Arc’teryx Men’s Alpha SV Jacket

A classic piece recreated using exceptionally durable, N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro fabric that is extremely waterproof and abrasion resistant. E3D patterning creates an ergonomic fit for extra ease of movement paired with an expedition fit leaves room for maximum winter layering. Traditional bellowed, crossover pockets remain accessible while wearing a pack. The helmet compatible Storm Hood™, drawcords and pit zippers all adjust with one hand and the removable HemLock™ inserts keep the jacket in position when worn underneath a climbing harness.




  • Backpacker Magazine’s Lifetime Award
  • ISPO Outdoor Award

Respect the Classics

The Alpha SV first appeared in 1998 to address the needs of alpinists for a lightweight, streamlined, waterproof jacket that could work with a harness. Hard-wearing, stripped down and unlike anything else at the time, the Alpha SV quickly became an iconic Arc’teryx piece and revolutionized the outdoor apparel industry.


Simply Technical

Simple, sleek and stylish, the Alpha SV is also a technical beast. Traditional bellowed crossover pockets sit high and work with harness and packs; helmet compatible StormHood™ cinches tight and covers the neck, head and lower face; removable HemLock™ inserts keep jacket in position while in use with a harness; WaterTight™ zippers seal out weather.

Supple, yet bulletproof

Manufactured with a new GORE-TEX® face fabric five years in development, the Alpha SV Jacket retains its remarkable durability, yet is supple and quiet. Engineered to shed water, snow and resist abrasion, the textile is tightly woven to create a flat smooth face. Premium GORE-TEX® Pro delivers the highest degree of windproof, waterproof/breathable protection.


Room to Maneuver

Arc’teryx designs are functional, disciplined answers to unforgiving environments. Constantly refined over time to improve function, the landmark Alpha SV now has a reduced chest circumference and has been re-patterned for a closer fit, with more efficient arm movement.

Technical Features

  • Waterproof
  • Snow-shedding
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Highly durable



  • Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop
  • DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
  • GORE-TEX® three-layer construction



  • One-hand adjustable drawcords
  • Generous cut for easy layering



  • N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro 3L



  • Machine wash in warm water.
  • Double rinse.
  • Do not use fabric softener.
  • Tumble dry on medium heat.
  • Do not iron.