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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket - Women's

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Alpha SV Jacket

When Arc'teryx set out to improve upon its already legendary Alpha SV Jacket, the seemingly contradictory concepts of lighter and stronger instantly came to mind, seeing that it's the go-to choice for 100-day skiers, professional mountain guides, and alpinists scaling the world's most daunting peaks. The current iteration of the Arc'teryx Women'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 dependable Gore-Tex Pro 2.0 3-layer membrane for rugged waterproofing and high levels of breathability when you're making first tracks on waist-deep days or pushing up peaks in the worst conditions imaginable.

  • Arc'teryx's strongest shell for alpinism, skiing, and mountaineering
  • 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro 2.0 gives waterproof, breathable protection
  • Durable face fabric reinforces jacket from tears and abrasion
  • Gore seam sealed for weight savings and extra breathability
  • Underarm zippers increase active-use ventilation
  • Cohaesive hem adjuster prevents riding up with climbing harness
  • High pockets work with backpack hip belt or harness
  • All external zippers are WaterTight for maximum water-resistance
  • Item #ARCZ97G

Material
[membrane] Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), [face fabric] N100p-X (100D nylon)
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
28.3in
Hood
helmet-compatible StormHood
Pockets
[external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered arm, [internal] 1 zippered chest, 1 mesh stash
Venting
underarm
Claimed Weight
15.5oz
Recommended Use
alpine, ice climbing, expedition
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 5

The Ultimate Alpine Jacket

Fit:
True to size

The Alpha SV is as far as I'm concerned the toughest jacket out there and the ultimate alpine shell. This 3L Gore-tex Pro shell is as durable as they come and is built with more detail than I've seen in any jacket. It is 15.5 oz, has a hip-length 28.5 center back length, and a regular fit to accommodate layering.

>Rating: 4

Love the color

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

I got a medium and I had a small before that: I repurchased it cuz it’s an excellent jacket. The front pockets are life savors when u want to get stuff out quickly and you’re still wearing your backpack. It’s an excellent jacket. I’m short and have big hips and small upper body so finding jackets that fit is problematic With the small. The upper part and arms were perfect but it was s little snug on the hips so u use to draw the string and flip it over so the jacket is more cropped. With the medium, the hips are perfect but the arms are a bit too long. But it is a little fitter around the waist so it’s flattering. I bought the orange before and now the neon yellow. The yellow is gorgeous in real life. I replaced the old one bc it was mentioned that you could put it in the washer. DONT! It caused weird bubbles to appear

>Rating: 5

Back to pre-mainstream Arcteryx

Haven’t put to the test yet, but the quality and design brings me back to finding Arcteryx for the first time in Boston in 1999, riding in all kinds of wind, rain, sleet, wet terrain in the northeast. I am 5’4, 120 lbs and the SM fits perfectly for my needs - plenty of room to layer when needed, and relaxed fit when I just need rain or wind protection all year long. The longer sleeves provide versatility and the more relaxed (vs slim, snug) fit provide year round use vs this kind of splurge on a seasonal purchase. Macaw color is outstanding.

>Rating: 4

sleeves way too long

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Small

I'm typically a true to size small on most jackets... except Arcteryx. Sleeves are way too long and the jacket itself is kind of baggy. For the expense of this jacket I'd expect a better fit. Great color. Wish you'd use a different shipper than OnTrac as they're quite unreliable, but that's off topic.

>Rating: 5

It did everything I needed it to do!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I went to Patagonia hiking and the weather changes on a dime. This coat was excellent. I love when people say their size in their reviews so I will as well. I am 5'3" 130 lbs. I bought the medium so I could put extra layers under it and and still move comfortably. I could have gone with the small....but I wanted it a little baggy.

>Rating: 5

The Best.

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

Got this for my wife. Performs great and has great features. The pockets are thoughtfully laid out and she especially loves the "Hemlock" feature that helps stop the jacket from riding up over a harness or a pack's waist strap. If you won't settle for anything but the best. Look no further.

>Rating: 5

Love this PUFFY!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 5"
Weight
140 lbs

Intro: I got this puffy for daily use in SLC in the winter, backcountry use, winter camping/snowshoeing etc. I have used it regularly since I received it and really love it. Fit: I am 5’5” (athletic/climber – so sometimes have trouble with tops fitting arms/shoulders) and I ordered a small. I can comfortably wear a fleece jacket or mirco synthetic puffy jacket under this one and I can wear a gortex shell over the top. I normally wear smalls in jackets, but also like a snug/fitted fit. If you like your jackets bigger, then size up. This jacket is a shorter crop than other down jackets. If you have a long torso (I don’t), you would be better off getting one of the longer cut downs. Performance/Use: This is one of the warmer arc’teryx puffy jackets and I think it has performed well in its use. Ive used it snowshoe camping when sitting around camp. It keeps me warm in 0-20 degree weather in the Uintas when worn over a baselayer/midlayer and below a gore-shell. I run cold though, so like a LOT of warmth. When doing activity, this jacket packs up fairly small for an 850 fill heavy duty down. If you want a puffy for easy and small packing you might consider getting the AR, LT or SL version of this jacket, though they likely won’t be as warm. I definitely can’t wear this jacket when working out hard, because it gets warm really fast. Pros/Cons: Pro: really warm, well made, fits well. Has elastic cinches along waistline to cinch down in cold/windy weather, has cinched sleeves and a well fitted hood. Love the stash sack pocket inside and packs up fairly well. Cons: Not waterproof – can’t wear alone in snowy/wet conditions. This jacket does not have a helmet compatible hood so it is not ideal for skiing etc where you would be wearing a helmet. (I did not purchase this for this reason, so not truly a con, but just good to know). If you want a down jacket you can wear skiing with a hood they make ski/board specific jackets that are down with a waterproof exterior shell all in one. This jacket is also potentially short for some who have a longer torso. All in all I would definitely by this jacket again

>Rating: 5

Great jacket!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 6"
Weight
160 lbs

I have been shopping for a hard shell that will stand up to snowboarding, rainy concerts at Red Rocks and anything else I need it to do. I have an hourglass shape so finding something wide enough at the bottom without being oversized at the chest was key. I got the XL to accommodate layers and it fits great and performed well on rainy hikes this fall. The snow is falling so snowboarding is around the corner.

>Rating: 5

perfect for this buying

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Weight
132 lbs

worthy for the price, i got the most suitable one

>Rating: 5

Bombproof Shell

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 2"
Weight
120 lbs

I got this jacket as a gift for my stepmom, who was in desperate need of a new shell and kept running into fit issues. She put this one on and it fit like a glove! No weird zipper bulk in the front that gives the weird uni-boob look. The drop-hem is a nice touch to help protect on the wetter days without being too long. And it actually fit through the torso and sleeve length- everything else from Patagonia was fitting her short. The material on the shell is nice as well, not super stiff but definitely bombproof and ready to protect against the wind and precip. Zipper works smoothly, doesn't get stuck. She wears a Medium in most tops and a Medium in this jacket fits nice with enough room for a couple of layers. Another top notch product from ArcTeryx!

>Rating: 5

Dry FOREVER.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've had this jacket since Christmas of 2006 (so I'm reviewing a VERY old model here with Gore-Tex XCR instead of Proshell). So while I can't speak to the specifics of the current model on a day-in-day-out level, I can say this -- it is 2014 - and this thing has been across the country with me. It has gone up mountains, down mountains. It's traveled hundreds of miles off shore (remote-island life and whale watching). It has lasted through many summers of field work (read: bushwacking, hiking through clearcuts, 5-year old clearcuts, in terrible weather day in and day out). It has helped me through a master's thesis and 3 different jobs (it even effectively shed my tears when I got laid off when the economy tanked). It has been outside through the duration of 3 different hurricanes (all activities during hurricanes not endorsed by author). I'm still dry. Never once gotten the least bit wet. Never once did I think it was not breathable enough. Despite being dragged through terrible brush, it doesn't have holes. It's a little dirty - but less dirty than anything else I've owned this long. The older models fit tighter than the newer models - so that's something to keep in mind - both Arc'T and Backcountry are great at helping you find the right size if you need. Best.christmas.gift.ever.

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>Rating: 5

love it

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

The Arc'teryx Women's Alpha SV Jacket is the best jacket. i wore this jacket skiing , climb snow mountain and ice climbing. Arc'teryx's e3D design gives us freedom to move without ripping the jacket or exposing more of us than absolutely necessary. i love it.

>Rating: 5

My Mother loves it!

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

Fits great and deals with the Buffalo winter like a champ. Couldn't be better.