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Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket - Men's


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    Lightweight, soft, and completely waterproof.

    Whether you're trekking across the High Sierras, climbing in the Wind River Range, or making a long approach to the alpine in the North Cascades, Arc'teryx's Beta SL Men's Hybrid Jacket is the ideal shell to repel wind, water, and snow during all of your remote mountain endeavors. Replacing the venerable Beta LT Hybrid, the Beta SL Hybrid Jacket boasts a lighter design and more packable nature to trim weight from your climbing kit and free up space in your backpack. Being a member of Arc'teryx's Beta series, the SL Hybrid has a well-rounded design that will work well during most mountain activities, and it's completely waterproof and breathable, so you don't have to feel like you're sacrificing performance just to save a few ounces.

    Borrowing the same hybrid construction of the Beta LT, the SL is made with a combination of Gore-Tex Paclite through the body and a burly 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell in high-wear areas for added protection against water and wear. Where the SL differentiates itself from the original LT, though, is with its Gore C-Knit backer, which is both softer and lighter than the traditional tricot backer found on the Beta LT. As far as features go, the Beta SL Hybrid is fairly minimalist in design (it is an Arc'teryx jacket after all) with a helmet-compatible StormHood, two underarm vents, and laminated DryCuff hook-and-loop cuff tabs. The fit of the jacket is designed specifically for technical layering and mobility with a trim fit and e3D patterning with gussets in key areas for a comfortable fit when hiking, climbing, or just breaking down camp during a rainy morning.

    • Lightweight and packable weather protection
    • Compact and light Gore-Tex Paclite shell in main body
    • Gore-Tex Pro shell along shoulders and hood
    • Fully taped seams and DWR finish adds extra weather protection
    • Gore C-Knit backer has a soft hand and is lightweight
    • Helmet-compatible StormHood with multiple adjustments
    • Water-resistant center front zipper and underarm vents
    • DryCuff laminated cuff tabs and adjustable hem drawcord
    • Item #ARC00MP

    Tech Specs

    [body] N40r Gore-Tex Paclite 2L, [shoulders, hood, and arms] N40p-X Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), [backer] Gore C Knit (100% nylon)
    fully taped
    trim with e3D
    Center Back Length
    27.7 in
    yes, helmet-compatible StormHood
    2 hand
    2 underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    [M] 11.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing, backpacking
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    Great Waterproof Shell, missing features

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    First, I'd like to start by saying that I just received this and don't have long term use to review on. I will however, provide fit and feature feedback and compare it to some other jackets I have owned based on initial impressions.

    Fit: I am 6'3" 185 lbs and always have a hard time finding something long and slim for fitment. This jacket delivers fitment in spades, though I would prefer slightly more length in front, but this cut will be a better fit when driving or otherwise sitting. I ordered a size Large and, for my use, is a perfect fit. There is a little room in the body, enough to fit a 650 fill down jacket, but not much more than that. Without the down jacket layered, the fit is just roomy enough that if I was never interested in layering with it I might want to try the Medium, but overall would likely end up with the large anyway.

    Features: This is about as minimalist of a shell as it gets. You get the two outside chest pockets, and that's it. You get two hood adjustments, one at the back of the head, which will cinch down tight enough to fit like a hat and track your head's every move, and an eyeport adjustment at each cheek. You also get hip drawcords to to cinch that as well.

    Impressions: This jacket is extremely lightweight. Much lighter than the LL Bean North Col Gore-Tex Pro jacket, and even lighter than the cheap Columbia rain jacket I bought that absorbs water even within the first couple of times wearing it. I wore both back to back outside in the rain. The Columbia jacket was absorbing water within minutes and would fail to shed water from shaking and, once inside, the jacket continued to absorb the water sitting on it. The Arcteryx shed water nonstop, and a light shake sent water flying and the jacket completely free of water/dry/not-absorbed in minutes. It is definitely more breathable and noticeably lighter than the Columbia and LL Bean, as it felt weightless, and less insulating in the cold. I have yet to try in warm weather, but I was most comfortable in the Arcteryx while trying on in the house while I started to get clammy in the others.

    Cons: The jacket has no internal pockets. It would be nice to have an internal chest pocket at the least. Though I understand more pockets takes away from the minimalist nature of the jacket and would add weight.

    Crinkly material used for hood brim drawcord path. This is a minor issue, but something I noticed.

    Photo: photo shows sleeve length with arm raised. For a tall guy like myself, this jacket has you covered... literally. Arms at side, the jacket comes down over my knuckles.

    Great Waterproof Shell, missing features

    Amazing rain shell!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    The Beta SL Hybrid is hands down the best rain jacket I have ever owned! I've used this on several backpacking trips (including a late summer trip to Denali) and I don't have a single complaint! Long and slim fit to give you a little extra coverage, durable and great waterproofing, and I love the pocket location so you can still access them while wearing a pack with a hip belt. Truly an awesome rain shell for backpacking, plus it looks great when you wear it into the office on a rainy day!

    Arc'teryx = best fit & protection

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I ordered a few cheaper rain jackets from various brands and decided in the end to just go with the brand I trust most for outerwear. the fit is always spot-on, and the look is understated and smart. the materials and the construction really are the best in the industry. I know the steeper price will be justified by the many years of use I'll get from it. I'll probably use it for skiing as well as on stormy days.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have had a few Arc’teryx jackets before and this one is the same quality I have come to expect. The material is thicker than on the Alpha line which is what I was looking for. The jacket is lightweight and packs down very small. Overall I am very satisfied.

    Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid

      Bought this for my Dad and this is what he had to say: Awesome jacket! The large fits slightly slimmer and smaller than traditional larges, but still fits. I also noticed that the black color is slightly darker than what is pictured online. The construction and quality is really great and haven't noticed any issues so far and I am excited to use it on my next hike!

      Oh wow

        My husband bought this jacket, he says: Bought this specifically for backcountry ski Touring. Wanted something waterproof and packed small. I’m 5’10” 155lbs and medium fits great, can fit warmer layers underneath. It sheds water great, packs up great, fits and looks great. First Arcyterex Jacket I’ve ever owned and it lives up to the hype. Big cuffs go over gloves and arms are long so don’t pull off. Two chest pockets are out of the way from waist strap and shoulder straps for easy access. Big hood fits over baseball cap/beanie/ helmet with ease.

        Arc'teryx is pretty neat

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Large
        • Height: 6'0"

        I gave this jacket to my boyfriend for his birthday, this is what he had to say about it. "The Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket is a phenomenal piece of equipment. The seams are excellently designed. The material is thick, while still maintaining flexibility. The pockets provide the perfect amount of space for everything you may need to carry on your outermost layer. While the hood may be abit large, it's easy to adjust, and that extra space makes it excellent for any additional head-gear you may want to wrap. The jacket overall is an excellent, unencumbering weight and the material has enough flex to never be obtrusive. These qualities make it great for everyday wear. However, if you plan on stomping through some colder terrain, you may want to size up, as extra layers beneath can quickly inhibit arm and shoulder mobility. Overall, this jacket can meet all of your external shell needs, and dollar for dollar, it is the best value in it's class, as well as in several classes beyond."

        Great Versatile Shell

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 150lbs

        I was looking for a very versatile shell that would work in 3-4 seasons for a variety of activities. The Beta SL Hybrid is lightweight, packable but yet has a solid durability with by using multiple types of durability. Great for hiking, climbing, skiing and most anything that required wind and water protection. Well worth the cost and the fit is perfect. At 5'-9", 150lbs the medium is spot on allowing great movement with some room to layer but not fitting overly big without layers or around town.

        Unanswered Question

        What is the dif between the beta sl and beta sl hybrid jackets?