Detail Images

  • Arc'teryx - Hood Adjuster
  • Arc'teryx - Pit Zip
  • Arc'teryx - Internal Pocket
  • Arc'teryx - Hood Side View
  • Arc'teryx - Logo
  • Arc'teryx - Hand Pocket
  • Arc'teryx - Hood
  • Arc'teryx - Hood
  • Arc'teryx - Front
  • Arc'teryx - Back
  • Arc'teryx - Inner pocket
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Admiral
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Cardinal
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Black
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Hylidae
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Madras
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Nautic Grey
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Twinleaf
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Riptide
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Phoenix
  • Arc'teryx - Hood Adjuster -
  • Arc'teryx - Pit Zip -
  • Arc'teryx - Internal Pocket -
  • Arc'teryx - Hood Side View -
  • Arc'teryx - Logo -
  • Arc'teryx - Hand Pocket -
  • Arc'teryx - Hood -
  • Arc'teryx - Hood -
  • Arc'teryx - Front -
  • Arc'teryx - Back -
  • Arc'teryx - Inner pocket -

Current Color

  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Admiral
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Cardinal
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Black
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Hylidae
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Madras
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Nautic Grey
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Twinleaf
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Riptide
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Phoenix

Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Men's

sale $384.30 - $575.00

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50*

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • S
    • M
    • L
    • XL
    • XXL

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Admiral
    • Cardinal
    • Black
    • Hylidae
    • Madras
    • Nautic Grey
    • Twinleaf
    • Riptide
    • Phoenix
    5525

    25 Reviews

    Details

    A workhorse in alpine playgrounds.

    Arc'teryx designed the Beta Men's Beta AR Jacket as a backcountry workhorse for alpinists who like to take a beating from the elements without sacrificing performance. This jacket features Gore-Tex Pro Shell three-layer construction, with the proprietary, tightly-woven N40p-X shell fabric that includes a DWR treatment to slough off rainfall while you romp up 14ers or get caught in a snowstorm at the top. The Beta AR is reinforced in hard-wear areas like the shoulders and arms with N80p-X nylon so it will handle pack straps and ice encounters season after season.

    Fully taped low-bulk seams and WaterTight zippers will block out any moisture you encounter. When it starts puking, take shelter under the helmet-compatible DropHood with its draft-blocking separate collar, and stuff your hands in the two hand pockets, which are placed high so they play well with hip-belts and harnesses. Underarm zip vents let you cool off without sacrificing any protection from the weather. The storm will pass (it always does) and you will reign supreme on the mountain top.

    • Gore-Tex Pro Shell membrane (3-layer)
    • N80p-X and N40p-X shell fabric
    • Fully taped seams with low-bulk microseam allowances
    • WaterTight zippers
    • Laminated underarm zip vents
    • Helmet-compatible DropHood with separate high collar and laminated visor
    • Die-cut hook-and-loop cuff tabs
    • 2 high hand pockets and 1 internal laminated pocket
    • Generous fit with no-lift gusseted underarms and articulated elbows
    • Item #ARC3653

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro, [shell] 40D nylon, [reinforcements] 80D nylon, DWR treatment
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    guaranteed waterproof
    Fabric Breathability Rating
    guaranteed breathable
    Fit
    athletic with e3D
    Center Back Length
    29 in
    Hood
    yes
    Venting
    underarm zip vents
    Pockets
    [external] 2 zippered hand, [internal] 1 zippered
    Seams
    fully taped
    Claimed Weight
    [M] 13 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, outdoor activities
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Top of the line

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I have been using the Beta SL for a number of years but wanted to upgrade to a more heavy duty design. I am not disappointed. As with nearly all Arcteryx products, the attention to detail and performance are top notch. You will not be disappointed with this jacket.

    Keeps the Bad Weather Out

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I made my little brother's year by giving him this jacket for Christmas 2015. He wears it primarily for skiing as it is super solid at keeping any wind or moisture out. On most days he can get away with wearing just a base layer and a down vest/jacket underneath.

    I got him the size he normally wears and the fit is roomy enough for layers underneath yet isn't bulky or restrictive. Also worth noting is that he has a pretty long torso and unlike some jackets, this one keeps his midriff under wraps.

    Lightweight, practical, and keeps all the elements out. He loves it!!

    Excellent Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    What can I say that hasn't already been said? It's incredibly comfortable, with a large hood that fits over all helmets. It has kept the elements out in all weather and it looks amazing.
    p.s. The Riptide color looks much better in person.

    Awesome jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I've used this jacket boarding without fault. Able to layer up or layer down depending on climate. Sleeves are long just as the measurements indicate but the beautifully designed velcro cuffs mean that's no negative at all! Love IT!!

    This jacket is amazing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M

    I had an Arc'teryx Rush jacket prior to this one, but left it in a hotel room and lost it forever. I enjoyed it so much that I had to get another Arc'teryx jacket.

    I chose the Beta AR this time around because the Rush was a bit on the roomier side, and the Beta is a bit more slim and is supposed to be one of Arc'teryx's shortest jackets. I'm 5'5", typically wear large t-shirts, and the medium fits well.

    The Beta and the Rush are very similar, but the Beta has a collar and no powder skirt. If you've ever worn a Gore-Tex piece before, it's a bit like wearing a more breathable tarp. It's quite loud, but the water and wind blocking performance is top notch.

    The only things to note is that the collar kind of gets in the way of your softshell's hood if you're layering, at least relative to jackets without collars, but it's not a big deal. You get used to it or you can fold the collar down like a shirt.

    And like any helmet-compatible hood, it's quite large and can be a bit awkward to wear if you don't have a helmet on. You'll have to cinch it so that it hugs your head and doesn't get fall in the way of your eyes.

    Tried-and-True

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    There's a reason the Beta AR has so many 5-star reviews. It's just that good! It's the shortest fit out of Arc'teryx's Alpha, Beta and Theta jackets, but still provides full coverage over other layers like an equally sized Atom LT.
    The best thing about the Beta AR is its versatility. Whether you're skiing the resort, hiking in the woods, or just heading to work in the rain, the Beta AR has got you covered. It's 100% waterproof, breathable and extremely durable.
    Pick your favorite color, select your size and enjoy. Treat it right and this jacket will last a lifetime.

    My favorite shell of all time!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    LOVE this jacket. I've used it backcountry backpacking, camping, winter skiing, around town, etc. I'm 6'4 and 230lb and the XL fits perfect. I would go one size up if I had a puffy down jacket underneath and didnt want it compressed, but the xl works perfectly with a variety of under layers: the R1, Horse whisperer, any softshell and more.

    I'm looking to buy another soon, as I'd like to have a color option and now know this jacket is bomb proof!

    Don't hesitate AT ALL! And if it's on sale, it's a no-brainer.

    Lichen it....

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xxl

    yes, lichen it. best color on the planet, janet. arc'teryx is great stuff and this is my goto shell in the wild 'n' wooly wilds of alaska and stands up to our equally wild 'n' wooly alaskan weather, and it comes whether you wants it or not, cheechako. trust me, you can't go wrong with it and won't be disappointed...unless of course you're not paying attention and buy something else.

    Lichen it....

    Always on the move

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Wether I'm climbing Pikes Peak, biking to class, or out fishing in the rain the Arc'Teryx Beta AR shell keeps me super dry and super happy. With Gore-Tex® Pro technology you do not have to sacrifice dryness for breathability. The Arc'Teryx Beta AR fits true to size. This is an excellent jacket and I would recommend it to anyone!

    Always on the move

    Replacing the old with the new

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    My 12-yr-old Theta SL has been my go-to jacket on treks ranging from the Himalaya, Kili, Inca Trail to Kamchatka. It has been my cold-weather outer layer in numerous trips to the high Arctic and the Antarctic and even served as my spray jacket kayaking on Peninsula Valdez (Arg.) when weight was an issue. It has finally started to wear out in minor ways--mainly the synch cords but also a few spots in the outer layer that are questionable. I debated sending it back to Arcteryx for repair or maybe even a free replacement. However, I decided I had my $$ worth out of the jacket so splurged for a new Beta AR. This new jacket has not been on an expedition yet, but it is clear that it will serve me well. It is a tad heavier (18 vs. 16 oz) and is a bit stiffer/noisier because of the supposedly-more-breathable Gortex Pro compared to the mostly-Paclite in my older jacket. I'm happy with the extra stiffness since I find this helps maintain "loft" in high winds, increasing the warmth considerably.

    Since this jacket will be my main go-to jacket for serious conditions, I size it to fit over everything else no matter what. This means a 'Large' so that it can go over my down parka in camp without compressing the down.

    Arcteryx is usually pricier than other choices, but I've yet to regret purchasing an Arcteryx garmet. I predict a happy relationship!

    Works great. What I wanted in my shell

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Love the weight to benefits. Light, but durable, windproof and waterproof. In fact, I grabbed it for a quick errand on the motorcycle and got caught in a downpour. Heavy rain at 50 mph=> all dry and never felt cold. This jacket will cover a broad scope of conditions. I like that this jacket combines multiple jackets in one, just layer for temp.

    I'm looking for a good all around waterproof shell for wet ski days and also rainy hikes, etc in warmer weather. Contemplating Arcteryx AR, Procline, and Stingray. Suggestions? Other comparable brands/models in the same price range or less to consider, as well? Waterproof and warmer weather versatility are key. Thanks

    Beta AR is a great jacket, but the length may not cover your hips. Good if you ski /tour with say a bib snow pant, like I do, or need to wear a climbing harness. With a pack on, it cinches tight for me around the waist. Sleeves are long for reaching, and the minimal design (no powder waist, or extra pockets ) means it packs small. The Goretex fabric is very tough. Hood is great, covers a ski helmet for those cold chair rides. I am wearing it in my insert pic here.

    I like this jacket so much I have 3 of them!

    Best Answer

    Of the three jackets you listed, the Beta AR would be your best bet. The Stingray is geared more toward resort skiing and the Procline is a nice composite piece but to really seal out the wet, the Beta AR is tough to beat. If you are looking at other brands, give the Patagonia Refugitive Jacket a look.

    If I can buy an Atcteryx Beta LT Hybrid at REI on sale for $250 is it worth the extra $107 for a Beta AR on sale at Backcountry for $357? Why? Thanks.

    The short answer is: it depends. It depends on what you plan on using the jacket for and how hard on it you plan to be. The LT Hybrid uses 40-denier fabric 3L Tricoc & Paclite Gore-Tex, whereas the Beta AR uses 40-denier & 80-denier fabric with Pro shell Gore-Tex. The AR will be burlier and able to take more abuse. Pro shell is supposed to be the most breathable, durable, waterproof available. If you're not wearing a pack much, brushing up against rock or brush, the LT Hybrid might be the better choice. For an extra 107, I'd get the AR...just my opinion...

    Jared,

    Will this jacket work well in the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park area? Looking for something to use in our high country and rain season. Mostly for long day hikes and backpacking trips.

    Sularma,



    Thanks for the question! You could definitely use this jacket in that region. Depending on the time of year, you'll want to tweak your insulating layers.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Is just a shell or is there any insulation. Im going to tropical area where it rains randomly so no insulation needed.

    Best Answer

    Jason,



    This is a great jacket but if you're heading to a tropical location, you might want to consider a jacket that has Gore-Tex Active instead of the Gore-Tex Pro. Pro is great and durable but the Active will breath better an that is what you'll want for tropical locations.



    Try looking at these items:



    http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-axiom-jacket-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6b3V0ZG9vciByZXNlYXJjaDoxOjY6b3V0ZG9vciByZXNlYXJjaA&skid=ODR009B-BEN-S



    http://www.backcountry.com/marmot-hyper-lite-jacket-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6Z29yZSB0ZXggYWN0aXZlOjE6MTk6Z29yZSB0ZXggYWN0aXZl&skid=MAR004M-PEABLUSAP-M



    http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-segnas-jacket-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6Z29yZSB0ZXggYWN0aXZlOjE6MjE6Z29yZSB0ZXggYWN0aXZl&skid=MAM0845-IMP-XL



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    I'm 5'5'' and 140 lbs, I currently have the Small in this, thinking about returning it for an XS. The arms are too long and the chest a little bit big but the fit is good everywhere else, . Will I be happier with an XS or should I keep the S?

    Hey Ky,

    Height and weight aren't going to be the best measurements for jacket sizing. Chest measurement, torso length, and sleeve length are going to be better indicators. That being said, The XS is going to be 2 inches smaller in the chest and one inch shorter in the sleeve length. If you would like to further discuss this jacket or others, give me a call at 1-800-409-4502 ext 4446 or email at gconner@backcountry.com

    Does anyone have the Nighthawk color? Is...

    Does anyone have the Nighthawk color? Is it a navy blue shade or more of a gray shade? Can't quite tell from the pics.

    Hello, I am 5'9" and weigh 163. Do you...

    Hello, I am 5'9" and weigh 163. Do you think I need a large if I am going to layer with a midweight Merino baselayer? Looking at the Beta AR

    Best Answer

    Late answer but this may help others looking at sizing. I am 5'10", 165, 32" waist and 42" chest. My shoulders are also a little bit more beefy than say a runner or other cario-oriented person's. Every Arc'Teryx piece I've tried on is tight around the armpit area in size medium. Large always fits fairly well, with a bit more arm length than I want (32-34 dress shirt arm length). With the newer fit system they use, the large still hugs my body closely enough to be functional, and not look too wide. Hope this helps those who are gym goers as well as outdoor enthusiasts.

    I am interested in a Beta AR jacket and...

    I am interested in a Beta AR jacket and am curious about if there is a difference between the outlet version and the full price one?

    Typically there really isn't much different between the full priced models and the outlet products other than color since that's about all that changes from model years. However, in this case Gore-Tex has actually updated their Pro-Shell and made it 22% more breathable while still making it more durable. So in this case the current full price model will have that difference over the past season models, and that is why we gave it a new item number, instead of keeping all model years on the same product page and just change the price for the specific options.

    Im just under 5'10" with approx a 41" chest...

    Im just under 5'10" with approx a 41" chest and weight 178 lbs. What would be the best fit to layer either a atom lt or montbell alpine light? also has the fit changed from last years model?

    Best Answer

    Fit is the same and has a generous amount of room for the dimensions Arc'Teryx states. I bought a Medium and a Large in their "athletic fit" Beta AR. My dimensions : 5'10 185 lbs. 42 -chest; 33 -arms; 34 -waist; 16.5 -neck . The Large was huge in the chest and arms and could fit a full 800 fill down coat under it. I returned the Large and kept the Medium which I think fits way better in the arms and chest. However, the Medium is slightly constricting when you put big layers under it, so I think the Large would give you the guaranteed room and movement you might want with those coats underneath.

    What has changed for 2013, other than the...

    What has changed for 2013, other than the price?

    The Gore-Tex material has changed. Not sure exactly whats different but I know that now its called the N80p-X and N40p-X shell fabric where-as before it was called something different. It's also 2.3oz lighter than the previous model which I think probably comes from the new material. The new Gore-Tex Pro which touts a 28% improvement in "breathability", improved ruggedness, and more durable water and windproofness than last years Pro Shell product. There might be more changes but those are the ones I'm thinking changed the price. Hope this helped.

    I had the alpha SV with the new face fabric. It's much quieter than the older fabric they used. Also if you look close the older material has these little squares all over and can catch on tree branches and all. The new stuff is snag resistant. It's very smooth. That said I went with the older beta AR