User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Alpha LT Jacket
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer
Excellent fit and tough fabric.
- Length (finally a jacket with long enough sleeves!)
- Very slim (good for me, but barely)
- Hood can be bulky without helmet
As a member of Gore MountainTechs, I have the opportunity to field test GORE-TEX gear in some of the harshest conditions.
This jacket is seriously top notch. Very high quality outer fabric that has withstood some tough abrasion. Very waterproof, good breathability, and pit zips help in really warm situations.
Hood fits helmets well, but can feel a bit bulky without a helmet (even when cinched down). Nice zippers all the way around. A slim fit (which I like) but the waist is just wide enough to fit me...any smaller and it would not go over my hips. Length is perfect on sleeves and torso (I'm 6', 185 lbs, and have a Medium for this jacket.)
Less important to some, but the color Dusk is a great choice in my opinion.
Overall would highly recommend this jacket for moderate to extreme conditions.