The Arc’teryx Women’s Beta AR Pant is a waterproof hiking pant for all four seasons. Gore-Tex Pro fabric is completely waterproof and breathable, keeping you dry and comfy. The ¾ length zippers simplify getting them on in a jiffy over your boots when the storm starts brewing. A single zipper pocket fits your trail map, headlamp, or whatever you need quick access to. Don’t be afraid to tromp hard, instep patches will protect against sharp ski edges, boots, and crampons.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Women's Beta AR Pant
Highly breathable GORE-TEX Pro Shell, light, supple N40r-X face fabric on front of legs, hardwearing N80p-X face fabric in high wear areas
3/4 length WaterTight side separating zipper ensures easy removal over boots and crampons
Zippered snap fly closure with adjustable webbing belt
Single zippered hip pocket
Keprotec instep patch protects against edges, crampons and boots
Cordura PowderCuff, lace hook affixes pant to boot
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Women's Beta AR Pant
Weight: 17.6 oz / 500 g
Fit: Athletic with e3D
N40r-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell
N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell
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I bought these pants for my first outdoor adventure on Patagonia and it worked great, as for the waterproof gore-tex membran as well as to its resistance to abrasion on a trail with many trees. It is easy to connect the pants to the boots so no water gets in touch with one's legs or feet. Zipers are also a good feature so one can take off the pants without taking off their boots. I chose medium size from the size chart but I think small size would fit better (1,74m and 65kg).
"Everything I was looking for in a winter hiking pant."
I bought these pants because of the full length zipper which is actually quite hard to find on women's pants. I like having the control over ventilation. That being said, these pants make great hiking pants because they are waterproof, wind blocking, and the zipper allows for great ventilation during the ascent. Just don't go commando in them. Or do. Up to you I guess. The fit is really good. Because they are not insulated, they are not as bulky as other winter pants, and more versatile because I can choose which baselayer I want under them. I used to hike in "lightly" insulated pants and they were way too hot 99% of the time. The built in gaiter is rugged and works well. I have walked through shallow water with them and very deep snow. In either case the gaiter kept the elements out. I'd get another pair.