Ahab has spent most of his days battling creatures of the sea, but every man needs a change of pace sometimes, right? Ahab had grown weary of the sea and the lore behind the Yeti was driving him mad. For years he sought to conquer the mighty beast, but to do so he would have to face other earthy challenges… land, and by extension, snow. This would prove difficult for Ahab, but not for his Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket.
Unlike Ahab, his amazing Arcteryx Jacket was and still is designed to battle treacherousness alpine and backcountry conditions with its waterproof, Gore-Tex Paclite technology. It is awfully lightweight and waterproof and provides features such as a helmet compatible speed hood, excellent ventilation, waterproof zippers and more to keep Ahab agile and on the move and protected from the elements. Meanwhile, the rest of Ahab’s possessions consisted of a bulletproof beard and a bottle of whiskey at the cabin to go along with his madness… which could have been seen as a red flag. Nevertheless, the hunt was on as he set out by foot, endlessly trudging across the strange new landscape, until… KAPOW! The southpaw Yeti came at Ahab with a “hay maker,” knocking him to the snowy surface and in the process destroying his hat and trimming his once beautiful and bulletproof beard. Now, Ahab is no stranger to the sucker punch, having been ambushed by a “Bad Weather Ninja” and shipwrecked by an angry sea, but after being taunted by the Yeti, Ahab had enough. He made it this far and he wasn’t going to back down. Although his iconic image had been altered, Ahab still had his Alpha SL Jacket on his back and the “stank eye” to go with it. Ahab was out for revenge.
The ensuing battle was one that Ahab will never forget, mainly because he came away with a keepsake; the Yeti’s arm! The same arm that had knocked him to the ground. When all was said and done, the Yeti’s howling winds and the pummeling power of the Yeti’s wrath could not penetrate the Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket, and the fury, unleashed by Ahab overpowered the mighty creature.