So today it’s pouring rain outside so I decided it’s a great day to write about my favourite rain coat — Arc’teryx Alpha SV.
I have had this shell for 3 years now and haven’t had any problems with it. I use it all year round — the winter it’s my outer shell when skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing; in the other months it’s my raincoat, wind shelter and pillow.
I have never had to re-apply the DWR finish and it’s remained hurricaine proof. It has a super adjustable hood so I can wear it when I’m climbing or biking with the helmet under the hood.
Arc’teryx has their two best selling shell coats being the Alpha and the Bata. The Alpha is a bit longer in the front than the Bata and the Alpha also has the back longer than the front. The Bata is a shorter jacket with the front and back being the same length.
Arc’teryx gear is very pricey but they stand by their products and warranty them for life. I’m planning on using this jacket for many years to come and I already feel like I’ve gotten my moneys worth.