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
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- Q & A
My husband bought this jacket, he says: Bought this specifically for backcountry ski Touring. Wanted something waterproof and packed small. Iâm 5â10â 155lbs and medium fits great, can fit warmer layers underneath. It sheds water great, packs up great, fits and looks great. First Arcyterex Jacket Iâve ever owned and it lives up to the hype. Big cuffs go over gloves and arms are long so donât 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.
Arc'teryx - Men's Beta SL Hybrid Jacket
Two GORE-TEX® fabrics combine for lightweight, packable weather protection.
What is the dif between the beta sl and beta sl hybrid jackets?