Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket  Gear News

© Arc'teryx

The updated Alpha SV: strong gets stronger. In 1998, when Arc'teryx stepped into outerwear with the Alpha SV Jacket, it transformed the outdoor industry.

A foundational part of the Arc'teryx line, the Alpha SV remains an industry icon. The Alpha SV is a proven performer in severe alpine conditions, and now redesigned for Fall 2020, they have developed the strongest Alpha SV ever. Introducing a brand new fabric technology from GORE-TEX - Gore-Tex Pro with Most Rugged technology, the most durable, and contamination resistant Gore-Tex Pro.

Redesign also includes RECCO reflectors and custom TPU zipper pulls. Arc'teryx has worked exclusively with GORE- TEX since the launch of their outerwear line and remains committed to the partnership because their products are the most durable on the market. Proven over time, it has evolved into one of the deepest, most important collaborations in the outdoor industry. This is how GORE-TEX PRO with Most Rugged Technology came to be.

Men's Alpha SV in Black  © Arc'teryx
Men's Alpha SV in Black
© Arc'teryx

Women's Alpha SV in Dynasty  © Arc'teryx
Women's Alpha SV in Dynasty
© Arc'teryx

Technical Features

  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Highly durable
  • Abrasion resistant


  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • Strategically placed narrow GORE seam tape (8mm width)
  • Super durable N100d Most Rugged 3L GORE-TEX PRO is highly abrasion resistant

Design & Fit

  • Generous cut for easy layering
  • Womens' specific design for optimal fit and performance
  • Regular fit ensures optimal ventilation with comfort and mobility

For more information Arc'teryx

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13 Nov, 2020
Lovely jacket but £680 ? Really ?
13 Nov, 2020

Presumably that's how it transformed the industry ?

13 Nov, 2020

The RSRP of Top of the line Mammut, TNF and even Jöttnar are also in the 600+ range.

not that many are willing to pay full retail.

13 Nov, 2020

This is why I think Mountain Equipment gear is great. (Almost?) the same quality for pretty much half the price.

13 Nov, 2020

On quality, yes, Arc'teryx justifies high prices, but for innovation they've been caught up with and surpassed. Good old reliable, general designs they do well, but TNF, OR and a few others are the ones finding new ideas to advance with, perhaps because they cover stuff like expedition and high altitude climbing more. I personally have never seen Arc'teryx as climbing-specific, more adapted ski gear.

I also recall spending $300 on a MHW jacket 15 years ago and being stunned I just had, so for sure Arc'teryx has changed the market a lot.

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