ARC’TERYX ALPHA COMPS: NEW PARADIGM FOR ALPINE CLIMBERS
Arc’teryx introduces the new Alpha Comp Jacket and Pant for 2014. Finely tuned, highly focused pieces with features, fabrics and a composite design exclusively combining GORE® 1.0 softshell material. Alpha Comp Jacket and Pant: two ice and alpine climbing specialists.
For climbers and alpinists, having the right equipment in the right conditions is imperative. However, in mountain environments, conditions can change quickly. Alpinists need to adjust rapidly to avoid exposure and critical loss of heat.
The new Alpha Comp Jacket and Pant from Arc’teryx are a unique solution using composite construction to manage multiple conditions. Exclusively combining waterproof, breathable GORE® Technology with Arc’teryx Fortius™ 1.0 softshell, the Alpha Comps protect climbers from weather and contact with ice and snow, while
also delivering freedom of movement and enhanced breathability.
The Alpha Comp Jacket has GORE® the shoulders, arms and hem where most exposure to snow and dripping water occurs. Fortius 1.0 softshell fabric in core areas allow the climber to reach freely and move quickly without overheating. The marriage of softshell and hardshell means fewer layers; less overall weight to carry and a system that can be worn all day.
Alpha Comp Jacket’s helmet compatible Storm Hood™ adjusts to move with the head for improved visibility. Removable Hemlock™ inserts keep the jacket securely tucked under the harness, and the trim fit enhances thermal regulation. There are two harness compatible hand pockets and a chest pocket to keep essentials handy.
The Alpha Comp Pant has articulated patterning and a gusseted crotch to facilitate freedom of movement. The waist adjustment uses a low profile metal hook to reduce potential for snagging, and the unique three position leg gusset can be adjusted for a low profile, crampon compatible fit. An easily accessible thigh pocket sits below the harness.
*The men’s and women’s Alpha Comp Jacket and Pant will be available in a limited Spring 2014 release Feb 15 2014 and at Arc’teryx retailers in Fall 2014.
CGR has a sample on test so look out for our review on here soon!
- Weight: 405g/14.3oz (M’s medium jacket), 420g/14.8oz (M’s medium pant); 355g/12.5oz (W’s medium jacket), 380g/13.4oz (W’s size 8 pants)
- Hardshell Composite Fabric: N40p 3L GORE® Fabric Technology with tricot
- Softshell Composite Fabric: Fortius™ 1.0, 84% nylon, 16% elastane
- RRP: Jacket £275 Pant £200