Very Nice Jacket But Sleeves Are Long?
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
I bought this in an XL to replace an Alpha SV I bought roughly 10 years ago in XL. The sizing of the new jacket seems to be a bit different than the original Alpha SV and other Arcteryx jackets I've bought.
By way of context, I'm slightly over 6 feet tall, about 190 lbs. In addition to Alpha SV I bought about 10 years ago, I have a couple Atom LT jackets in XL, a Cerium LT in XL, an Atom AR in XL, a Gamma MX in XL, and an Atom SV Hoodie in XL. These all fit quite well, if slightly loose (my personal preference). I also have a Therme Parka in L, which is slightly tight in the shoulders if I wear a sweater. I also have a Beta SL in L that fits well. The sleeve length on all of these are fine.
The sleeves on the new Alpha SV are too long. I was surprised at how long the sleeves are so tried on the old Alpha SV for comparison. The sleeves hang down about 2 inches longer past my wrists on the new jacket. However, when I zip up both jackets and lay them on top of each other with the sleeves out to the sides, the overall length of the sleeves seems to be almost identical. This is a bit of a mystery to me. My best guess is that it has something to do with the way the shoulders are are cut on the new Alpha SV.
Your mileage may vary, of course.
Having said that, it is clearly a very well made jacket, and I have ordered one in size L. Hopefully the sleeves will be okay without it being too tight in the chest and shoulders.