Arc’teryx Alpha SV Shell Receives a Sustainable Updates for 2024

We wish all premium goods were developed with repair and longevity in mind, so we award Arc’teryx with a prestigious gold star for keeping these improvements at the forefront of the sustainable redux of its flagship shell. Speaking of gold, with Bluesign approved materials and the same dependability, this modern upgrade worth its weight in the stuff.

Which brings us to two vital metrics yet to be mentioned. The new Arc’teryx Alpha SV weighs just 510 grams (430g in women’s style), and runs a cool $900. Performance doesn’t come cheap—and if you’re actually out there ice climbing and summiting peaks mid storm, you’ll be happy you ponied up.

If you’re concerned that a $900 shell might be overdoing it for your use, might we remind that Arc’teryx offers an entire line of shell jackets for ultralight trail runners and city-walking civilians, all of whom value a dry torso when the weather gets nasty. But don’t worry, we won’t judge if we spot you on the train “overdoing it” in this bomber jacket.

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