A thoughtful and rugged alpine champ.
Vertically-oriented ladies who want function, simplicity, and durability above all else rock the Arc'teryx Alpha AR Women's Jacket in all sorts of wet, windy, and cold alpine conditions. Cut with Arc'teryx's e3D ergonomic design to ensure a full range of movement and easy layering, the Alpha AR is made for bagging winter peaks, scaling frozen waterfalls, and sussing out the moves on alpine walls—you know, your standard winter weekend. Fully decked out with a three-layer waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Pro membrane, and with 80D nylon reinforcements on the hood, shoulders, and forearms, the rugged Alpha will quickly become your partner in crime for all sorts of mountain adventures. It sports fully taped seams, watertight underarm zips, and a helmet-compatible StormHood, along with climbing-friendly features like pack-compatible chest pockets and a removable foam HemLock insert that slides into the hem of the Alpha to prevent it sliding up under a harness.
- 40D nylon with Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer waterproof and breathable laminate
- 80D nylon Gore-Tex Pro hood, shoulder, and forearm reinforcements
- Fully taped seams
- e3D ergonomic design
- Watertight underarm zips
- Helmet-compatible StormHood
- Pack-compatible chest pockets
- Removable HemLock hem insert
- Item #ARC006K
- Q & A
alpha AR jacket
what are the differences between this and the beta ar? nothing jumps out at me looking at the price and reading the description...
The Beta AR and Alpha AR are designed for different end uses. The Beta AR is a versatile hardshell good for year round use. The Alpha AR is designed with climbers and alpinists in mind. The differences are:
-Face fabrics and weight - the Alpha AR is 65 grams lighter
-Center front lengths - Beta AR is longer
-Hood construction - Drop Hood on Beta AR vs Storm Hood on Alpha AR
-Pocket configuration - two hand pockets on the Beta AR vs two cross-over chest pockets on the Alpha AR. Cross-over chest pockets are more convenient when wearing a harness or pack.
-Harness Hemlocks - the Alpha AR has two removable foam inserts in the hem of the jacket. These are designed to be tucked into the belt of your harness.
Will this jacket be available also for...
Will this jacket be available also for men?
A mens version will be available and we expect it around August/September. When it is available it will be under the item number: ARC004S
Can you share any picture? I have only this one...
Blue difference between shoulders and body is quite huge. On this picture jacket looks really ugly.
Color is POSEIDON and the color contrast is quite different. The ALPHA SV comes with only the bright blue zips
You can see jacket on www.arcteryx.com. They already post new models for fall 2014.