Known for high quality and attention to detail, Arc'teryx is like the Lexus of outdoor clothing, and the Acrux SL is like a sleek Lexus SUV, well made, but lacking the four-wheel drive. These lightweight kicks are great for clipping to our harnesses and still offered plenty of support for the slog up and then scree slide down on our ridge scrambling adventures. While it has a few ounces on the Evolv Cruzer Psyche, we were happy to trade the weight for a little extra support, and it receives our Top Pick for a lightweight shoe. For a beefier more supportive shoe for humping big loads and standing in aiders and busting a couple of free moves, check out our Editors' Choice Award winner, the La Sportiva TX4.
Thought the navy blue and orange version we tested are no longer available, you still can pick these up in blue (shown above), red, or black.