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The Women's Alpha SV Jacket by Arcteryx is designed for severe weather protection during epic climbs. The Alpha SV has a drop back hem for rear coverage while allowing front-point visibility. Polyester-faced Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric and a Storm Hood seal out moisture and wind, while the harness HemLock keeps the jacket from lifting out of the harness while climbing.
Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Women's Alpha SV Jacket
e3D anatomical patterning and fit for unrestricted movement
Water Tight Vislon centre front zipper
Crossover bellowed chest pockets and sleeve pocket with laminated Water Tight zippers, two internal laminated pockets with zippers
Removable HemLock inserts keep jacket in position under harness
Laminated Water Tight pit zips
Rainwear, Ice and Mixed Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine
• Arc'teryx recommends you calculate your body measurements using the info in the Measurement Guide below before selecting a product size. The measurements provided in their size guides refer to your body measurements unless otherwise specified.
• Check the fit type in the product FEATURES and SPECIFICATIONS and refer to the Fit Guide below to ensure you are ordering a product for the correct end use.
Length (Long / Tall)
• Please note that the actual pant length may vary slightly from the info above, depending on the intended end use of the product.
Women's Numeric Pant Sizing
• Several models of Arc'teryx pants are sized numerically and available in different inseam lengths. You will see these sizes reflected in the options in the Select a Size drop down menu for particular products.
• For all other pants available in numerical waist sizes where the inseam length is not specified, the inseam lengths provided above apply.
Small / Medium
Large / X-Large
21.7 - 22.4"
22.8 - 23.6"
6.7 - 6.9"
6.9 - 7.2"
7.2 - 7.5"
7.5 - 7.8"
6.5 - 6.7"
6.7 - 7"
7 - 7.2"
7.2 - 7.4"
7.3 - 7.6"
7.8 - 8.1"
8.2 - 8.6"
8.6 - 8.9"
8.9 - 9.3"
7 - 7.2"
7.2 - 7.5"
7.5 - 7.7"
7.7 - 8"
8 - 8.2"
ARC'TERYX MEASUREMENT and FIT GUIDE
HOW to MEASURE:
Chest / Bust - Measure around your chest / bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.
Waist - Measure around the natural waist, which is often the narrowest part of your waist.
Hip - Measure around your hips at the widest part.
Sleeve Length - With your arms in a slightly bent postion, measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.
Inseam / Pant Length - From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.
Dress Length - Measuring the front of the garment from the neckline at shoulder to the hem edge.
Head Circumference - Measure the full circumference around the widest part of your head.
Hand Length - Measure from the tip of your middle finger to the base of the palm.
Hand Width - Measure the circumference of your hand around the knuckles, excluding the thumb.
• Please note that all the info provided above refers to body measurements, and NOT the dimensions of the garment.
FIT TYPE INFO and DETAILS:
Next to Skin Fit - These snugly-fitting garments are made with stretch fabrics to fit next to the skin to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency. Garments in this fit category when constructed using Arc'teryx's heavier-weight AR and SV fabrics also perform very well as mid layer pieces, and users should consider selecting a larger size to accommodate a base layer underneath if the intention is to use this layering system as a mid layer option.
Trim Fit - Trim-fitted garments share the motion-friendly traits with Arc'teryx "Athletic" fit garments, but are patterned with lower volume for reduced bulk. These close-fitting pieces layer well under other garments.
Athletic Fit - This is the "Arc'teryx Standard" fit. These complete patterns utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion by minimizing excess bulk. Easy layering under or over each item extends seasonal versatility and comfort.
Relaxed Fit - Relaxed fit garments rely on higher volume patterns and a reduced amount of articulation to offer roomy mobility.
Expedition Fit - Cut roomier than the Arc'teryx Athletic fit and suitable for winter/extreme conditions, Expedition (XPD) fit garments are cut larger to accommodate multiple layers without binding or restricting movement.
• You can find the fit type and additional fit info for Arc'teryx styles in the product description FEATURES and SPECIFICATIONS.
Rated 5 out of
True to FormI recently bought the Alpha SV shell for my wife and she is absolutely in love with the jacket. The jacket is able to be used in the winter to keep the wind and snow out. Later on in the year the jacket will be able to be used in the spring and fall. Arcteryx quality and performance is light years beyond others in outfitting. Also, for those with a bit longer arms than the norm, Arcteryx jackets will fit very well – athletic fit, gusseted arms, breathable, quality construction, and waterproof. In short, Arcteryx gear performs as stated. Pricy, but worth every cent in my opinion. Thanks Moosejaw for lightening-fast shipping and a painless purchasing experience!
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 5 out of
This is my Go-To Jacket!I LOVE this jacket! I love the minimalism that Arc'teryx is known for. No fluff in this piece but it is super burly and just about bulletproof! I've used it running, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, alpine/backcountry skiing, ice climbing, snow shoeing just about anything you can think of, and this jacket has never let me down! It's pretty lightweight, and keeps me warm when I'm active. I love the long pit-zips that cool me off when I get too warm. The cross-pockets are a plus and they're big. There are a couple of internal pockets that can hold your phone or electronics closer to your body to keep them warm. I would purchase this jacket again! Worth the $.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of
Good overall, one issueI got this jacket about a week ago. Used once in the rain, it passed the test no problem as far as waterproof goes. Pretty wind proof also. Very light overall and the pulls allow you to get the fit just perfect. Love the arm pocket, great for phone/ipod use.,,One major issue, the jacket has no hand pockets. The outer chest pockets are nearly impossible to put your hands in. You have to cross your arms in order to put your hands in them. Its as if the open the wrong way, they open towards your arm pits instead of towards your sternum. It is very annoying at first if you are used to having pockets where thet normally are.,,I decided to keep the jacket and see if i get uses to it
Date published: 2008-10-15
Rated 5 out of
Reliable personal protectionWe are owning two Alpha SV Jackets (one women's and one men's) - this first of which we have bought roughly 10 years ago.,,,,There is a reason why this is the top-of-the line product of Arcteryx. Despite the overall (in our opinion) decline in quality of Arcteryx-products (we had issues with peeling fleece-jackets, torn zippers etc.) this still is THE top Goretex-Jacket on the market. (Still and hopefully forever) made in Canada, the quality of this Jacket is outstanding. The seals, zippers, hood etc. are rock-solid and well-made.,,,,It may sound strange but the thought of having this Jacket in our backpack even makes an upcoming thunderstorm a pleasure (without the lightning though). :-)
Date published: 2011-07-11
Rated 3 out of
Not enough bang for the buckGot the Alpha SV today to replace for my broken TNF Modulus. Its a high quality jacket but far from perfect.,,The front zipper is not watertight. Although it has a wind flab, I doubt it will prevent water from coming through. Its also just a single zipper. I like to keep the lower part a bit open but this wouldn't be possible here. The front pockets certainly require getting used to it as they are kind of "Bonaparte"-style pockets. I think the jacket is not made to run around with with hands in pockets. Also, IMO the SV has too many pieces laminated together. Seams always have a greater potential for leaking. Finally sizing is about true, with medium wide enough to wear a shell underneath.
Date published: 2009-10-01
Rated 5 out of
Rock SolidI just wanted to insert my two cents here as I work in the industry and have 5 Arc'teryx jackets including this one. In response to the person that gave the jacket 3 stars questioning the zipper, the zipper is WATERPROOF, and that zipper alone costs about $75. The jacket is also made in Canada to protect Arc's proprietary technologies that go into it, thusly the high cost... Bottom line: I would be hard pressed to find a more bomber hard shell anywhere on this planet. Keep it up Arc'teryx (would also recommend the Sidewinder SV if you are in primarily snow conditions)
Date published: 2010-05-08
Rated 5 out of
Looks great + true to sizeI have not been able to put this jacket to good use yet, but it looks fabulous and seems totally bombproof! ;-),,I was worried about the size and not sure whether I should size up a little bit or not for layering. I am glad I did not: there is plenty of room for layering but it still looks gorgeous with just a thin layer. The length is great too. My Alpha SV size S fit perfectly over a sweater and Hyllus size M. Thank you to the Moosejaw online help to pull one up while we were chatting so we could better figure out how it would fit. That really helped!
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 3 out of
Tough shell but bulkyI bought this jacket as an all-around backcountry shell for skiing, climbing and hiking. The material seems tough and I don't mind the chest pockets, but it is much bulkier than I was epxecting. I'm 5'7" and 140 lbs, and the middle is baggy. There's enough room for two down jackets in there! Also, the front zipper is unsealed and I don't think it's waterproof nor is it attractive. The orange colour is really orange, like a traffic pylon. I'm going to return it and look for something slimmer fitting.