Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket: Product Video Adventure

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.

The Arcteryx Beta SL Jacket: A Product Video Adventure

The Adventures of Captain Ahab: Episode 1

To Captain Ahab, the Arcteryx Beta SL Jacket signifies the ongoing battle to defeat the powers that be that aim to keep him from exploring: torrential rains, gale force winds, giant waves and sea monsters are constant foes and, though the Beta SL Jacket can’t keep him from being capsized by rogue waves or being swallowed whole by a giant squid or the Kraken, it can and does keep the torrential rains and wind at bay.

It starts with the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Paclite fabric that is fully taped using Tiny Gore Seam tape. Features move on down the line with WaterTight Zippers and an anatomical design that fits Ahab like a glove. The (glove friendly) 3-way adjustable hood, one-hand adjustable waist hem and die-cut Velcro cuffs are the icing on the cake that batten down the hatches when weather turns against him. After years of exploring the far reaches of the world, he has learned that Mother Nature does not take his side.

Now, we all know that Ahab is a little bit crazy, we would be too if we spent a majority of our days lost at sea, drifting about the 50ft swells searching for monsters and staring down the mouths of a creatures that we’ve only read about in story books. But at least Ahab understands the need to be well prepared. If it weren’t for his Beta SL Jacket, which conveniently flew off his coat rack and into his hands, Ahab would be in deep trouble. His Arcteryx jacket is one of the few tangibles that he can embrace to make his chaotic life at sea a little easier.

Arcteryx BETA SL Jacket Video

Perfect for skiing, boarding, backpacking, or snow shoeing in the backcountry the Arcteryx BETA SL Jacket is bullet proof, yet lighter than the average ski or snowboard jacket. The BETA SL features gore-tex water repellent material and waterproof zippers to help keep the wet out. See it in action here, below…



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