Arc'teryx Beta SL
Super lightweight and compressible, the Arc'teryx Beta SL is constructed from a GORE-TEX® membrane with Paclite® product technology. Exceptionally compact yet highly protective, this is a great Arc'teryx waterproof for multi-purpose spring and summer activities where minimal weight and pack space take priority.
The Arc'teryx Beta SL's GORE-TEX® fabric with Paclite® product technology employs a waterproof membrane at its heart. The GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to an N40r nylon outer fabric with a lightweight mini ripstop construction, the inner surface is coated with Paclite®, creating a very low bulk, lightweight and compressible material that's highly breathable for active comfort. The GORE-TEX® membrane's micro pores are sized to prevent the entry of water molecules, while permitting moisture vapor to escape, creating a non-clammy, comfortable internal climate.
The Arc'teryx Beta SL's GORE-TEX® Paclite® works brilliantly as an emergency shelter in a sudden downpour, when you don't intend to interact with sharp or abrasive objects; a less abrasion resistant textile is used to eliminate weight, making the Beta SL an ideal minimalists hardshell.
Fully weather-protective, the Arc'teryx Beta SL has a low profile StormHood™ which can be cinched-in with a single hand and will rotate with your head for unrestricted visibility. The laminated drop back hem as an adjustable drawcord that can be cinched-in to seal out rain and tailor the fit. The Arc'teryx Beta SL's twin hand pockets neat, laminated WaterTight™ zippers reduce weight further.
Arc'teryx's legendary craftsmanship and attention to detail is used to great effect in the Beta SL Jacket; articulated patterning and gusseted underarms provide freedom of movement eliminating the need for extra fabric/bulk to allow active use. The Arc'teryx Beta SL's micro seam allowance and tiny 13mm GORE seam tape also acts to reduce bulk and weight. Combined with a trim fit, these construction methods increase breathability.
Fast and Light
If your trail is a fast and light one, or involves unpredictable weather, the Arc'teryx Beta SL will take up a small corner of your pack ready and waiting to keep you dry, protected and able to continue through the storm. Highly breathable, compact and fully waterproof the GORE-TEX® Paclite® Arc'teryx Beta SL is an excellent super light shell jacket.
Arc'teryx Beta SL Men's