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  • Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer waterproof, windproof, breathable fabric is lightweight and durable; Arc'teryx Nu durable water repellent (DWR) treatment sheds light rain
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight; strategically placed narrow Gore® seam tape (8mm width)
  • Ergonomic 3D patterning for enhanced comfort and mobility, No-lift gusseted underarms
  • Helmet-compatible hood with laminated brim; hood is adjustable even while wearing mittens or gloves
  • Reinforced hood, shoulders and forearms; laminated chin guard with brushed micro-suede facing for added comfort
  • Die-cut hook-and-loop cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
  • 2 high, crossover hand pockets with water-resistant zips; internal zippered pocket
  • Pit zippers for easy venting; full-front zipper with windflap; micro-corded zipper pulls


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Best Use Multisport
Fabric Polyester
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
Hood Yes
Ventilation Pit Zips
Back Length Hip-length
Back Length (in.) 30.75 inches
Gender Men's
Weight 14.1 ounces

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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 Extreemly well made jacket I use this jacket bikeing to school and work every day in the Pacific Northwest, as well as hikeing and packing. I have experienced a little more wetting than I would normally like on the N40p-x fabric, especially around "impact zones" like where my backpack straps rub the fabric. I intend to wash/dry my jacket soon and see if that helps, if that doesn't work I will refinish it. The burlyer fabric on the shoulders and forearms seems to be fareing better. That said the inside is tight as a drum and I have never once been cold or felt a breeze wearing it. The cut is perfect and is roomy in all the right places. It looks great and I get compliments on it almost daily. The technical details are off the chain as per usual with any arcteryx gear. Swank level over 9000.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome in hail I've always dealt with poor quality jackets because I was cheap and had no knowledge of the gear. But as I've gotten more passionate about getting out there and after doing some thorough research I settled on the Alpha AR and have yet to be disappointed by it. Though I haven't gotten to use it very much, I was beyond grateful that I had it when I did. A friend and I were out hiking in the Central Cascades and got caught in a massive storm, but it wasn't snow or rain, it was hail, hail the size of peanuts, which is unusually large for Washington (minuscule for the midwest) and I didn't feel anything. Unfortunately several other people on the trail had only plastic ponchos or sub-par rain jackets and got drenched and pounded by the hail, even my friend's trusty Marmot jacket soaked through. But the Alpha AR repelled every bit of hail. I have had very bad experiences with poor rain jackets that haven't held up when I really needed them to, but the Alpha AR excelled where others on the trail failed, and kept me dry. Even my phone, which was in the cross pocket, was totally dry. Design-wise it works great for what I use it for which is just hiking and backpacking for now, though I plan on branching out toward climbing, which is why I went for the Alpha AR versus the Beta or Theta series. The cross pockets are especially ideal with a pack which was another deciding factor for me because the Beta and Theta series have pocket designs that I've heard can be a bit difficult to access with a pack on. The AR is durable enough to where I can wear it in pretty much any weather without worry, but many ounces lighter than the Beta AR and the Alpha SV, which is great when backpacking when all the ounces start adding up.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket but the wrist velcro is sharp Bought this jacket in October 2016 use it almost everyday in any condition. Its a great jacket, really good build quality but the wrist velcro strap is so sharp. Its the edge of the velcro strap to be exact. Remember to straping the velcro back before you touch your face or changing gloves. I learn the hard way, I had scratches on my face almost every time at the first 2 weeks of use. Its a small detail but its really matter. I hope this will help you to know more.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and versatile 182 cm at 85 kg I have L. As with all Arc jackets sleeve length is generous, which I appreciate since I have long arms. When it comes to fit I can easily wear a couple of base layers and two mid layers (i.e a Atom LT and a Nuclei) underneath when sitting still in the cold. The hood is really good and adjustable enough to work really well both with and without a helmet. But the most amazing thing is that it is so light without feeling fragile.
Date published: 2015-10-27
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