‘A beautifully-made, distinctively micro-engineered Gore-Tex Pro all-round mountain jacket with an unusual but very effective hood design – the Beta AR is every bit as good as you’d expect from innovators Arc’teryx ‘
Outdoors Magic: Great fabric, beautiful construction with top-notch technology, interesting hood design gives superior neck protection. Bling factor and protective feel.
Outdoors Tragic: Gore-Tex Pro is quite noisy. Limited facial protection from hood.
Outdoors Grabbit? A top jacket at a corresponding price. The mix of Gore-Tex Pro fabric and meticulous construction is unmatched and gives a great bombproof feel. The hood sacrifices outright facial protection for a high, very protective collar and in really brutal conditions you may need an additional mask. Overall though it’s a superbly made and thoroughly specced all-mountain shell you can use for anything from winter walking through to serious mountaineering.
Waterproof mountaineering jacket / Gore-Tex Pro 3L fabric / helmet-compatible DropHood / Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) / chin guard with brushed microsuede facing / WaterTight™ external zippers / laminated pit zippers / WaterTight™ Vislon front zip/ zipper garages / die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters / adjustable dropback hem / two high-volume hand pockets / internal chest pocket with laminated zip / reinforced shoulders and arms
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