When the now-classic Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket debuted in 1998, it blew people's minds. Originally designed as a foul weather fortress for year-round alpinism, the jacket proved so durable and functional that people reasoned it would make a great ski coat as well. They were right. Over the years Arc'teryx has made improvements to the Alpha SV, including the welcome adoption of its highly breathable GORE-TEX® Pro membrane, but it still sits atop the pile in the bomber hardshell jacket category. If you spend a lot of time in the mountains and are used to taking a bit of weather in stride to meet your objectives, consider the Alpha SV an investment you won't regret.
N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro | 100% Nylon 100-Denier Plain Weave Nylon. The highest strength to weight ratio we've ever seen. To create this fabric, Gore uses a proprietary yarn twisting and weaving process to greatly enhance the abrasion resistance and tear strength of these high tenacity nylon fibers. The enduring integrity of this face textile will ensure optimum performance in the most rugged conditions.
GORE-TEX® Pro Waterproof Breathable Membrane Durably waterproof, windproof, and extremely breathable. Garments with GORE-TEX® Pro combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather. Made to meet the high demands of (ski)mountaineers, freeriders, mountain guides, and serious outdoor enthusiasts.
Regular Fit The 'Arc'teryx Standard' fit, these complex patterns utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion and eliminate excess bulk.
e3D™ Ergonomic 3-Dimensional Patterning e3D™ patterning brings a new level of articulation and range-of-motion to Arc'teryx active fit garments. The application of e3D™ patterning allows for enhanced mobility for sport-specific activities in challenging environments.
Center Back Length 78 cm / 30.7"
Sleeve Pocket w/ WaterTight™ Zip
Internal Security Pocket and One Dump Pocket
Two High Crossover Pockets with Laminated Zippers
WaterTight™ Zippers with RS™ Sliders WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture.
WaterTight™ Pit Zippers
SV - Severe Weather Employs the most durable materials for prolonged use and provides the most weather protection in the harshest weather conditions.
Harness HemLock™ Inserts Keep jacket in position under harness.
Helmet Compatible StormHood™ Designed for full weather protection. The StormHood™ can be cinched with one-handed drawcords, allowing it to rotate with the head without obscuring vision when turning from side to side. Front zipper height varies according to the intended use; protects chin and neck from wind, snow, and rain.
Cohaesive™ Cordlock Hood Adjustments For ease of use with gloves or mittens.
Articulated Patterning For unrestricted mobility.
WaterTight™ Vislon Center Zipper
8 mm Tiny Seam Tape
No-Lift Gusseted Underarms
Laminated Die-Cut Velcro® Cuff Adjusters w/ Elastic
Drop Back Hem
Adjustable Hem Drawcord
Machine Wash in Warm Water (30°C)
Do Not Use Fabric Softener
Tumble Dry on Medium Heat
Do Not Iron