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Total weather protection that weighs next to nothing.
Some ladies like to sport it anytime there's a chance of bad weather, and others like to stash the lightweight, super-packable Arc'teryx Women's Beta SL Jacket in the backpack or hydration pack until weather hits. Either way, they can count on the Gore-Tex Paclite technology for waterproof breathable storm protection.
- Gore-Tex Paclite technology and DWR finish fend off rain and snow while allowing water vapor to escape
- Lightweight 40D nylon ripstop fabric won't take up much space in your pack or weigh you down
- Micro-seams feature tiny Gore tape to reduce bulk and weight and high stitch counts for durability
- Athletic fit is streamlined for weight savings; e3D design includes no-lift guesseted underams for excellent mobility
- Weighs only 9.8 ounces, making it ideal for fast-and-light trips
- Laminated cuff tabs and hem cord in the laminated hem seal out bad weather
- Hand pockets with WaterTight zippers placed high for harness and hip-belt compatibility
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The recommended use on this jacket states...
The recommended use on this jacket states Alpine adventures... would it be too hot for spring or summer hiking /backpacking trips?
It shouldn't be. It doesn't have any insulation, just a hard shell, so unless it's really warm out, you should be fine. And if it's really warm out, you probably don't need a rain coat anyway.
I'm taking a trip to Ireland in early April...
I'm taking a trip to Ireland in early April when the temps will be in the 30's - 40's, so I hear, and I'm wondering if this jacket will be warm enough. I'm obviously not worried about it's waterproof capabilities, I just want to make sure I'm toasty warm for exploring. Thanks!
Ireland's weather isn't too awful aside that it does rain at random times throughout the day, but I'd wear something for insulation under this if you get cold easily. I went last May and was fine walking around with just a hoodie under my rain jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Purchased this jacket June 2013 to use it on my road trip from Banff, AB to Olympic National Park, WA. Backcountry was not able to ship this item outside of the USA, but they kindly agreed to have it shipped to a hotel I was staying at in Washington and so my Acr'teryx GoreTex adventure start there. It kept me dry, warm, and cool in the rainforest and along the coast.
Since returning home to Banff,AB we had a flooding natural disaster and this jacket still held up through 3 days of rain!!
I usually have a hard time finding XL jackets in quality adventure gear brands. I was happy to see Arc & Backcountry had this jacket is XL and in another colour other than black (I got Opal Blue).
Amazing jacket! I can't wait to put it through the full ringer this summer in the backcountry.
any petite size?
any petite size?
I don't believe Arc'teryx does petite sizes, but the is a sizing chart that may be useful in selecting a size. Best of luck!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this coat back in the fall of 2009. Since then it has been through heavy backpacking in the wilds of Montana, endured torrential downpours in Turkey, and faced rough abrasions from limestone coast lines in Malta
I love this coat. Arc'Teryx makes the best quality zippers hands down with their waterproof seams. After torrential downpours many coats start to seep through at the seams but this coat is not even phased by it.
My longest day in this coat was from a 6 am wake up to an 8:30 p.m. bedtime with alternations between heavy drizzle and steady downpour. I never felt a dropof rain the entire day except when I took my hood down.
I like that the build is long in the back because when I sit down it is just long enough to cover my bum if the rocks are wet. Also the cinches around the base of the coat are really excellent for when you want to keep heat trapped inside.
This coat often serves me as both a raincoat and as another layer of insulation. In Montana we hit some pretty heavy trails in the middle of June when snow is still pretty thick. After putting on my warmer layers I top off with this and cinch in the bottom for extra heat. It not only keeps my layers dry but it also takes the rough abrasions of pines and rocks. Sap washes off easily.
While the coloring is starting to go a little bit at the cuffs where it gets the most work, the thing is still completely and utterly waterproof. If for some reason this coat ever fails me I will gladly spend the money to buy another one.
Sizing: Typically with other brands I swing M size. However the Arc'Teryx L size is better for my shoulders. Also I like my raincoats a little bigger because that way you can layer underneath them easily.
Hi, I have problem with choosing the right...
Hi, I have problem with choosing the right size. I have 170 cm leng but I'm very slim. Normally, I'm wearing clothing size s, xs. I don' know which size should I choose.
Kate, there's a helpful sizing chart above the 'Add to Cart' button. From the sound of it you're probably and XS but I'd double check the sizing chart to be sure.
Jacket for all seasons
I've had this jacket since the summer of 2012 and wear it constantly. It is my go to shell. I have worn the jacket for wind protection, rainy down pours, and snow sports. It has performed well in all conditions. What I love it that the jacket is very lightweight and you just have to adjust your layers underneath based on your body. I do have a size Lg to accommodate layers for winter, the jacket is a bit large if I'm wearing it by itself. The only improvements I would make is color of trim. I have a coffee color and the trim is yellow. The jackets would look brand new but the trim picks up dirt and doesn't come clean. There are some times when I wish I had some pit zips, but I usually just adjust my layering, and the jacket does breathe very well. All in all, great for all occasions.
It's super lightweight and great for wind / rain protection. I have the Cassis Rose color and it's definitely chic!