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Adventure Racing Softie® Vest

Developed by Snugpak® with input from professional members of the outdoor community, expert navigators and meteorological staff, military personnel, mountain bikers and adventure racers. The new functional Snugpak® Venture AR Range creates an entire system of elemental protection and insulation to support you, whether you are working on completing couch to 10k at your local country parks, completing longer half-marathons across lowland moors, participating in extended mountain marathons, point to point racing and climbing, as well as XC and enduro mountain biking. The Adventure Racing range is for you, whether you are challenging yourself or racing for that elite medal.

The Snugpak® AR Softie® Vest is ideal for races with overnight camps, as well as mountain marathons and XC adventures, all year round, where the main environmental considerations are wind and inclement weather, and a smaller insulation layer is essential for the central core of the body:

• Adventure Races
• Running
• Orienteering
• Cross Country
• Point-to-Point Challenges
• Endurance Events
• Mountain Marathons
• Mountain Biking

The Snugpak® AR Softie® Vest is a tri-layer garment and uses both Paratex Micro as a face fabric, and an internal Softie® Premier fill, encapsulated with a Paratex Light lining. Designed to provide excellent thermal protection against the cold, as well as high protection against wind, the AR Softie® Vest is available in Softie®3 weight, for the following temperature range:

Comfort: 0°C
Extreme: -5°C

When you need to stay warm, but you prefer to give your arms more freedom and flexibility of movement, our insulated AR Softie® Vest gives you a core layer of insulation. The AR Softie® Vest is much lighter than a standard jacket, using water-resistant YKK zips, ideal for when size and weight need to be at a minimum. It is ideal to wear with a base layers top, such as the Snugpak 2nd Skinz Coolmax long sleeve top. This combination moves moisture away from the skin, regulating your core temperature when running in cold, inclement conditions. It also provides insulation to the central trunk of the body when generating less heat, such as when sleeping in lightweight wild camps.

The quick drying, Paratex Micro 100% nylon material has a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish. Water repellency can be maintained with a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic re-treatment with suitable aftercare products, such as Nikwax and Grangers. The AR Softie® Vest can also be worn under waterproof [PTFE] membrane hard shells in severe weather, maintaining access to your essential race equipment, as well as layered under the AR Windtop. In warmer months, it is light and cool enough to wear at higher altitudes or summer alpine mountain ranges.

The AR Softie® Vest can also be layered as an additional insulation layer for colder conditions and is designed to be worn inside the Snugpak Softie® Lightweight AR Sleeping System.
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Weight Weight includes everything.
Breathable High moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you're active.
Light Weight Exceptionally lightweight, perfect when on the move.
Made In The UK Support British manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality.
Softie® Softie insulation is Exclusive to Snugpak.
Tough Durable, lightweight and tough.
Hem Adjuster Drawcord in hem with side adjusters.
Neck Adjuster For a better fit, helping trap warm air and aid insulation.
Unisex These are suitable for everyone.
The tri-layer AR Vest is designed as additional insulation for use with other items from the AR Range:

Made in the UK. Support UK manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality
Unisex Design
Extremely Lightweight & durable, perfect for when weight and space need to be considered
Light enough to be worn all day
Distinctive Black/Orange complimentary AR Colour
Windproof: The Paratex Micro fabric protects you from wind chill
Breathable: The Paratex Micro high moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you're active
External hand pockets and internal compartment pocket
Hem & Neck adjuster for a better fit, helping trap warm air and aid insulation
Full Length water-resistant YKK Zip, to help trap warm air, or ventilate
Harness Compatible
Customise with effective layering for colder weather or longer races
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Packsize Dimensions
Stuff sack not included.
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Outer Fabric (100% Nylon)

Paratex Micro is tough, lightweight, highly windproof and water repellent. Paratex Micro utilises closely constructed fabric and is exceptionally hard wearing but still remains soft to the touch.

Inner Fabric (100% Nylon)

Paratex light is lightweight, highly windproof, water repellent fabrics, exceptionally breathable and able to wick moisture away from source.

Insulation (100% Polyester)

Randomised fine filament fibres create extra voids and loft to trap more warm air, whilst keeping the same weight as a standard insulation. is designed for use within the UK.

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