The Arrow is a highly versatile soft shell that provides protection from the elements and a combination of warmth and breathability. Exceptionally comfortable, stretchy and great for a wide range of outdoor activities.
Mountain Equipment says:
A lightweight and highly adaptable pull over for climbers heading into the steepest ground.
The Arrow Quarter-Zip combines the wind resistance, wicking and warmth for days in the mountains with the unimpeded mobility required for contorted crux moves. It’s the ideal layer for committing days on Alpine rock or simply racing last light on a local crag.
Mountain Equipment's Arrow Quarter Zip Top uses a combination of durable soft shell material with a comfortable lofted inner to provide breathable warmth and protection. This top has a classic soft shell feel to it but the inner design certainly steps away from that. With a raised pattern the inner provides a similar effect to grid fleeces by trapping air and improving temperature regulation in both warm and cold conditions. It also does a great job of wicking moisture and keeping you comfortable for longer.
For such a lightweight top it certainly works well. The wind resistance is really good and it has coped with a range of activities in differing conditions. With the soft, comfortable inner it works well over a thin base layer but can easily work as an outer with thin insulating layers underneath. This is a versatile piece of kit that looks great too.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear