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Alpha SV Jacket Women's Hardwearing GORE-TEX® Pro hardshell for extended use in severe alpine conditions. Alpha Series: Climbing and alpine focused systems | SV: Severe Weather.

Hardwearing GORE-TEX® Pro hardshell for extended use in severe alpine conditions. Alpha Series: Climbing and alpine focused systems | SV: Severe Weather.

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440 g / 15.5 oz
with e3D patterning, Hip Length, Centre back length: 72 cm / 28.5 in, Regular Fit
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The Alpha SV, the most durable Arc’teryx hardshell for climbers and alpinists, is now stronger and lighter. Exceptionally hardwearing waterproof, breathable N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric delivers outstanding abrasion resistance. Optimized construction, WaterTight™ zippers with RS™ sliders, and minimized seams shed grams. Fully featured with a helmet compatible StormHood™, pit zips, and articulated construction, the Alpha SV remains the proven choice for extended use in severe conditions.

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Women's Ascent Jacket Features

Helmet Compatible Hood
Tall Collar with Chin Guard
High Crossover Pockets
WaterTight™ Zippers

Helmet Compatible Stormhood™

Helmet Compatible Stormhood Helmet Compatible Stormhood™

The Arc'teryx helmet compatible Stormhood™ is designed to provide the ultimate protection in cold or wet weather. The laminated brim and hood adjusters secure tightly and deliver full coverage without restricting movement or visibility.

Key Advantages

  • Laminated brim
  • Adjustable hood cinch cords
  • Tall collar for full coverage

Arc'teryx Fit Guide - e3D

Ergonomic 3-Dimensional (e3D) patterning brings an additional level of articulation to provide enhanced range-of-motion in our Trim, Athletic, and Expedition fit categories. The application of e3D patterning allows for enhanced mobility for sport-specific activities in challenging environments.


Climbing and alpinism focused pieces: harness compatible length and waistline; chest pockets accessible while wearing a pack or harness; maximum articulation for overhead motions; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem; highest possible durability-to-weight ratio; emphasis on lightweight materials.

SV | Severe Weather

Employs the most durable materials for prolonged use and provides the most weather protection in the harshest weather conditions.

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Technical Features
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Highly durable
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • GORE-TEX® Pro three-layer construction
  • Strategically placed narrow GORE® seam tape (8mm width)
  • Arc'teryx Nu water repellent treatment
  • Generous cut for easy layering
  • Womens' specific design for optimal fit and performance
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
  • No-lift gusseted underarms
Hood Configuration
  • Laminated brim
  • Helmet compatible StormHood™
  • Cohaesive™ hood adjustments for ease of use with mittens or gloves
Collar Configuration
  • Laminated chin guard
Zippers & Fly Configuration
  • WaterTight™ external zippers
  • Pit zippers for easy venting
  • WaterTight™ Vislon front zip
  • Micro corded zipper pulls
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration
  • Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters with elastic
  • Die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
Waist & Belt Configuration
  • Adjustable elastic waist drawcord
Hem Configuration
  • Drop back hem
  • Laminated hem
  • Cohaesive™ hem adjusters function as Hemlock™ to prevent jacket from slipping out from under a climbing harness
Pocket Configuration
  • Two internal laminated pockets
  • Internal chest pocket with zip
  • One internal dump pocket
  • Two high, crossover hand pockets with WaterTight™ zips
  • Left bicep pocket with WaterTight™ zip
  • 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


  • N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro
  • GORE-TEX®  


  • Machine wash in warm water (30°C).
  • Double rinse.
  • Do not use fabric softener.
  • Tumble dry on medium heat.
  • Do not iron.


  • Men's Journal Gear Lab Approved
  • Forbes.com - Top 5 New Winter Gear Pieces 2013
  • Backpacker Magazine's Lifetime Award
  • Outdoor Gear Lab Editor's Choice Award
  • Outdoor Magazine Test Win (Germany)
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