Arc'teryx Alpha SV Bib


Arc'teryx Alpha SV Bib
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Arc'teryx Alpha SV Bib
Manufacturer Arc'teryx
Page By Blair
Page Type Dec 14, 2008 / Dec 14, 2008
Object ID 5771
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Product Description and Features

Made to tackle anything in the mountains from the climb up to the ski down! Advance new design for colder alpine mountain climbing and absolute weather protection, these high-rising bibs have GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric from the waist down, and a tall Schoeller® Dynamic GNS stretch-woven bib for breathable warmth and mobility. Very well made and tough.

• Articulated knees and seat
• Gusseted crotch
• High cut, breathable stretch-woven bib
• Quick adjust suspenders
• Two pleated bib pockets with laminated zippers
• Two internal laminated chest pockets
• Laminated waist drawcord
• Side zippers stop short of harness/hipbelt area
• WaterTight ¾ length leg zippers
• WaterTight through the crotch zip
• Keprotec™ instep patch
• Adjustable cuffs with lace hook
• Removable moulded EVA foam kneepads with laminated mesh pocket
• Moulded Zipper Garages
• Laminated smooth top edge on bib
• Micro seam allowances (1.6mm/1/16”)
• Tiny GORE® seam tape (13mm/ 1/2”)

• 480N GORE-TEX® 3L Pro
• Schoeller Dynamic GNS



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delmarco - Dec 20, 2008 5:05 pm - Voted 5/5

Classic Design, Best of the Best!
Classic Mountaineering bib gone techno!
When I started my outdoor pursuits at the tender age of 14 yrs old via the Colorado Outward Bound Wilderness School back in the summer of 1994 these bibs were popular all over the mountains (and for a reason). Then a few years later many retailers and gear makers dropped full bibs and just made pants with suspender straps (most likely to cater to the "light-is-right" craze that had everybody cutting handles off their toothbrushes). At any rate the functionality of the bib was overlooked; it added a little extra warmth, but still vented better than a full extra outer layer and the extra utility pockets plus a warm place (your belly) to put your cold hands during the long debriefs were missed when these creatures went out of mainstream retail.
Arcteryx greatest testiment to it's commiment to the true outdoor adventurer was to make these bibs and keep them on the racks and virtually unchanged for the last decade. Why tamper with perfection. I previously owned the XCR Bibs and now look forward to replacing it with the lighter/durable Proshell version. This piece is a must for any outdoor pursuits between the fall and spring months.
5 Stars!



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