The streamlined Beta AR Jacket provides the backcountry minimalist with durable storm protection in a lightweight and packable format. This hip length GORE-TEX Pro Shell jacket reduces layering overlap and bulk, a helmet compatible Drop Hood offers quick storm protection, and reinforced shoulder and elbows survive alpine abuse.
A mainstay in the Arc'teryx lineup since 2000, the Beta AR is the do everything, most versatile waterproof/breathable jacket for mountain environments. Hand pockets, athletic fit that accommodates maximum layers and a hood with an internal collar mean comfort in storms, climbing, skiing or simply enjoying the outdoors.
Just the Right Length
Hip length is the easiest to work with when layering waterproof/breathable garments. Not too short so it doesn't ride up or expose the lower back and not so long as to be cumbersome underneath a harness or a pack belt, the Beta AR hits the middle ground.
A good hood is a crucial detail on any serious alpine jacket. The Beta AR features the Arc'teryx DropHood, a helmet-compatible, fast adjust hood with a separate collar for draft protection.
The Key Piece
If a person can only choose one jacket for all their activities, the Beta AR is a solid, well-rounded piece. Durable, lightweight, with hand pockets and pit zippers for ventilation, it can manage storms, rock, snow and cool seasons. GORE-TEX Pro delivers the highest level of waterproof/breathable performance.
•DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
•Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
•Taped seams for added weatherproofness
•Generous cut for easy layering
•One-hand adjustable drawcords
•Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
•Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
•No-lift gusseted underarms
•Helmet compatible Drop Hood
•Chin guard with brushed microsuede facing for added comfort
•WaterTight external zippers
•Laminated pit zippers allow for faster venting
•Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab
•WaterTight Vislon front zip
•Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain
•Die-cut Velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
•Adjustable elastic waist drawcord
•Drop back hem
•Adjustable hem drawcord
•Internal chest pocket with laminated zip
•Two high-volume hand pockets with WaterTight zippers
•Note: The WaterTight zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture
•Reinforced shoulders and arms