Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket
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Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket

Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28.
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Product Description Item No.   10251194

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.

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FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket

  • Made with the lightest and most packable N40r GORE-TEX fabric with Paclite product technology
  • Waterproof and breathable while offering a high level of comfort
  • Ideal for climbers and alpinists needing emergency protection in sudden storms
  • Mini ripstop construction provides added tear strength without impacting weight
  • Helmet compatible StormHood designed to provide the ultimate protection in cold or wet weather
  • Laminated brim and hood adjusters secure tightly and deliver full coverage without restricting movement or visibility
  • Tall collar with laminated chin guard offers full coverage
  • Harness HemLock insert is designed to keep your jacket from riding up when wearing a climbing harness. Insert can be removed when not needed
  • No-lift gusseted underarms and articulated patterning for increased comfort and unrestricted mobility
  • Laminated die-cut Velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
  • One hand adjustable drawcords in the hem and hood for quick and easy adjustments
  • Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • WaterTight external zippers and full length front zip
  • Includes stuff sack with webbing loop to clip to a harness
  • Micro corded zipper pulls
  • Trim fit with Ergonomic 3-Dimensional patterning provides freedom of movement with minimized bulk
  • WaterTight centre front zipper with back flap for increased weather protection
  • Durable and easy to use
  • Lightest weight materials available to provide high weather protection, performance and/or packability, but with the right amount of durability
  • Windproof and lightweight
  • DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps repel water from fabric surface
  • Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
  • Narrow GORE seam tape
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Articulated elbows
  • Drop back hem
  • Chest pocket with WaterTight zip
  • Hood designed for full weather protection
  • The world's first WaterTight zippers to pass the W.L. GORE extreme wet weather test
  • Ergonomic 3-Dimensional refers to an allowance in the garment patterning to provide extra gusseting and articulation in key joint areas-knees, crotch, waist, shoulders and elbows-to allow for maximum movement depending on needs for the intended end use

- + Product Specifications
Windproof: Yes
Jacket Fabric: 100% Nylon
Type of Waterproofing: GORE-TEX PacLite 2L
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Product Technology: GORE-TEX, GORE-TEX Paclite
Jacket Shell Fabric: 100% Nylon
Hood Type: Helmet Compatible, Fixed, Adjustable
Waterproof: Yes
Exterior Pockets: 1
Breathability: Good Breathability
Weight: 10.8 oz
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Features: Helmet Compatible Hood, Hood, Waterproof, Adjustable Cuffs, Adjustable Drawcord Hem, Adjustable Hood, Drop Back Hem
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Ice and Mixed Climbing, Climbing, Rainwear, Mountaineering and Alpine
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Slim Fit
Insulation: None
Collection: Mountain Performance
GORE-TEX fabric technology

GORE-TEX®
Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities. These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapor to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.

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GORE-TEX Paclite

GORE-TEX Paclite
GORE-TEX Paclite is the gold standard for lightweight, breathable elemental protection. Paclite jackets are extremely packable and great to have on hand for windy or rainy conditions. They'll keep your torso dry and comfortable.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Jacket For Any Outdoor adventure I attend an adventure tourism program and this is my go to jacket for any of our electives. Whether it be as just a rain shell I pack for a rock climbing or Trekking expedition or as my outer layer for Ice Climbing and snowboarding, this jacket does it all. Super light weight and packs very small which helps for long treks into the back country, very durable for the paclite shell and withstands anything the weather can throw at you! I would recommend this jacket to anyone who does any sort of outdoor activity. Even if the weather looks nice, throw it into the bottom of your pack and you wont even know its there until you need it!
Date published: 2011-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent design and minimalist features... I am very impressed with my Alpha SL Jacket and have no real negative comments..This is my second Alpha SL (my first was one from 2005),which had just one chest pocket...and having used and abused it(still waterproof)my Dad is now the proud owner!! Hence i got hold of a new one.. I really like having the two hand pockets which will easily take a map, hat and gloves etc...The fit is athletic and trim with room for some under layers. My main use for this Jacket is an all-round performance shell which lives in the pack whilst at the Crag and comes out when the rain starts(very common in the English lake District!),for hill walking, scrambling and summer alpine use.. IMO one of the better Paclite shells on the market..
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made and exactly as advertised I love this jacket, beacuse it delivers exactly what it promises to deliver. I would like to use this review to explain this, and to address two big issues I have with a lot of these seemingly confused reviews going around. Nothing about this jacket should surprise anyone. Here's why: First: It's a Paclite jacket. Obviously it's not as durable and/or breathable as Pro or Active. But it's cheaper and its lighter, and it delivers exactly the same wind- and rain protection. If anyone says a Pro is more rainproof, they're wrong. Pro is more durable (construction mainly) and breathable, and Active is more breathable and (perhaps) slightly more durable (construction). However, this jacket does sport a 40 denier face fabric (although not the super-tough N40p-x, like the Alpha FL), and as such, it is a pretty burly Paclite jacket. For the same reason, it's not the lightest on the market. But for a 40 denier face fabric jacket, it probably is. Second: It might not have pit zips, and it only has one pocket, but this should be very clear just by looking at it. If you know you want pit zips or more pockets, buy a jacket, that has those features. Just know that it will be heavier, and it will cost more. Because, you know, pit zips and pockets weigh more than just fabric, and putting them in takes time and therefore costs money. Complaining that a jacket, you bought, has no pit zips, is like bying a sportscar and complain that you can't fit your entire family in the backseat. Obviously, the car is not therefore flawed, you purchased the wrong car. Like I said, I love this jacket. It is easily light enough to earn its place in my pack on every outdoor occasion, and I have no worries pulling it on for rough use. If you want a lighter jacket, look elsewhere, but be prepared for something like 10-15 denier and much less durability. If you want more versatility (read: durability and breathability), go for the Alpha FL, which weighs only 20 grams more. It does cost 50% more, but I think it's a bargain. I don't feel like I need more durability, but I also don't want a lot less, so for me, this is a great choice. I'm sure I would love the FL too. And for the five stars: It's quite simply beautifully made, for what it is, and Arc'teryx are very up-front about what it is. There should be no surprises with this one, only expected satisfaction.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the jacket Great jacket. Small, compact, lightweight, great waterproofing. Appreciate the little travel sack that it comes with. Only complaint is that I wish it had armpit vents. Also it fits me very well.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, WP shell with durable fabric This is my winter/summer/spring/fall rain/waterproof shell. Don't need anything more. It's durable, blocks wind and moisture, has excellent adjustability and layers well with softshells, hardfleece, parkas, etc. It's the perfect wp/b piece, not so heavy you question packing it yet functional enough to get you safely through ugly situations. And oh yeah, the fabric withstands scrub oak bushwhacking and bouncing around off rock.
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shell jacket I purchased this Jacket in late February. Living in Northern Alberta, Canada I purchased this jack for two reasons. 1. As a outer layer shell to wear in winter on top of a fleece jacket. 2. As an easily packable lightweight waterproof jacket to take on hikes. So far so good as an outer shell. I've worn it in -20 Celcius temps with a simple fleece jacket under and have been warm and toasty. Does a great job blocking the bitter cold wind we get here as well as the snow. I've yet to test in any rainy conditions and will update my review accordingly once i do.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time favorite alpine shell As an ultra-light hiker/climbing, I always seek out products that deliver superior performance with the least weight and smallest packable size possible. The Alpha SL does just this. The Alpha SL packs down to a very small roll, even with the numerous useful zippers (which usually stiffen jackets up and make them less packable). The SL really excels in contrast to other shells thanks to the with the pit-zips. Even as a breathable shell, open pit-zips allow for keeping the jacket on, the wind out, and the moisture/perspiration venting when conditions are just enough in flux you don't want to take the jacket off. I've worn this is sleet and rain storms and the GoreText Pac-Lite has performed superbly. The cut is athletic and fits fine, especially when layering, but might feel a bit roomy in the chest area for thinner individuals (myself included).
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpha at its peak! Well this wont take space nor weigh in to heavy in any backpack. It is a bombproof shell for rainy days and if you ould want it as a windrepelant it would be perfect for that. It can pack down to a size not mutch bigger that my fist and it has never let any rain in. I would recomend it as a everyday rainproof jacket to always be in your pack. hiking, camping, trailrunning and so on. if you feel that youn need sturdier abric the sv is the next alternativ acording to me. I love it end of story
Date published: 2011-09-12
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Arc'teryx Men's Jackets

SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XXL
Chest 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Waist 29" 31" 33" 36" 39" 43"
Hip 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Sleeve 32" 33" 34" 35" 36" 37"

HOW to MEASURE
CHEST: Measure around the widest part of the chest, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part of the waist, usually near the belly button.

HIP: Stand with feet together and measure around the widest part of the hip.

SLEEVE: With the arm slightly bent, measure from the center back neck bone, over the shoulder and to the wrist bone.

ARC'TERYX FIT GUIDE
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. Used for base layers which integrate well with Arc'teryx Expedition, Trim, Athletic and Relaxed Fit styles.

TRIM FIT: These trim fitting garments share motion-friendly traits with an Arc'teryx Regular fit style, but are patterned with lower volume for reduced bulk. The Arc'teryx trim fit is sized for a base layer and a trim synthetic or down filled mid-layer.

REGULAR FIT: This is the "Arc'teryx Standard" fit. The complex patterns used utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion and eliminate excess bulk. Trimmer than the Relaxed fit with room for a base layer, a light fleece mid-layer and a synthetic or down filled mid-layer.

RELAXED FIT: Relaxed fit garments rely on both articulation and higher volume patterns to provide comfort and mobility. This is a looser fit featuring room for a base layer plus a thick cold weather mid-layer.

EXPEDITION FIT: Expedition fit is suitable for winter / extreme conditions. The larger cut accommodates multiple layers without binding or restricting movement. Their maximum fit with room for a base layer plus multiple, thick cold weather mid-layers.

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