Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50

Detail Images

  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - On-Model Front
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - On-Model Back
  • Arc'teryx - Detail
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Conifer
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Tui
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Caribou
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Black
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Ember
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Deep Cove
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - On-Model Front -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -
  • Arc'teryx - On-Model Back -
  • Arc'teryx - Detail -

Current Color

  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Conifer
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Tui
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Caribou
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Black
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Ember
  • Arc'teryx - Beta AR Jacket - Men's - Deep Cove

Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Men's

$575.00

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50. Learn More

Select a Size:

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

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Conifer
    • Tui
    • Caribou
    • Black
    • Ember
    • Deep Cove
    5570

    70 Reviews

    Details

    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
    • DropHood is adjustable and helmet compatible
    • e3D patterning ensures freedom of movement
    • Item #ARC00TM

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] N40r-X Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer)
    Seams
    fully sealed
    Fit
    regular, e3D articulated patterning
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    fixed, helmet compatible
    Pockets
    [exterior] 2 zippered hand, [interior] 1 zippered chest
    Venting
    underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    16.2oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, ice climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    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!

    The shell for everything.

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

    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 shell for everything.

    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.

    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!

      Do It All

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

      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."

      Great Shell

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

      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.

      Sweet jacket!

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

      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

      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: 185lbs

      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.

      Great Jacket, but zipper broke.

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

      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.

      Hi Steven, how did the zipper break? What part of the zipper? How long did you have/wear it? Did you get it fixed? Would you buy this particular jacket again? What about the fit and materials, to your standards or no?

      Lightweight, Versatile, Indestructible

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

      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.

      Great Protective shell

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

      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.

      Warm & Dry

      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      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.

      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: 205lbs

      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

      Benchmark Product

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      I love this jacket, very easy to throw on for most occasions, its not to hot but it does keep the weather on the outside of the jacket. The higher pockets are very comfortable and easy to put large items in without it feeling uncomfortable, and are still accessible if your wearing a harness or a backpack with waist straps. If you need a single jacket for basically everything you do, this is a great choice.

      The fit of this jacket is athletic, tapered through the body with lots of room in the shoulders and sleeves. For someone like me who lifts weights with a smaller waist and a larger chest/shoulders, this is a great jacket that wont get too tight if I decide to bulk up but wont feel loose or floppy .

      Burley Shell

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

      The Beta AR is one of the most durable shells out there. It has a burly 3 layer gore tex construction that is great for really any weather you throw at it. As Arcteryx all around jacket you will find this jacket in harsh conditions anywhere from the wall to the ski resort. The fit isnt too snug or trim either that you can still layer an insulated piece underneath. If you are looking for your go to bombproof shell, look no further.

      As Waterproof as it gets

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      I didn't use this jacket traditionally. I wore it underneath a waterfall and did not feel any water come through at all. My pants were soaked but my upper boy was bone dry!
      The jacket does have a plasticky feel to it and has no insulation what so ever. It is a just a shell. But a pretty darn good shell at that!
      This shell is great for skiing and snowboarding. Nothing is going to make through this shell. I would wear a sweater underneath depending on the weather but I usually wear a large and the jacket had enough room for a sweater underneath.
      The price point might seem high but this jacket is going to last you years!
      I definitely recommend this for any outdoor junkie that likes to stay dry!

      Amazing waterproofing!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      I stood under a waterfall for more than 10 seconds with this jacket. Soaked to the bone on my legs and completely dry on top! AFits true to size!

      Is this item is 2018 year model?
      or 2017year model?