Arc'teryx Alpha SV Bib
Fabric: 3-ply Gore-Tex
Price Paid: $385
The Alpha SV Bib is the perfect compliment to the jacket. Lightweight waterproof and durable. This bib has waterproof zippers that run the length of the legs, and have two-way zippers that allow for venting or removal in a flash. Arc'Teryx has placed a durable laminate material at the cuff of the inside pant to reduce crampon damage, and they also placed draw strings at the ankle for makeshift gaiters. There is a midrift drawstring to shape the fit. There is an internal pocket for sunscreen/power bar and two outer pockets for your hands. But these pockets have the same strange placement and shape as the jacket which forces the user to cross their arms to effectively cover their hands.
The Alpha SV Bib is the only pant in the Arc'Teryx outerwear line that has a zipper to answer nature's call. When you are climbing high, and you gotta go, it prevents removal of all your gear to take the suspenders off which may reduce the frostbite victims reported in 1999.
The pricing is right where Mountain Hardwear and Marmot tend to be, and this bib delivers what it promises: Weatherproof, lightweight protection.
A tip on sizing, if you don't have toothpicks for legs, order one size bigger than you might normally wear. I purchased the large, and barley had room for long underwear, in between the bib. The XL was an inch longer in the leg, but there was more leg room for additional layers when Mother Nature required it.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
Serious conditions require serious gear. Be prepared for anything in the Arc'teryx Alpha SV Bib CZ. High-backed, completely weatherproof, and with a through-crotch zip for taking care of business, these bibs are sure to become an alpine favorite! Waterproof, Breathable, and Durable Articulated knees and seat Gusseted crotch Side zippers stop below harness/ hipbelt area WaterTight(TM) through-the-crotch zip WaterTight(TM) 3/4 length leg zippers Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain Adjustable pant cuffs with lace hook Laminated waist drawcord Two pleated bib pockets with laminated zippers Keprotec(TM) instep patches provide superior protection against damage by boots, crampons and ski edges High-cut breathable stretch-woven bib Quick adjust suspenders
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Bib DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Bib Waterproof Breathable Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight Tiny Gore seam tape (13 mm) Laminated trim on bib reduces bulk and increases comfort Articulated knees and seat Gusseted crotch Molded zipper garages Side zippers stop below harness/ hipbelt area Adjustable pant cuffs with lace hook Two internal chest pockets Laminated waist drawcord High-cut breathable stretch-woven bib E3D anatomical patterning and fit for unrestricted movement 3/4 length Water Tight side zippers stop below harness and hip belt Water Tight through the crotch zipper Two pleated bib pockets Keprotec in-step patch Quick adjust suspenders and laminated internal belt Activity: Alpine Climbing The SPECS of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SV Bib Weight: (M): 22.2 oz / 628 g Length: Short, Regular, Tall Fit: Athletic N150p Gore-Tex Pro 3L Schoeller Dynamic GNS Care Instructions Machine wash in warm water Double rinse Wash dark colors separately Do not use fabric softener Remove immediately Do not leave wet Tumble dry on medium heat Do not iron This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The ARCTERYX Alpha SV Bib CZ are hard wearing, waterproof bibs built for alpine, ice, and expedition climbing. Their GORE-TEX Pro fabric is exceptionally durable while maintaining excellent breathability so you stay completely comfortable and protected in the mountains. A removable LegWrap strap prevents crampon snagging on the rugged Keprotech instep fabric patch.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Description of Arcteryx Alpha SV Bib CZFor frigid alpine expeditions and absolute weather protection, these high-rising bibs have GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric from the waist down, and a tall Schoeller Dynamic GNS stretch-woven bib for breathable warmth and mobility. FeaturesArticulated knees and seatGusseted crotchHigh cut, breathable stretch-woven bibQuick adjust suspendersTwo pleated bib pockets with laminated zippersTwo internal laminated chest pocketsLaminated waist drawcordSide zippers stop short of harnesshipbelt areaWaterTight length leg zippersWaterTight through the crotch zipKeprotec instep patchAdjustable cuffs with lace hookRemovable moulded EVA foam kneepads with laminated mesh pocketMoulded Zipper GaragesLaminated smooth top edge on bibMicro seam allowances 1.6mm116Tiny GORE seam tape 13mm 12480N GORE-TEX 3L ProSchoeller Dynamic GNSWeight 628g
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version