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    12 Reviews


    Low weight doesn't mean dainty.

    The Arc'teryx Men's Beta LT Jacket gives you the lightweight construction you want for fast-and-light ascents without sacrificing any of the weather protection you need for life in the mountains. The LT takes the bombproof AR and slims it down in the weight department. A Gore-Tex Pro shell with fully taped seams holds off the worst storm you'll encounter and breathes incredibly well. The LT is made from N40p-X shell fabric, making the jacket supple, durable, and packable.

    WaterTight zippers will block out any and all moisture in your wake, and when the weather gets really bad, you can hide under the helmet-compatible, fully adjustable storm hood with laminated brim and lock down the cuff tabs and hem drawcord. Even with all this protection, the Beta LT Jacket still only weighs just over 10 ounces, which is less than in years past. The engineers at Arc'teryx are never ones to sacrifice fit, so they were sure to pull all the stops with the Beta LT. A trim fit reduces needless weight and bulk, but it's not restrictive thanks to articulated elbows, anatomical shaping, and e3D patterning to enhance comfort and mobility whether you're hiking with a heavy pack, lugging climbing gear down the mountain when rain spooks you from your objective, or just taking the dog out for a walk on a typical day in the Pacific Northwest.

    • A lightweight shell for trekking, climbing, and spring skiing
    • Gore-Tex Pro is waterproof, windproof, and breathable
    • N40p-X shell fabric is lightweight and packable
    • Fully taped seams with low-bulk microseam allowances
    • WaterTight zippers prevent moisture from seeping through
    • Helmet-compatible DropHood with laminated visor
    • Die-cut hook-and-loop cuff tabs reduce bulk
    • Trim fit with e3D patterning for enhanced mobility
    • Item #ARC3655
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    Ole Blue

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

    I got a blue one (duh) because I was heading into the hills for a pretty long time. As I was going to the Cascades and was expecting a lot of rain and snow and wetness (PNW stands for Pacific North Wet), I knew I wanted a bomber outer layer. The Beta LT did that and more. Really lightweight, packable, sheds water like no other jacket I've used, takes a lot to wet-out, looks good, feels good, and was pretty burly for such lightweight material. I was out there for a month with no contact with the outside world and this jacket held up to constant rain, snow, sun, rocks, and the errant ice axe spike.


    Worth it

    Favorite shell I've ever owned

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

    a couple months and 50+ days out outdoor wear and this jacket is holding up great. XL is perfect for my 6,1 180 frame so I can still get my layers underneath

    Beast of a Jacket.

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

    Looks good a medium fit me great I'm 5 9 and 165 pounds. Can comfortably fit a Patagonia down sweater underneath. Feels bomber and bone dry.

    One of the Best

      I spent 3 months in Patagonia with this jacket and loved it. The weather down there can be totally unpredictable so to have a jacket as packable as this as well as light is crucial. One of my only hang ups was wanting a little more length at times on the jacket, that being said I knew what I was getting when I purchased so more of my own fault.

      One of the Best

      very light and durable, I love it

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: MEDIUM

      As soon as I receive the jacket last week I used them right away and when we went to MT MARCY, it was cold around 20 degree and pouring heavy rain , I did not regret buying the jacket it serve really well and its so breathable and very light.

      - the pocket inside is little bit small for my IPhone 6 plus . but the rest is ok .
      - it would be better if they will put ventilation zipper under the arm.

      I am happy with the purchase specially I got it on sale from BACK COUNTRY

      very light and durable, I love it

      Perfect for me.

        This is my second beta from arc'teryx with the gortex pro. I normally wear a large but it seems that they oversize a little bit. With the large I can wear a hoodie underneath and still have room for another layer. I don't believe this to be bad, but some might. The coat is extremely waterproof and durable to outside elements. It doesn't rub in the wrong places when moist or wet and drys quickly. I have a hard time considering another brand for the same purpose.

        Awesome Fit

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

        I love the narrower cut of the Beta LT jacket. I am 5'10" and 165lbs with monkey long arms. I fit a medium perfectly (for reference I wear a medium Alpha SL and a small Theta AR. front zipper is 28" long so it just comes down over you pants/shorts and has a drop of 3-4" in the rear.

        The chest is 2-3" narrower in the torso than the alpha SL and shoulders are a tad narrower. The arms however are plenty long (bonus). 2 large chest pockets can fit nearly all i need for day excursion and an inside chest pocket is perfect for my phone or wallet.

        The new pro shell breathes relatively well but it still needs some pit zips on muggy rainy days.

        Great jacket - love the way it fits but looses 1 star for lack of pit zips


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

        if youre layering, you need to size up. I'm 5'9 200lbs. I was misinformed and got a large. It was too tight with the layers. so I had to go with the XL. This jacket is my best all season wear, just wished it had pit zips like my alpha hybrid SL.

        Large Beta LT

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

        I got this jacket in both medium and large and kept the large. The medium was too tight around the chest area for me. The large fits identical to a Medium alpha LT. The key differences for anyone comparing the two are:

        1. Beta LT uses thinner/lighter vislon zipper

        2. Beta LT has 1 less hood adjustment

        3. Beta LT brim is less bulky than the Alpha LT

        4. Beta LT has No pit zips

        5. Beta LT logo is not stitched and its made in China

        I like the Beta LT over the Alpha mainly for the pockets and the fact that I never ever used the pit zips in any of my shells.

        Finally - it's Slim!

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

        After discussion with Arc'teryx representatives, I was told that this year (2013-2014 Winter), the Beta LT and Alpha FL are the slimmest jackets available with very similar cuts. Now why the Alpha LT wasn't included in the discussion, I have no idea. Because I wanted the slimmest available jacket in GT-Pro, I went for the Beta LT. I have no regrets. I am ~37" chest, ~30.5" waist, 125 lbs, and my previous favorite jacket was a ca. 2009 Norrona Falketind Pac-Lite jacket (size S). When I replaced it was a ca. 2012 Norrona Falketind GT-Pro jacket (size S), I was really let down because the cut of that jacket is far larger (especially in the upper and lower torso). Now, with this Beta LT (size S), the fit is fabulous - it's slim but I have full range of motion of my arms and have room to fit a Mountain Hardwear Nitrous insulated layer. The construction is top-notch (Made in China, if that matters to you). BUT, there are a few drawbacks that keep it at 4.5 stars if that was an option to select:

        1) The hood doesn't cinch as tight as Norrona's. It does cinch down a fair bit, but if I'm not wearing a helmet or another hooded layer underneath, it doesn't quite go tight enough to grasp onto my head like Norrona's.

        2) There are no pit-zips. I realize this is by design, but because I tend to use it for more active pursuits, I would have loved the addition.

        3) The main zipper is smooth, but I must say that it feels kind of dainty in hand. Only time will tell if it puts up with the abuse over the next few years - I hope so!

        I find these to be extraordinarily minor criticisms, so I'll still bestow 5 stars.

        Hi Terry, I´m also small built and the Alpha Jackets are always to bulky for me, especially on the upper arms area. After reading your review it seams the Beta LT might be something for me. We almost got the same weight. I´m 5 feet, 7 inches, hope that´s right on cm it´s 170cm. I would mainly need this jacket for hiking and alpine use. Would you recommend it? thanks

        Excellent Jacket

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small

        Fit: 6'2" 190lbs - Large

        Fit is athletic with enough room to layer all but hte thickest of down jackets. Fits perfect with a Atom LT.

        The proshell on the lighter weight LT is much nicer in my opinion then that on the AR the ripstop is on the inside instead of the outer layer so its not visible, meaning a smoother face on the fabric.

        Jacket is long in the back which is perfect for the hip cut.

        Pockets are easy to access and large. the new style zipper on the front works great, really happy to see the laminated zipper gone.

        Wish it had pit zips, but more out of nostalgia. Fabric breathes well enough I haven't needed them yet. Seems are stitched and welded perfect, arms are articulated so they are not restrictive when you move. large cuffs so you can get a large gps watch in and out without issue.

        Perfect year round jacket, light enough to wear on its own in the summer and just enough room to layer for the winter.

        Another Note: The pockets are gore on the interior as well so they cannot be used as vents

        I have a Beta AR in (M) and the sleeves are just a tad bit long. The Alpha (LT) I tried was perfect in the sleeve department but no pockets was a deal breaker. Are you saying the Beta LT (L) has a similar fit as the Beta AR (M)? If so then I can get the (M) in this jacket and it should be perfect.

        Looking at this shell in a medium for the Everest Base Camp trek in January (2015) and planning to layer at the most a merino long sleeve baselayer and tee, light fleece and the insulated Atom LT (all of these are a medium).

        Will medium be a good choice? Or should I be sizing up or down? I'm 176cm tall, 72kg, 30in waist and an athletic build. Also will this be a good choice in shell? Been debating between this and a few other pieces in the Alpha and Beta line.

        I just ordered an Beta LT jacket (size...

        I just ordered an Beta LT jacket (size XL). I am 6'2", 195 lbs. I typically get warm quickly so my base layers are often minimal in nature (i.e. base layer t-shirt + light down insulation). I have a slender, athletic build (an ex-swimmer turned skier/cyclist) so I usually enjoy a more slender cut. Can anyone comment on if they think an XL will work for me??

        Best Answer

        It's all about your chest measurement. This jacket as a trim fit, but the L has a 43 inch chest and the XL has a 46 inch chest... which is a pretty big jump between sizes.

        FWIW... I wear a 44 sport coat and find that Arc's large is a nice fit if I want something that's close to me.

        These are pretty trim fitting jackets,So sizing can be a bit tricky. If you get very warm you may look to a jacket with pit zips. I would have suggested a Large in the ALpha AR jacket. It has more room in the torso and a slightly longer cut, plus the added bonus of pit zips (with minimal weight penalty)

        I'm 511 170 is large the right size

        I'm 511 170 is large the right size


        I am 6'0" and 180, so we are about the same build. I would suggest the medium if you are looking to use the Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket with only a base layer or light midlayer underneath.

        However, if you want a more versatile jacket that you can layer over fleece or down in a variety of conditions I would recommend a large for sure. The large will still fit trim and will be a good length for you, but it will have that little bit of extra space in the chest.

        I tried both medium and large and the medium was alright with a base layer but anything else was tight in the hip area. The large just doesn't fit right. The part around the neck fits much more loose and the sleeves are longer. Jacket is designed to be trim

        I tried this shell on in size M. I honestly...

        I tried this shell on in size M. I honestly like this shell the best out of all Arcreryx shells but it just doesnt fit me right. If I size up, I am afraid it will be too large with long sleeves. Anyone sized up in this from their normal arcteryx sizing?

        The Beta AR has longer sleeves and I like the storm hood over the drop back. It was tight in the torso and I got the Alpha FL and that being a trim fit fits perfect. They have different cuts. The beta is shorter and the torso for me is just not doable