Hiking without a the Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket would be a mistake. Not only is it constructed with guaranteed waterproof and guaranteed breathable GORE-TEX®, it's super packable so you can easily stow it in your bag and be on your way, knowing you've got excellent storm protection with you. Additionally, the Beta SL has articulated patterning that allows you to move freely and a StormHood™ with a laminated brim that keeps water away from your face. The features go on and on (WaterTight™ zippers, fully taped seams, adjustable hem drawcord), but there's only one way to truly experience the Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket: wear it.
N40r GORE-TEX® fabric with Paclite® product technology A lightweight nylon 2-layer fabric with a mini ripstop construction for increased tear strength and durability.
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish
Trim Fit Trim-fitted garments share motion-friendly traits with the Arc'Teryx Athletic Fit, but are patterned with lower volume for reduced bulk. These close-fitting pieces layer well under other garments.
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort.
Gender specific patterning
Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers
Compressible and packable
Micro-Seam Allowance (1.6 mm) Reduces bulk and weight
Laminated high-strength hanger loop
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
No-lift gusseted underarms
Trim-Fitting StormHood™ With laminated brim and adjustable hood drawcords
Laminated chin guard
WaterTight™ External Zippers WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. Arc'teryx does not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture
Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain
Micro corded zipper pulls
Laminated Die-Cut VELCRO® Brand Closure Cuff Adjusters Reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
Adjustable hem drawcord
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Comments about Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket:
The fit of this jacket is incredibly awkward. The main problem is that the chest area is way too large compared to the width at the torso. Unless you have Schwarzenegger like girth, this probably isn't going to fit very well.