The Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket is ideal for those looking for lightweight weather protection, in town or in the woods. Fully weatherproof and extremely compressible, this is one piece of gear you can always stash in your pack.
- Compressible, packable, waterproof, breathable, and lightweight emergency protection
- Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
- One-hand adjustable drawcords
- No-lift gusseted underarms
- Glove-friendly hood adjusters
- Adjustable hood drawcords
- Trim-fitting Storm Hood™
- Laminated chin guard
- WaterTight™ external zippers
- WaterTight™ full length front zip
- Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
- Laminated hem
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers
- Two hand pockets with laminated zippers
- Note: The Arc'teryx WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture
- Adjustable elastic waist drawcord
|Shell fabric||N40r GORE-TEX® fabric with PacLite® product technology|
|Back length||27.5 in (69.5 cm)|
|Weight||280 g / 9.9 oz|
I bought this coat back in the fall of 2009. Since then it has been through heavy backpacking in the wilds of Montana, endured torrential downpours in Turkey, and faced rough abrasions from limestone coast lines in Malta
I love this coat. Arc'Teryx makes the best quality zippers hands down with their waterproof seams. After torrential downpours many coats start to seep through at the seams but this coat is not even phased by it.
My longest day in this coat was from a 6 am wake up to an 8:30 p.m. bedtime with alternations between heavy drizzle and steady downpour. I never felt a dropof rain the entire day except when I took my hood down.
I like that the build is long in the back because when I sit down it is just long enough to cover my bum if the rocks are wet. Also the cinches around the base of the coat are really excellent for when you want to keep heat trapped inside.
This coat often serves me as both a raincoat and as another layer of insulation. In Montana we hit some pretty heavy trails in the middle of June when snow is still pretty thick. After putting on my warmer layers I top off with this and cinch in the bottom for extra heat. It not only keeps my layers dry but it also takes the rough abrasions of pines and rocks. Sap washes off easily.
While the coloring is starting to go a little bit at the cuffs where it gets the most work, the thing is still completely and utterly waterproof. If for some reason this coat ever fails me I will gladly spend the money to buy another one.
Sizing: Typically with other brands I swing M size. However the Arc'Teryx L size is better for my shoulders. Also I like my raincoats a little bigger because that way you can layer underneath them easily.
Yes, I would recommend this product.