Just over a month into the new year, and it feels like spring has been just around the corner for some time. Even with a milder than usual winter, it still can’t come soon enough. Luckily the Arc’teryx Nuclei FL Jacket is aptly prepared to weather those impending April showers — even if they come earlier than expected. This lightweight windproof jacket uses Coreloft synthetic insulation to keep its weight to just 11.5 oz.
A packable insulated StormHood provides extra protection against the wind and rain, specially tailored for rock climbers who have been waiting for the snow to melt so they can finally get back to scaling new summits. Its trim fit is tailored to stay close to your body to avoid snagging on jagged rocks during your ascent or the brush you have to weave through on any hike. The Arc’teryx layering system improves this jacket’s thermal performance by building upon its fleece base layer with insulation and a pliable outer shell.