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First Impressions from Outdoor Retailer: The Arc’teryx Alpha IS Jacket

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The Alpha IS is an ice climbing specific jacket from Arc'teryx that falls inline with the current trend of mating a midlayer to an outerlayer. As the jacket's designer explains in the video, doing so eliminates the need for more than one jacket, making life easier in the mountains. 

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