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Alpha Series: Climbing and alpine focused systems | SV: Severe Weather. The most durable GORE-TEX® Pro jacket for severe alpine environments with N80p-X face fabric and features for climbers and alpinists
A classic piece recreated using exceptionally durable, N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro. This fabric is extremely waterproof and abrasion resistant. e3D patterning creates an ergonomic fit for extra ease of movement. Athletic fit leaves room for winter layering. Traditional bellowed crossover pockets are accessible while wearing pack. Helmet compatible StormHood™, drawcords and pit zippers adjust with one hand. Removable HemLock™ inserts keep jacket in position under harness. Selected by the American Alpine Guides Association as best in class.
Respect the Classics
The Alpha SV first appeared in 1998 to address the needs of alpinists for a lightweight, streamlined, waterproof jacket that could work with a harness. Hard-wearing, stripped down and unlike anything else at the time, the Alpha SV quickly became an iconic Arc'teryx piece and revolutionized the outdoor apparel industry.
Simple, sleek and stylish, the Alpha SV is also a technical beast. Traditional bellowed crossover pockets sit high and work with harness and packs; helmet compatible StormHood™ cinches tight and covers the neck, head and lower face; removable HemLock™ inserts keep jacket in position while in use with a harness; WaterTight™ zippers seal out weather.
Supple, yet bulletproof
Manufactured with a new GORE-TEX® face fabric five years in development, the Alpha SV Jacket retains its remarkable durability, yet is supple and quiet. Engineered to shed water, snow and resist abrasion, the textile is tightly woven to create a flat smooth face. Premium GORE-TEX® Pro delivers the highest degree of windproof, waterproof/breathable protection.
Room to Maneuver
Arc'teryx designs are functional, disciplined answers to unforgiving environments. Constantly refined over time to improve function, the landmark Alpha SV now has a reduced chest circumference and has been re-patterned for a closer fit, with more efficient arm movement.
Full Feature List
Taped seams for added weatherproofness
Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Laminated high-strength hanger loop
GORE-TEX® three-layer construction
Generous cut for easy layering
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
Gender specific patterning
Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
No-lift gusseted underarms
Helmet compatible Storm Hood™
Glove-friendly hood adjusters
Laminated chin guard
Zippers & Fly Configuration
WaterTight™ external zippers
Pit zippers for easy venting
WaterTight™ Vislon front zip
Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain
Micro corded zipper pulls
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration
Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters with elastic
Waist & Belt Configuration
Adjustable elastic waist drawcord
Drop back hem
Adjustable hem drawcord
Harness HemLock™ inserts keep jacket in position under harness
Sleeve pocket with WaterTight™ zip
Two internal laminated pockets
Two high, crossover hand pockets with laminated zippers
Note: Our WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture
Fully reinforced for maximum durability
N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro 3L
Machine wash in warm water.
Do not use fabric softener.
Tumble dry on medium heat.
Do not iron.
Outdoor Gear Lab Editor's Choice Award
Men's Journal Gear Lab Approved
Backpacker Magazine's Lifetime Award
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