|Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket
£520, added Dec/2012, see all Arc'teryx news & reviews
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Newly redesigned with enhanced Gore-Tex Pro fabric this jacket has a softer face and a refined fit. A fortress for extreme mountain conditions, it's ideal for climbing and alpinism. Our most durable waterproof shell built with Gore-Tex Pro.
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Alpha SV in Cayenne © Arc'teryx, Nov 2012
A classic piece recreated using the new and exceptionally durable, N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro fabric that is extremely waterproof and abrasion resistant. E3D patterning creating an ergonomic fit for extra ease of movement paired with an expedition fit leaves room for maximum winter layering. Traditional bellowed, crossover pockets remain accessible while wearing a pack. The helmet compatible Storm Hood, drawcords and pit zips all adjust with one hand and the removable HemLock inserts keep the jacket in position when worn underneath a climbing harness.
Respect the Classics
The Alpha SV first appeared in 1998 to address the needs of alpinists for a lightweight, streamlined, waterproof jacket that could work with a harness. Hard-wearing, stripped down and unlike anything else at the time, the Alpha SV quickly became an iconic Arc'teryx piece and revolutionised the outdoor apparel industry.
Simple, sleek and stylish, the Alpha SV is also a technical beast. Traditional bellowed crossover pockets sit high and work with harness and packs; helmet compatible StormHood cinches tight and covers the neck, head and lower face; removable HemLock inserts keep jacket in position while in use with a harness; WaterTight zippers seal out weather.
Supple, yet bulletproof
Manufactured with a new Gore-Tex face fabric five years in development, the Alpha SV Jacket retains its remarkable durability, yet is supple and quiet. Engineered to shed water, snow and resist abrasion, the textile is tightly woven to create a flat smooth face. Premium Gore-Tex Pro delivers the highest degree of windproof, waterproof/breathable protection.
Room to Manoeuvre
Arc'teryx designs are functional, disciplined answers to unforgiving environments. Constantly refined over time to improve function, the landmark Alpha SV now has a reduced chest circumference and has been re-patterned for a closer fit, with more efficient arm movement.
Alpha SV in Brimstone © Arc'teryx, Nov 2012
Alpha SV in Summit Sky © Arc'teryx, Nov 2012
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