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June 24, 2019

SHAKEDRY™ is the lightest GORE?TEX fabric, and it has always been known to be a solitary figure. Now, thanks to relentless determination, Arc’teryx designers have created their lightest insulated GORE-TEX jacket ever for Fall 2019 with the new Norvan SL Insulated Hoody.


• Lightest insulated GORE-TEX jacket Arc’teryx has ever produced 

• Layer of highly breathable insulation for thermal protection in cold weather

• Innovative trail running essentials like a snap closure hood, 3M Black reflective trim and elasticated cuffs



Winter running is challenging and requires protection from the elements but needs to be breathable, a design challenge not for the faint of heart. The Norvan SL Insulated Hoody features a combination of GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ technology with a layer of insulated lining. The designers accomplished this through advanced construction, iteration after iteration. Despite the challenge, they were able to combine innovative thinking with advanced expertise to find success. The strategy of adding an insulated layer to SHAKEDRY™ fabric was defined by minimizing seams and seam tape usage, and by body mapping the thermal liner for performance and construction efficiency. 

“The most challenging aspect with this jacket was maintaining the essence of SHAKEDRY™ even with the addition of a liner for warmth. We worked hard on the construction design so that the manufacturing didn’t become excessively complicated.” 

Nancy Hoo, Design Manger, Arc’teryx Endorphin



Weighing just 235 grams for Women’s (270 grams for Men’s), the Norvan SL Insulated Hoody is a game changer for trail running, unlocking colder climates and optimized performance. The highly efficient Coreloft™ Compact 40 insulation doesn’t take away from its packing capabilities either, with a pocket stow bag for easy transportation. 

Understanding that trail running is a high output activity, the designers body mapped the insulation to provide warmth in the core and breathability in critical areas, by removing the insulation under arms, bottom of the back and bottom of the arms. A fitted insulated hood with a brim can be rolled away and secured with a snap. The Dope Permeair™ 20 liner allows excess heat to escape while managing moisture and the WaterTight™ front zipper seals out the elements. 



Activity: Trail Running 

Conditions: Cold and wet 

Fabric: GORE-TEX with SHAKEDRY™ product technology 

Coreloft™ Compact 40 100% polyester 

Date Available: Aug. 1, 2019 


Women’s: 235g / 8.3oz (S) Men’s: 270g / 9.5oz (M) 

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