Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket

Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket

WEIGHT: 13.9 oz
MSRP: $399
TECH: N40d 3L GORE-TEX fabric with tricot backer technology

VENTILATION: Pit-zips and adjustable cuffs

FEATURES: Arc’teryx products are made for high performance, breathability, and protection in alpine conditions. Their BETA hardshell series have been a favorite for backpackers, climbers, and alpinists for years; and this new model delivers the same quality with a simpler design. The jacket features pit zips for ventilation, and articulated sleeves for a full range of motion. Their WaterTight zippers prevent any moisture from sneaking in, and the hood is helmet compatible and adjustable, allowing you to see and stay protected from rain and snow. Adjustable cuffs, dual hem adjusters, and a droptail hem all make it so the jacket can be fully sealed, protecting you from wind, rain, and snow.

BEST FOR: This jacket is a bit heavier and more expensive, so it’s best for a high-quality jacket that will last for years and perform in extreme conditions. My hiking partner used it for climbing the Grand Teton, hiking the John Muir Trail, backcountry skiing, and many adventures in between. She notes how well it works in a variety of conditions, and blocks both rain and wind exceptionally well.

WHAT WE LIKE: This is a durable jacket that will protect you from extreme weather. It also can stay up to extended backpacking trips, and not lose quality under shoulder straps.

CONS: This is a bit heavier and more expensive than comparable jackets.

NOTE: For now, this product is exclusively available at REI.

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