Arcteryx Alpha SL Pullover

Words: James Shaw


- Model Shown: Arcteryx Alpha SL Pullover

- Weight: Super lightweight at 322 grams

- Fabric: GoreTex PacLite

- Made in China

- RRP: £250

- Fit: Athletic fit for a hardshell, shorter in the body with a slight drop hem. Great range of movement, helmet compatible hood, and side zippers for easy access.

- What we do in it: Pretty much everything, from the crag to the streets when the weather warrants it.

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Arcteryx simply make great product. Whilst some might be a bit too fussy for our liking, the hard shells like the SL are tough to beat. Head and shoulders above the rest I’d go as far in saying. The harnesses and gear such as bags are also hard to beat. These items feel like they have been made by a team where passion does not do their energy justice.

Hailing from Canada where the great outdoors is quite literally great, the gear they make stands up to the test of anyone who wants to put it through its paces or simply look like they know what they are doing.

No idea about their ethical values etc but I imagine they are inline with other brands in the industry.

Worth the investment? Every penny.

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