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Arc'Teryx
Beta AR Jacket (Men's)

In Stock  Product Number: 31454

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The men's Arc'Teryx Beta AR Jacket provides the backcountry minimalist with durable storm protection in a lightweight and packable format. This hip length GORE-TEX Pro Shell jacket reduces layering overlap and bulk, a helmet compatible Drop Hood offers quick storm protection, and reinforced shoulder and elbows survive alpine abuse.

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Features

Waterproof

  • Snow-shedding
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
  • Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop
  • GORE-TEX® three-layer construction
  • Generous cut for easy layering
  • One-hand adjustable drawcords
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Gender specific patterning
  • Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
  • Articulated elbows
  • No-lift gusseted underarms
  • Laminated brim
  • Glove-friendly hood adjusters
  • Helmet compatible Drop Hood™
  • Laminated chin guard
  • WaterTight™ external zippers
  • Molded zipper garages
  • Laminated pit zippers allow for faster venting
  • Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab
  • WaterTight™ Vislon front zip
  • Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
  • Drop back hem
  • Adjustable hem drawcord
  • Laminated hem
  • Internal chest pocket with laminated zip
  • Two high-volume hand pockets
  • Reinforced shoulders and arms
  • Embroidered logo
  • Non-chafing label
  • Adjustable elastic waist drawcord

  • Gender: Men's
    Weight: 433 g / 15.3 oz
    Material: N150p GORE-TEX Pro 3L
    Fit: Athletic fit, Hip Length
    Season: F13
    Vendor ProductId: 10804
    Review ProductId: 23722

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    Arc'teryxBeta AR Jacket (Men's)
     
    5.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    5.0

    Fit & finish are without match

    By Jeff

    from Chattanooga

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    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Quality zippers
    • Versatile hood
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Hiking and Camping
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket (Men's):

      I tried on a lot of shells before settling on the Beta AR... a LOT of shells. I was dead-set on a Gore-Tex Pro shell jacket, partly due to its enhanced breathability and partly due to the extra durability in the Pro fabrics. I do a lot of off-trail field work, which involves bush-whacking through prickers and thorns, so I don't need my waterproof shell to rip in half the first time I put it to use!

      Once I'd narrowed it down to the pro shells, it mostly came down to fit for me, and the fit of the Arc'teryx Beta AR is just perfect. As soon as I put it on, I knew I had a winner. I'd tried on a couple of Marmot shell jackets, but they seemed very boxy to me, and very baggy around the mid-section; I prefer a more athletic fit. I also tried a Mountain Hardwear pro shell, which was stretchy with a trim fit, but it was too narrow in the shoulders, and the zipper was so difficult to use that I felt trapped in the jacket!

      The Beta AR fits like it was designed for real people to do real things in the real world. This is something that I think Arc'teryx does very well; they pay a lot of attention to seam placement and tailoring, and their outerwear just seems to FIT better.

      In regard to the zipper, well, Arc'teryx has been making the best waterproof zippers for a long time, and I'm happy about that every time I put the jacket on. It's not like those cheap waterproof zippers you have to fight with... just nice and smooth, up and down.

      Before I purchased it, I talked to a couple of friends, both of whom have had their own Beta AR shells for 8-10 years, with no complaints. Without a doubt, Arc'teryx makes the best waterproof shell jackets out there, and I couldn't be happier with my Beta AR.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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