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A mountaineering-worthy winter shell that'll put a smile on even the most seasoned veteran's face.

Arc'teryx has earned a reputation in the outdoor industry for making some of the toughest gear available. Arc'teryx doesn't pull any punches when it designs its gear. Nowhere is this more evident than its SV line of clothing—the burliest clothing that Arc'teryx makes. For 2013, Arc'teryx redesigned its venerable Alpha SV Jacket around a high-density nylon face fabric with a Gore-Tex Pro 3L laminate to make it just as tough as before, but now quieter and more supple.

To earn the Arc'teryx SV (severe weather) moniker, the Alpha SV jacket had to be tough. And, of course, this is Arc'teryx, so when we say tough, we mean bulletproof. The jacket's main body fabric is N80p-Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer. N80p is a high-density nylon weave. The high-density construction minimizes the yarns' exposure to abrasion, which reduces damage to filaments to maintain surface integrity. A durable micro-grid woven backer reduces weight and further resists abrasion. What all that means is years of guaranteed waterproof breathable service, even in the harshest conditions.

The Alpha SV is more than tough fabric, however. It's designed to work in perfect harmony with climbing harnesses and backpacks. This means the chest vent pockets and underarm zipper vents are designed out of the way of waist belts and shoulder straps, and the removable HemLock inserts keep the jacket in position when worn underneath a climbing harness. The hood and underarm zippers are designed for one-hand use for easy operation in tight spots. Of course, the Alpha SV is equipped with stormproof zippers throughout.

  • Gore-Tex Pro 3L
  • Ultra-durable N80p high-density nylon weave
  • Athletic fit, waist-length
  • Underarm zipper vents, chest pocket mesh vents
  • Fixed, helmet-compatible Storm Hood
  • Waterproof zippers throughout
  • Adjustable hem and cuffs

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5 5

Awesome!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I ordered this in the XXL because I like to layer for cold weather. I am 6 feet and 232 pounds. The jacket was huge on me so I exchanged it for an XL. I only had the jacket for a day but it seems like a high quality item. The color is great, the construction is amazing and the folks at Backcountry helped with the exchange. I can not wait for my XL to come!! I'll write a review when I put the jacket to the test.

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I got the new XL one and the fit is absolutely amazing. It is perfect. The Dark Olympus looks amazing! I checked out the jacket inside and out and the construction is probably the best I have ever had. You can tell the workers took pride in their work. If you are on the fence about buying this jacket I say DO IT!!! It's an investment and it will last.

4 5

Pretty close to perfect!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Ordered what seems to be the last XL in the Dark Olympus. Just received the jacket and almost everything looks perfect. Everything from the zippers and seams look perfect and I'm looking forward to testing my new purchase soon! Unfortunately, what I did notice were several spots on the Gore Tex fabric that seem like blemishes or glue splatters. Not too sure and a bit concerned about how it affects the durability of the jacket.

update: Turns out it was glue and was able to use my nail to remove.

Otherwise then this, everything looks perfect!

Pretty close to perfect!

Hey!
I'm 6ft and 2.4 inches. Should I get...

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Hey!
I'm 6ft and 2.4 inches. Should I get a medium or large? I weight 174 lbs. thanks!

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Hey Carlos,

The key measurement for sizing jackets is your chest measurement. If you find a friend to help or if you can get that measurement on your own we have provide a size chart with the ideal spec listed for this jacket. Or if after you get your chest measurement and you still need any help picking out a size please feel free to chat in with one of our Gearheads and they will have a quick answer for you.

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Go large Carlos, I'm 6"1' and 180 lbs and I felt the medium was too restrictive for climbing.

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I'm venturing into more...

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I'm venturing into more highly technical gear... Goal is to mountaineer snowboarding. I'd like to get my first Arc jacket as one that will last. I'll use it for multiple purposes and I have been trying to figure out which I should get... Alpha SV, Alpha LT, or Theta AR??? Price seems to all be about the same (SV a little higher). Help please...

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Hey Richard!
I can help you out with that. Really all depends on your climate, and what your intended use is. I am sending you an email with some more info.
The easiest way to think of it is:
LT-lightweight, more minimal less features
AR-All around, perfect for everyday use in the mountains
SV-Severe weather, built for the worst storms and most brutal conditions

has anyone used this jacket in wet weather?...

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has anyone used this jacket in wet weather? I'd love to know how this jacket performs in serious rainy situations, thanks!

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This guy is a little goofy...going on his trip...but, he is wearing the Alpha SV and during the video it becomes very in-climate weather. He speaks to the incredible performance of his SV.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdrDYAXOAY
Hope that helps. I just ordered one of these based on numerous amazing reviews.
If that link doesn't work...cut and paste this title in Youtube.
Arc'teryx Alpha SV in a Real Life Situation (Video by Critter)

I am 6ft 170lbs do you think I should go...

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I am 6ft 170lbs do you think I should go with a medium or a large?

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I would say you would want a medium. I am 6 foot 175 and a medium fits with some room... You may be able to squeeze into a small but the shoulders are generally too narrow for people 6 feet tall.

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Thanks! How it is comparing to Alpha FL or Alpha SL? For FL and SL I definitely need L., sleeves are too short for me and chest is very tight...

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Kirill
The Alpha SL and FL are much more trim fitting jackets. I usually wear a size up compared to my SV jackets.
If you have a broad chest and long arms you may want to look to the large, but judging from your height and weight I would agree with Robert above in that the medium Alpha SV should fit you well.

Says it's bulletproof up to what caliber?...

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Says it's bulletproof up to what caliber?

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It's a figure of speech. It's not literally bulletproof.

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Good question!!! :-) Keep em' honest with truth in advertising. If bullet proof is a figure of speech, I wonder how seriously I can take it when they say it is waterproof! Seriously. Just the fact, ma'am.

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How would it handle a bullet made of water? That's what's at issue here counselor!

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The Alpha SV is impervious to bullets made of water.

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My girlfriend has the ladies jacket, and the waist strap on it wore out in just one season of snow boarding in wa. She's prob above average, and we go about 20 times a season. When we brought it in to the arteryx store they replaced it. With a new one and the manager said that it was an ongoing issue. When it happened again to her replacement jacket, at the exact same spot we figured it was a technical problem. And when she brought it back to them again they told us they "fired the guy who allowed it to be replaced" and said they won't do anything about it but repair it for $40 US dollars. So when they claim it's bullet proof it's "BULLSHIT" don't believe the hype. You're better off going with north face marmot or any other worthy company. For them to not honor their lifetime warranty is completely unacceptable. I've never had a warranty problem with "north face" gear. I'll say it again "don't believe the hype" I feel like I've been ripped off. Good luck

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Where did your girlfriend buy the jacket from? My jacket has the same problem.

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Inner Fabric Face/Taping Detail

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Arcteryx Alpha SV

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Label Detail
+1 For 'Made in Canada"!

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I just got mine today and it is still 'Made in Canada'. +1

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Arcteryx Alpha SV

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Left Arm Pocket Detail

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Left Inner Pocket Logo Detail

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Main Zipper detail

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I love the front zipper with big teeth.

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