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Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket Men's

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Lightweight and fully waterproof jacket with the harness HemLock feature; Ideal for use with a climbing harness. Our lightest 3-layer GORE-TEX® shell.

Brand: Arc'teryx
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www: Alpha LT Jacket
Gender: Male

Technical specifications

Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL
Weight: 365 g
Back Length:
Fabric: 320N GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 3L
Water Column Height:
Waterproofing: 3-layer Gore-Tex®
Zipper: WaterTight™ Vislon full front zip with wind flap, Molded zipper garages

Features

Articulated Sleeves: Yes, with Velcro cuffs
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Hem Configuration:
Hood: Yes, Helmet compatible Storm Hood, Adjustable hood drawcords
Patterning:
Pockets: Internal chest pocket with laminated zip, Two high, crossover hand pockets with laminated zippers
Taped Seams: Yes, Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
Vents:

Look and feel

Colors: Dusk / Lichen / Naranja / Titanium

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Other Product Specifications

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Fit Type: Athletic fit, Hip Length
Size: L|M|XL|XXL|L|S|XL|XXL|L|M|S|XL|XXL

Detailed description

The Alpha LT is the tool of choice for the fast and light alpine crowd. Tough GORE-TEX® Pro Shell serves up full weather protection and is further enhanced by our technical features. Lightweight and supple, this alpine focused jacket features an improved Storm Hood and the harness HemLock feature keeps the jacket hem from rising above a climbing harness.

Technical Features
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Construction
  • DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop

Design
  • One-hand adjustable drawcords

Patterning
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
  • No-lift gusseted underarms

Collar Configuration
  • Laminated chin guard

Zippers & Fly Configuration
  • WaterTight™ external zippers
  • Laminated pit zippers allow for faster venting
  • 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

Cuff & Sleeves Configuration
  • Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off

Hem Configuration
  • Drop back hem
  • Laminated hem
  • Adjustable hem drawcord
  • Removable HemLock™ inserts keep jacket in position under harness

Logos & Label Configuration
  • Non-chafing label

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This jacket is awesome, and certainly on a par with the best jackets out there on the market at present. The materials are high quality, the zips have taped seams throughout. The hood is excellent and has plenty of space for a helmet. One thing I do find on this jacket is it comes a bit short, worth trying this on before buying don't buy it blindly over the net!

By issue with this jacket is this. As Arcteryx's top of the line hardshell its coming in with an asking price of £400. Millet's K expert comes in at £390 RRP, Mountain Equipments Kongur is £280 and the MRT version is £320, when they are just as good if not better. I would argue that non of the jackets listed above are any better than each other, so the prices should be equal to reflect that. I believe (certainly with Arcteryx) there is an element of "paying for the name"

Overall, brilliant jacket, well built and designed, if a little short. But look around at other jackets of similar spec as the cost involved with the Alpha LT is £80 more than some jackets of similar spec.

 
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