User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket
Fabric: 3 layer Gore-Tex XCR
Price Paid: A Good Deal!
An extremely well-made jacket that fits better than any other jacket I have ever tried on and styling is ahead of all other competitors; as a result, I find out that other companies such as Patagonia, The North Face, and even DESCENTE are trying to knock off the Arc'Teryx design, styling, and construction, but not even 10% close.
Some people say this jacket is too short, but it is an athletic fit so it is more about perfomance than keeping you dry below your waist. I get lots of attention while wearing this jacket, and people view the Arc'Teryx label for outwear especially exotic as it is so expensive and only a few select stores carry Arc'Teryx outwear.
I get lots of responses and reactions from people, gazing stares at the jacket, compliments, people smiling when I wear it, people pointing fingers and say the Arc'Teryx name in a wrong pronounciation and worse of all, jealous people who I would not want to discuss their actions.
Hey retards!!! Arc'Teryx is a local brand!!! to all the British Columbians. Even though Arc'Teryx is made in the city I am living now, very few people wear it because of the price — too expensive!!
I just came back from a 10k run with 50,000 people who ran in the rain and out of the 50,000, I just saw one Arc'Teryx jacket wearer and it was a spectator wearing a soft shell jacket. I swear, this stuff is too expensive for some people and many would say it is not worth it, I say, it sure makes The North Face The Bad Face.
The complaint about the jacket is that the interior seaming (the extremely thin tape-like material) will sometimes bleed in micro amounts and it sometimes will make a brand new jacket look a little less brand new for the interior. As a result, you will get something I call a reflection or mirror stain.
Though, this is only the con I have for the jacket, when compared with the competitors such as The North Face which their jackets will most likely deteriorate within a year, months, or even days in some normal conditions such as light rain or carry a backpack while running.
I predict the Alpha SV jacket will last at least 7 years of hard use, or even a decade or more. So, I give the Arc'Teryx Alpha SV jacket a 9.8/10 and value rating a 9/10.