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Lightweight, packable and windproof, Arro is a classic windshirt conceived for hard use with a soft touch, non-rustle fabric, anatomically cut for mobility. Run like the wind rather than get blown about by the wind.
100% windproof lightweight nylon jacket, a versatile layer for adding warmth without much weight or bulk. Ideal for biking and running, but also handy for hikers and climbers, or anyone who needs to cut out the wind chill.
- Windproof and water repellent
- Lightweight and packable: rear zipped pocket doubles as stuff sack
- Neat fitting collar and lycra bound cuffs for comfort
- Slim fit for minimal fabric flapping
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- Full length YKK zip with reflective trim
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Weight: S: 128 g, M: 135 g, L: 142 g, XL: 150 g
Fabric: 100% nylon micro ripstop
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Light and windproof
What else is there to say. Fits well, close enough do it doesn't catch the wind like a sail. I use mine for running
Arro - brilliant
Bought one, wore it once, went back and bought another. Very windproof, very light, xl in size to fit an xl, very small pack in own pocket. Highly recommended.
Got mine when they first came out (and were about £22?), and have found a use for it on many occasions.
Unless it is proper freezing, this and a decent layer underneath are a great way to keep out the cold and stay warm. Initially, I was really surprised at how warm this was - I feel an instant difference when I zip it up.
It's replaced my Montane Velo bike jacket, and has replaced a number of big tatty hoodies when camping (although best not to wear it near a fire!). I can't see myself using this for anything strenuous like running of mountain biking, as it would be too hot, but that's not to say others may find it useful in situations like those.
It's tiny once packed down into it's own pocket - I've also managed to fit a pair of lightweight gloves in there as well. I do have concerns about how tough it is, as it is as thin as a really thin thing, but so far, it has resisted the odd scrape and scratch.
The zip is excellent and feels strong and sturdy, and it's reflective strip is a welcome addition.
It really is water resistant - the odd light shower will fall off it, but anything stronger and you will get a soaking.
I wouldn't mind if the collar was less stiff - personally I think this would be aesthetically better, if maybe a bit less practical.
All-in-all, it's rather wonderful. Small enough to keep on you just in case, really warm, a good cut, and a useful pocket.
Light, water resistant and amazing value
Best windshell I’ve used, better than Rab at half the price. Packs down tiny, has a good DWL, good fit and a good pocket position for cycling. Only downside is the fabric is so lightweight that it flaps on the sleeves when cycling along but thats the case with any windshell.
Wow! Loads better then my failed Balance jacket!
As a hardy xc singlespeed, endurance mountain biker and local legend. I like layers that 1. Keep the wind and a splash out 2. Breathabilty to prevent the condensation turning you cold from sweat. I tried the Balance jacket and it was the first jacket that didn’t suit my personal activities, alpkit customer care were excellent in dealing with my unhappiness, BUT this jacket for me is the bizzle. It packs up small to put in a cycle jersey back pocket and when the elements open up booooooom it’s awesome, although not waterproof it still keeps you warm. Definitely buying another to keep as a spare. I’m buzzing that much I’m going to write a review on my blog site www.dingy.life MASSIVE WELL DONE Alpkit 10/10 #superstars
Three peaks October 2017
Wow... yes not the best time to under take this challenge so wanted a lightweight jacket to fend off the elements. This jacket didn't disappoint. 14 degrees c at the road way and -7 on top. The jacket went on on top and stayed on for the decent absolutely great. The other two mountains were strong winds and horizontal rain and it kept the biting chill off. Great jacket for those high energy harsh weather times. YES we completed the challenge 11 hours 50 minutes.
Alpkit keep on delivering...
I received this as a gift, after struggling to think of something I wanted for Xmas when asked by a relative. Knew I wouldn't go far wrong with something from alpkit though.
4 months later, I finally got chance to use on a very windy day on Bidean nam Bian in Glencoe. It was a revelation, superb wind protection, warmth and a comfortable fit in large ( I am 5'9" and 14 stone). The addition of a hood would be fantastic on the next incarnation.
I note alpkit have now forayed into their own shops. I hope this will not compromise prices or their unique niche position in the UK market. Don't go changing alpkit.
Please do a hooded arro
Please do a hooded arro. A helmet hood. With lightweight retaining strap.
Perfect softshell when combined with a light grid fleece.
Bought this at the beginning of last summer and it was a constant companion on the hills. Weighs very little and packs small but makes a big difference when the wind blows chill or there are showers/low mist etc. How about a gilet version Alpkit?
Functionally excellent, yet smart-looking shell.
This windproof packs down so small I take it on every hike, just in case. The cut of it and the styling are good enough that I also regularly wear it more casually and because it packs down, it's no hassle to shove in a bag when going indoors.
It does what it says on the in quite simply. Keeps the wind off very well and even light rain.
Super versatile top.
This is a brilliant, super-lightweight jacket. I use one as a cycling jacket - it packs small enough to throw into my bag and weighs next to nothing. It cuts out the wind, stops light rain showers and is thin enough not to turn me into a bag of sweat when I arrive at work.
For much the same reasons, I always pack/wear one when I go climbing. I love that it packs into the single pocket, and light enough to clip onto my harness. A great backup for when the weather turns a bit gray!
Very glad I bought 2! :D
Awesome windproof jacket
I needed something lightweight for those longer fell runs to keep the chill out and this is perfect, it even fits in my hand! And the price? Alpkit does it again delivering a top quality product for a fraction of the price of other brands.
Just what i was looking for!
Replaced my much loved Buffalo windshirt which finally disintegrated and a hard act to follow. I'm 6'2, 12 stone, the med is a great fit- tight enough for running but space for a thin fleece under when belaying. Even enough shoulder articulation if I want to climb in. Nice fabric, no annoying vents, being able to pack/unpack into the pocket mid run already proving beneficial.
A great lightweight windproof layer. I'm not the slim racing snake I was and find that breathability rather than out and out waterproofing is the way to stay dry for me. at 6'1" and 16st I produce a lot of humidity when on the move and this is perfect for me. A good wicking layer underneath in cooler wetter weather and this keeps the breeze of but manages the moisture well. Using it on my adventure bike and under my summer motorcycle kit for the night time trip home for those chillier evenings when you need to keep the breeze of at 70 mph not totally bulk out with a thick fleece layer for the chilly commute. Perfect for the bigger boned gentleman and despite my bulk it is not tight at XL. I have to say that Alpkit make great clothes for my size without stupid long sleeves.
So close to perfection!
I bought this primarily as an outerlayer for trail running. I'd be happy to use it for other sports and I keep it in the car as a just-in-case layer.
Pros: It's super light and packs down without hassle into it's pocket. Elasticated sleeves, drawcord and a good zip mean I can batten down the hatches and they all function perfectly. it's windproof, acceptably water resistant and cheap.
cons: The sleeves are really baggy... this is my main gripe, they flap around while running and mean I get sweaty arms in a little forearm micro-environment. Otherwise the jacket fits well as does all other size large alpkit stuff so I wouldn't be able to drop down to a medium. No hood. Make one with one and I will buy it on day 1.
Seriously, add a hood.
Did the Job
Used this top for the Greenman Ultra Marathon. Was perfect for what I needed for the event, light weight, easy packable and keeps the wind and rain off great.
Only thing i do wish it had a hood tho.