Developed by Snugpak with input from professional members of the outdoor community, professional 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 walking in completing couch to 10k at you local country parks, completing longer half-marathons across lowland moors, participating in longer mountain marathons, point to point racing and climbing, as well as XC and enduro mountain biking. The Adventure Racing range has been created for you, whether you are challenging yourself or racing for that elite medal.
The Snugpak AR Windtop is ideal when the main environmental considerations are wind and direct (UV) sunlight in summer and autumnal temperatures:
• Adventure Races
• Cross Country
• Point-to-Point Challenges
• Endurance Events
• Mountain Marathons
• Mountain Biking
The Snugpak AR Windtop is designed to provide excellent protection against winds, as well as sunshine and light rain showers. The windtop is much lighter than a normal jacket, using water resistant YKK zips, packing down to the size of an orange, ideal for when size and weight need to be kept to a minimum.
It is ideally worn with a long sleeve base layer, such as the Snugpak 2nd Skinz Coolmax base layer to move moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and regulating core temperature, when running, and providing insulation when generating less heat. The Snugpak AR Windtop is a single layer garment and uses Paratex Micro. The single-layer windtop is light enough to be worn all day, becoming a stalwart item of clothing for anyone enjoying the challenges of racing outdoors.
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 after care products, such as Nikwax and Grangers. The AR Windtop will keep you dry in a short, light shower, giving you time to find a safe place to stop and put on more effective (hardshell) waterproof layers, if required.
The AR Windtop can also be worn over waterproof [PTFE] membrane hard shells in severe weather, allowing easy access to your essential race equipment. In dry, cooler conditions, the cut of the AR Windtop enables you to layer effectively with additional thinner insulation, or warmer fleece layers worn underneath so that core temperature can be effectively managed. In warmer months, it is light and cool enough to be worn to protect against UV rays, especially when at higher altitudes or summer alpine mountain walking. The Venture Windtop Smocks can also be layered with the Softie AR Vest and the AR Softie Smock for colder conditions or when completing that overnight activities are slower and insulation needs to be maintained. The AR Windtop allows essential equipment to be carried centrally, with easy access when wearing a running pack, day sack, or expedition pack and maintains core functionality with other race equipment.
Available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large