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    Just realised the Alpha doesn't have outside pockets lower down to put your hands in while you're walking. Don't understand that at all.

    Anyone have a Beta? Any thoughts on the AR Vs SV? £500 on a coat seems wild to me but if you're already £500 deep may as well find the extra £100 or so for the SV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Just realised the Alpha doesn't have outside pockets lower down to put your hands in while you're walking. Don't understand that at all.

    Anyone have a Beta? Any thoughts on the AR Vs SV? £500 on a coat seems wild to me but if you're already £500 deep may as well find the extra £100 or so for the SV?
    I canít comment on the SV but iíve had the AR for a couple of years now and itís everything iíll ever need i reckon. Iíve just washed it last night and it looks almost new.

    Inside pocket is a bit minimal but the outside ones are more than adequate. Iím going to get the Atom AR to go underneath for when the cold weather comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Just realised the Alpha doesn't have outside pockets lower down to put your hands in while you're walking. Don't understand that at all.

    Anyone have a Beta? Any thoughts on the AR Vs SV? £500 on a coat seems wild to me but if you're already £500 deep may as well find the extra £100 or so for the SV?
    Just bought a alpha SV this month from snow and rock with a 15% discount code I found online. Itís a beast, though think a lot of the extra cost is due to it being made in Canada still. I donít think I really needed the SV but Iím a gear head and love technical stuff, it really is only aimed at proper mountaineering. The reason for no lower pockets is because theyíd get impeded by a harness when climbing. The alpha also has a tougher outer layer so makes it quite loud and not as pliable as the beta. If I were being sensible I should have opted for the cheaper AR. Also have a look at the mammut range, they make some great stuff too. Cheers


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    I've had an AR and my wife a LT for a couple of years now and both are very good, with the main difference being the thicker fabric on more of the AR. I can't imagine needing more unless you're mountaineering and whilst they do stop beading and need refinishing they have withstood torrential rain as well as could be expected.

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    I think the SV is overkill but I'm also a gear head and specialise in "all the gear, no idea" so it's singing to me.

    https://outlet.arcteryx.com/gb/en/sh...beta-sv-jacket

    Shame this isn't black for £150 off I can't really complain. Will mull for a bit and try shop around but an SV for less than an AR should be job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I think the SV is overkill but I'm also a gear head and specialise in "all the gear, no idea" so it's singing to me.

    https://outlet.arcteryx.com/gb/en/sh...beta-sv-jacket

    Shame this isn't black for £150 off I can't really complain. Will mull for a bit and try shop around but an SV for less than an AR should be job done.
    Thatís a cracking price to be honest and that colour would be the one for me over the black, looks really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I think the SV is overkill but I'm also a gear head and specialise in "all the gear, no idea" so it's singing to me.

    https://outlet.arcteryx.com/gb/en/sh...beta-sv-jacket

    Shame this isn't black for £150 off I can't really complain. Will mull for a bit and try shop around but an SV for less than an AR should be job done.
    Thatís a cracking price to be honest and that colour would be the one for me over the black, looks really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I think the SV is overkill but I'm also a gear head and specialise in "all the gear, no idea" so it's singing to me.

    https://outlet.arcteryx.com/gb/en/sh...beta-sv-jacket

    Shame this isn't black for £150 off I can't really complain. Will mull for a bit and try shop around but an SV for less than an AR should be job done.
    Currently sweating it in my Alpha SV on the train - doesn't feel like overkill 😂

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    Ok, Beta SV ordered, thank you enablers.

    Everything I've got is the same size but the Atom AR I probably should have sized down in as it's quite big so I've got two sizes coming. Hopefully the returns process is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I think the SV is overkill but I'm also a gear head and specialise in "all the gear, no idea" so it's singing to me.

    https://outlet.arcteryx.com/gb/en/sh...beta-sv-jacket

    Shame this isn't black for £150 off I can't really complain. Will mull for a bit and try shop around but an SV for less than an AR should be job done.
    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Ok, Beta SV ordered, thank you enablers.

    Everything I've got is the same size but the Atom AR I probably should have sized down in as it's quite big so I've got two sizes coming. Hopefully the returns process is good.
    May i ask where you got the Atom AR from please mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidd View Post
    May i ask where you got the Atom AR from please mate?
    From Trekkit last year with the Winteryx code - 20% off I think.

    Sadly Winteryx and Marctery codes both don't work anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    From Trekkit last year with the Winteryx code - 20% off I think.

    Sadly Winteryx and Marctery codes both don't work anymore.
    Thanks anyway.

    Think iíll wait a while to see if any offers come up. The stock on the outlet site has improved quite a bit over the last week or so, there wasnít anything like the choice on there at the moment.

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    Arcteryx discount?

    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Just realised the Alpha doesn't have outside pockets lower down to put your hands in while you're walking. Don't understand that at all.

    Anyone have a Beta? Any thoughts on the AR Vs SV? £500 on a coat seems wild to me but if you're already £500 deep may as well find the extra £100 or so for the SV?
    Tha Alpha doesnít have lower pockets as itís designed for high mountain work with a harness, the arms are long so you can reach out without the sleeves riding up. I love mine, but it has spent a fair bit of time at the top of hills along the way and never let the weather in.

    Mines the SV, and I put an atom Sv under it when it gets really cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Just realised the Alpha doesn't have outside pockets lower down to put your hands in while you're walking. Don't understand that at all.
    I think the philosophy is, if you have a rucksack on your back and have the hip belt tightened round you, then the belt may dig into the hand pockets and make it uncomfortable. Several other manufacturers do this and usually these jackets are designed for the more adventurous lugging weight, rather than the general public taking the dog for a walk.

    As a side note, I'm looking for a pair of waterproof trousers for general walk's/ low level hillwalking. Any recommendations from the Arcteryx range ?

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    The difference between the AR and SV is the cut, and the toughness of the fabric. Beta AR is N40d, Beta SV is N80d, Alpha SV is N100d. The higher the number, the tougher the fabric. SV is also cut differently, generally bigger for layering underneath, hence SV: Severe weather, instead of AR: All Round use.

    I have many Arc'teryx jackets, Alpha SV is the one I reach for when guiding Scottish winter climbing, e.g the worst conditions imaginable. It's the best coat I've owned for extreme conditions. Beta LT is one I use for general hiking in the rain. A Squamish hoody is the one I wear the most, it's a brilliant windproof layer that packs down to nothing. An Atom LT or a Proton underneath any of the shells is my general winter/ extra layer option, plus an Atom vest if it's really chilly or I'm stood around.

    Honestly for general wear a Beta AR would do the job easily. Alpha SV comes in to it's own when wearing a harness (it has small padding in the waist hem so it doesn't ride up when swinging ice axes, for example). If you like to walk or scramble in torrential rain for 7 hours, the Beta SV would also be a good shout.

    You can't really go wrong with Arc'teryx kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy View Post
    I think the philosophy is, if you have a rucksack on your back and have the hip belt tightened round you, then the belt may dig into the hand pockets and make it uncomfortable. Several other manufacturers do this and usually these jackets are designed for the more adventurous lugging weight, rather than the general public taking the dog for a walk.

    As a side note, I'm looking for a pair of waterproof trousers for general walk's/ low level hillwalking. Any recommendations from the Arcteryx range ?
    I recommend the Beta LT, on the basis they have full length side zips so easy to put on and off without taking your boots off if it starts raining. They're pretty durable too, mine are a 3 or 4 years old and doing great.

    The Zeta might be worth a look if you want something lighter and happy to sacrifice the full length zip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdiotAbroad View Post
    I recommend the Beta LT, on the basis they have full length side zips so easy to put on and off without taking your boots off if it starts raining. They're pretty durable too, mine are a 3 or 4 years old and doing great.

    The Zeta might be worth a look if you want something lighter and happy to sacrifice the full length zip.
    Thanks, I'll take a look.

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    In the outlet the Beta AR is only available in Orange or Burgundy so I'm going to stick with the Beta SV purely on the colour.

    I won't be hiking up the mountains, just using it as a general coat and out walking in the Essex countryside with the Proton or Atom underneath but it should work well with all jackets being the same brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    In the outlet the Beta AR is only available in Orange or Burgundy so I'm going to stick with the Beta SV purely on the colour.

    I won't be hiking up the mountains, just using it as a general coat and out walking in the Essex countryside with the Proton or Atom underneath but it should work well with all jackets being the same brand.
    If mineís anything to go by the Dynasty is much, much closer to red i think.

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    Iíve just received a 1000 fill down ultra light jacket from Stellar, I havenít worn it outside yet but it certainly looks well made.
    This is my first piece from this company, itís an alternative to Arcteryx and well priced kit.
    The jacket I bought isnít showing on the site today so may be sold out?

    https://www.stellarequipment.com/?gc...xoCxUcQAvD_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    Iíve just received a 1000 fill down ultra light jacket from Stellar, I havenít worn it outside yet but it certainly looks well made.
    This is my first piece from this company, itís an alternative to Arcteryx and well priced kit.
    The jacket I bought isnít showing on the site today so may be sold out?

    https://www.stellarequipment.com/?gc...xoCxUcQAvD_BwE
    Another place to look is PHD they are really good kit and you can get made to measure if your not a standard size.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    Another place to look is PHD they are really good kit and you can get made to measure if your not a standard size.


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    Thanks, Iíll have a look there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    It's getting cold again. On the hunt for an outer shell. Any discounts going?

    Tempted by the Alpha purely for the two Napoleon pockets but no clue re AR Vs SV.
    The arcterx outlet had the beta sv at £450 down from £600. Iím tempted. I had the beta ar last year and love it but my son has managed to claim it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    The arcterx outlet had the beta sv at £450 down from £600. Iím tempted. I had the beta ar last year and love it but my son has managed to claim it
    I caved and got two in the kingfisher blue. Will decide on a size Monday when they come and return the other.

    I've never spent £450 on a jacket so I'm expecting good things! Shame it wasn't black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I caved and got two in the kingfisher blue. Will decide on a size Monday when they come and return the other.

    I've never spent £450 on a jacket so I'm expecting good things! Shame it wasn't black.
    Nice colour mate. Iíd go for that or the destiny newer colour but canít find any discounted.

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    Got £60 in cashback from Trekkit so was hoping to use it there but the outlet price was too good.

    Might put it towards a Atom vest but that could put me into full kit W territory.

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    Anybody have any experience of Veilance? Like the look of the Gore-Tex field jacket.

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    Just ordered a rush arcteryx jacket from ld mountain £385 down from £579

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Anybody have any experience of Veilance? Like the look of the Gore-Tex field jacket.
    Incredible price to go with the incredible quality - fit is different however, so worth trying on. You found any nice discounts?

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    Beta SV is here. If anyone's interested the fit is more in line with the Proton FL and Gamma MX than the looser Atom AR which is great.

    The kingfisher blue is quite nice. Same as my Proton FL but still would have preferred black, just not for £150 extra. Might try something like a Cerium without a hood underneath and see how I get on.

    Cannot believe it's a £450 jacket in my hands, let alone £600, but I'm sure it'll be better than the 15 year old Berghaus it's replacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Incredible price to go with the incredible quality - fit is different however, so worth trying on. You found any nice discounts?
    No, only some second hand items on Marrkt. I think the field jacket is £415 but new were something like £1100. Crazy prices. Might see if I can find some to try next time Iím up in town!

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    Could anyone advise if an Arcteryx shell with a down under layer would work for skiing? I need to get a jacket but Iím loathe to buy anything decent for a week a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Could anyone advise if an Arcteryx shell with a down under layer would work for skiing? I need to get a jacket but Iím loathe to buy anything decent for a week a year.
    I have used that combination for skiing in the past (Sidewinder SV and Cerium LT) and do have a non Arcteryx combination I use now but only for very cold days, in most weathers an Atom LT or similar makes a better mid layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Could anyone advise if an Arcteryx shell with a down under layer would work for skiing? I need to get a jacket but Iím loathe to buy anything decent for a week a year.
    Yep, I always wear a GTX shell to ski (Arc'teryx Rush jacket) and then layer under that as required for the day. Somewhere between 2 layers and 7, depending if it's spring in the Alps or January in Whistler! Much more versatile than a more traditional insulated jacket. When looking, some models (but not all) have an arm pocket, which is handy for your lift pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    Iíve just received a 1000 fill down ultra light jacket from Stellar, I havenít worn it outside yet but it certainly looks well made.
    This is my first piece from this company, itís an alternative to Arcteryx and well priced kit.
    The jacket I bought isnít showing on the site today so may be sold out?

    https://www.stellarequipment.com/?gc...xoCxUcQAvD_BwE
    Any further review on this having had it a few days? I like the look of their 800 full jacket and since arcíteryx no longer do the Ceres SV I think it will do exactly what Iím looking for but wouldnít mind some first hand experience.

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