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Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Hooded Jacket - Men's

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    3 Reviews

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    Softshell where you want it, hardshell where you need it.

    The Arc'teryx Men's Alpha Comp Hooded Jacket combines softshell comfort with waterproof protection for alpinists and ice climbers. Fully taped, 3-layer Gore Tex panels protect the hood, shoulders, sleeves, and waist with reliable waterproof breathable protection. Fortius 1.0 softshell panels give the core and underarms versatile thermal regulation, air flow, and stretch. An e3D design ensures a full range of motion despite the Alpha Comp's trim, bulk-free fit. This jacket also features a helmet-compatible StormHood, zippered chest and hand pockets, and removable HemLock inserts that secure the waist underneath your harness.

    • Composite Construction
    • 3-layer Gore Tex panels
    • Fortius 1.0 softshell panels
    • Trim fit with e3D design
    • Helmet-compatible StormHood
    • Removable HemLock inserts
    • Zippered chest and hand pockets
    • Item #ARC004U

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [hood, shoulders, sleeves, waist] N40p Gore-Tex 3L, nylon tricot, [body, underarms] Fortius 1.0 (84% nylon, 16% elastane)
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    trim with e3D
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    29.88 in
    Hood
    yes, helmet-compatible StormHood
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    14.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine, ice climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Perfect combination

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    Used this jacket for a few months now and it has lived up to my highest expectations. So far its completely waterproof all over even though they only say its waterproof on the shoulders hood and very bottom. Also more importantly, it breathes very well. This has always been a pitfall of my shells is the lack of breathability. I have used this jacket for snowshoeing up long steep sweaty climbs, standing in the rain not really moving for 4-5 hours, my daily walks during random rain storms, and it has performed perfectly.

    The fit is very nice. The sleeves are slightly long but not an issue at all. its fitted but not so much you couldn't wear a decent midlayer under it. the back is longer so it doesn't ride up during activities, and the hood tightens down to fit your head or opens up to accommodate a helmet.

    As time goes on I will update, but for now, nothing bad to say about this jacket.

    *1 Year update*
    Not much new, still looks brand new and keeps me dry! Absolutely love this jacket. Its held up through backpacking, snowshoeing, wandering, dancing, all that fun stuff. Just buy it already!

    Comp = Composite = Great piece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    As a telemark skier and ocassional climber, I put out a lot of heat when I'm moving. 'Earning your turns' and bending the knee means a lot of perspiration. I tend to overheat in full shells, yet get too cold when I'm at speed or if there is a strong cold wind, which we get a lot of in the Northeast. The Alpha Comp is a versitle piece of gear throughout everything but rain or really wet and slushy snow.

    As a taller guy, I appreciate the longer arms which are also helpful for climbing. I tend to pair it with the Fortrez and a wool baselayer--or with the Atom LT on colder days (which also provides a slight layer of wind buffering since the Alpha Comp is not windproof in the softshell area).

    I wear a size 42 blazer/sport coat with a 36 waist and the Large is a perfect fit for me. Front zipper length measures 28.5 inches and the center-back is about 3 inches longer. It will accomodate a base layer and a mid layer like the Atom LT. But a puffy down layer would not work (although a down jacket used as a 'belay jacket' OVER the shell will work because it is close-fitting). Of course, this is not the type of shell you would wear with a puffy underneath nor the type you'd take on a multi-day trip anyway. This is an ideal jacket for done-in-a-day pursuits and/or pursuits where you have high exertion, but need some protection from random spindrift or a snow storm that has blown in from the west.

    Best soft shell on the market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Arcteryx should really market this as being waterproof. I used it while skiing and it was like wearing a full shell, except it breathes better. This is now my go to ice climbing/touring jacket as long as the temps do not drop below zero.

    This is really helpful! I prodeal'd this jacket in an XL orange and immediately realized that the jacket I tried on was the Beta LT Hybrid, not Alpha Comp, and worried that this wouldn't be as waterproof as I needed. I wanted a more or less full-plastic shell jacket, but upon reading this and inspecting the (much better) photos on the actual website, I saw that the chest is the only softshell part so I should be totally dry n warm and cool in off-winter weather too!