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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket - Men's

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Alpha SV Jacket

Improving upon the iconic protection of the Alpha SV Jacket, Arc'teryx focused on the seemingly contradictory design concepts of lightweight construction and robust strength, seeing as it's the favorite choice of 100-day skiers, professional mountain guides, and alpinists facing the worst conditions on the planet. The newest iteration of the Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket leverages a 100-denier nylon face (what Arc'teryx calls N100p-X) over the previous 80-denier fabric for twice the abrasion-resistance and 50% more strength against tears. It retains the legendary waterproofing and breathability of a Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane for those skiing and pushing peaks in exposed terrain and raging snowstorms.

This increase in strength comes with a slight weight penalty (approximately 2% increase) in the face fabric. Offsetting this minute increase, Arc'teryx decreases the jacket's overall weight with narrower 8mm Gore seam tape, eliminating zipper garages with the use of WaterTight zippers and RS sliders, as well as Cohaesive hem adjusters that replace the previous version's Harness HemLock insert. This obsessive focus on weight savings makes the Alpha SV a top contender for light-and-fast alpine missions where nasty weather is expected.

Besides saving precious weight, the Cohaesive hem adjuster offers a snug fit around the hip that prevents the jacket from riding up when you're wearing a climbing harness. WaterTight underarm zips provide active breathability while you're skinning up your favorite backcountry stash or embarking on a mixed route of demanding rock and ice. The StormHood accommodates skiing and climbing helmets while sealing out pouring rain and wind-driven snow. These features make the Alpha SV a veritable fortress against against the world's most demanding alpine environments, all without sacrificing functionality or storage like many lightweight jackets on the market.

  • Lightweight and tough jacket for demanding alpine missions
  • 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro guarantees waterproof, breathable protection
  • N100p-X face fabric reinforces jacket from tears and abrasion
  • 8mm Gore seam tape for less weight and extra breathability
  • WaterTight underarm zippers increase active ventilation
  • Cohaesive hem adjuster prevents riding up with climbing harness
  • Arc'teryx outerwear sits at the forefront of durability and alpine protection
  • Item #ARC00KP

Material
[membrane] 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro, [face fabric] N100p-X (100D nylon)
Seams
critical seams sealed with narrow Gore seam tape (8mm)
Fit
regular with e3D
Length
hip with dropped rear hem
Center Back Length
30.7 in
Hood
yes, helmet-compatible StormHood with Cohaesive hood adjusters
Pockets
[external] 2 chest w/WaterTight zippers and RS sliders, 1 left bicep w/WaterTight zipper and RS slider, [internal] 1 security, 1 dump
Venting
WaterTight underarm zip vents
Claimed Weight
16.8 oz
Recommended Use
alpine & expedition, backcountry touring, skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

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Alpine Staple

The Alpha SV from Arc'teryx is the gold standard in severe weather protection. This piece is specifically designed to withstand the harshest conditions that the alpine environment can deliver. With burly 100d nylon and GORE Pro waterproofing this jacket is made for the mountains.

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Arc'teryx – Men's Alpha SV Jacket

The Alpha SV, an Arc’teryx icon repeatedly proven in severe alpine environments, is now stronger and lighter. Exceptionally durable waterproof, breathable N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric significantly increases abrasion resistance. Optimized construction, WaterTight™ zippers with RS™ sliders, and minimized seams shed grams. Fully featured with a helmet compatible StormHood™, pit zips, and articulated construction, the Alpha SV remains the choice for extended use in the harshest conditions.

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Arc'teryx – Men's Alpha SV Jacket

The Alpha SV, an Arc’teryx icon repeatedly proven in severe alpine environments, is now stronger and lighter. Exceptionally durable waterproof, breathable N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric significantly increases abrasion resistance. Optimized construction, WaterTight™ zippers with RS™ sliders, and minimized seams shed grams. Fully featured with a helmet compatible StormHood™, pit zips, and articulated construction, the Alpha SV remains the choice for extended use in the harshest conditions.

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Hi, I own a Theta AR jacket, which is only a shell. I’m looking for something warmer that has built in insulation. Does this one have any? Thank you

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Can this be folded,I mean How to pack Alpha SV?

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Would you please tell me the newest iteration of the Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket is the new product in 2018 spring?Thank you very much! Fiona

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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket - Men's Please tell me the country of manufacture of this product. Is it China or Canada?

Mine says: Canada

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Hi there Does this jacket have a powder skirt?

No, it does not.

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I purchased the alpha sv and in the pocket was a small black plastic piece I have no idea what it is for, any ideas?

Hi Jeff, Not sure what that plastic piece would be for. If you want to email me a photo of that I can forward it along to our rep and see if he can shed some light on that for us. You can shoot that over to mpizza@backcountry.com. Please let me know if you need anything else.

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Made in Canada ?

Hi Patrick, Yes, the Alpha SV is made in Canada. If you have any other questions, please reach out to me directly and I'll get you taken care of. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead