Arcteryx Beta AR 2019
A superbly versatile, GORE-TEX® Jacket, the fully waterproof Arcteryx Beta AR is constructed from three-layer GORE-TEX® Pro for extensive durability in rugged environments. The Arcteryx Beta AR is exceptionally breathable for dryness in demanding activity, while its feature set protects in the most extreme weather. The 2019 evolution of the Beta AR is 2cm longer for extended coverage, has glove-ready Cohaesive® cord lock hood adjusters, and stay-put RS™ zipped hand pockets.
GORE-TEX® Pro Membrane
Arcteryx GORE-TEX® Pro fabric delivers the highest level of waterproof and breathable protection available. Its 3-layer waterproof membrane has a high density of pores allowing moisture vapor to pass from the inside, out, even when expending maximum effort. The pores are too small for water molecules to pass through, blocking, even wind-driven, rain and snow.
Micro Grid Backer
The GORE-TEX® Pro Micro Grid Backer is the lightest, most compressible backer available; it's twice as durable as a traditional backer, significantly extending protection of the Arcteryx Beta AR's membrane, while remaining highly breathable for a comfortable non-clammy feel.
Tough Face Fabric
N40r-X face fabric is bonded to the exterior of the waterproof membrane. It has an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, its carefully selected yarns and dense construction limit fibre breakage under abrasion, providing long lasting snow and water shedding capabilities. The Arcteryx Beta AR body’s face fabric is extremely smooth extending breathability and durability. The Arcteryx Beta AR is reinforced in critical, abrasion-prone areas with N80p-X; an even more durable fabric that also offers extensive breathability.
The Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket's e3D Ergonomic Patterning allows room to move freely, in any activity. Shoulder and elbow patterning is designed accommodate the arm motion required for climbing or skiing, while underarm patterning allows upward arm movement without the hem rising. The Arcteryx Beta AR can accommodate a variable layering system, while retaining a neat fit.
Fitted with a helmet-compatible DropHood™ and a laminated brim, the Arcteryx Beta AR seals out the stormiest of weather. The hood perfectly follows head movement, for unobstructed vision at critical moments, its Cohaesive® cord locks can be adjusted with a single, gloved hand, while a high, fixed collar extends protection.
The Arcteryx Beta AR has single-hand adjustment on the hem and cuffs to seal out cold and allow the jacket to be worn over a winter layering system, or cinched in for active summer use. Underarm WaterTight™ venting zips can be undone allowing fresh air to circulate on ascents. The Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket’s RS™ zipped hand pockets won't undo of their own accord and are placed to allow use with a harness or pack. An internal zipped security pocket stores your phone/wallet close to hand.
Arcteryx’s attention to minute detail ensures that each element of the Beta AR functions efficiently and intuitively, while keeping weight to a bare minimum. The complexity of an Arcteryx design isn’t always visible; refined details include a Micro-Seam Allowance, Tiny GORE® seam tape and WaterTight™ Zippers that reduce bulk and weight, and increase breathability. The Beta AR’s tough die-cut cuff adjusters won’t catch or tear off, while laminated elements increase strength and reduce weight.
Arcteryx Beta AR
- N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro 3L reinforced high-wear areas
- N40r-X GORE-TEX® Pro 3L body
- Fully seam-sealed
- Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm)
- Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
- DWR finish
- Very durable
- Water beads and rolls off
- Anatomically shaped
- Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
- Articulated elbows
- e3D Ergonomic patterning enhances mobility
- No-lift gusseted underarms
- Cut for easy layering
- WaterTight™ external zippers
- Molded zipper garages
- WaterTight™ zip pit vents
- Corded, easy-grab zipper-pulls reduce noise
- WaterTight™ Vislon front zip
- Laminated chin guard
- Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters
- Drop back, laminated hem
- One-hand adjustable hem drawcord
- 2 x High volume hand pockets
- WaterTight™ zippers
- RS™ zip sliders stay closed
- Internal laminated pocket
- WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant - but not waterproof - beware of storing delicate items in them
- Helmet compatible Drop Hood™
- Laminated brim
- Adjustable Cohaesive® hood drawcords
- Embroidered logo
- Laminated high-strength hanger loop
- Weight 455g(M)