If it were asked who makes the best technical outerwear for the outdoors, it is a certainty Arc’Teryx’s name would pop up. They get double kudos for their Canadian connection, being based out here on the West Coast where the frequent rain regularly proves Arc’Teryx’s mettle in the wet stuff. With so many options to choose from, we bring you the award winning Alpha LT from Arc’Teryx’s LEAF (Law Enforcement Armed Forces) division. The Alpha LT is Arc’Teryx’s lightest pro-shell, made of three layers of N40p-X GORE-TEX Pro 3L (sounds awesome, right?) complete with DWR finishing to make it completely waterproof and windproof, all the while allowing the jacket to breathe so you don’t sweat on the inside. Quality is of the essence and attention to detail meticulous: from WaterTight external zippers, to a full Storm Hood with head gear functionality, to even their Harness HemLock to keep the jacket in position while wearing a pack or harness. In fact, this Canadian-made jacket is so strong it comes with a lifetime warranty.