The Arcteryx Men's Beta LT Hybrid Jacket is a lightweight rain jacket for all-around activities, such as hiking and climbing. The Beta LT Hybrid combines Gore-Tex PacLite (mainbody) and Gore-Tex 3L (high-wear areas) for a super packable, lightweight package. The high-wear areas are the shoulders and underarms, where backpack straps lay. The Gore-Tex fabrics are waterproof and breathable to keep you comfortable all day long in rain, sleet, or snow. A durable water repellent and taped seams increase waterproofness throughout the jacket. The drop-hood stays out of the way when not in use and is also helmet compatible with adjustments to pull it close. Open up the pit zips to release excess heat while the Beta LT Hybrid takes care of the weather and you take on the trail.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Beta LT Hybrid Jacket
Compact, lightweight Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite technology used in main body, reinforced with 3L Gore-Tex with tricot technology in high wear areas
#3 WaterTight Vislon centre front zipper
Helmet compatible DropHood
Two hand pockets
WaterTight pit zippers for ventilation
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Beta LT Hybrid Jacket
Weight: 13.4 oz / 380 g
Fit: Trim with e3D, hip length
N40r Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite product technology
N40p Gore-Tex 3L with tricot technology
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"Consistent Arc'Teryx excellence, super light/packable outer layer"
Unlike all these hardcore mountaineers, climbers and expedition hikers, I am more of a layman when it comes to using technical gear at the Arc'teryx level. However, for trips of a lifetime, I don't trust just any brand. As an owner of 3 other Arc'teryx jackets, I knew what I was looking for: waterproof, breathable, lightweight, packable, reliable and durable. This is a tall order for any company and Arc'teryx nailed it. This jacket and my Beta Lt pants pack so small I can put them in my carry on. Why is packability important for a layperson like me who doesn't aspire to do any of the go-pro-esque sports? Well ask United Airlines, who misplaced my luggage in Anchorage a few years ago. My rain gear didn't arrive with me to the remote destination on Kodiak Island.The sleeves are a little long, the cut is for the active person and the cuffs are a tad narrow to accommodate a Suunto watch. Material seems flimsy, but Arc'teryx's warranty and customer care is without equal.
I bought this jacket in the early spring. Primarily, I use it for hikes, riding my bike, and just to hoof it around town. To this point, Arcteryx has definitely delivered! The cut fits perfect to my size and the hood adjustments add to a great fit. This jacket is specifically made to be lite and water resistance, which I have found both to be spot on. The pit zips have also been a great feature when things get a little wet and steamy out. On a more materialistic side, I have also received compliments on the mango color. All around, great light weight jacket made for many different times of the year.
This jacket is exactly what you need if you require a water/wind proof shell to protect you from the elements. It'll fit over whatever you have on (given you aren't wearing a puffy down jacket) but don't expect it to keep you warm by itself (unless a breeze comes in early May). That being said, its extremely thin (like bed sheet thin) so packing it won't be a problem and I don't see any issues wearing it in warm weather while its raining. I'd rather be a tad warm than soaked. Everything cinches down to keep wind/water out and it fits perfect - I'm 6'00 160lbs and I wear a medium. I think this specific model is discontinued because its not on the Arc'teryx website and I couldn't find much on it via the internet. I did however see that it was very well received at last years outdoor retailer show by one of their experts. Overall, its highly recommended.