Oh boy oh boy, Arc'teryx jackets. Every product description writer's dream. All of them are so expertly built with such attention to detail that I will never be at a loss for words. The Men's Alpha LT Jacket is no exception. This hard shell is constructed of GORE-TEX® Pro Shell, a light, breathable and durable 3-layer material. Great on its own around the campfire or on belay (the HemLock feature will keep it in place while wearing a harness) the Alpha LT also makes an incredible outer layer in cold Winter conditions (pit-zips will prevent overheating). It has an anatomical shape that makes the whole thing fit like a glove. It's like a full-body glove.... perfect fit, full coverage, extreme protection.
DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha LT Jacket
Nylon, plain weave N40p-X exterior is a supple and lightweight face for high performance Gore-Tex Pro 3L
Athletic e3D patterning provides room for three layers while facilitating movement
Helmet-compatible StormHood rotates without blocking vision
WaterTight pit zippers permit rapid ventilation; two hand pockets, one internal pocket
Hem drawcords and HemLock removable inserts prevent jacket from slipping out from underneath harness
Weight (M): 13.5 oz / 382 g
Fit: Athletic with e3D, hip length
N40p-X Gore-Tex Pro 3L
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I can't say enough about this jacket. I wore this through a three month NOLS Patagonia expedition, in which we saw about 65 days of rain, bushwhacked through wet Lenga, and dealt with a few big storms up on a glacier. This jacket performed beautifully. It kept me dry (Pro-Shell is a minor miracle), stood up to a lot of abuse with only very minimal wear, and is super light for such protection. As a mountain jacket, it's great - the harness keeper really works, you can trust the pockets to keep your stuff dry, and the hood works great with or without a helmet. I wouldn't recommend it, however, as an "around town" jacket - I miss having normal hand warmer pockets, and it looks a little too techy for casual wear, in my opinion. That being said, this is the apex of lightweight mountain shells - breathable, waterproof, durable, and light. It really is worth the price.