The Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket is a waterproof jacket for alpine climbing. The SL stands for super lightweight, given its name due to the Gore-Tex PacLite fabric used to keep you dry and comfortable on the mountain. The Gore-Tex not only blocks snow and rain, but wind as well for all around storm protection. when not protecting you from the elements the Alpha SL can be packed down small into the included stuff sack, so it won't take up too much space in your backpack. The trim fit is close to the body and allows for a base layer underneath allowing movement and ensuring there won't be any extra fabric to get caught on gear. A single pocket stays out of the way of your harness and hangs onto a small item such as your headlamp.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket
Lightweight and packable
Complete weather protection without excess weight and bulk
DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent)
GORE-TEX two-layer construction
One-hand adjustable drawcords
No-lift gusseted underarms
Helmet compatible Speed Hood
WaterTight external zippers
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket
Weight: 340 g / 12 oz
Generous cut for easy layering
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
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"This is the exact jacket I was looking for!"
I have the Fission SL for the super cold and couldn't be happier with it's performance. I knew that I needed something for the more mild temperatures (especially for skiing), and didn;t look any further than the Alpha SL. It fits any requirement I may have and then some!