The Arc’teryx Men’s Beta AR Pant is a waterproof pant that is lightweight and packable for all four seasons. The three quarter length zipper provides easy on and off while still wearing your boots, while still being WaterTight. Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric keeps you dry in whatever type of nasty weather is thrown your way. The knees, seat, and lower legs are reinforced for the bumps on the mountain or muddy trail. Gusseted crotch provides all day comfort and ease of movement. My favorite is the instep patches, simple protection against boots, crampons, and the like.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Beta AR Pant
Highly breathable GORE-TEX Pro Shell, light, supple N40r-X face fabric on front legs, hardwearing N80p-X face fabric in high wear areas
3/4 length WaterTight side separating zipper ensures easy removal over boots and crampons
Zippered snap fly with adjustable webbing belt
Single zippered hip pocket
Keprotec instep patch protects against edges, crampons and boots, Cordura PowderCuffkeeps snow out, lace hooks secures pants to boots
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Beta AR Pant
Weight: 18.1 oz / 515 g
Fit: Athletic with e3D
N40r-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell
N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro Shell Keprotec, Cordura
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These pants are simply amazing! I have used them for hiking, backpacking, ice climbing, mountaineering, and snowboarding and I have nothing but good things to say about them. The 3/4 zip is essential when the weather changes and you need to get your pants on quickly when wearing mountaineering boots and/or crampons. The reinforced instep has prevented damage from hiking boots and crampons on multiple occasions. Another great feature that may not seem like a big deal is that the pants can zip from either the top or the bottom. This is a great feature because you can zip them part of the way down from the top to dump extra heat. Overall, these are by far the best all-around hardshell pants for multi-sport activities and even everyday wear as a rain-shell.
From scale of 1 to 5 Moose, It gets 5 Moose. Very durable pants, excellent quality. They are lightweight, waterproof, breathable and scratch resistant. Perfect fit and complete freedom for moving around. Downside is of course the price.
I'm 6'0 and 185lbs and the large/regular fits perfect. Typical Arcteryx quality, durable, breathable and not bad looking. I was looking for an all around XC ski, sledding, maybe snowboarding, snowshoeing she'll that can take some abuse, and this is it. Nice pant.