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It's hard to plan for your trip when the forecast says "a 30% chance of showers." You might escape without getting rained on at all, or you might get poured on for half an hour. Insure yourself against changing weather with the Arc'Teryx Beta SL jacket, a compressible raincoat that provides weather protection for hikers who don't need a laundry list of mountaineering-specific features.
The Beta SL uses 2.5-layer GORE-TEX® PacLite® fabric, which is as light and packable as its name implies. The jacket is intentionally and unapologetically not climbing-specific; rather, it is designed for those of us who usually don't find ourselves wearing harnesses and helmets in the rain. The shape and volume of the hood, as well as the layout of the pockets, is adjusted accordingly.
Feature list from Arc'Teryx:
Redesigned for 2012, the women's Beta SL Jacket from Arc'teryx now offers a slimmer fit so there isn't unneeded fabric bunching up and weighing you down. Lightweight GORE-TEX Paclite fabric offers waterproof breathability while staying super light and packing down uber-small when you don't need it. Throw it in your pack on spring or autumn hikes because it won't weigh you down but will keep you dry if a squall blows in unexpectedly. Don't worry about your jacket riding up when you're scrambling over rocks or fallen logs since it has no-lift gusseted underarms.
Some ladies like to sport it anytime there's a chance of bad weather, and others like to stash the lightweight, super-packable Arc'teryx Women's Beta SL Jacket in the backpack or hydration pack until weather hits. Either way, they can count on the Gore-Tex Paclite technology for waterproof breathable storm protection.
|Center Back Length:||26.5 in|
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||guaranteed breathable|
|Fabrics/Materials:||N40r GORE-TEX® fabric with Paclite technology|
|Fit:||Trim fit, hip length|
|Hooded:||Storm Hood, adjustable drawcords, laminated brim|
|Lining :||GORE-TEX two-layer construction|
|Material:||[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Paclite; [shell] 40D nylon|
|Pockets:||Two hand pockets with WaterTight zippers|
|Recommended Use:||alpine adventures|
|Seam Sealed:||Fully Seam Sealed|
|Waterproof Rating:||guaranteed waterproof|
|Weatherproof Material:||GORE-TEX Paclite|
|Weight:||9.8 oz / 279 g|
|Zipper:||WaterTight™ external zippers, molded zipper garages|
|Arc'teryx Beta SL Pant||$198.95|
|Arc'teryx Beta SL Rain Pants||$199.00|
|Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket||$270.00 - $475.00|
|Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket||$223.27 - $325.00|
I've had this jacket since the summer of 2012 and wear it constantly. It is my go to shell. I have worn the jacket for wind protection, rainy down pours, and snow sports. It has performed well in all conditions. What I love it that the jacket is very lightweight and you just have to adjust your layers underneath based on your body. I do have a size Lg to accommodate layers for winter, the jacket is a bit large if I'm wearing it by itself. The only improvements I would make is color of trim. I have a coffee color and the trim is yellow. The jackets would look brand new but the trim picks up dirt and doesn't come clean. There are some times when I wish I had some pit zips, but I usually just adjust my layering, and the jacket does breathe very well. All in all, great for all occasions.
It's super lightweight and great for wind / rain protection. I have the Cassis Rose color and it's definitely chic!