Arct’eryx is set to enter the ski market in autumn/winter 2016 with their new Procline ski touring/mountaineering boot and Voltair avalanche pack.
The Procline boots feature a patented two-piece carbon fiber upper cuff system that is able to rotate both vertically (75º) and laterally (23º /12º), which allows greater freedom of movement in the ankle when climbing. They offer agility and lightness needed for mixed ice/rock ascents, while also providing the stiffness and support needed for technical ski descents when locked. Arc’teryx claim that the Procline closes the performance gap between a traditional alpine climbing boot and a plastic ski touring boot.
The collection is comprised of a premium unisex version, the Procline Carbon, as well as the men’s Procline and women’s Procline models. Each model is offered with two different liner options; a 180g ‘lite liner’ focused on walkability and reduced weight and a 250g ‘support liner’ with a reinforced tongue and collar for improved downhill performance.
The Procline Carbon Lite will sell for £580 while the Procline Carbon Support will go for £550 or you can opt for the Procline Lite for £480 or the Procline Support for £440.
The Arc’teryx Voltair airbag system is powered by a heavy-duty 22.2V Lithium-Ion Polymer rechargeable battery that allows the user to deploy the air bag multiple times and is also field rechargeable with a special adapter for portable power sources. Utilizing an advanced engineered centrifugal blower to fill the 150 Litre balloon, the Voltair system delivers more initial pressure than any other battery powered avalanche airbag system on the market. This system ensures the balloon deploys rapidly, consistently and continuously – even if small tears or punctures result from colliding with hard objects like trees and rocks.
The Voltair 20L will sell for £1000 (+ LiPO 22.2v battery £300 + Battery Power Supply £60) and the Voltair 30L will go for £1080 (+ LiPO 22.2v battery £300 + Battery Power Supply £60).
Both products will be available to purchase in autumn 2016.