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Made in Canada, the Alpha SV Jacket is Arc'teryx's top of the range hard shell jacket. Answer the question below to win one. You've got until 14th October to get your answer in.
A UK Review for the new Alpha SV Jacket at www.arcteryx.com said:
"Within the first few seconds of trying this jacket on, you instantly realise the difference between this and just about any other shell on earth."
Arc' Naming Scheme: Alpha SV Jacket
Alpha: Climbing and alpinism focused pieces: harness compatible length and waistline; chest pockets accessible while wearing a pack or harness; maximum articulation for overhead motions; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem; highest possible durability-to-weight ratio; emphasis on lightweight materials.
SV: SEVERE WEATHER: Employs the most durable materials for prolonged use and provides the most weather protection in the harshest weather conditions.
Learn more: Arc' Naming Scheme
This competition has now closed.
UK Stockists for the Alpha SV Jacket include: Cotswolds, Ellis Brighams, Facewest, Snow and Rock, Homebarn at Clapham, Joe Browns in Llanberis, Kountry Kit of Devon, Outside in Hathersage, Safety & Protection Equipment of London, The Epicentre in Ambleside, Trek Kitt of Hereford, Ultimate Outdoors, We Love Mountains of Hull, and White and Bishop of Hull.
Find an Arc'teryx stockist near you at www.arcteryx.com
- This competition is only open to registered users at UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com.