Arcteryx Men's Beta SL Jacket

Arcteryx Men's Beta SL Jacket is rated 4.833333333333333 out of 5 by 42.
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Product Description Item No.   10042716

Moosejaw Staff Pick - Jeff, Moosejaw Secret Headquarters

The Men's Beta SL Jacket by Arcteryx, at hip length is an excellent all-around Gore-Tex Paclite jacket that is ideal for hikers, bikers, or those who require lightweight and packable storm protection without all of our Ascent specific features. With a trim fitting Drop Hood and lowered hand-warmer pockets, this piece is a great choice if climbing helmets and harnesses aren't in the backpack.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Beta SL Jacket

  • Lightweight Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite technology is exceptionally compact
  • Low profile Storm Hood
  • Two hand pockets with laminated Water Tight zippers
  • Laminated drop back hem with hem drawcord

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Product Technology: GORE-TEX
Gender: Mens

If you haven't heard of GORE-TEX by now, you've probably been living under a rock. And that would make sense, because living under a rock is probably the only place where you wouldn't need the durable waterproof and windproof protection that GORE-TEX fabrics offer. So when you're ready to venture out from under your rock, arm yourself with the comfortable protection of GORE-TEX.

Men's Jackets, Shirts and Tops
SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Chest 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Waist 29" 31" 33" 36" 39" 43"
Hip 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Sleeve Length 32" 33" 34" 35" 36" 37"
Numeric Size 36 38 40 43 46 50

• Arc'teryx recommends you calculate your body measurements using the info in the Measurement Guide below before selecting a product size. The measurements provided in their size guides refer to your body measurements unless otherwise specified.

• Check the fit type in the product FEATURES and SPECIFICATIONS and refer to the Fit Guide below to ensure you are ordering a product for the correct end use.

Men's Pants
SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Waist 29" 31" 33" 36" 39" 43"
Hip 36" 38" 40" 43" 46" 50"
Length (Short) Subtract 2"
Length (Regular) 30 1/2" 31 1/8" 32 3/8"
Length (Long / Tall) Add 3"

• Please note that the actual pant length may vary slightly from the info above, depending on the intended end use of the product.

Men's Numeric Pant Sizing
SIZE 28 30 32 34 36 38
Waist 28" 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
Hip 35" 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"
Inseam 32" 33" 34" 35"

• Several models of Arc'teryx pants are sized numerically and available in different inseam lengths. You will see these sizes reflected in the options in the Select a Size drop down menu for particular products.

• For all other pants available in numerical waist sizes where the inseam length is not specified, the inseam lengths provided above apply.

SIZE Small / Medium Large / X-Large
Head Circumference 21.7 - 22.4" 22.8 - 23.6"
Men's Gloves
SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Width 7.6 - 7.9" 7.9 - 8.2" 8.2 - 8.6" 8.6 - 8.9" 8.9 - 9.3"
Hand Length 7 - 7.2" 7.2 - 7.5" 7.5 - 7.7" 7.7 - 8" 8 - 8.2"
Unisex Gloves
SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Width 7.3 - 7.6" 7.8 - 8.1" 8.2 - 8.6" 8.6 - 8.9" 8.9 - 9.3"
Hand Length 7 - 7.2" 7.2 - 7.5" 7.5 - 7.7" 7.7 - 8" 8 - 8.2"


Chest / Bust - Measure around your chest / bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

Waist - Measure around the natural waist, which is often the narrowest part of your waist.

Hip - Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Sleeve Length - With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

Inseam / Pant Length - From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

Head Circumference - Measure the full circumference around the widest part of your head.

Hand Length - Measure from the tip of your middle finger to the base of the palm.

Hand Width - Measure the circumference of your hand around the knuckles, excluding the thumb.

• Please note that all the info provided above refers to body measurements, and NOT the dimensions of the garment.


Next to Skin Fit - These snugly-fitting garments are made with stretch fabrics to fit next to the skin to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency. Garments in this fit category when constructed using Arc'teryx's heavier-weight AR and SV fabrics also perform very well as mid layer pieces, and users should consider selecting a larger size to accommodate a base layer underneath if the intention is to use this layering system as a mid layer option.

Trim Fit - Trim-fitted garments share the motion-friendly traits with Arc'teryx "Athletic" fit garments, but are patterned with lower volume for reduced bulk. These close-fitting pieces layer well under other garments.

Athletic Fit - This is the "Arc'teryx Standard" fit. These complete patterns utilize anatomical shaping and gussets to enhance motion by minimizing excess bulk. Easy layering under or over each item extends seasonal versatility and comfort.

Relaxed Fit - Relaxed fit garments rely on higher volume patterns and a reduced amount of articulation to offer roomy mobility.

Expedition Fit - Cut roomier than the Arc'teryx Athletic fit and suitable for winter/extreme conditions, Expedition (XPD) fit garments are cut larger to accommodate multiple layers without binding or restricting movement.

• You can find the fit type and additional fit info for Arc'teryx styles in the product description FEATURES and SPECIFICATIONS.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More technical than casual... Pros:,,SUPER waterproof. Standing out in a hard rain the water beaded and poured right off.,,Nice fit. (5'10" 150 size small),,Many adjustments to tighten it down.,,,,Cons:,,Noisy fabric. All movements involve a fair amount of rustling noise. I bought this mainly for wearing around town but often find myself reaching for a less waterproof soft-shell jacket instead. Arcteryx recommends this as a casual/urban jacket (in addition to more technical use) but I think it's a little too technical for casual use. Still love it though.,,,,Neutral:,,Very thin shell. Does not provide much warmth. Not necessarily a problem, but something to be aware of.
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expensive brand but a proven winner Arcteryx has always been an expensive brand (to be honest, when you feel the jacket it seems overpriced) but year after year arcteryx comes through with great quality products. I have been using it for boating and hikes in the rainforest (Puerto Rico) and it is completely water proof. Some reviewers say they use it for winter but quite frankly i don't know how it will stack up in cold weather since it is extremely thing and has no insulation. I guess it would help against the wind chill since it is an excellent windbreaker. Also, it is worth noting that the hood is oversized so that u can wear a petzl or any other type of helmet
Date published: 2009-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great budget goretex hardshell. I bought this for use on John Muir Trail because it is super light and I couldn't afford Arcteryx's more expensive shells. It worked great. Kept me dry the few times that it rained. I've also worn it over a sweater or softshell for skiing several times. It works great; it's kept me completely dry, but I'm not sure how durable it would be long term. It is made as a rain jacket not a ski jacket, but I haven't seen any wear on it yet. It's a little too technical looking for much casual use, but I wear it any time I have to walk far in hard rain. It will ALWAYS keep dry, and it's worth the money if you need a light "cheap" shell that will keep dry in any conditions.
Date published: 2011-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome rain shell - stop looking around and buy it ! Ok...here's the skinny. This rain shell is amazing. It's simple, light weight and compacts very well in my pack. I have been upgrading my gear and I am moving towards ultralight. I was so impressed with this shell (jacket), I bought my wife one too! Wore it last fall while climbing some 14ers in Colorado. The jacket doesn't have pit zips, but it doesn't need them. I also like the black color to help aborb the heat on cold sunny days. No issues with rain, and the jacket has great wind resistance (experience with high moutain passes in Colorado). So....bottom line....stop the research and buy the darn jacket.
Date published: 2011-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very light and packable, but large torso As a member of Gore MountainTechs, I have the opportunity to field test GORE-TEX gear in some of the harshest conditions. This jacket is my go to jacket for backpacking. Very lightweight and packabe, yet still very waterproof. Zippers are not as hefty as I'd like, but help shave ounces so I guess it's worth it. No pit zips, which is a huge downfall for me. The length is good for sleeves and torso, but it's pretty bulky in the torso (I'm 6', 185 lbs, and have this jacket in large.) As a shell, just a bit large in the torso for my liking. Overall, would still highly recommend this jacket, but you may want to consider stepping one size down if you're slim and don't need the length.
Date published: 2012-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-Have 3-Season Rain Jacket! I am a Gore MountainTech and I test products for W.L. Gore. I have tested numerous styles and brands and can say that this is definitely my go-to jacket from spring to fall. Jacket is extremely light-weight and comfortable. It almost feels as though I am not wearing a jacket at all. Although it was clearly designed for expeditions where minimizing weight and bulk are essential, this jacket gets a lot of casual use from me as well. Construction is high quality; hood is appropriately sized and has a simple and effective rear cord for easy adjustment. I am pleased with the breathability of the Gore-Tex PacLite fabric. No pit zips necessary. I am 6'5" tall and 195 pounds and the XL fits great.
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome jacket, a little pricey I'm 5'8" 170 lbs & the medium fits perfectly. It's slim but I can still wear a med weight fleece underneath w/o being tight. It's light & breathes well. Fabric is a bit stiffer than many lt.wt. rainshells so it doesn't cling to your skin if you start sweating. I've had no problems keeping rain out. The zippers are a bit stiff but it's waterproof so that's expected. The hood fits well. I like the mole skin-like fabric on the chin & rear of the collar. It costs more than other good jackets but you get excellent build quality, great performance, great fit, & good looks. I got tired of cheaper jackets that weren't comfortable or didn't fit perfectly, so in my opinion it was worth the extra.,,,,
Date published: 2010-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket: Waterproof, Breathable, Wind Resistant, True to Size and Practical!!! I'm by no means an outdoor adventurer (I just go to the gym and lift heavy things); I live in NYC, work in an office and perspire heavily. Yesterday was the real test of my 'Arcteryx Beta Jacket', it was cats and dogs here in Midtown East with mild winds and temp around 50s to low 60s. I don't like carrying umbrellas and my previous rain proof jackets always suffocated my body and cause very sweaty armpits, upper back and shoulders (even in low temp). The Arcteryx Beta is different. During my whole walk to work I felt completely dry with normal body temperature and best of all my body was able to breath. When I got to work there was NOT A DROP of liquid on my shirt from either RAIN or SWEAT!
Date published: 2012-05-22
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