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The Arc'teryx Theta AR - Women's and Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Women's are the most like the Alpha SV. Both are less expensive, and the Theta has a similar level of weather protection. Our Top Pick for Mountain Expeditions weighs a little more and doesn't pack down as well as these other jackets, but it does have climbing oriented features (mentioned above) that neither the Theta or Beta AR donned. If you're looking for a shell specialized for mountaineers, ice climbers, or any kind of alpinist, check out this ultimate mountain armor - our Top Pick for Mountain Expeditions.