防水性／防風／透湿性／軽量／耐久性／シームテープにより耐候性をプラス／ラミネート加工の丈夫なハンガーループ／1.6mm幅の最小限のマイクロシームにより体積と重さを削減／解剖学に基づいた形状で快適フィット／立体構造の肘／e3D Ergonomic 3Dパターンで快適さと機動性をアップ／脇下のガゼットで裾が上がらない／ラミネート加工のブリム／ヘルメットに対応したDrop Hood／チンガードは起毛のマイクロスエードでより快適／コード付きジッパーは音が静かで、つかみやすい／調節可能なヘムのドローコード／ドロップバックヘム／ラミネート加工のヘム／ラミネートジップ付きインナー胸ポケット／WaterTightジッパー付きの大容量ハンドポケット2つ／補強された肩と腕部分
|星5つ 49% (49%)||49%|
|星4つ 9% (9%)||9%|
|星3つ 22% (22%)||22%|
|星2つ 10% (10%)||10%|
|星1つ 9% (9%)||9%|
Things have vastly improved since 1997 though, for example, my Paramo Helki jacket is light, soft and quiet, and that’s what I want from a jacket. Thus, when the Arc'teryx jacket arrived, I knew instantly that it wasn’t for me, which was a shame because it fit great. And people have been going on about the arms being too longs, what are they on about? The arms are fine. But the stiffness and noisiness of the jacket was a non-starter for me. I showed it to my brother who has been my hillwalking partner from day one, and he too was shocked. We mocked the similarities between the Beta AR and Torridon jackets, and why would anyone want to wear such a noisy jacket these days.
I was a bit disappointed to be honest, because I was going to compare it with my Helki jacket and decide which one to use for the hills and which one to use for street wear. The Paramo is a fantastic jacket and in my view, out-performs Gore-Tex, particularly when exposed to hours of continuous rain. It’s a shame as I really wanted to see how they compared.
To conclude, the Beta AR is a nice jacket: nice colour, good fit, and well-made. But it’s too noisy and too stiff for me. If it were 1997, I’d likely buy the Beta AR instead of the Torridon, but as far as I’m concerned, both of these jackets belong in the past. I returned the jacket.
Perspective: I'm a walker and hiker, formerly a skier. I'm built like the guy in the video, so am a bullseye for Arcteryx Medium. I've owned a Gamma SV (softshell), a Venta AR (softshell) and a Sidewinder (snow sport shell). My Objective for this purchase: A single jacket for a range of mortal endeavors. A Town jacket for downpours with no umbrella. Rocky Mountain hiking with a day pack, when rain or snow is possible. Pit Zips for hiking heat-dumps. I like weather but want to stay dry and warm.
Fit: "Regular" not "Athletic". Some room is necessary for layering. With city clothes, the Jacket is a bit loose but not baggy. With layers, it's almost-tailored. The length is perfect; it covers my backside and stops. Yes, the sleeves mostly cover my hands but once the cuffs are snugged, the fit is what it should be - room for some reach and wrap.
Color: I chose Ember, dead-center between Red and Orange. I don't get why more strong colors aren't offered. Ember is vibrant but not electric; classy in town, and ensures a tiny carbon footprint for my mountain search-and-rescue!! Frankly, I think half (not all) the techwear colors look dead, anyway.
Crinkling: Sure it does a little, but it's minor. Geek Coefficient of 0. Unless you're into Black Ops, I suppose. And if crinkling bothers you, maybe Softshell then? That stuff's phenomenal; it just won't block a downpour.
Features: GoreTex Pro offers amazing climate control, of course. Zippers are as good as it gets. Pit Zips. My only reservation: Those front Hood drawcords have to be pulled pretty hard to cinch, and full-release is a procedure. But they do get the job done right.
So, Beta AR - All Round, just like it says. A GREAT choice, I think, for broad multi-use! Enjoy!
The Beta AR Jackets are great, good material , regular cut and all, BUT!. I had to return them. Normally I wear a large, but the Beta AR Large runs really large, felt more like an XL. Plus the sleeves are extremely long, more than my own hand in length. I felt like I was smother in a tent.
The Beta AR in medium on the other hand was snug. The sleeves were perfect, but at the max layering, it was tight. Not so tight that it was constrictive, I still could move, it was more of I can wear this for an hour before getting uncomfortable. Also the collar and hood was huge, I felt claustrophobic wearing the Beta AR medium size. Plus it made me look like a giant lollipop.
Surprisingly the Beta SL Hybrid large was a god fit. My only concern was the reviews on delaminating seams and not being super wind resistant and rain resistant. Plus there are no inside pockets for my wallet/phone. It is lightweight and extremely comfortable. It is a slim cut, and it just works really well for me. I did return it, but I am having second thoughts.
On a side note, I chose not to get the Beta Lt cause there are no pit zips on it. The Beta AR has pit zips, and ironically the Beta SL Hybrid also come equip with pit zip. What's the deal Arctereyx?
The Beta AR jackets are more the person needs to fit the jacket and not the jack conforming to the person. It is a good product, unfortunately not for me.