A highly versatile GORE-TEX® Pro shell for climbers looking for that rare combination of light weight, durability and all-round alpine performance. Alpha Series: Climbing and alpine focused systems | AR: All Round.
A finely tuned balance of light weight, extended durability, ergonomic performance and superior weather protection, the Alpha AR is a solid choice for climbers and alpinists looking for an all-around hardshell to perform across the spectrum of alpine conditions. The hip length cut provides extended coverage, and the streamlined athletic fit with ergonomic e3D patterning and strategically placed gussets provides exceptional freedom on rock and ice.
THE FREEDOM OF E3D
True freedom of movement is not achieved by adding excess volume or space, but is the result of careful utilization of ergonomically planned articulation designed to move as the body moves. Arc’teryx Ergonomic 3-Dimensional (e3D) patterning crafts the shapes of the parts in key joint areas to bring a remarkably efficient level of articulation that provides the Alpha AR’s exceptional, purpose specific range of motion.
PURPOSE DRIVEN FEATURES
The Alpha AR is a climber’s jacket, and features are selected to meet the alpine environment. Easily accessible crossover pockets sit high and work with harness and packs, and the full coverage helmet compatible StormHood™ has secure adjustable fit that moves with the head and provides exceptional peripheral vision. Removable two-piece HemLock™ inserts keep the jacket in position while in use with a harness and fold for easy storage. Pit zippers add ventilation, and laminated WaterTight™ zippers help seal out weather.
MORE STRENGTH, LESS WEIGHT
Reliability comes from selecting the best materials. N40p-X GORE-TEX® Pro 3L has a unique high tenacity nylon face fabric that leverages a flat filament warp yarn and false twist textured fill yarn. Backed with a micro- grid woven backer, this waterproof/breathable fabric is lightweight, yet durable. The N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro reinforcements at the shoulders forearms and cuffs are specifically placed to protect areas exposed to high levels of abrasion. Strategically mapping these reinforcements allows Arc’teryx to deliver a jacket that delivers longwearing performance and protection while weighing a mere 350 grams.
- Machine wash in warm water (30°C).
- Double rinse.
- Wash dark colours separately.
- Do not use fabric softener.
- Remove immediately.
- Do not leave wet.
- Tumble dry on medium heat.
- Do not iron.