Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Jacket
This jacket is excellent all around. Similar to the…
Fabric: 3ply Gore-tex AND Schoeller
Price Paid: $160 USD
This jacket is excellent all around. Similar to the Gamma MX in design, the Alpha Comp is for warmer weather, or higher activity levels. The shoulders and arms and lower part is XCR Gore-tex, while the chest and back is Schoeller fabric. This keeps important areas like kidneys dry and protected from the wind while letting heat escape from the back (very important when wearing a pack).
I got a deal on the hoodless version and like it very much. The four-pocket setup is great. The only thing that I don't like is the mesh lined lower pockets (for venting).
The cut is excellent, the design is excellent, and overall this jacket is well worth the $160 US I spent.
If you can find one on sale, go for it! You won't regret it!
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Alpha Comp Jacket by Arcteryx - Buy Clothing at Mountain Gear
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Ultra-durable Tweave Durastretch stretch material makes the Arcteryx Mens Alpha Comp Jacket burly enough to take on harsh days of mountaineering and backcountry skiing.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Arcteryx Alpha Comp JacketFeatures:Adjustable hidden hem drawcord with laminated tunnelArticulated elbow for excellent freedom of movementA trim athletic cut for maximum mobilityDoeskin collar (to provide warmth and softness against the skin)Full front zipGusseted underarm sleeve for minimal body liftVelcro cuffs2 convenient hand pockets2 hidden chest pockets with laminated zippers
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
A technical jacket for spring ski touring and alpine climbing. This hybrid boasts hardshell weather protection and softshell breathability with maximum freedom of movement. Now with taped seams and bomb-proof Tweave Durastretch.Features: Full front zip with interior windflap Laminated hem drawcord Micro die cut Velcro cuffs No-lift gusseted underarms Two hand pockets with laminated zips Two chest pockets with laminated zips Waist lengthFabrics : 530N PTFE fabric Tweave Durastretch
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version