Arc’teryx Alpha SL Pullover 2009

The Arc’teryx Alpha SL Pullover multi-activity top weighs 348g (men’s L); Gore-Tex Paclite; excellent waterproofness; massive chest pocket accessible with rucksack; pit zips; hood fit and movement is good; excellent movement in sleeves. But condensation build-up in Paclite is not ideal; hood cannot be rolled down and secured; no reflective areas; relatively high price.

Verdict: The Arc’teryx Alpha SL Pullover is an excellent multi-activity top for those who prefer smocks, but it’s a high price.


First published in Trail magazine November 2009