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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Women's

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    Lightweight, durable, packable, and ready for action.

    The ultra-versatile Arc'teryx Women's Beta AR Jacket is the ultimate outdoor companion, capable of taking on everything from skiing and hiking to alpine expeditions. As the number two in Arc'teryx's Essentials line, the Beta AR bears an uncanny resemblance to it's big sister, the Theta AR. Both jackets are sleek, all-weather and all-conditions beasts, but the big difference between the siblings is the Beta AR sports a higher hemline that sits at the hip.

    Just like the Theta AR, the Beta AR is made with Gore-Tex Pro and sealed with tiny Gore-taped seams to shut out rain and snow while still maintaining breathability for high-intensity activities. Laminated zippers are icing on the cake, and in combination with the construction, offer you weatherproof protection from blinding snow, sideways rain storms, and even your toddler throwing apple juice your way. High-wear areas of the jacket are reinforced with extremely abrasion-resistant N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro for increased durability without tacking on too much weight.

    The Beta AR is heavy on features that fit your active life. Laminated underarm vents open quickly and without hassle, and the underarm gussets give you the chance to move to the beat of your own drum without the entire jacket bunching up. The microsuede facing on the full collar protects your chin from chafing against the jacket in chilly temps, and the helmet-compatible DropHood sports a laminated brim so the rain and sleet won't cloud your vision. No matter what adventure you have lined up for the day, wear the Beta AR with the confidence that it will help you perform your best.

    • Gore-Tex Pro with N40p-X face fabric
    • N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro-reinforced areas
    • Athletic fit, hip length
    • Fully taped seams
    • Helmet-compatible DropHood
    • WaterTight zippered underarm vents
    • Adjustable hem drawcords
    • Item #ARC00AZ

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Gore-Tex Pro with N40p-X face fabric
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    athletic
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    27.3 in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 internal laminated with zipper
    Venting
    WaterTight underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    13.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, alpine, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great All Around Shell

      I just got this as as all around shell for skiing and for high alpine use in the summer!

      The fit is awesome. It's a little short if I bought it just for skiing, but it works great as a jack of all trades shell. Full pit zips is a must. It is easy to layer under despite the fitted waist that actually makes you look like a woman and not a snowman. I can easily fit a baselayer, my bibs, a fleece, insulation layer, and a beacon without having an issue.

      I can zip and unzip all of the zips with one hand, which is so convenient.

      I'm so excited to wear this knowing that it will take anything I throw at it.

      Love it, except the Pockets

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

      Well hot darn! This shell is pretty much indestructible!



      I bought this to use as a general shell/rain jacket for all uses, but especially for an expedition I was leading over the summer in the Arctic. After a few back-and-forths, ordering a couple different styles (including the Alpha AR, Alpha SL), I settled on this shell for its burliness and versatility.



      I really like the fit of this shell, perfect for layering either ALL the clothes, or none of them depending on the weather. I knew there'd be everything from sun-hail-snow-sleet-rain-90*, 10* this summer, and the Beta AR fit the bill perfectly.



      My one, ONE, issue with this shell is the pocket design: the zipper zip down, meaning they unzip real fast but zip back up with some awkward jerking around. I think the previous year's design, with zipping up, is superior. A small, small, thing, but one I noticed over the 6 weeks of near constant wear.



      Like any Gore-tex shell, the beading ability wore off as the trip wore on, but it was well-restored after a wash with Nikwax.



      Overall, a super burly, yet packable and versatile shell that will last forEVER.



      The Medium fit me well, whether over a t-shirt or over 2 puffies, a vest, and a fleece :)

      Love it, except the Pockets

      Arc'teryx – Women's Beta AR Jacket

      Designed specifically for women and featured to handle a wide range of terrain and conditions, the streamlined Beta AR Jacket provides light, packable, durable storm protection. Hybrid mapping technology strategically positions two weights of GORE-TEX® Pro fabric to optimize specific performance benefits. Highly breathable GORE-TEX® Pro with N40p-X face fabric is used in the main body to keep the jacket packable and light. Hardwearing N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro provides abrasion resistance in the shoulders and forearms to elevate durability.

      The Beta AR rainjacket is my beta.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I initially had the beta SL womens jacket because I wanted pit zips and waterproof goretex material to keep the water out. And this didn't work. It failed severely, and I took it back to Arcteryx in Toronto and they gave me full credit back. I decided to upgrade to the Beta AR out of fear that I would get soaked again, and boy do I love it.



      Use background:

      - backcountry camping, hiking, sport climbing

      - all types of weather (rain, snow, drizzle, hail)



      Pros:

      - made out of goretex pro (not goretex pro lite which is the material that previously failed on me)

      - extremely waterproof

      - extremely lightweight

      - pit zips, and overall great design

      - generous hood



      Cons:

      -expensive

      - fitting (I usually wear a small/medium and am 5'8, but go with the medium to layer. Also looks great without thick layers)

      The Beta AR rainjacket is my beta.

      Kept me dry in the Kenai

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

      I bought this jacket last winter for snowboarding. I ended up using it in most of our outdoor trips - like alpine hiking, snowboarding and multiple fishing and fly fishing trip. We just came back from a fishing trip in the Kenai river in Alaska and I fell sideways (with my left arm dipping in the water first). Boy I was happy that I was wearing this jacket on top of my waders!
      One thing I don't like though is its tough to take off the blood stains and slime from the salmon. :(

      Kept me dry in the Kenai

      Not totally waterproof

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

      Love this jacket on a normal day, but wore it last weekend skiing a heavy storm day and had my Iphone 6s in the pocket and the precip that got in killed it. Beware...

      Happy purchasing~~~

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      It was a really great deal!!!And of course the Arc'teryx brand is stellar and quality. Glad I got it on sale so I could better afford it.Great waterproof shell with durable construction. Extremely lightweight with a generous hood. The zippers are placed higher which will be great for accessing the pockets with a backpack.

      good gift

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      this jacket is a little bit larger than expected especially for the sleeves but the other parts fits me well. It is more than a rain jacket which will be uesed for all seasons activities

      the do-all technical shell

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

      This thing is bomb-proof. I've had mine for about 4 years, and the only sign of wear is a grease stain on the sleeve from some stupid dirty chairlift (I'm still bitter...). I bring it with me everywhere -- it's my skiing shell, my backpacking buddy, my go-to layer when it's windy at the crag. The pit zips are huge and offer great ventilation and the helmet is the perfect size to fit over a helmet. One thing that I don't particularly love, however, is the fit. I'm a smaller build, and though the Medium fits great with layers, it's a bit bulky when worn alone. For my next Arc'teryx shell, I think I'll try out the Beta LT for a trimmer fit.

      great deal

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

      this jacket is light and fit, although it's made in china. I will wear it when I'm hiking and traveling. And of course, it's worth of the price!

      On the way to the Yukon with my Beta AR!

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

      Love this tough guy. Beginning with the quality of the piece, I'll say that durability isn't even really a question when it comes to Arc'Teryx hard shells. Bottom line: pretty much every Arc'Teryx piece I have experience with is durable and worth the price (though I picked this up during an AMAZING Backcountry Arc'Teryx sale). In terms of sizing, I'll say that I hemmed and hawed quite a bit when deciding between a medium and a large. I'm a medium in almost everything I own, but I did plan on layering quite a bit under this jacket. Therefore, a large was on the table. I eventually chose the medium and am now glad I did! This jacket leaves ample room for multiple layers underneath. I can fit a mid-weight wool base layer, a pretty thick fleece, and a jacket with over 100g of Primaloft Gold. I might even be able to fit another expedition weight zip top between my base layer and fleece. It is pretty snug in the torso with those layers, but, for me, not uncomfortably so. The arms are very roomy! Even with many layers, I can wave my arms around all I want (full range of motion). The hood is quite magical. It is adjustable in all the right places and hugs your head like the perfect pair of jeans (without sacrificing visibility). Well, the perfect jeans for your head, I guess. THE POCKETS ARE IDEAL FOR A BACKPACKER. I'll be taking this piece with me on a backpacking trip through the Yukon and I'm pretty psyched about it. The pockets are higher up than typical hand warmer pockets and are therefore very accessible with a pack on. They require a little getting used to, but I have quickly grown to love them. They are also INCREDIBLY roomy. Durable and perfectly slick zippers. Pit zips. Fairly flattering fit. Gore-Tex Pro membrane. This jacket is a rock star! I'll be updating my review once I get this puppy out on the trail!

      Arcteryx Beta AR

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

      Just received my new jacket which is replacing the Arcteryx jacket I bought in 2003. The hood is even roomier and will fit my climbing helmet or my hardhat. Sleeves a titch long but better coverage when reaching. Length in back is a bit longer which is great. The old jacket was a titch short. Fit is great. True to size. The new jacket is about an ounce lighter than my old one!

      My old jacket is still in good shape but after 12 years of hard wear right off the rack, it eventually wets out no matter how it's washed, dried, and treated. Around town it is fine, heavy prolonged rain on a trail not so fine.

      Here's to the new jacket lasting 12 or more years too.

      Favorite Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      I got a promo one from Gore-Tex that didn't fit a friend when I was young and it ROCKED - but in time it no longer fit right so I moved on to other jackets. Nothing ever compared. I finally found one on SAC for "cheap" (Arc never seems really cheap by my definition) and convinced my fiancé to get it for me for a birthday/Christmas combined gift. I'll seriously love him forever for getting it for me. This jacket keeps me dry in torrential rain and breathes really well. It works great as a winter shell hiking in the white mountains in NH.



      One thing to be aware of is that Arc designed it so that the same sized Atom and other such layers fit perfect under - so it ran a bit big on me (which is fine because it means it's more "airy" when its warm out and there's plenty of room for good layers when it's cold).



      It's really good for fall-winter-spring and if you can afford it, get it!

      Favorite Jacket

      Warm and dry in rainy Ecuador.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I can't speak to the current season version, but I have had this jacket for nearly three years and couldn't imagine taking an outdoor adventure to a snowy or wet climate without bringing it along. I hiked for hours in the rain and was comfy and dry compared to companions who were wearing non-gore-tex jackets. It's my go-to in the city as well during spring downpours. I'm 5'9" and about 145 pounds--I chose a medium and it's big enough to put over layers, but doesn't look ridiculous when I wear it in town.