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Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket - Women's

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    7 Reviews


    Where will you be on the wall when the storm comes?

    The Arc'teryx Women's Alpha SL Jacket might end up being your most important piece of gear on your climbing trips. Gore-Tex gives jacket guaranteed waterproof breathable protection while Paclite technology lets you stuff the Alpha Super Light into its included stuff sack for compact travel whether you're climbing or flying.

    Arc'teryx designed the Alpha SL with an e3D design that provides a full range of motion despite its trim fit. This jacket also features WaterTight zippers for extra waterproof protection, two-piece Hemlock inserts so the jacket won't slip once it's under your harness, and a zippered chest pocket for your headlamp.

    • Gore-Tex with Paclite technology
    • Fully taped seams
    • Trim fit with e3D, hip length
    • Helmet-compatible StormHood
    • WaterTight zippers
    • Two-piece Hemlock inserts
    • Zippered chest pocket
    • Included stuff sack with clip-in webbing loop
    • Item #ARC006M

    Tech Specs

    N40r Gore-Tex Paclite 2L
    fully taped
    trim with e3D
    yes, helmet-compatible StormHood
    1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    9.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine, ice climbing, rock climbing
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    Humongous Sleeves

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 100lbs

    I love the look of this jacket, but the fit is terrible. I bought an XS. The body fits perfectly and is fitted, but the sleeves are huge!

    For reference I am 5’2 100lbs.
    My husband is 6’1 200lbs and typically wears a men’s Large and the sleeves fit him!

    Great Shell

    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    This shell is awesome. The Gore-tex paclite makes it incredibly light weight while still protecting you from the elements. I took this ice climbing in Ouray and stayed 100% dry while climbing. It was the perfect addition to my gear for the day. The hemlock inserts kept this from riding up under my harness which was amazing. The lack of front pockets is a little hard to get used to if you like putting your hands in your pockets, but the chest pocket is enormous. This is definitely a trim fit so size up from your normal arc'teryx size if you need to get some layers under.

    Great Shell

    Top Quality

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I purchased this initially as a rain jacket, however I find myself bringing this along with me on most adventures.

    Great shell, lacking details

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"

    I bought this as a spring snowboarding coat, also to replace my now 6yo REI rain shell. It's super light-weight, and it fits like a dream. It is slightly longer in the back, which is great for boarding. The sleeves, the sleeves are long!!! Beautifully comfortably long. I haven't tried it in a downpour, so can't comment on the Goretex yet.
    I would give this 5 stars, but its missing a few key details IMO. No side pockets. There is 1 chest pocket, but there is no internal hole for a headphone jack. Pockets are everything! Also no armpit vents -- I get this is a raincoat first and layering shell second, but it would be nice. Really well made coat, but lacking some pockets.

    Ice climbing in the Alpha SL

    I demoed this jacket at the Bozeman Ice Fest this year and really liked it! When the ice started raining on me, I stayed nice and dry underneath this shell and also didn't get too hot while climbing. Plus, lets be real... its a great color.

    Ice climbing in the Alpha SL

    Alpha SL Jacket

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

    I bought this in a large (5'8'' and 140 lbs) and has tons of room for extra layers. Great jacket for sunny days in the Spring but still very light. If you get cold easily, I wouldn't recommend it, but it works exceptionally well for hard skiers who sweat a lot. Only downside is that it doesn't have an internal chest pocket for phones, etc.

    As always, Arc-teryx makes outstanding products and by far my go-to for any gear.

    Alpha SL Jacket

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

    I bought this jacket last spring intended for spring skiing, but it turned out to be much lighter than I had expected - it's more of a rain jacket type of material/weight. I still used it to ski on warm days with extra layers underneath and it was great! I use this jacket all of the time and bring it out almost every time I'm hiking when it gets windy and the sun begins to go down. I always keep it in my car just in case!

    I have it in Heron, and it is such a beautiful color - I love this jacket! I bought a medium; I am 5'8 and about 160, and it fits great. Maybe could have gone with a large if I wanted to fit more layers, but the medium works out just fine.

    Hi there, does it have only one chest pocket? And does it have pit zips (under arm ventilations) ? Ive notice that those are included in review videos but there is not such information on your website. i.e.

    Best Answer

    The Alpha SL is a lightweight/packable storm shell. It does not have pit zips as Gore-Tex Paclite is extremely breathable. It only has one chest pocket.

    If you're looking for a comparable jacket with pit zips and more pockets, check out the Beta LT Hybrid.