Da MAN!wrote a review of Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Hoody - Men's on February 21, 2006
This hybrid is amazing! I wanted the waterproof ability of a Gore-Tex without the bulkiness of actually wearing a large hardshell. Freedom of movement and the combination of a lightweight shell makes this the best jacket I ever owned. Even in a freezing downpour this jacket kept me dry and had the versatility of being able to be used as a softshell.
I wear this over an Arc'teryx Gamma MX and Maverick. It's never bulky heavy and it doesnt get in the way. It's just a perfect size over my fleece and softshell.
The adjustments with the hood are second to none. I just love what Arcteryx did with it. The welded seams, soft inner lining, waterproofing, adjustable hood, and light weight of this hybrid is everything I wanted rolled into one. This is easily the best product I have from Arcteryx.