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Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant - Men's

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Beta AR Pant

Loaded with a bevy of smart features and technical fabric details, the Arc'teryx Men's Beta AR Pant protects you from the elements when you're facing down gale-force winds, heavy snow squalls, and freezing temperatures. Featuring Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane/laminate construction, these pants are seriously equipped for the worst weather on the planet. Furthermore, you'll appreciate the pant's athletic fit, with ergonomic-3D patterning for exceptional freedom of movement over base layers. Arc'teryx placed a Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro membrane/laminate throughout the entire pant, but with slightly varying face fabrics in strategic locations or what it dubs as "Hybrid Mapping" technology. Basically, you'll find N40r-X Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer body for lightweight, ultra-breathable performance, without sacrificing premium waterproof protection.

  • Versatile, technical shell designed for touring and mountaineering
  • Gore-Tex Pro gives rugged waterproofing and comfy breathability
  • 3-layer construction keeps the pant light, thin, and packable
  • 3/4-length side zippers offer ventilation and easy on-and-off
  • PowderCuff gaiters made with Cordura for durable longevity
  • Adjustable waist and cuffs ensure secure coverage
  • Item #ARCZ96C

Material
[membrane/laminate] (body) N40r-X GORE-TEX Pro (3-layer), (seat, knees, lower legs) N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro (3-layer), [PowderCuff] Cordura
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
athletic, with e3D patterning
Venting
3/4-length side zips
Waist
adjustable belt
Side Zips
yes
Claimed Weight
1lb 4oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

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>Rating: 1

Garbage - failed customer support

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

*this review of for arc,teryx customer support/warranty* If 0 stars were an option, they would get that. I bough these pants in 2/14/21. The ripped on 2/17/21... after 2 days of use (no falls). Tried getting the great customer service from arc’teryx ive always heard about and they sent me this after about 8 emails back and forth. The warranty doesn’t cover the Beta AR pants after 2 days of use. I’m stuck with $550 pants with a hole in them. Avoid at all cost and good luck with trying to get them to warranty their “best mountaineering pants” if you go anywhere near the mountains. (ref 03967996).

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>Rating: 1

Garbage - failed customer support

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

*this review of for arc,teryx customer support/warranty* If 0 stars were an option, they would get that. I bough these pants in 2/14/21. The ripped on 2/17/21... after 2 days of use (no falls). Tried getting the great customer service from arc’teryx ive always heard about and they sent me this after about 8 emails back and forth. The warranty doesn’t cover the Beta AR pants after 2 days of use. I’m stuck with $550 pants with a hole in them. Avoid at all cost and good luck with trying to get them to warranty their “best mountaineering pants” if you go anywhere near the mountains. (ref 03967996).

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>Rating: 1

Garbage - failed customer support

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

*this review of for arc,teryx customer support/warranty* If 0 stars were an option, they would get that. I bough these pants in 2/14/21. The ripped on 2/17/21... after 2 days of use (no falls). Tried getting the great customer service from arc’teryx ive always heard about and they sent me this after about 8 emails back and forth. The warranty doesn’t cover the Beta AR pants after 2 days of use. I’m stuck with $550 pants with a hole in them. Avoid at all cost and good luck with trying to get them to warranty their “best mountaineering pants” if you go anywhere near the mountains. (ref 03967996).

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>Rating: 5

Would buy them again, but won't have to

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 9"
Weight
195 lbs

I have put these pants through everything the northeast has to offer. They have seen over 150 days of hiking, light mountaineering, backcountry skiing and resort skiing and aside from a few scrapes, they look and function like new. The fit is relaxed, without having extra fabric that gets caught. There is plenty of room to layer underneath if needed. They are very water/wind proof and quite thin for great versatility. They pack up small to fit into your pack and full length zips are great for putting on without taking off your boots. The combination of these zips, that also allow for venting, with the thin gore-tex allows use in a variety of conditions if layered properly. If you are going to use primarily for resort skiing keep in mind that there is no insulation of any kind and you will need to layer underneath. For hiking in wet/snowy conditions they are fantastic and breathe well. The fabric that is used is tough as nails and looks brand new after many, many uses. The only area that I can see wear is one spot where the steel rail on my snowshoes caught the instep patch. It shows, but did not cut through and is still fully functional. Overall a great purchase. If i were to have a complaint it would be pocket space, but given I am usually wearing a shell at the same time, it has been more of an adjustment than a problem.

>Rating: 5

Complements my Beta AR Jacket

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

I have the Beta AR jacket, and was amazed at how bomb proof and yet breathable it was. I put it through the ringer this past winter. I loved it so much that I wanted to get the pants. They will be ideal for touring. But I am going to give them a go as a rain shell set for backcountry backpacking as well. They are perhaps heavy for that, but only relative to flimsier less bombproof stuff. I'll take that as a tradeoff anytime.

>Rating: 5

Bomb proof pants

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium/Reg
Height
6` 1"
Weight
180 lbs

These will keep you dry on the stormiest of days. Awesome for touring in wet weather. The side zips allow you to dump all the heat on the warmer days too. Very light weight option, but still super durable enough to take on a lot of abuse. Highly recommend snagging a pair.

These
>Rating: 5

Ski fun

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 2"
Weight
161 lbs

Took these out for a week of skiing and they killed it. Super light so I didn't notice them, fit well over my boots, and still soft and waterproof! I liked the integrated belt, made everything simpler and fast to fit correctly and get out on and get adventuring ASAP. Zippers are top quality and I loved everything about them!

>Rating: 5

All Day, Everyday

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
Medium/Reg
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

I've always been hesitant because it seemed like these pants would be just an ordinary shell, but I was so wrong. Completely! The texture of the pants wouldn't give it away, once you put them on then you realize. You see they fit perfectly with an appropriate amount of room where it needs. Taking your first step it hits you that these are going to be taking you places. The long side zipper is heavenly being able to get in and out of the pants with ease, all while wearing shoes if you're in a rush or just forgot to put pants on before your shoes. You know it happened at least once. The integrated belt was interesting to see the design of how it held together, and it definitely held from anything you threw at it. Solid design! As every Arc'teryx piece you'll own, it will always live up to its name.

>Rating: 5

Let My Friend Tell You About These Pants

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30
Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

I’ve had these pants for about two weeks, before Everest and thailand for some trekking fun. I’ll be conducting a post trip review in addition to this one. Initial Reaction- Upon opening up and trying on these pants I can tell they are serious for some winter mountaineering. After trying them on some features popped up that I liked very much, like the more durable surface on the interior leg of the pant, and the hole in the bottom to allow hooking to boots. My favorite feature, upon initial inspection, was the full zipper down the side. This allowed me to try the pants on without taking off my boots and made notice of how quality quality design goes for miles. The convenient design of this pant with its use of zipper, velcro and snap buttons, shows this is for some serious hiking and climbing. The material feels strong and capable -Zippers don't catch on anything -Sturdy waterproofing on the zippers -Tight seal around my boots -Clip-in-belt works with no give or accidentally being undone under pressure Sizing seems true, I ordered 30 waist which is what I usually wear and It fits perfectly, with good room for movement in the crotch, waist and bend at the knee. Two weeks in- No complaints so far after regular use! The waterproofing on this stuff is ridiculous! As expected from Gore-tex this material is extremely water repellent and hold up well under regular use in snow and rain. Conclusion- Amazing waterproof shell pant for the price, that will surely work well years after purchase If properly taken care of.

>Rating: 5

Wasted too much time...

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Med / Regular
Height
5` 10"
Weight
167 lbs

...trying to avoid these pants and the pricetag. Now, I don't care! I had been deal searching hardshell pants for a couple years just hoping for a good deal on a bombproof goretex multi-use pant. After multiple purchases and returns due to fit issues and performance issues (TNF, Norrona, Marmot) - I finally caved and got these. I now can see why they are highly regarded. I can literally Backpack, Bikepack, Bushwack (shroom season approaching), XC Ski, Ski Tour, Snowboard, Portage, etc. The cut, fit, and multiple sizing options are superb. Only gripe is the lack of belt loops for a multi-tool, but I'll manage! I'm not overweight by any means but I am a stout Midwesterner with thighs and a butt. Something many clothing companies miss on big time, but these pants are sa'weeet...

>Rating: 5

Love These

Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

Great for those storm days when a softshell doesn't cut it. Highly recommended!

>Rating: 5

Second Pair

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
220 lbs

My first pair lasted for 10 years, which really surprised me. They held up wash after wash, season after season with no degradation in performance. I got a little larger in the waist over that time, so just picked up the XL version. My teenager is almost big enough to wear my old pair. Worth the price, fit me fine.

>Rating: 3

ski pants

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

I love arcterx product and was really looking forward to these, for the price I expected a better fit. I am 6'4'' 197 lbs 34 waist 34 inseam. Ordered the Large tall and they we too big in waist legs and arse. plus I did not care for the single pocket design nor the crunchy fabric.

>Rating: 5

Great pants

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium short
Height
5` 7"
Weight
160 lbs

Great pants. One of the few goretex pants on the market available in short and long lengths.

>Rating: 5

Bombproof!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L/Reg
Height
6` 0"
Weight
170 lbs

I have skied with these pants several times already this season and they are amazing! As comfortable as a pair of jeans and as tough as nails. I have been thinking about purchasing a pair for a while and I am glad I finally did. While the pockets are limited to one on the right hip, all of the other features make up for it. I love the articulated design, as it keep the pants in place. The gaiters have a drawcord that keeps the cuffs synched around my ski boots, and there is a hook that can be unleashed to hook onto boots with laces or a d-ring to keep out the snow. In addition to the overall quality, the fit is perfect. I am 6' and 170lbs and the L/Reg fit great. Not too baggy and not too tight. I would expect nothing less from Arcteryx. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair.

>Rating: 5

Great product

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 11"
Weight
140 lbs

Good quality!

>Rating: 5

Great pants for a tall guy like me

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large Tall
Height
6` 6"
Weight
190 lbs

Bought these a few months back and they have seen numerous ski days and a few mountaineering days. The quality on these pants is amazing as you would expect from Arcteryx. Like I said I'm a tall dude so I'm happy they make this in a long, when other companies fail to recognize making long sizes would be beneficial and same would go for short sizes as well. Great all around mountain pant but I would definitely say it's more of a snow outer layer. The thing I disliked was the pant only has 1 pocket so don't be prepared to get much in terms of storage capabilities out of these pants.

>Rating: 5

Be aware of flair at cuff!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small

These fell excellent with impeccable craftmanship as you would expect. I bought these as an all around rain/wind/snow/mountaineering pant thinking they would be just as good for rock climbing as they would for ice climbing, but when I received them found a larger flair at the lower cuff than I expected which made them feel 'baggy' at the feet if you're wearing rock shoes. In fairness these are NOT marketed as ideal for rock climbing, and if as a (poor) college student I could afford to have one pair for lightweight rock/alpine climbing and another for mountaineering I would choose these pants for ice and winter ascents in the mountains. 5 stars for craftmanship and fitting the bill for what they are stated to be designed for, returning these for the Zeta AR to continue the Arcteryx love affair. For fit previously had the Beta SL in a medium which fit fine, but the Beta AR medium felt just a touch too snug

>Rating: 5

Awesome all-round

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

I've owned these since 2006. Worn them up numerous mountains and down numerous ski hills. They fit neatly over ski and mountaineering boots, keep me dry, and fit superbly. Worth it.

>Rating: 4

Well made pants, but...

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size

The Beta AR pants are built like a fortress. Just understand that while the pants show tremendous craftsmanship and will keep the moisture out, they are not ideally suited for skiing in most conditions IMO. These pants would be great as an all-rounder pant if you can only have one pant, but Arcteryx ski-specific pants are much nicer for resort skiing. Namely, I like the Stingray pant which still has a trim fit, but a nice felt lining for the slightest bit of insulation while still maintaining breathability. Additionally, the Beta AR pant only has one pocket...not the best for skiing. I cannot mark the Beta AR pants down for excelling at what they are supposed to do. Just know what you are getting.