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Arc'teryx come up with the goods again with the highly versatile Proton LT Hoody, read the review to find out more.
Price
£210
Quality
10
Comfort
9
Value
9
Performance
9
Overall Score
9
+
Versatility to be worn everywhere
Hood can get in the way when wearing a shell jacket, but a hoodless version is available

We've been wearing the Proton LT for a good six months now for everything from skiing to general town use and although it's made for mountain pursuits we've found it to be so much more versatile than that.

In one of the more muted colourways the Proton LT makes for a great athleisure everyday wear jacket with a lovely hit of warmth for cold autumn and winter days and a modicum of rain protection.

Take it onto the hill though, whether hiking or skiing and it's really in its element thanks to carefully considered materials and a great cut. The Proton LT is perfect for use as part of a ski layering system - it breathes very well but has the warmth for colder environments without too much bulk or weight. The insulation is synthetic so doesn't suffer as much as down when wet and the face material, although lightweight is highly durable which is great for fending off sharp ski and snowboard edges.

Hoods are a personal choice but the one on the Proton LT is insulated and just about helmet compatible as well as being adjustable so is one of the better mid layer hoods out there, a hoodless version is available if you prefer.

A couple of good sized, zipped hand pockets round off the Proton LT Hoody and solidify it as one of our stand-out mid layers this year.