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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
    • 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

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    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.

    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!

    Hard between sizes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I couldn't be happier with the performance of this jacket. The fit can be a little bit hard to decide. I am a Large in most of Arc'teryx mid-insulated layers and they fit like a glove. (i.e. Cerium, Atom, Proton) But I have a hard time getting the fit I want out of both the Medium and Large. Large is too big on it's own, but with multiple layers it fits well. Medium fits better with fewer layers but will start to get a little snug with more layers. I'm 6' - 175 lbs. and went with a Medium. Little tight with layers but not bad. Really just depends on what you see yourself mostly doing in the jacket and decide from there. It is well worth the price and you will have it for several years to come. Highly recommended.

    You won't believe this!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I've owned this jacket for approximately five years now. I've been very happy with it's durability and how water proof it is, but something happened this past weekend that compelled me to write this review. I fell off of a scooter. Yep. I hit a pothole and went over the handle bars and hit my elbow so hard on the concrete that I needed a few stitches. I was wearing this jacket because it was raining and it did not. even. leave a scuff mark on the elbow. I've caught branches bad enough while skiing that it caused me stop immediately, thinking I surely damaged the jacket but to this day, there isn't an abrasion, scuff, tear, or anything of the sort. I had a tough time pulling the trigger to spend this much on a jacket, but I'm so glad I did!

    fei chang hao

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    184cm 75kg
    hen he shi, xiu zi chang du gang gang hao, fei shou ye zheng he shi. yi kai shi wo hai dan xin mai xiao le.

    Predictable sizing and durability

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    My goal was to purchase a new shell that I could use for all four seasons. This was meant to be a hiking shell, biking shell, everyday rain shell, and the main use for me was a winter shell to wear over a lofty down jacket.

    The only issue I have ever had with Arcteryx is their sizing. It's a brand that is built for tall, skinny, slim people. Not average height chubbies like me. I'm 5'10" 215 pounds 44 inch chest and 35 inch waist with a slight beer gut (the dad bod is in, guys). This forces me to purchase a large so I can get my broad shoulders in it and zip it over my modest belly. In doing so, I have a TON of extra material in the arms/arm pit area and the sleeves are hilariously long. If I use the velcro cinches around the wrist, there's a lot of material just bunched up on the arms making it look like I'm a kid wearing my dad's jacket. I will probably just start to roll the sleeves.

    So as an everyday wear to work rain jacket, I've eliminated it and will have to look for something else. But for everything else, it was been exactly what I needed. Water beads off, durability makes it feel bulletproof, there's no question there. It's just the sizing that frustrates me even though it fits easily over my lofty down jacket.

    So overall, another great product from Arcteryx with the expected sizing issues that I've always encountered. The only item that has ever fit me perfectly was the Atom LT in a large but overall the shells and larger insulated pieces are just too big for me and the mediums are too tight in the shoulders and torso. The features are design are great though. The visibility with the adjusting hood is a must. Pit-zips are flawless, pockets are deep and comfy, literally no issues at all.

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