When you are dangling from an ice wall, 3,000m above sea level, in the howling wind and snow, you want to make sure you’re wearing a jacket that will keep you bone dry. Arc’teryx’s Alpha SV jacket will do that, and more. It’s their most durable jacket, made to withstand severe alpine weather conditions.
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Arc’teryx are right in the heart of the perfect testing ground for mountaineering and winter climbing equipment. This shows in their jacket design – they have thought of every tiny detail, which makes all the difference when you are climbing in the world’s harshest environments.
The Alpha SV is made with triple-layered GoreTex Pro, which means it is the most waterproof jacket money can buy. The zippers on the front and under the arms are also highly water-resistant, preventing leaks in the wrong places. GoreTex is not only waterproof but it is also highly breathable, allowing good ventilation when you are sweating, tackling an overhung rock face.
“Arc’Teryx have thought of every tiny detail, which makes all the difference when you are climbing in the world’s harshest environments.”