Product: Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket
Function/Purpose: Superlight, packable GORE-TEX alpine climbing jacket
Fit: Slim fitting, shorter in the front, longer in the back
Quality: High quality GORE-TEX jacket with sealed zippers
Features: Helmet compatible hood with draw cord for adjusting. Single vertical chest pocket. Pouch for packing jacket into.
Likes: This jacket has a great fit that is very flattering. Single chest pocket makes it really easy to access when you have a backpack on.
Dislikes: Given how lightweight the materials used for this compact jacket, I found it doesn't hold up as well compared to other Arcteryx hardshells for waterproof performance. This is a dislike for me because given Gore-Tex is used and for the price I would have hoped it would have stood up against rain a little better.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5