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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket - Women's

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Tech Specs

Material:
[membrane] Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), [face fabric] N100p-X (100D nylon)
Seams:
fully sealed
Fit:
regular
Length:
hip
Center Back Length:
28.3in
Hood:
helmet-compatible StormHood
Pockets:
[external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered arm, [internal] 1 zippered chest, 1 mesh stash
Venting:
underarm zips
Claimed Weight:
15.5oz
Recommended Use:
climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

Alpha SV Jacket

When Arc'teryx set out to improve upon its already legendary Alpha SV Jacket, the seemingly contradictory concepts of lighter and stronger instantly came to mind, seeing that it's the go-to choice for 100-day skiers, professional mountain guides, and alpinists scaling the world's most daunting peaks. The current iteration of the Arc'teryx Women's Alpha SV Jacket leverages a 100-denier nylon face (what Arc'teryx calls N100p-X) over the previous 80-denier fabric for twice the abrasion-resistance and 50% more strength against tears. It retains the dependable Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane for guaranteed waterproofing and high levels of breathability when you're making first tracks on waist-deep days or pushing up peaks in the worst conditions imaginable.

Arc'teryx kept the jacket's weight to a minimum with narrower 8 millimeter Gore seam tape, eliminating zipper garages with the use of WaterTight zippers and RS sliders, as well as custom Cohaesive hem adjusters. This obsessive focus on weight savings makes the Alpha SV a top contender for light-and-fast alpine missions where nasty weather is expected.

Besides saving weight, the Cohaesive hem adjuster offers a snug fit around the hip that's ideal for pairing with a climbing harness on alpine missions. Zippered underarm vents provide extra breathability without sacrificing protection from oncoming precipitation, while the StormHood accommodates helmets during skiing and alpine climbing. Moreover, there's a plethora of pockets along the chest and bicep for quickly grabbing and stashing items on the move.

  • Lightweight and rugged jacket for demanding alpine environments
  • 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro guarantees waterproof, breathable protection
  • Durable face fabric reinforces jacket from tears and abrasion
  • Gore seam tape for weight savings and extra breathability
  • Underarm zippers increase active-use ventilation
  • Cohaesive hem adjuster prevents riding up with climbing harness
  • High pockets work with backpack hip belt or harness
  • All external zippers are WaterTight for maximum water-resistance
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Back to pre-mainstream Arcteryx

    Haven’t put to the test yet, but the quality and design brings me back to finding Arcteryx for the first time in Boston in 1999, riding in all kinds of wind, rain, sleet, wet terrain in the northeast. I am 5’4, 120 lbs and the SM fits perfectly for my needs - plenty of room to layer when needed, and relaxed fit when I just need rain or wind protection all year long. The longer sleeves provide versatility and the more relaxed (vs slim, snug) fit provide year round use vs this kind of splurge on a seasonal purchase. Macaw color is outstanding.

    sleeves way too long

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I'm typically a true to size small on most jackets... except Arcteryx. Sleeves are way too long and the jacket itself is kind of baggy. For the expense of this jacket I'd expect a better fit. Great color. Wish you'd use a different shipper than OnTrac as they're quite unreliable, but that's off topic.

    It did everything I needed it to do!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I went to Patagonia hiking and the weather changes on a dime. This coat was excellent. I love when people say their size in their reviews so I will as well. I am 5'3" 130 lbs. I bought the medium so I could put extra layers under it and and still move comfortably. I could have gone with the small....but I wanted it a little baggy.

    YAY! I'm so glad this worked out for you Maria.

    Gore-Tex Wash Tutorial

    Chest Pocket

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    Front View

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    Side View

    Side View

    Hem Adjustor

    Hem Adjustor

    Hemlock

    Hemlock

    Hood Adjustor

    Hood Adjustor

    Hood Front

    Hood Front

    Pit Zip

    Pit Zip

    The Best.

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Got this for my wife. Performs great and has great features. The pockets are thoughtfully laid out and she especially loves the "Hemlock" feature that helps stop the jacket from riding up over a harness or a pack's waist strap. If you won't settle for anything but the best. Look no further.

    Arc'teryx – Women's Alpha SV Jacket

    The Alpha SV, the most durable Arc’teryx hardshell for climbers and alpinists, is now stronger and lighter. Exceptionally hardwearing waterproof, breathable N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric delivers outstanding abrasion resistance. Optimized construction, WaterTight™ zippers with RS™ sliders, and minimized seams shed grams. Fully featured with a helmet compatible StormHood™, pit zips, and articulated construction, the Alpha SV remains the proven choice for extended use in severe conditions.

    Great jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I have been shopping for a hard shell that will stand up to snowboarding, rainy concerts at Red Rocks and anything else I need it to do. I have an hourglass shape so finding something wide enough at the bottom without being oversized at the chest was key. I got the XL to accommodate layers and it fits great and performed well on rainy hikes this fall. The snow is falling so snowboarding is around the corner.

    Appreciate the insight on the use of the coat in winter sports and rainy day. That’s exactly what I am looking for.

    perfect for this buying

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    worthy for the price, i got the most suitable one

    Bombproof Shell

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I got this jacket as a gift for my stepmom, who was in desperate need of a new shell and kept running into fit issues. She put this one on and it fit like a glove! No weird zipper bulk in the front that gives the weird uni-boob look. The drop-hem is a nice touch to help protect on the wetter days without being too long. And it actually fit through the torso and sleeve length- everything else from Patagonia was fitting her short. The material on the shell is nice as well, not super stiff but definitely bombproof and ready to protect against the wind and precip. Zipper works smoothly, doesn't get stuck. She wears a Medium in most tops and a Medium in this jacket fits nice with enough room for a couple of layers.
    Another top notch product from ArcTeryx!

    Dry FOREVER.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this jacket since Christmas of 2006 (so I'm reviewing a VERY old model here with Gore-Tex XCR instead of Proshell). So while I can't speak to the specifics of the current model on a day-in-day-out level, I can say this -- it is 2014 - and this thing has been across the country with me. It has gone up mountains, down mountains. It's traveled hundreds of miles off shore (remote-island life and whale watching). It has lasted through many summers of field work (read: bushwacking, hiking through clearcuts, 5-year old clearcuts, in terrible weather day in and day out). It has helped me through a master's thesis and 3 different jobs (it even effectively shed my tears when I got laid off when the economy tanked). It has been outside through the duration of 3 different hurricanes (all activities during hurricanes not endorsed by author).



    I'm still dry. Never once gotten the least bit wet. Never once did I think it was not breathable enough. Despite being dragged through terrible brush, it doesn't have holes. It's a little dirty - but less dirty than anything else I've owned this long. The older models fit tighter than the newer models - so that's something to keep in mind - both Arc'T and Backcountry are great at helping you find the right size if you need.



    Best.christmas.gift.ever.

    Dry FOREVER.

    love it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    The Arc'teryx Women's Alpha SV Jacket is the best jacket. i wore this jacket skiing , climb snow mountain and ice climbing. Arc'teryx's e3D design gives us freedom to move without ripping the jacket or exposing more of us than absolutely necessary. i love it.

    Arc'teryx

    Women's Apparel
    Alpha Sizes
     XSSMLXL
    Chest/Bust

    33in

    (84cm)

    35in

    (89cm)

    37in

    (94cm)

    40in

    (102cm)

    44in

    (112cm)

    Waist

    27in

    (68cm)

    28.5in

    (73cm)

    30.5in

    (78cm)

    34in

    (86cm)

    38in

    (96cm)

    Hip

    36in

    (92cm)

    38in

    (97cm)

    40in

    (102cm)

    43.5in

    (110cm)

    47in

    (120cm)

    Sleeve

    29.5in

    (75cm)

    30.5in

    (77cm)

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    32.5in

    (83cm)

    33in

    (84cm)

    Crotch to Floor:
    Short

    30.5in

    (77cm)

    31in

    (79cm)

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    Crotch to Floor:
    Regular

    32.5in

    (82cm)

    33in

    (84cm)

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    Crotch to Floor:
    Tall

    35in

    (90cm)

    36in

    (91cm)

    36.5in

    (93cm)

    Numeric Sizes
     0002468101214
    Bust

    30.5in

    (77cm)

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    32.5in

    (83cm)

    34in

    (86cm)

    35in

    (89cm)

    36in

    (92cm)

    37.5in

    (95cm)

    39.5in

    (100cm)

    41.5in

    (105cm)

    Waist

    24in

    (61cm)

    25in

    (64cm)

    26.5in

    (67cm)

    27.5in

    (70cm)

    28.5in

    (73cm)

    30in

    (76cm)

    31in

    (79cm)

    33in

    (84cm)

    35in

    (89cm)

    Hip

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    34.5in

    (88cm)

    36in

    (91cm)

    37in

    (94cm)

    38in

    (97cm)

    39.5in

    (100cm)

    40.5in

    (103cm)

    42.5in

    (108cm)

    44.5in

    (113cm)

    Crotch to Floor:
    Short

    30in

    (76cm)

    Crotch to Floor:
    Regular

    32in

    (81cm)

    Crotch to Floor:
    Tall

    35in

    (89cm)

    How to Measure:
    For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
    Bust:
    With arms relaxed at your sides, measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your bust/chest.
    Waist:
    Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
    Hip:
    Standing with feet hip width apart, measure around your hips at the widest part.
    Inseam:
    From standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.
    Sleeve:
    With arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from center back neck, across shoulder to elbow and down to wrist.
    Crotch to Floor:
    With bare feet, measure from your crotch down the inside leg to the floor.
    *Actual inseam length will vary depending on what Arc'teryx deemed suitable for end use footwear.