Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Uncategorized

Trial Run: Arc'Teryx Gamma SV

Outfitter

Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.

Blurring the line between insulating fleece and weatherproofing shell, the versatile Gamma SV makes layering seem passé. This jacket’s secret weapon is its fabric, Malden Powershield, which sandwiches a tightly woven stretch nylon and wind-resistant film to a wicking inner fleece. The result is an abrasion-resistant, high-performance jacket that’s also quite cozy. As with most Arc’Teryx garments, the fit is trim, and the finish is high quality.

A few cold, wet days in the field were all it took; the SV will be a constant companion on my future mountain excursions.

$230/Arc’Teryx/800-985-6681/www.arcteryx.com