Material - Gore-Tex Pro
Weight - 1.04 pounds (large)
Colors - Anvil grey, arctic fog (shown), black, chipotle, citron, thalo blue

The hip-length hard-shell Beta AR has everything you'd expect to find in an Arc'teryx product – premium materials, features, construction, and price. With top-of-the-line three-layer Gore-Tex Pro offering enhanced breathability, this lightweight jacket laughs at storms whether you're mountaineering, climbing, skiing, or doing any other manly activities deserving of a $550 garment. There are two exterior hand pockets and one internal chest pocket. There are pit zippers on either side, waist draw cords, and Velcro cuff adjusters. Zippers are all waterproof. The arms are a bit on the long side, which could provide coverage where gloves might end.

Pros:> Fit and finish _ everything from the stitching and seams to zipper pulls and draw cords – are excellent. Wear areas are reinforced with heavier-duty Gore-Tex Pro material. The very large hood is compatible with helmets (and probably a large crown if you were so inclined), but cinches down if you're not wearing one. It's also lightly structured so it doesn't fall in front of your face, and there's also a separate collar. You can tuck zippers into so-called zipper garages to keep pockets watertight.
Cons: The athletic cut means Homer Simpson types need not apply. The hard shell is also a bit stiff and noisy, but that's the price you pay for extreme protection. And did we mention it's expensive?

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