Arc'teryx Acto MX Hoody

Most breathable

$299; arcteryx.com

Take the weather resistance of the best softshell and marry it to the breathability of an unlined fleece, and you have the Acto MX. “It’s great for high-output activities in the alpine,” said one tester after climbing the Breithorn outside of Zermatt, Switzerland, on a crisp, bluebird day. This 16-oz. jacket pulls double duty as an outer shell with high ventilation and a DWR treatment that beads water (good for the ascent), and as a midlayer beneath a hardshell when you need to take full advantage of the warm gridded fleece backing (nice for descents and rest breaks).



Comments

Leave a Comment