Arcteryx Beta AR Shell - Women's: The streamlined Beta AR Jacket provides the backcountry minimalist with durable storm protection in a lightweight and packable format. The Beta AR Shell has been a staple for Arcteryx since 2000 due to it's do everything construction. It is the most versatile waterproof/breathable jacket for mountain environments. This hip length GORE-TEX® Pro Shell jacket reduces layering overlap and bulk with a helmet compatible Drop Hood for access for quick storm protection. The jacket provides reinforced shoulder and elbows to survive alpine abuse.