The Men's Alpha LT Jacket by Arcteryx is the tool of choice for the fast and light alpine crowd. Tough GORE-TEX Pro Shell serves up full weather protection and is further enhanced by the technical features. Lightweight and supple, this alpine focused jacket features an improved Speed Hood and the harness HemLock keeps the jacket hem from rising above a climbing harness.
Let the lightweight Arc'teryx Men's Alpha LT Jacket protect you from wet weather on your alpine ascent. Using an ever-reliable Gore-Tex Pro membrane and WaterTight external zippers, this jacket boasts guaranteed waterproof and breathable protection to get you up that mountain comfortably. Arc'teryx improved its StormHood to fit climbing helmets better, and the HemLock system features removable inserts to prevent the jacket from slipping out underneath your harness.
Arc'teryx's athletic fit uses complex e3D patterns with anatomical shaping and gussets to reduce bulk and improve your mobility on the mountain. Zip down the underarm vents while you climb to let out some steam, and zip them back up while you belay your buddy on those cold ledges. The cuffs have laminated hook-and-loop tabs that won't catch or tear off during your ascent.
Built for alpinists who go fast and light, the men's Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket delivers waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® Pro 3L protection while staying exceptionally lightweight and durable.
|Back length (in.):||Unavailable|
|Clothing Fit:||Trim Fit|
|Fabric:||Nylon / nylon blend|
|Fabrics/Materials:||320N GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 3L|
|Fit:||Athletic with e3D, hip length|
|Hood:||Helmet compatible Storm Hood|
|Material:||320N GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L|
|Pockets:||Internal Chest Pocket with Laminated Zip,Two High Crossover Hand Pockets with Laminated Zippers|
|Shell lining fabric:||Unlined|
|Type of waterproofing:||GORE-TEX 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate|
|Weight:||13.8 oz / 390 g|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket||$210.99 - $325.00|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Hybrid Jacket||$174.99 - $349.95|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket||$498.99 - $650.00|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant||$118.99 - $258.95|
When you first take a look at it, you wonder why a jacket so lightweight costs $$$. Then you put it on and you appreciate the athletic fit, the durable construction, the micro seams with micro taping, and the waterproof zippers. Then you wear it during a snowmaggedon event and it all makes sense. The 40D Nylon and Gore-Tex Pro 3L material works like magic. Its deceptively light, but impressively durable, totally waterproof, and still allows your body to breath during high output activity. Unparralleled quality of construction. As a technical shell, the expedition fit has a waistline that is lower at the back than at the front, for compatibility with a harness. That might look goofy for the casual wearer. It also doesn't have hand pockets because you can't use them in a harness anyway. When fully zipped the jacket has a high collar, also an expedition feature. Again, might look goofy. Or you might look like a rugged an of action. That is on you. The hood is adjustable and happiest when you're wearing a climbing helmet. The chest pockets are a good size. Sleeves are a little long so they don't slide up when swinging an axe or placing a cam. Gents, keep in mind that this is purpose built expedition wear. Highly packable, there is no excuse not to bring this with you no matter the time of year. In winter, wear it over layers as a technical shell. In spring/fall wear it over long sleeves to block wind and rain. In summer, wear it over t-shirt for waterproof comfort. However, if price is a major concern there are other jackets with similar features for less $$. 4 stars only for price.
I wanted a lightweight rainshell that didn't feel like it was so thin that it would tear if it snagged on a branch. This thing is super light, but it feels like a suit of armor. I love it.