Lightweight and durable seem to be Arc’teryx’s keywords for 2016. The company is launching the new Atom SL, which maintains many of the best features of the popular Atom LT in a lighter package. The SL includes a water-resistant shell with lightweight synthetic filling and an uninsulated hood to make it a great option for warm weather trekking.
And when it’s hot enough to stow the Atom, Arc’teryx’s new Pelion Comp shirts are built to take the load with nylon core spun merino material that offers the feel and features of wool in a more durable package. Adding to that durability, the Pelion includes nylon shoulder patches designed to help keep pack straps in place and prevent them from rubbing you raw during long days on the trail.
Both the Atom SL and the Pelion will be available in men’s and women’s versions in Spring 2016 (the women’s version of the Pelion is called the Lana). The Atom SL has an MSRP of $229 while the Pelion is $95 for the short sleeve and $119 for the long sleeve.