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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Men's

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Beta AR Jacket

Arc'teryx has a whole series of Beta Jackets ranging from the SV (severe weather) to the SL (superlight). The Beta AR Jacket is Arc'teryx's All-Round model made for the versatile mountaineer who climbs alpine all summer and skis the backcountry all winter. Its three-layer construction includes a Gore-Tex Pro laminate for incredible waterproofing when you're skiing powder and enhanced breathability when you're on the ascent. Although not the lightest Beta, that belongs to the Beta SL, this jacket best suits those who get after it everyday and every season whether they're climbing, skiing, or exploring the great outdoors even when things get wet.
  • Arc'teryx's versatile Beta jacket for climbing, skiing, or both
  • Gore-Tex Pro gives reliable waterproofing and enhanced breathability
  • Three-layer construction is light, thin, and packable
  • WaterTight zippers at front and underarm vents keep moisture out
  • DropHood is adjustable and helmet-compatible for a consistent fit
  • e3D patterning ensures freedom of movement in the alpine
  • Multiple pockets stash your adventure essentials safely
  • Item #ARCZ96B

Material
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), [face fabric] N40r-X (nylon), N80p-X (nylon), DWR finish
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
29.7in
Hood
helmet-compatible DropHood
Pockets
[external] 2 zippered hand, [internal] 1 zippered chest
Venting
underarm zip
Claimed Weight
1lb
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, casual, hiking, ice climbing, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Really nice

Fit:
Runs large

The Arc'teryx Beta AR has proven to be both a great shoulder-season and winter jacket, skillfully blocking out rain, wind, and snow. Built with Gore-Tex's top-end Pro membrane, the jacket delivers bombproof 3-layer protection at a reasonable weight. On a multi-day trip to Mt.

>Rating: 5

Bombproof Hardshell

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
175 lbs

The Beta AR is simply one of the best hardshell jackets on the market, period. The Gore-Tex Pro is completely waterproof and windproof and actually breathes decently. It rained for nearly four straight days on a Mt. Olympus climb. A 34 mile round trip approach in the pouring rain with a 50 pound pack is a pretty miserable experience, but the Beta AR kept me absolutely dry the entire time. Others in my group had their hardshells soak through and ruin their day. Not so for me. It is not the lightest jacket nor is it the lowest volume. It's not terribly comfortable nor is it very stretchy. What it is, however, is an absolute bombproof hardshell that I can pack with complete confidence when I know I'm going to need to keep the precip from ruining my trip. It ain't cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for. Highly recommended.

The
>Rating: 5

Best Waterproof, Windproof, Breathable,

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
195 lbs

and durable jacket out there! I fly fish guide in AK during the summer and I rely on this jacket just about everyday to keep me comfortable trekking through the woods, fishing on the cold rivers, or just dealing with the constant rain. This jacket has handled me scrambling through some gnarly bush and brush and it's come out unscathed time and time again. Best investmest I've ever made. Great at keeping me at a good temperature with minimal layering as well. Gore-tex and Arcteryx did one hell of job on this jacket! Get one and use it forever.

>Rating: 5

Can't Go Wrong

Exactly what I expected, jacket and fit. I get extra discount from here: coupon-code.info

>Rating: 4

Tailgate Approved

Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

After owning a few Arc'teryx shells over the years, I wanted to try out the one I had always heard about. The Beta AR. I had the chance to wear this during 8 hours outdoors of off and on hard rain. This thing definitely lived up to the name. It took the rain with no issue. It also took rounds of beer bongs and tons of food too as we tailgated for a football game in the rain. I can imagine it would make a bombproof ski shell, but I would only choose it if I was going to use it for every season. As a standalone rain jacket, there are better options. The things that weren't my favorite were minor and probably add to it's performance for other categories. The collar is annoying when fully and half-zipped. It is a full collar, plus separate hood, so it adds extra fabric around your neck and a look I am not a fan of. The breath-ability is as expected for GoreTex Pro, but definitely isn't fun if this will be only your rainshell.

>Rating: 5

Brilliant!

Brilliant! I get extra discount from here: coupon-code.info

>Rating: 5

The best All Around jacket on the market

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 5"
Weight
230 lbs

Recently, I had a warranty replacement on my last Beta AR and I opted to pay up and get the Beta SV. The SV is a great jacket in its own right, but the cut was a little longer than I wanted. I also like the collar design better on the AR than the SV. I ended up buying another Beta AR and will now have both the AR & SV... the AR is going to get most of the use and abuse. I love this jacket and am glad to have it back in the fold! It does run just a little big.

>Rating: 5

Arcteryx does it again

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large

I don't know if its possible to beat Arcteryx in any category when it comes to outerwear, especially technical pieces such as this. The fit, style, and comfort that this piece brings is 100% worth the price tag in my opinion. If you take care of it, it will take care of you and probably last longer than most jackets out there. As for size, I would recommend getting a smaller size if you are a pretty skinny person. I am 6'1" and tried the Small which fit me better than the medium. It was a good length, so I got the small to fit my skinny body. Definitely give it a whirl if you are having doubts about it!

>Rating: 5

The shell for everything.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

The BETA AR really is the shell for every activity. This winter I took it out for countless ski tours in the Wasatch. It kept both snow and wind off me in the harshest winter conditions. I also utilized it on my fly fishing trip this spring in Montana. It rained on us every day, and my Beta AR never let in a single drop of precipitation. It does have a pretty price tag on it, but it is 100% worth that amount.

The
>Rating: 5

Excellent Shell

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

This is a well-made shell that is comfortable and keeps out the elements. I bought it for skiing and for snowy days out and about in Utah. I am a little between sizes and bought a large but had to return it for a medium. It is plenty roomy layering. It was a little lighter than I expected, but this is also the most expensive shell I have purchased. Overall, I am very happy with quality and hope to use this for many seasons.

>Rating: 5

Can't Go Wrong

The Beta AR is so durable . It has an awesome 3 layer shell construction that really keeps you dry. I wore this jacket while skiing over some really intense spring snow storms and really fell in love. The fit isn't too snug or trim and the Cerium LT really goes well underneath. Buy this jacket and stay dry!

>Rating: 5

Do It All

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 10"
Weight
225 lbs

This is now my standard use hardshell for all activities requiring the use of a rain jacket and/or hardshell. I have a hardshell quiver of 3 jackets, and while no, I don't have a single jacket that could be called "ultralight," my next lightest jacket is 5oz lighter, and believe me, it isn't worth using it anymore. The incredibly weight conscious would disagree with me, but I find the weight savings negligible for the amount of bomb proof protection I get. Stuffing it into it's hood is as packable as it gets and for those of us that are profuse sweaters, I don't think there is a single hardshell on the market that will help us all day long. That being said, I appreciate a jacket for pit zips, and I'm more than happy with the weight penalty for their inclusion. Fit is a little bit baggier than I expected, especially on the arms. I did size up for winter activities as well, but if you're solely concerned with warmer activities you can probably size down. My only real con is a pro and a con. The seperated collar design, while fantastic in most conditions, is less than ideal if you have a layer with a hood. In order for your layers hood to not be formed to the back of your head (due to the stiff collar), it has to be stuffed down below the collar, or used. Overall, in my opinion, there isn't a jacket on the market that fits the "all around" bill better than this one. Highly recommend. 44" chest, work in progress "dad bod."

>Rating: 5

Great Shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Height
5` 10"
Weight
165 lbs

I’m 5’10”, 160ish, athletic-ish build and the SMALL fits great! I am able to layer a fat puffy (like the arcteryx cerium SV) in addition to a midlayer (like Patagonia R1) without restriction. I waffled between a small and a medium (which I wear in basically every brand), and ultimately chose small because the fit was more trim and I was still able to put arms over my head w/o showing middrift. Sleeve length: I’m 5’10” and have an ape-index of 0. With arms extended I still have 2” of excess sleeve material on each side. When I tried on the medium, the sleeves were a bit longer, but I don’t recall how much. I use the jacket for inbounds and backcountry skiing, and for city slicking on wet days. Pro: Looks great (I went for Tui) and can be worn around town without looking out of place, wind/waterproof, zippers feel bomber, pockets are useful size Con: got too friendly with some trees while skiing and what seemed like a minor contact caused the fabric to rip under my arm. I’m currently in the process of getting this fixed by Arcteryx. If you’re an aggressive (or bad?) tree skier, consider an SV (beta or alpha) version for more durability.

>Rating: 5

Sweet jacket!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
189 lbs

This jacket really does it. It keeps you so dry and if layered warm too. I love the hood and how it is separate from the collar. In other Arc’teryx clothes I wear Large but this jacket o bought a medium. I am 5’9” and weigh 189. Medium fits great

>Rating: 5

Solid Shell with a Great Fit

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

I chose this shell over the Black Diamond Sharp End Shell Jacket mostly because the fit was better. Especially in the neck / chin / and chest area. I'm 6ft, 185 lbs, Sleeve length to middle of hand with slightly bent elbow 36in, Chest 44in, Waist 34in. Sorry ladies, I’m taken. ;-) Pros - Great Fit overall - Waterproof Zippers - Pit Zips (a must I feel for most waterproof shells) - Cinches work well for taking up extra fabric / keeping wind out, etc. - Durable and completely waterproof so far - Length is just right Cons - The only small cons might be the placement of the pockets. Nice for climbing or with a harness on, but a bit high for other ventures. - Oh yeah, and the noise. I realize that a minimal crinkle factor on some of today's shells is low on the totem pole for priorities, but I've noticed that this shell and several other shells are pretty noisy compared to older versions. Not sure if this is the newest GORE technology, Polar Tec or another company that is supplying noisy nylon, but it is what it is.

>Rating: 3

Great Jacket, but zipper broke.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
170 lbs

This jacket works well to keep you dry and comfortable. I have worn it skiing and it works well as an outer layer, and the pit zips work great to moderate temperatures. The zipper broke recently and I am working with Backcountry to see if they can honor the life time warranty.

>Rating: 5

Lightweight, Versatile, Indestructible

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
135 lbs

So many good things to say about the Beta AR! I have used it in several situations including snowshoeing, snowboarding, trail running, and cycling. Whether it was snowing, raining, windy, or sunny, this shell was super versatile. The GoreTex is both windproof and waterproof, keeping you dry in all types of conditions. I loved the underarm vents when I needed to release body heat on the trail. Did I mention it weighs so little you hardly realize it's there? You also gotta appreciate the helmet-compatible hood when safety has to come first. This is my go-to outer shell. Sizing: I'm 5'7" and 135lb. I wore a Medium to make sure I could layer easily. It was a little big, but I think the Small would be perfect and still have enough room for a next-to-skin baselayer and a lightweight insulation layer like a Patagonia NanoPuff.

>Rating: 4

Great Protective shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
190 lbs

Keeps you warm and dry with ease. Extremely durable. Harness compatible pockets are great. I'm 5'11" 190 with an athletic build and wear a large. It's pretty loose, which makes sense if you need to layer underneath for extreme temps. The armpits are the only exception. If you have a big chest, definitely go up a size. I also found that the jacket came untucked from my harness after a couple pitches of climbing, which got annoying.

>Rating: 5

Warm & Dry

Height
5` 11"
Weight
140 lbs

This shell was well suited for the high winds and heavy rains on a winter backpacking trip to the northern pacific coast. Downpour rain was no challenge for this shell. It is also very warm for not being insulated, so I can't imagine needing too many layers for snow sports. The underarm zippers are very useful for dumping heat.

>Rating: 5

Storm Mode

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 7"
Weight
205 lbs

Top Quality Workmanship, Fully Adjustable Hood that can be Cinched Down and Keep the Wind and Rain Out. Thicker Material is a little bit noisy but gives the overall feel of a Bullet Proof Outer Layer. I was out last night in blowing Snow 25 F with gust of 25-30 mph and stayed toasty and dry with a Cerium Lt Hoodie as a Baselayer. I went with the Ember High Viz. Color, If I'm out in Nasty Weather I want People ( Cars ) to be able to see Me