Other changes to the jacket include decreased chest volume and increased length for better coverage, lighter hood fabric that stows better and reduces bulk in the neck when the hood is rolled up, comm ports in the pockets and pen/chemlight loops on the biceps. Weight for a large jacket is 20.8 ounces.
The LEAF Alpha Gen 2 retails for $749 and will begin shipping this quarter.
Other updates to the line include Gen 2 version of the Alpha pant, Alpha LT jacket, Combat pant and Atom jacket. The products are all posted at leaf.arcteryx.com