Jack Craggs wrote a question about Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket - Men's on February 19, 2009
So I'm going on a one week backpacking trip to Isle Royale in the beginning of May. It's going to be pretty cool and a bit on the rainy side. I figure that instead of buying a regular rain jacket that i would spend the money and buy a hard shell. I want to be able use this for backpacking, rainstorms, and all around winter use ( I know I will need to layer in that case). However when i go backpacking I need something extremely durable and waterproof, windproof. I have also been looking at the Mountain Hardwear Terra jacket or this the Arcteryx Alpha SL jacket. Can anyone give me some advice?