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Arc'teryx Beta FL Jacket - Men's

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  • High-performance and extremely packable, the Beta FL is targeted to the fast-moving backcountry specialist; think alpine climbing, skiing, trail running and even biking
  • Arc'teryx Beta FL is built with Gore-Tex Active Shell textile for super lightweight, breathable wet-weather protection
  • Applying 2 thicknesses of highly breathable, 3-layer Gore-Tex Active Shell fabrics brings the weight down and adds durability to high-wear areas
  • Active Shell maintains comfort during aerobic activity, and the jacket is lightweight and compressible for easy packing in the included mini stuff sack
  • Tiny Gore mini seam allowances and tiny seam tape reduce bulk and weight
  • Storm Hood™ features a laminated brim and adjustable drawcords for good visibility in all directions; softly lined collar wicks moisture from skin
  • WaterTight™ Vislon front zipper keeps out wind and wet weather; no heavy stormflap is necessary
  • Laminated, die-cut rip-and-stick cuff adjusters reduce bulk and won't catch or tear off
  • Laminated, drop back hem with drawcord
  • Reflective blazes enhance visibility in low light
  • 2 hand pockets with WaterTight™ laminated zippers
  • Articulated elbows and ergonomic 3-dimensional patterning enhance comfort and durability
  • Hip-length, streamlined fit; this jacket has a very slim, athletic fit which enhances its performance

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Arc'teryx Beta FL Jacket - Men's Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Multisport
Nylon / nylon blend
Nylon
Tricot backer
Yes
Yes
Gore-Tex Active Shell 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
No
Yes
Hip-length
28 inches
11 ounces
Men's
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Windproof
Waterproof
Type of waterproofing
Insulated
Hood
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight
Gender

Arc'teryx Beta FL Jacket - Men's

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Rated 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromgreat jacket The Beta FL is great as a lightweight waterproof shell for cool but not cold weather. It's cut slim, so it fits well without layers. That's exactly what I wanted. By comparison, my slightly insulated Arcteryx Stingray is definitely baggier, which makes the Stingray great for layering in the winter. So now I have it all covered. I'm 6'2" and 150 lb, and a size medium in both of these jackets. I know some people complain about the long sleeves with Arcteryx shells, but that's one of the things I really appreciate. It only has the two front pockets, but I don't like to weigh it down anyway. I took a chance and went for the squid color in the Beta FL, and I'm very glad I did. I was concerned this color might get dated too fast, or not look manly enough, but it looks fantastic in person. The only reason I didn't give the Beta FL 5 stars is because, like the Stingray and most other Arcteryx shells, the hood is rediculously big when you're not wearing a helmet. It's got all kind of pull tabs to make it form to your head, but it's still huge. I don't like that, but otherwise, this jacket is great. Btw, it comes with a stuff-sack for carrying.
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 4out of5
by fromMet my expectations Finally got to give this jacket a good try. I'm 5'11", 170 and the fit at first felt a bit close, but I was able to layer it over a light fleece pullover, and Patagonia Nano-Puff jacket, and it still felt fine. It was windy with light rain and even though on a fairly steep climb at 7500', I stayed dry and comfortable, inside and out. I was skeptical about the breath-ability without pit zips but it breathes just fine. The only nit pick I have is that even though I do not have particularly large hands, the sleeve opening at the cuff is really snug
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Jacket Excellent item for someone looking for a waterproof shell for their light-and-fast aresenal. The Beta has a tremendous ability to block water from even the nastiest squall while remaining comfortable to wear. I retain my full range of motion even while layered and find that the jacket stays in place on the body. Even when the arms are extended it stays in place well. The arms are a little long (I assume to aid in movement) but this is a non-issue for me due to the ripstick closures. I'm about 6'2 and 185 and went with the large to accomodate layering. The FL has absolutely no insulating properties by itself and a well designed layering system is recommended for cold-weather adventures!! Great product!
Date published: 2011-11-30
Rated 5out of5
by fromIncredibly light This jacket is my new go to jacket for just about everything. It is extreemly light and thin, yet it sheds water and wind like it isn't even there. The construction is top notch, but I have to admit that I just expect that of Arcteryx products; they are all made very well. I was concerned about the fit as people say the sleves are always too long and the hoods are big. This jacket fits very well and is true to the size chart that Arcteryx advertises. I own many top drawer Gore-Tex jackets from The North Face, Gore Bike Wear and others. This jacket is one of the nicest I have owned for this type of application. I find myself grabbing it for casual, snowshoeing, hiking and other activities.
Date published: 2012-02-05
Rated 5out of5
by fromA solid jacket Purchased this just before a trip up to northern Maine and it didn't let me down. It was drizzling/raining throughout the entire hike and winds were over 20mph about treeline. I'm pleased to say that after 8 hours of exposure I was completely dry. This is a great jacket -- one of the most breathable I've ever owned; even layered over an Atom LT Hoodie I was never uncomfortable.
Date published: 2012-10-07

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