The cold winter winds are blowing again here in New England, and I couldn’t be happier. As most runners know, winter runners are spring winners. The weather will be nasty, but you don’t have to suffer. The Arc’teryx Endorphin line will make even the coldest days feel like good running weather.
Men’s Argus Jacket
The Argus jacket is a lightweight, wind and weather-resistant jacket, designed to insulate runners from the cold during high-output aerobic activity. A layer of breathable Polartec® Alpha® insulation across the chest and shoulders will offset direct exposure to the wind and cold. The outer shell of the Argus jacket sheds wind and light precipitation, while the Torrent™ back panel provides ventilation.
This jacket will protect you on messy winter days. Runners, snowshoers, and Nordic skiers will find the Argus comfortable for warm-ups, long runs, and just hanging out. This versatile jacket is a favorite of mine on the soccer pitch, going grocery shopping, or just hanging around the house on cold mornings.
Arc’teryx cares about quality. Every detail is purposeful and designed to make the garment functional. There are two zippered pockets in the front of the jacket, and two generously sized pockets in the back panel. This provides a secure place for your ID and phone, and plenty of room to store gels and small water bottle.
The trim-fitting Argus jacket also has internal media ports for runners that like to wear headphones, and an adjustable hem cord to keep out the drafts. Thumb loops help runners keep their sleeves in place and offer some extra warmth around the wrist and the back of the hand.
Women’s Gaea Jacket
The Gaea Jacket is for running, nordic skiing, or snowshoeing. It uses the same technology as the Argus jacket, but is made specifically for women. The cut is flattering and the fabric makes this jacket both cozy and attractive.
Reflective blades on the forearms and back make this a safe jacket for low-light conditions. The Gaea jacket is available in Pink Tulip, Calypso Blue, and Carbon Copy Black.