|$190.99 - $318.95|
|$207.32 - $324.95|
|$222.94 - $324.95|
"No it's not just a rain jacket, if you hike or spend anytime outdoors when it's raining or even a light snow this jacket is the best barrier against both. There are very few pieces of gear I can say that I've used spring skiing then the next week used hiking on St. John's in the Caribbean. I have had the Alpha SL jacket for two years now and have used it more than any other. It has everything you need - 1) Water proof and windproof as a result of Gore-Tex Paclite, 2) looks badass, 3) great fit, 4) my favorite, pit zips that actually open wide enough to be useful. The pocket placement has also worked really well under my pack. I have used this coat for skiing/snowboarding, hiking, canoeing (4 days of straight rain in Algonquin and never got wet), and everyday use. But seriously, this is by far my favorite Paclite shell and yes you should get one too, then stop in the Rochester store and we can be twins."
The Men's Alpha SL Jacket by Arcteryx, designed for the light and fast fanatic, the Alpha SL Jacket is streamlined to deliver complete weather protection without excess weight and bulk. Appointed with all the essential back country features, this compact and lightweight jacket rides along for take anywhere storm security.
When you're looking to do some tough climbing in soggy conditions, it's time to beef up your protection from the elements with the Alpha SL Jacket from ARCTERYX. Extremely light and technically advanced, 2-layer GORE-TEX PacLite keeps you dry and comfortable without bogging you down with weight, plus, when you don't need it, pack it down small and take it anywhere you need to.
|Center Back Length:||30.5 in|
|Clothing Fit:||Trim Fit|
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Cuffs:||Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off|
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||guaranteed breathable|
|Fabrics/Materials:||340NR GORE-TEX® Paclite® 2L|
|Fit:||Athletic, hip length|
|Gusseted:||No-lift gusseted underarms, Articulated elbows, Gender specific patterning, Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility|
|Hem:||Drop back hem, Laminated hem, Adjustable hem drawcord|
|Hood:||Helmet compatible Speed Hood|
|Liner:||Laminated chin guard|
|Material:||N40r GORE-TEX fabric with Paclite product technology|
|Perfect For:||Climbing, Hiking|
|Pockets:||Two hand pockets with laminated WaterTight zippers|
|Recommended Use:||alpine climbing, backpacking, ice climbing|
|Seams Taped:||Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)|
|Type of Waterproofing:||GORE-TEX® / DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent)|
|Waterproof Rating:||guaranteed waterproof|
|Weatherproof Material:||GORE-TEX Paclite|
|Weight:||12.1 oz / 342 g|
|Zipper:||WaterTight™ external zippers, Molded zipper garages, Pit zippers for easy venting, Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant||$119.37 - $259.00|
|Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket||$323.99 - $499.00|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Hybrid Jacket||$236.99 - $349.00|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pullover||$168.32 - $288.95|
This is an excellent product that has yet to fail me.
I'm very hard on my gear and am unwilling to baby anything I own. I have used it hiking, running, snowshoeing, around town, and as my go to jacket when fly fishing--it is during this activity that the Alpha SL gets put to the test, as I'm constantly bushwacking through all kinds of tough undergrowth, branches, prickers, thicket, etc., to get to secluded fishing holes, often when it is pouring since fish tend to be more active then. I have even taken spills on rocks and slid down gravel riverbanks and this jacket just laughs at it all.
I have never had a problem with breathability, or leakage, and the hood is real nice on windy days, once cinched properly.
I get full range of motion which is important for casting properly with a fly rod.
As for fit, I'm 6'1" about 188lbs with very broad shoulders, a 45" chest and a 77" wingspan (the equivalent of a 6'4" person of average proportions) so the XL works perfectly for me with plenty of room for layers without feeling too baggy. The Large fit well around the waist but was tight in the back and upper torso with layers on and the arms were a bit short. If you are of average build and my height with a normal wingspan (take 1.023 times your height in inches to see what the average is for your height) then a Large will probably work fine.
A note about layering: I also have the Atom LT hoody in XL and this shell is a perfect match for this jacket, giving you the perfect kit for 75% of your outdoor activities. The Atom SV will fit underneath, but it is a just little too snug in the shoulders and arms for me given that the Alpha SL is an Althetic cut.
You simply can't go wrong with this piece, it does exactly what its designed to do and is amazingly durable.
This jacket is lightweight and packable. If you are in the amrket for a lightweight rain jacket that can stand up to snow and a lot of use, this is the piece. The Paclite material is great when variable conditions are present, it's easy to stuff in a pack when not is use. If you plan on wearing a backpack the majority of the time, I would look at the SL Hybrid Jacket as well.
Good jacket BUT and its a big But,even in light rain the pockets fill with water as I FOUND OUT TO MY COST i.e. a water logged car key.The pockets are water proof as they do hold the water .Its a poor reflection on Arcteryx as their products are expensive.Time to look else where.IT'S NOT WATER PROOF.