Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
Type of waterproofing
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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Women's
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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Women'sis rated4.4286out of5by7.
Rated5out of5byCeliafordfromKeeps you dry and coolI haven't worn this much yet but I did wear it during a downpour- I was stuck outside for a few hours and every part of me was completely soaked EXCEPT for what the jacket covered. I know I can count on it to keep me dry. The fit is a little wide, though I believe that's so you can put warm clothes underneath during winter and I'm sure when the time comes I'll be grateful for it. It'll be a good climbing jacket with the adjustable hood (can fit helmets under it if needed) and long arms for when I have to reach.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated5out of5byRollTideMikefromSimply the best there is.This is the pinnacle of waterproof breathable out wear. Unlined, gortex pro shell is the right weight and of course legendary for being waterproof and breathable.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated5out of5bydove1213from"I would buy this product again.•Things that aren't so great about it
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated5out of5byRunner In PinkfromBest Jacket EverI was on a hike with some instructors for the Mountaineers and they raved about this jacket claiming it would save your life if you ever found yourself in a bad situation. Since getting into the sport myself I have finally bit the bullet (or the almost $500 price tag) and purchased this jacket. I absolutely love it!
Gore-Tex is a wonderful fabric and this jacket does exactly what it claims to: protect against wind and rain while remaining breathable. The pockets are conveniently located so I can still access them with a pack or harness on. The hood can fit over my head if I am wearing a helmet. I usually tend to heat up pretty significantly when I'm on the move, and the pit zippers are great for regulating temperature.
Now for the aesthetics: I like the athletic fit since I hate looking like the Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters just to stay warm. I also love the available colors, not just for this product but the other Arcteryx products as well. Some outdoor apparel brands assume because we are athletic outdoorsy women we prefer to wear drab colors.
I ended up purchasing this product from REI even though you can find them online for a little less solely as an insurance plan. Gotta love that REI guarantee. Arcteryx does guarantee the material and workmanship for the practical lifetime of the product and can repair any damages such as tears for a reasonable charge, but honestly what does that really mean.
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated4out of5bynorth shore gearheadfromHigh Quality coat but don't love itThis is a really high quality coat in a great color. I like it but don't love it, mainly because of the pocket placement. The pockets are located high on the body, I believe to prevent interference with a backpack. The tradeoff is that they are not really functional as handwarmer pockets.
I love the color and as I use the coat more, I find that it gets softer which is nice. Still, it not a favorite...so it's a like but not love rating from me.
I would recommend it with qualifications...
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated2out of5byanamikafromNot Worth the PriceI returned the jacket due to:
1) Felt Cold & Wet against skin during rainy weather - this is due to the gore-tex material feeling cold against the skin. The jacket is waterproof and the skin did not actually get wet...just felt wet and cold!
2) Colour - the bright blue was a little too bright
3) Inner pocket size and positioning - it is too small and has a vertical opening leading to contents easily falling out
4) Outside pockets positioned too high - this made it uncomfortable for me to rest my hands
The pros of the jacket are:
1) Light weight
2) Does not wrinkle
However, for the price point, the cons were unacceptable for me.
Date published: 2012-09-22
Rated5out of5byGiomfromGreat!Cool and nice jacket!
Date published: 2012-09-02
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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Women's Customer Reviews