Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket

Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket

Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 53.
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Product Description Item No.   10313301

The Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket is a waterproof jacket for severe weather alpine climbs. Make your way to the summit with the protection of GORE-TEX® Pro hardshell fabric protecting you from the elements. Sheds snow, blocks wind and is incredibly durable to hold up to the rigors of the mountain. Pit zips vent excess heat in a flash and the drop back hem provides added protection in the back. Jacket stays in place under a harness and pockets steer clear so you can still use them for holding onto quick access extras. Pull on the StormHood™ over your helmet, looks like some nasty weather is coming in strong.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket

  • Super burly N100p-X 3L Gore-Tex Pro is highly abrasion resistant and breathable
  • Helmet compatible StormHood with custom Cohaesive hood adjustments for ease of use with gloves or mittens
  • Strategically placed 8mm tiny seam tape improves breathability and reduces bulk and weight
  • External pockets: Two volume pleated chest pockets, left bicep pocket, all three featuring WaterTight zipper and RS zipper sliders
  • Internal security pocket and one dump pocket
  • WaterTight pit zippers for ventilation
  • Custom Cohaesive cord adjusters control hem adjustments and function as HemLock to prevent the jacket from slipping out from under a climbing harness
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Ergonomic 3-Dimensional Patterning refers to advanced gusseting and articulation in our garment patterning that creates better range of motion in key areas
  • Ergonomic 3-Dimensional enhances your ability to move freely and can be found in many of our trim, athletic and expedition fit garments
  • Fabric Gore uses a proprietary yarn twisting and weaving process to greatly enhance the abrssion resistance and tear strength these high tenacity nylon fibers
  • Hood designed for full weather protection
  • StormHood can be cinched with one-handed drawcords, allowing it to rotate with the head without obscuring vision when turning from side to side
  • The world's first WaterTight zippers to pass the W.L. GORE extreme wet weather test
  • All zipper sliders are the highest end nickel-plated or powder coated YKK
  • Laminated brim and hood adjusters secure tightly and deliver full coverage without restricting movement or visibility
  • Tall collar for full coverage
  • Waterproof, windproof, highly durable
  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop
  • Gore-Tex Pro three-layer construction
  • Generous cut for easy layering
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
  • No-lift gusseted underarms
  • Laminated chin guard
  • Micro corded zipper pulls
  • Laminated die-cut velcro cuff adjusters with elastic
  • Die-cut velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk and won't catch or tear off
  • Drop back hem
  • Laminated hem
  • Two internal laminated pockets

- + Product Specifications
Breathability: Good Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 3
Back Length: 30.7 in.
Hood Type: Helmet Compatible, Adjustable
Jacket Fabric: 100 % Nylon
Product Technology: DWR, GORE-TEX, GORE-TEX Pro
Type of Waterproofing: GORE-TEX Pro
Weight: 16.8 oz
Windproof: Yes
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Waterproof: Yes
Gender: Mens
Features: GORE-TEX, Windproof, Helmet Compatible Hood, Adjustable Drawcord Hem, Adjustable Cuffs
Best Use: Ice and Mixed Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine, Climbing, Hiking, Rainwear
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Insulation: None
DWR tech

Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.

GORE-TEX fabric technology

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 Pro material offers maximized ruggedness which makes it ideal for extreme and extended use, like mountaineering, climbing or skiing. It's super durable, super waterproof, and super windproof.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs bigger pull tabs There are already hundreds of reviews on this jacket praising almost every aspect of this jacket. And I agree completely with them. The ONLY flaw with this jacket are the size of the pull tabs. For a severe weather jacket, which will mostly be used with gloves, the pull tabs on this jacket for hood adjustment, pit zips etc are just way too small. When it gets serious on the mountain and you have to make a quick descent, you don't want to fiddle around with your hood adjustments for 5 minutes and stop to cinch down your hood; you want to do that on the MOVE and not have to take your gloves off and risk frostbite. All in all, this is a superb jacket, but for the extreme conditions it is designed for, the pull tabs are just not up to the task. The safety gained from larger pull tabs far far outweighs the minimal weight they will add.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Batman's own gore-tex shell So there's a preconception that this jacket is made only for mountaineers, etc.. But I like having top quality everything, so this jacket suits me well while hill climbing in Alaska, wearing around town in rainy weather, etc.. I also like that it's Fabrique au Canada. I've worn it this past Summer in Alaska during rainy hill climbs which turned very windy and cold up toward the top of the peak, and it performed perfectly. It was unobtrusive, and was like having my own mini-shelter (I didn't feel any of the elements to be honest). Highly recommended.
Date published: 2012-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get one I have the "pelican" color I snagged in LA when I was at USC. I was at an outdoor store being a north face fan back then in 2002. The person helping me said to forget TNF and to check out a newer company out of Canada. Im so glad I did and Ive been an Arcteryx junkie since. The XCR on mine has been a perfect shelter from any storms Ive skied or boarded in here in the San Juan Mtns of Colorado. The jacket is 10 years old now. I havent noticed any fading, zippers still work perfect, love the hood, seems to be bullet proof to anything mother nature dishes out. Im 5'11" 195 lbs and I love the XL Arcteryx jackets. Room for a mid layer. If I had to get another shell today, Id go with this Alpha SV...especially since they are proshell now.
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bomb Shelter... This Jacket has endured 4 months of Alpine Climbing in the southern Patagonian Ice Field, over a dozen ice climbing and ski touring forays into the northern Cascades and has been to the top of Mt. Mckinley. It doesn't sag or wilt after extended exposure to humidity or moisture and the fit accommodates virtually any layering system and it still looks and smells new!
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket is bombproof! If I didn't know any better I'd swear this jacket was made out of Kevlar. This is the most durable feeling jacket that I have ever used. The fit and attention to detail is simply amazing. Watertight zippers, just the right amount of pockets and a hood that actually makes sense. I can't tell you the number of times people tell me how great this jacket looks. Sure they are expensive but by the feel of it I'm sure this baby will last for years. Don't think about buying one, just buy it and stand out from the crowd, you deserve it.
Date published: 2012-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Have only had this jacket for a few weeks but it fits well for my size (6'4" 250) and leaves enough room for layering. It provides excellent protection from the elements. If you have never had a jacket of this quality you should know that water just sheds off even in the heaviest of downpours. The pocket layout is perfect when wearing a pack. It's held up to the abuse from hiking well over 100 miles in the southern Arizona mountains through cacti and rough brush with out showing wear. Looking forward to many more "tests" of durability over the next several years!
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Epic Jacket I got my Alpha SV in 1998. It's been everywhere, in all sorts of weather. I use it as a raincoat and a shell. Pushed through heavy brush and been wadded into packs. It's held up like nothing else; I've worn out cars since getting it. The zippers are still good, the stitching is good, the tape is still good. What more could you ask?
Date published: 2012-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A suit of armour. Within the first few seconds of trying this jacket on, you instantly realise the difference between this and just about any other shell on earth. The superiour fit, movement, and incredible attention to detail is immediately obvious. Take it out on the hills and mountains of the UK and Scotland, and this initial impression is reinforced more and more with every passing minute. Durable isn't the word. It feels like a second skin, only one too tough to punctuate. Everything is put exactly where it is needed. The pockets, pit zips, hood adjustments, everything is perfect. The hood is the best I have ever used, and I have used most. The performance of the fabric is considerably better than other three layer Gore-Tex constructions I have ever used. A costly investment, but given the level of consistency of performance, consistency which has so far lasted years, still a very, very prudent one. Cannot rate highly enough.
Date published: 2012-08-20
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Where is the alpha sv made

Asked by: Mattie
Only Arc'teryx jacket still made in Vancouver, BC Canada.  The new fall '16 version of the SV is more bomber than ever before, it's my 3rd alpha sv and I would recommend to anyone! 
Answered by: Danimal
Date published: 2016-11-28

I am 5'11" 180LBS..   I like to layer..   Compression, with a NANO over it then a Shell.     Ski in the Northwest...  Wet.   40+days.. What size????

Asked by: Cooker
I am the identical size and I wear the M with room to spare. The body and sleeves have generous room for base layers.
Answered by: Lionel Hutz
Date published: 2017-04-05

What is the version of this product? 2016 or before version?

Asked by: Daat
Thanks for the question! The Men's Alpha SV Jacket is currently Fall 2016.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-11-25
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- + Size Guide

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"

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.

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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