Your Number One Defense Against Winter Just Opened, and It’s Called Arc’Teryx

Inside the technical outdoor brand’s first Chicago shop

By The Editors
September 14, 2016 9:00 am

When it comes to a proper winter jacket, warmth is the easy part.

The problem surfaces when you’re waddling around the city like an overfed goose.

Not a good look, sir. There is a better way.

The who and where: Arc’Teryx Chicago, now open in Wicker Park. The what: the finest technical adventure gear in the game. And the when: right now. Go right now.

When you do, head straight for the Therme Parka, a glorious winter jacket that’s as notable for its tech specs as its minimal branding. Thanks to a two-layer GORE-TEX shell, it’s fully waterproof.

And thanks to a goose-down filling with strategically fixed Coreloft synthetic insulation at the underarms and side panels, it’s got everything you need to battle the elements without looking like you’re about to climb Mount Everest.

Looking for something more versatile? Check the Camosun Parka. Lighter? The Proxy Jacket.

And that’s just outerwear. Arc’Teryx’s other offerings are certainly worth mentioning, from hiking boots to adventure packs. In other words, everything a man needs to battle Chicago winter.

You know winter is coming. Prepare yourself.

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