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The reason that I love Arc'teryx jackets, apart from their flawless construction and seemingly endless list of technical features, is that they give me the option of doing some extreme alpine excursions. Here's the thing about me, I probably won't do any alpine mountaineering, but I love having options. The Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket, designed for severe conditions, opens up those options. The GORE-TEX® Pro fabric shell is fully waterproof (with WaterTight™ zippers all around) while remaining breathable, lightweight and durable enough to function perfectly under a harness. Pit-zips allow you to further regulate ventilation and temperature. While bred for mountain tops, the Alpha SV won't judge you if its primary usage is day to day comfort and protection.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket
Hard wearing nylon, plain weave N80p-X face fabric delivers long term performance
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 large bellowed chest pockets, one internal pocket and sleeve pocket
Hem drawcord and HemLock removable inserts prevent jacket from slipping out from underneath harness
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket
Weight: 17.6 oz / 498 g
Fit: Athletic with e3D, hip length
N80P-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L
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This is by far the best shell on the market. primarily use this for alpine climbing and ice climbing but this would be a great jacket for any winter sport. Very durable, breathable, and practical. I love longer length and no rise inserts that keep the jacket from ridding up your harness (probably the number one selling point for me on this jacket as I have a long torso and hate having a jacket ride up under your harness) I also love the cross chest pockets.Only Con I have and this is more of a personal preference thing is the sizing. I am 5'10" 165lbs and everything Arcteryx I own is size medium however size medium in this jacket was very big(think ski/snowboard baggy). Keep in mind Arcteryx designed the jacket this way so you can fit lots of layers under it but personally I like trim fitting jackets so I went with a size small.
In my opinion abosolutely the best shell out there. I use primarily for skiing all around the globe. Play around with the layers underneath to control the temperature. You don't need anything else.I'm 1,84m and 80kg and use an M.
The durability and features of this jacket are unmatched by any other on the market. Pocket placement is all you need, and works extremely well when wearing a backpack. The four points of adjustment on the hood are great too. All draw cords only require one hand to use them, and can be done with gloves on. I use it mostly for skiing, and it is amazing at keeping the wind at bay. I have found it to be a bit heavy and weather resistant for backcountry skiing, but I like having the extra security incase the weather rolls in.
actually, it's the send Alpha SV Jacket we bought, the first one is for myself, this one is for my husband, we love the jackets & believe it can protect us from the wind & snow when we enjoyed our travel in arctic circle.
"High Quality Construction and Great Water Proofness"
I've had this jacket for about a half year. The DWR is holding up much better than many other jackets I have had. Actually the best water beading of all so far.The fabric feels a bit stiff but the jacket overall is lightweight. No uncomfortable seams insideQuality of construction is high. I have heard many good things about ArcTeryx products so have some high expectations.The breathability is decent. Venting is great even in super humid Florida conditions. Of course, some moisture will accumulate inside in those conditions on any jacket.The details are well done. I like the velcro cuffs and the material of the velcro itself seems to be less pilly than others yet still has good firm grip.My only gripe would be the hood. It's great and has room to fit over a helmet. However, the adjustments are not as good as I have found on my Marmot. The hood can't quite be adjusted to give as much peripheral vision.I will add another review after I have used this jacket a bit more.
Made in Canada! The Alpha SV is still made in Canada, this is my second Alpha SV (caught a great sale here on MooseJaw for the color I really wanted). I put my current Black Alpha SV through the ringer in the Alps as I work in Germany and have year round access to mountain activities. Love it! I'm 5'11" 210lbs and an XL fits me perfectly with an XL midlayer underneath.
"Best jacket I have ever owned. Colors not true to website product photos."
Best jacket out there in terms of construction and materials arm length is kind of on the long side as Arcteryx made this for the lanky climber type and having to reach above your head all day. The colors are not very true to what is presented in the product photos the Cayenne color is much closer to Coast Guard Orange that you would expect to be painted on a USCG helicopter or on one of those old school yoke style life jackets. Cayenne is great for visibility during rescue operations, but expect your friends to shun you a bit when you wear it around town at all (or at the very least always wear sunglasses while you are wearing it).
I have had a theta ar for the last ten years. I upgraded to the Alpha SV this summer in preparation for this fall. While some six footers say go with a medium, the large fits me (at 5' 11") well. For comparison, the Venta MX large is a tighter fit, and a Gamma MX large fits looser.The jacket's design seems to wrap you when it put on. It's a very articulated fit that really works. I think the minimal experience I have with this jacket already tells me how well it is going to work. Extremely pricey, I know. But if you are looking for something at this level, the Alpha SV is the pinnacle.