Josh K.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket - Men's on November 24, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Pros : Wind proof, breathable, durability, Beauty, Comfortable, Water Proof, Construction
Cons : Looking Too Good
Best Uses : Fire Hose Test Dummy, Anything wet, Flood Protection, Puddle jumping, Mountaineering, Singing in the rain
This is one of the finest pieces of gear I own. It has seemingly flawless construction. I just don't understand how a product can be made so cleanly and effectively. I can almost feel the love of the manufacturers every time I put it on.
It is insanely waterproof, windproof, and breathable. This is supposodly the lightest of the Arcteryx Pro Shells, but it still seems to be outrageously durable. I don't doubt that this will stick with me for the rest of my life if I take care of it and it doesn't burn in a wildfire (which almost happened a few weeks ago).
I must declare that I am a member of the Gore Mountaintechs product testing program, so I sometimes have the privilege of testing Gore-Tex and windstopper gear. Regardless, this piece of gear continues to blow me away. I say this about very few things, but this jacket may actually be worth it's $500 retail price.