Beta AR


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Beta AR
Manufacturer Arc'teryx
Page By HeMa
Page Type Jul 16, 2002 / Jul 16, 2002
Object ID 412
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Description: Lightweight, waterproof and ultra-breathable. Cut short (hip lenght) for easy use with harnesses.

The Beta AR offers a hardy, lightweight option for the outdoor athlete who believes that less is more. The three-ply GORE-TEX® XCR™ fabric is complemented by Watertight™ zippers, Drycuff™ tabs and full narrow seam taping. Detailed with a hip-length cut, our unique Structured™ hood and easy access pit zips. An unmatched blend of efficiency and durability for gear aficionados.


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HeMa - Jul 16, 2002 3:26 am - Voted 5/5

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Great jacket for all kinds of outdoors activities.

Ligth enough to be used as a rainjacket in the summer (ok Scandinavian summer, temperatures around 25 degree Celsius) and robust enoughfor some serious winter activities.

Allows great arm movement and the pit zip give enough ventilation even when carring a backback. The hood is superb when the wind picks up altough I had some difficulty with my Ecrin Roc to fit it inside.

Haven't had any problems since I bought it about a year ago. Been using it mainly in telemark skiing, but also sailing and on some winter touring trips in Lappland.

The only drawpack of this product I can come up with is the price.

Bignick - May 28, 2005 1:55 am - Voted 5/5

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The best jacket I've found for mountaineering or peak bagging. It's short enough to allow a harness on your waist with out being overly obtrusive. Very breathable and totally waterproof, generous pit zips, pockets, a hood that will cover a helmet or not and move with along with your head. This will pack well into my fanny pack just in case the weather changes at 10000'. Where this jacket seems to out perform the competition is in the area regarding fit, features and durability vs. weight.

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