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~ Saturday 7th June 2014

Great news about the renewal of the partnership between the BMG and Arc'teryx. I can honestly say that the Arc'teryx kit I've used over the last few years has been the best kit I've ever used. Simple design, quality materials and manufacture, and it lasts. I've climbed and skied in Arc'teryx kit now for several years without a single fault - no stitching failure, no zips breaking, no bits falling off. Sizing seems uniform across the range too - which is good if buying mail order. I'm a large in everything I've tried (but I bought my Atom LT in XL as an over-layer)

Favourite things have been:

Atom LT Hoody. Summer outer layer, winter mid layer, casual town wear. Does everything. Packs small. I bought mine XL as an over layer.

Atom SV Hoody Excellent, simple design warm jacket. Same as the LT but warmer.

Covert Hoody Lovely, warm, fleece jacket, worn loads for 3 years and still looking brand new.

Gamma SL Hybrid Hoody Lightweight, perfect summer Alpine or ski touring soft shell. I did the PDG in these!

Gamma AR Pant Alpine summer, ice climbing and ski touring (fits over a ski boot) I did the PDG in these!

Fury AR Pants Ski touring and skiing, with thermals if it's cold or without if it's warm. 2 winters (160 days?) and still going strong.

Gamma MX Jacket The BMG "uniform" jacket. Bulletproof, great chest pockets and big hood.