Is the Alpha SV worth it?

This jacket is extraordinarily high-quality and offers weather protection that few other models can match. The 100-denier Gore-Tex Pro fabric is also sturdy enough to hold up to extended abuse. If your ambitions demand clothing for the harshest conditions on planet earth, the Alpha SV remains a worthy choice.

What does SV mean in arcteryx?

severe weather
SV is for severe weather. The items are made with durable materials to withstand prolonged periods of exposure.

How does the Alpha SV fit?

Fit and Sizing I typically wear a men’s size large and found the Alpha SV is true to size. The jacket is roomy enough for a warm midlayer (I wore the Arc’teryx Proton LT or Cerium SL hoodies for most of this test) but fitted to avoid bunching up or flapping in the wind.

Where is Alpha SV made?

The newly revised Alpha SV from Arc’teryx is their most fully-featured alpine jacket. And it’s made in Canada at Arc’One, their manufacturing facility in New Westminster, B.C. So how many made-in-Canada jackets have you worn lately?

Is Alpha SV overkill?

The Arc’teryx Alpha SV is overkill. Delicious, delirious overkill. If you’ve come here for an opinion on this jacket, it’s not because you’re its design target. The Alpha SV is Arc’teryx’s flagship shell.

Is Arcteryx Alpha SV good for skiing?

The shells are both some kind of Neo shell, so not as hard as the SV, but still plenty water resistant especially for skiing. They will both breathe well and be good at keeping any moisture out. Both will work really well for ice or alpine climbing as well.

What does the arc teryx symbol mean?

Arc’teryx is named after a 140 million year old creature, the Archaeopteryx. It made an evolutionary leap forward to escape the horizontal world of dinosaurs and developed the feathers for flight. Our logo is the fossil of that creature. At Arc’teryx, our highest ambition is to build the best product possible.

Is arcteryx owned by China?

The company is currently a subsidiary of Anta, the Chinese sportwear company. The company’s products are sold at over eighty company-owned stores, in addition to 3,000 other retail locations.

Is Arc teryx made in China?

Except Alpha SV Men’s and Alpha SV Women’s, which are made in Canada; all Arc’teryx jackets are made in the Far East (Asia). It’s either Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh or Myanmar.

Where is the arcteryx model number?

1) As of Fall 2017, Arc’teryx started including the name of the specific product on the white care label on each garment. This allows you to conveniently identify your product. 2) If your product was designed before Fall 2017, you can locate a four or five-digit model number on one of the tags.

How long do arcteryx Jackets last?

1) Seven years is a long time to own and rely on a technical garment. Its a good life and arcteryx will likely work with you to get you a new one that will probably last longer without paying full price.

What makes the Arc teryx Alpha SV jacket so durable?

The Alpha SV, an Arc’teryx icon repeatedly proven in severe alpine environments, is now stronger and lighter. Exceptionally durable waterproof, breathable N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric significantly increases abrasion resistance.

What kind of dye is Alpha SV jacket?

The backer is dope dyed, a process using substantially less resources than traditional dye processes.

What does the Alpha SV climbing jacket do?

Climbing equipment designed for efficient movement and protection in alpine environments. Waterproof, windproof and breathable textiles that offer fully protective environmental shelter. The iconic Alpha SV is a proven performer in severe alpine conditions.

Which is the strongest Alpha SV in the world?

The iconic Alpha SV is a proven performer in severe alpine conditions. Obsession keeps us pushing forward, and working closely with Gore, we have developed the strongest Alpha SV Ever.