The weather will change, but the Procline will adapt.
Weather patterns in the alpine can be unpredictable, at best, so choosing between a hardshell and softshell can be a tough call. The Arc'teryx Men's Procline Comp Jacket uses composite mapping for waterproof protection where you need it when the weather turns foul, along with the stretch and breathability of a softshell where you want it for the ascent.
A three-layer Gore-Tex shell with a tricot backing at the hood, shoulders, and along the hem, provides hard-wearing protection from snow, wind, and mank. Fortius 1.0 softshell material at the back and underarms provides freedom of movement when the ascent turns technical; it also increases breathability. The trim fit allows the jacket to be comfortably worn over midlayers, but it keeps the jacket close-fitting enough to maintain a low-bulk fit. Features on the jacket include a helmet-compatible hood, removable Hemlock inserts, which keep the jacket down when worn with a harness, and pack- and harness-compatible pockets. Weather-resistant zippers make for a water-tight closure, and the drop back hem offers additional coverage when you bend down to make adjustments to gear.
- N40p Gore-Tex three-layer shell
- Fortius 1.0 softshell underarms and back
- Arc'teryx Nu water repellent treatment
- Fully taped seams
- Trim fit with e3D ergonomic patterning
- Helmet-compatible Stormhood
- Gusseted underarms
- WaterTight weather-resistant zippers
- Harness and pack-compatible chest pockets
- Internal chest pocket
- Item #ARC00BK
- Q & A
Great for high output adventures
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I own three shells from the 2016 Arc'Teryx collection, the Procline which I am reviewing here, the Tantalus, and the Lithic Comp. all three jackets are different, but offer the best option for specific situations. The Procline is the perfect jacket for sunny days where you are constantly moving and sweating. It is not great for super cold days, unless you are moving and sweating. It has a Gore face fabric that is slightly lighter than the Lithic Comp (much lighter than the Tantalus), and a stretchy fabric (Fortius) that is similar to a soft shell material in the underarms and back. This material is lighter than the material used in the back of the Lithic Comp and in my opinion breathes better. This jacket is cut a little shorter than the Jackets in Arc'Teryx's white line as it is built as a true alpinist jacket and can be used with a harness. This is my go to jacket when I am out touring.
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket
I second the question asked by CoryDog; are there pit zips?
The Procline Comp Jacket does not have pit zips. Check out the picture I posted below on CoryDog's question. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly on anything Arc'teryx.
Hey, does this this jacket have pit zips?
The Procline Comp Jacket does not have pit zips. Check out the picture below. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly.