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If, for some reason, society collapses and we enter a state of pure chaos, I will instantly run into our warehouse and grab an Arc'teryx Men's Beta AR Jacket (and then a couple of our heftiest ice axes). I would want the no-nonsense protection with bombproof durability. The GORE-TEX Pro will block wind, rain, snow and whatever else falls from the sky in our broken world. It is light and packable with an athletic fit that will accommodate layers for the coldest winters (of our discontent). The hand pockets (pack compatible) and pit-zips allow for ample ventilation so I could stay on the move even with drastically changing temperatures and conditions. This situation is purely hypothetical and will probably/hopefully never happen, but if the Beta AR is up for that challenge, it can certainly handle the challenges of our current world.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Beta AR Jacket
Rugged, durable and breathable GORE-TEX Pro Shell; light and supple 40D fabric through main body, reinforced in high wear areas with hardwearing 80D fabrics
WaterTight Vision centre front zipper; WaterTight pit zippers for ventilation
Helmet compatible DropHood with fast adjustment is designed to rotate with your head
Two hand pockets, internal laminated pocket with zipper
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Beta AR Jacket
Weight: 13.0 oz / 440 g
Fit: Athletic with e3D, hip length
N40R-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell
N80P-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell
ARC'TERYX ATHLETIC FIT: The Arc'teryx Athletic Fit garments are considered their "standard" fit and feature complex patterns that utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion and eliminate any excess bulk. Athletic fit styles are trimmer than Arc'teryx relaxed fit styles, but still offer room for a base layer, a light fleece mid-layer, and a synthetic or down filled mid-layer. Put simply, their Athletic Fit should fit true to size, but be sure to check out the size guide to learn how to calculate your body measurements before selecting a size.
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I bought this jacket for backpacking which was probably a mistake on my part. It's bulky, does not pack well at all and a bit heavy for backpacking. I just figured, "hey, it's Arc'teryx, how could I go wrong?" As the pros say - a tool for every job. This is not a tool for backpacking. The AR stands for All-Around, as opposed to the LT identifier for Arc'teryx which stands for Lightweight, as per their website. I should have followed those guidelines. All that said, it's still a fantastic, quality made 100% waterproof jacket for car camping, out on the town, waterproof winter layer and after firsthand experience, a GREAT jacket to have during a downpour in the bleachers at a ballpark. A few size notes: lots of room for layering. A short cut. The bottom sat right at my belt line and is really more of a bomber jacket fit than anything else. Sort of strange that it's cut so short for a rain jacket, but what do I know. Be aware if you have a longer torso.
"Base line product from Arcteryx. Slightly overkill. Should have went for the Alpha FL jacket."
Used this jacket to solo winter cycle in Iceland. Not a single moment that I felt like being in a life threatening situation under the intense blizzard and wind chill notorious for Iceland.My flickr album for this Jacket in action:www.flickr.com/photos/markwienands/sets/72157652211566066HOWEVER, this jacket has a rather high waistline - the top of your bum is slightly exposed when bending over or seated on the bicycle. Then you constantly have to tug it down otherwise the rain will sneak in. I should have went for the Alpha FL jacket, longer waistline and that should also shaved off a hundred grams or so. The Beta AR jacket is a bit overkill.I went for green for several reasons. Safe on the road. Cuts nicely with my darker grey hiking pants and my black shell pants. Same color scheme with my background helps with my color editing, but yet colourful enough to be the focal point in a photo.Male 176cm 71kg size S layered on top of thermals, light fleece, down jacket easy
This is my favorite piece of gear and I love whenever it rains out and I get the chance to pull this out. I have yet to wear it and not be thankful for my purchase. This is definitely worth the price of the jacket and I wouldn't think twice about it. The material is very durable, high quality, and extremely waterproof. The hood is very adjustable and easily fits around a helmet and hat with no problems. I'm used to taking this out in monsoon season and never have a problem. Get one!!! Or two...
"You Will Not Find A Better, More Complete, Jacket"
Arcteryx makes the best jackets - period. End of story. I have worn mine almost daily for the last four (!!!) years and the piece still looks fresh off the rack. If you are concerned about price (which everyone is) consider the fact that you are purchasing a product that will outlast almost all the rest of your gear and has one of the most impressive customer service/warranty guarantees around. Do yourself a favor - buy this jacket.
This jacket epitomizes a rain jacket. It is 100% waterproof and it will hold up to anything from a sprinkle to a downpour all the same. I love how the hood is adjustable, so you can have it cover your head a ton if you really want or you can adjust it back so it still covers your head, but you can see around you better. The build quality is awesome, so this jacket should last you forever... literally.
This jacket will outperform your expectations. It's bone dry during downpours and absolutely comfortable. This is an expensive piece of gear, that's true, however this jacket will be your go to jacket for life. The fit is great, it looks nice with your outdoor gear or with a pair of jeans. If you need a jacket for life get an Arc'teryx.
"just what I come to expect from arcteryx"
Fit and finish are great just as I have come to expect from arcteryx, runs true to size. I ordered the xl in the atom ar and ordered the same in the beta, plenty of room for layers. Unfortunately I have returned the product in exchange for the keibo, I decided I wanted a little more insulation and the keibo seemed to fit the bill! I highly recommend both arcteryx and moose jaw!!! Thanks
I have had this jacket for 2 months. Have used it in temps ranging between 50°f and -17°f. Layering is key. I primarily use this jacket for extreme cycle commuting and walking the dog in the woods at night whilst drinking tall boys of crap beer in sub zero temps. Dog likes it. I couldn't be happier with fit, finish, quality, temperature control (venting or lack there of depending on weather and activity) and finally pocket locations. Sleeve length is great. Matches length of jacket perfect. Hood works great w/helmet, but can be cinched to use w/out helmet. Oh, jacket zips past your chin, which is really nice! Rode to work today in -5°f temps w/24mph head wind for 5 miles on a fat bike in a few inches of snow. I was irritable due to wind drag, yet comfortable due to jacket. Get yourself one!
I love this jacket. Nooo, I LOVE this jacket. I can wear it to the movies, all day during a blizzard or for hours running through a wipeout downpour and it feels as if I am still relaxing in my my own living room. The fact that it is really good looking to boot is just an extra - you know, you'd love Angelina Jolie even if she weren't a babe - but, hey, she IS a babe and that elevates her to the status of being a legend - just like this jacket.