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Lightly insulated Coreloft(TM) Compact hooded jacket with air permeable side panels. Warm weather is never a constant, even in summer. Fog rolls in, a sudden thunderstorm blocks the sun, and changes in elevation and levels of exposure can cause temperatures to suddenly shift. But summer conditions seldom require bulky insulation. The Atom SL Hoody is specifically created to hit the zone where insulation is required, but in a measured amount that suits milder conditions. Providing warmth comparable to a lightweight fleece for significantly fewer grams, the Atom SL is an efficient midlayer in cool conditions and a great standalone during rest breaks, early morning starts, and while enjoying the view from a freshly bagged peak. The Atom SL is designed to handle subtle climate shifts. Balancing air permeability with wind resistance, the shell material allows airflow during active periods, but helps cut the chill during static moments. 40g/mA^2 Coreloft(TM) Compact insulation is highly compressible, insulates if wet, and delivers its superior performance for very little weight. All the Atom SL's fabrics are selected to manage moisture and provide comfort while on the move. Sleeves are lined with a comfortable mesh, and lightweight fleece side panels help provide thermal performance and ventilation. Articulated sleeves and gusseted underarms extend freedom of movement. Arc'teryx designers know that a thoughtful minimalism delivers more performance. Created to be so compact and light there's no reason to leave it behind, the Atom SL employs only necessary features and ultralight fabrics. Comfortable, easily compacted and resilient, the Tyono(TM) 20 shell material uses fine denier yarns that allow a fabric configuration that is surprisingly strong for its weight. The DWR (durable water repellant) treated StormHood(TM) hood is uninsulated, making it ideal for minimizing wind chill or providing protection in light rain. The trim fit minimizes bulk and layers easily, and the insulation is placed only where it's most needed, in the core, to reduce weight and bulk without sacrificing appropriate thermal performance. The result is a hoody that provides efficient shoulder season insulation, stuffs to the size of a grapefruit, and weighs a mere 260 grams. Insulated mid layers made with hydrophobic synthetic material that resists absorbing moisture. Outer fabric has a water-repellent finish. Uses the lightest weight materials available to provide high weather protection, performance and/or packability, but with the right amount of durability. Technical Features Weather resistant Breathable Insulated Compressible and packable Ultralight Arc'teryx Nu water repellent treatment Fleece stretch side panels allow for ventilation Mesh lined sleeves provide next to skin comfort Gusseted underarms Trim, slim fit, increases breathability during high output Adjustable, low profile uninsulated StormHood(TM) No Slip Zip(TM) front zipper Full front zip with chin guard and wind flap Shaped cuff with stretch fleece Drop back hem Adjustable hem drawcord Two hand pockets with zippers MATERIALS Mesh 100% polyester Tyono(TM) 20 denier shell with DWR treatment - 100% nylon Coreloft(TM) Compact 40 insulation (40 g/mA^2). Highly crimped, multi-denier siliconized polyester yarn that has undergone a special process which reduces the thickness of the material by 50%, without reducing its insulation value by the same amount. Lightweight, breathable, thermally efficient 100% polyester fibre. Torrent(TM)-84% polyester 16% elastane. Moisture wicking, breathable, stretchy, jersey knit textile with a soft, brushed surface and a PolygieneA(R) finish to manage odour.
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Built for rugged ski mountaineering ascents and bomber freeride descents, the Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 Binding is an evolution of the world's first alpine touring binding to combine the lightweight pin system of a tech binding with the standardized safety release capabilities of an alpine binding. The result is a binding that provides both lightweight touring functionality and maximum alpine-style power transmission. The Vipec easily switches between walk and ski modes without the need to step out of the binding, and its toe piece features micro-adjustable width wings to accommodate the wide variety of tech insert styles on the market.A favorite of avalanche professionals, the Vipec features a two-stage heel riser, allowing for three different easily adjustable configurations depending on the grade of terrain. This binding's pre-defined safety release capabilities utilize a gliding heel piece with dynamic travel for consistent contact pressure and reliable release. Lateral, frontal, and defined release capable, the Vipec is built to be powerfully stable while still providing a safe ride.
Easier to use than the original version, the new Vipec 12 builds on the success of the first backcountry binding to combine low weight of a tech binding with DIN safety release of an alpine binding.
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 w/L-108mm brake FEATURES of the Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 w/L-108mm brake Safety Tech System features a defined front lateral release in both ski and walk mode for skiing and avalanche safety Integrated dynamic range in both heel and toe ensures predictable release Easy Switch heel and toe allow changes between ski and walk mode without stepping out of the binding Three-level heel riser Brakes included Micro-adjustable width wings help compatibility with any model tech insert