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Arcteryx Alpha Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.51 based on 27 reviews
Arcteryx Alpha
100% of the Arcteryx Alpha reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (80%)
Good (20%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

- this bag is quite popular.

Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height26 in (66 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Arcteryx Alpha:

Reviewers like these things about the Arcteryx Alpha

  • The backpack is extremely light weight.
  • The waterproof rain cover is excellent and it can be folded down so that you just have to use the cinch strap at the top to close the bag.
  • Excellent baggage capacity. Once can also increase the space by rolling up the waterproof lining to hold more clothing or gears.
  • The 400 denier nylon with urethane coating makes it more durable compared to others in the same category.
  • A simple waist belt and adjustable chest strap provides more comfort and distributes the weight for long travels.
  • The compartments are well built with enough space to carry all your clothing and gears for your trips.
  • It has a neat and simple ice axe attachment system which make is easy to carry long objects for camping.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • The backpack comes with less number of external compartments.
  • The pack does not come with any hydration system specific features.
  • There is no fancy suspension system to help carry heavy loads.
  • The pack doesn’t come with any hip belt pockets.

Popular Models

Arcteryx Alpha Fl

80% choose the Arcteryx Alpha Fl

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height26 in (66 cm)

Arcteryx Alpha Fl 45

20% choose the Arcteryx Alpha Fl 45

Colors and combinations:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Arcteryx Alpha features:
  • Waterproof
  • Compression straps
  • Carry-on size
  • Hip belt
  • Ultralight

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Arcteryx Alpha models (the most popular choice is the Alpha fl).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

fl30 l1.3 oz0.04 oz/L


vs Arcteryx Bags

The Arcteryx Alpha ranks #2 compared with the other Arcteryx bags.

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vs All Bags

The Arcteryx Alpha ranks #65 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

The Alpine Start people

The Alpine Start

My new favourite alpine packs, more so the 45 than the 30. I only wish there were more days in a week so I could use them more!

Posted 28 March 2014 by Raf - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019