The Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket Women's is a technical and beautifully-minimalistic jacket, as is typical of the high-end Canadian outfitter!
With just about 350 grams (depending on the size), this three-layer jacket, given its robustness, is a true flyweight! This is achieved through a well thought through detailed design, which is accompanied by beautiful, simple optics. In order for you to be able to totally unencumbered be out and about with this jacket and be able to easily stow it away into a backpack when not in use, the Alpha AR consists of a durable waterproof and very resistant Gore-Pro laminate, that is available in a moderate and very robust version. Since all seams are very thoughtfully placed and taped with a narrow band, weight and fit can be optimized. There are only two outside pockets available, but these are mounted so exactly and dimensioned, that they are always easily accessible and provide ample storage space. The same applies to ventilation and hood, all of which are easily accessible, easy to use and handle with one hand.
Even the cord locks and zip pulls were designed with a lot of effort and save some weight, but mainly provide even more practicality. Zip garages are no longer necessary and the cord stoppers were integrated into the material and are thus also better to use and more durable.
An extraordinary longevity can be expected from the regular, tailored cut jacket, where even a nice insulated layer can be worn underneath. The Alpha AR Jacket Women's by Arc'teryx is a real head-turner with a colored trim, sporty colors and clean lines!