User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Beta AR Jacket
Price Paid: $300
This hard shell is sick. Don't go with any other brand if you want quality, dependability, and performance. Teryx is ahead of their time and their stuff is well thought out. I don't give perfect ratings because nothing man-made is perfect.
The Beta AR is simple and doesn't have all of the unnecessary frills that do nothing but add weight. Please note that this jacket is hip length and is a low profile fit...so if you need something longer and looser for boarding, go with a different model.
Elbows and shoulders are reinforced for added durability. The only other brands I trust are Mountain Hardwear and Marmot...but Teryx makes the best waterproof gear that is relatively affordable.