How does this jacket compare to the arc'teryx...
How does this jacket compare to the arc'teryx alpha SV? Does anyone have experience with both? Which do you prefer? What do you dislike about each?
Much better price in a quality jacket....(Mentor)
I prefer this one. The alpha is built very, very baggy. You could wear two of your largest puffies underneath. The Mentor is a bit trimmer, but still big enough to layer.
The thing I liked best about the alpha SV was the hood, and the functionality of the Mentor is very similar.
Otherwise, they are both proshell, burly coats that will do what will do what they need to do when the wind picks up and the crud starts falling.
And that leads us to the final point: price. I bet you can think of something fun to do with that $180 price difference.