip ski duffel. They are comfortable, high-performance, stylish--and at the same time simple. We have reviewed many Arc'teryx items on the site and the only factor that is not near-perfect on some models is fit (and that's subjective). The fit of these two items is excellent.
Weight: 395g / 13.9oz
Colours: Red and blue (different from what was reviewed)
Arc'teryx Procline FL Pants
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