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  • Gore-Tex® PacLite® fabric is wind and waterproof, breathable, durable and lightweight
  • Compressible and packable to take up less than 1 liter of space
  • Durable water repellent (DWR) finish helps repel water from fabric surface
  • Fully seam-sealed with Gore tape for waterproofness; micro-seam allowance (1.6mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • Articulated patterning, elbows and no-lift gusseted underarms for unrestricted mobility
  • Women-specific design for optimal fit and performance
  • Helmet-compatible StormHood and laminated chin guard
  • 1-hand adjustable drawcords and micro-corded zipper pulls are easy to grab
  • WaterTight external zippers keep out the elements
  • Laminated, die-cut hook-and-loop cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
  • Laminated droptail hem with adjustable drawcord keeps in warmth
  • Harness HemLock inserts keep jacket in position under harness
  • Note: WaterTight zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof
  • Includes stuff sack with webbing loop to clip to a harness


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Best Use Climbing, Multisport
Fabric Nylon
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing Gore-Tex waterproof fabric with PacLite technology
Hood Yes
Packable Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Women's
Weight 9.3

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's SL My jacket arrived today and I love it so much already. I purchased it for walking my dog. It was pouring today and it kept me dry and snug in the gales. It is superb. Amazing quality and I'm so pleased I treated myself to it as I tried on lots of others and this one just ticked all the boxes. It is incredibly light and well thought out. Longer in the back which is a great feature, the hood is really easy to tweak and you can still see out of it left and right, well. I got it in Chartreuse and it certainly brightens up a dull day. You wouldn't be disappointed on any level if you were considering this jacket.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light, great styling, well made, excellent price for GoreTex. After trying on literally dozens of lightweight waterproof jackets, I immediately knew this was the one. My other jackets have been either damp and sweaty inside or far too heavy and bulky to carry on those 'you never know' weather days and I decided on an up-grade. The jacket is extremely light and packs down small. The pockets work great with my rucksack and I love the pink zips contrasting with the body colour (I got it in Nimbus). The full pit-zips mean I could access my other pockets in my next layer as well as essential ventilation. There are no internal pockets but this would only add to the bulk and weight and would spoil the look so I was pleased about that. The hood fits well and moves with my head and is fully adjustable. I was so smitten, I even treated my new jacket to a matching winter base layer in pink. Assistants in 2 separate gear shops in one day admired it and wanted to know where on earth I got it from. I sort of hope we get another wet year in Britain!
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I've had my Alpha SL for a few years now. It's a great jacket--fit's well, looks good, and performs well. The Gore-Tex PacLite fabric is nice, and it has always kept me 100% dry. I also have another Arcteryx hardshell, and it's made with ProShell, which is higher end fabric than this one, but I always find myself reaching for this one first.
Date published: 2015-02-03
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Would this jacket be good for running? Or would it not breathe so well? I know waterproof jackets tend to not be as breathable but I am looking for something that is waterproof and great for running.

Asked by: Tamarathoner
This jacket could be used for running. It is lightweight and breathable, but not as breathable as some of the jackets designed specifically for running. However, you are correct that most running jackets are just water resistant not waterproof, so this jacket is a great alternative because it is waterproof yet still lightweight and breathable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-01

How durable is this jacket? Many of the other rain jackets I have read start to fall apart and the waterproofing stops working or starts coming apart. I live in the Pacific North west. it rains here A LOT and I want my jacket to last me

Asked by: cyclegoddess
This jacket is made of a 40-denier ripstop nylon which is durable and is built to last.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

How many pockets does this jacket have, and where are they located? A previous review mentioned that there are no internal pockets; are there external pockets? If so, are they located at the hips or higher up? Also, is there a breast pocket?

Asked by: Mt Goat
​This jacket contains one external zippered chest pocket only.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-31

Can we carry a backpack without damaging it?

Asked by: Maria Duarte
Yes, you can use a backpack with this jacket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-11

When it says that this jacket is "helmet compatible" does that mean that it will fit over or under a helmet? 

Asked by: HikingWithTooMuchHair
​The hood fits over the helmet.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-13
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