Features of the Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket
Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket Colors Available:
RIPTIDE, CHIPOTLE, PLATINUM, NARANJA, CARBON COPY II
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TOP FIVE PROS
- Water Resistant (3)
- Lightweight (3)
- Good Design (3)
- Breathable (3)
- Wind Resistant (2)
TOP FIVE BEST USES
- Wet Weather (3)
- Outdoor Activities (3)
- Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding (2)
- Hiking and Camping (2)
- Climbing/Mountaineering (1)
REVIEWED BY: JEFFHAYDEN 6/08/2012
"The Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket is a true winner! I spent months researching jackets. My main goal was to find something that was light, durable, waterproof and economically priced. After trying on multiple jackets and teetering back-and-forth I decided to cut out the economical price limitation out of my equation and I went with the Arcteryx Alpha. Yes, I liked it that much. Yes I loved how lightweight it was—made from Goretex Paclit and, yes, it is really light. Yes it waterproof, when sealed up it feels like you are completely sealed and shielded from all the elements yet it good breathability and you don’t sweat out of your jacket. Yes it is durable, I have worn this on hundreds of snowboard trips, hikes, backpacking across Europe, packing in tightly in an overstuffed bag over and over again and this thing still performs. The structural integrity of the Paclite material is amazing, cutting edge for sure. Economically, No…and yes. It is not the cheapest jacket and not the most expensive. It is rather expensive, but if I were to break down the math with all the uses and then add in quality and overall satisfaction it doesn’t seem that much. Or more simply put—less than a dollar a day for just 10 months. "
For the Minimalist in all of us.
REVIEWED BY: HAYWOODTERRY 6/02/2012
"I’m minimalist, you’re a minimalist , this jacket is for us. If you are like me and like quality, back-to-basics, no frills jackets that do what they are suppose to do the Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket is what you want. The Gore-tex Paclite material is really light and compactable—this jacket can be packed down to the size of a softball or smaller when stowed away in a pack. When you zip up you are guaranteed to be dry as a bone when wearing this thing. Even the zipper pockets are water-proof and you can be rest assured that your iphone or ipod will stay dry inside the pockets. The Gor-tex Paclite is impressively breathable, unlike other water-proof jackets I have had in the past. It is reassuring to know that I can stay dry and not sweat out in the inside. I wear my jacket on casual dog walks through the rain and I wear it when I am shredding up at the mountain. It has a nice helmet friendly hood. Great for hiking in strong snow and rain storms. All and all it’s a pretty versatile jacket. I am 5’10” and 180 pounds and the Large fits me pretty good. For the minimalist you can’t beat the quality of this jacket and it is worth every penny! "
REVIEWED BY: DESMOND 4/01/2012
"I wanted something extremely lightweight and pack able because I do not like carrying any unnecessary weight, but it had to be exceptional in wet weather providing me with protection it also had to be breathable. I definitely made the right choice in the Arcteryx Alpha SL jacket. This coat is simply amazing and all that I could ask for. "
Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket
REVIEWED BY: TYDOG07 12/26/2008
"This is an excellent jacket!!! It surpassed my expectations, but that's no surprise for this companies attention to detail and quality. It keeps you very dry and works great as a hard shell (I'm using it with a fleece for skiing). Please NOTE the big hood, I was taken by surprise how large it was, it's made to be helmet compatible. Although there are multiple draw cords to fix this. Although, this would not defer me from purchasing it. I enjoy the pocket placement. I enjoy the fit, it's a very good, athletic fit. I would defiantly recommend this to everyone!!! "