Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant
Source: received it as a personal gift
These rain paints work well in all conditions. The Gore-tex Pro shell has excellent breathability. The pants are durable and well constructed. The built-in gaiters keep out snow and mud. The coated zippers keep water out and allow added ventilation if needed.
- Not as compact and pack-able as other rain pants.
These pants are keep out driving rain and snow and are the best all around outerwear for travel in wet and cold conditions. The pants keep you warm in camp and breath on the trail — layering is easily accomplished as the pants are large enough to permit this. I have traveled through thorns (albeit nervously), however these pants came out without a mark.
Bottom line: A+ best rain pants hands down for trekking in wet mountain conditions.
Price Paid: $300
Another well made product from Arc'teryx. I'm a 34 waist and bought the large. The fit is good with room for layering and still have room for movement. Zippers are great and plenty of ventilation.
This is a very good product.
Fabric: 3 layer Gore-tex XCR
Price Paid: $239
These pants are great for any wet conditions. The Arc'Teryx Beta AR Pants have articulated knees for easy movement going up or down the mountain. They have performed excellently mountaineering, skiing, and in the rain. Arc'Teryx clothing seems to be the most well built compared to all other outdoor gear. The downfall is you pay for the quality.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Beta AR Pant DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Beta AR Pant Waterproof Breathable Lightweight Durable Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight Tiny Gore seam tape (13 mm) DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface Gore-Tex three-layer construction Articulated knees and seat Gusseted crotch WaterTight external zippers Molded zipper garages Side zippers stop below harness/ hipbelt area Front fly with snap closure Adjustable pant cuff drawcord Hip stash pocket Reinforced knees, seat and lower legs Powder cuffs with elastic and lace hook Adjustable webbing belt Gore-Tex Pro 3L fabric with reinforced seat, knees, and lower leg E3D anatomical patterning and fit 3/4 length WaterTight side zipper One hip stash pocket with zipper Keprotec in-step patch protects against edge cuts Activity: All Around The SPECS Weight: (M): 17 oz / 491 g Fit: Athletic with e3D Fabric: N40r Gore-Tex Pro 3L, N150p Gore-Tex Pro 3L Keprotec Care Instructions Machine wash in cold water or dry clean Double rinse Wash dark colors separately Do not use fabric softener Remove immediately Do not leave wet Tumble dry on medium heat Do not iron This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The men's Arc'Teryx Beta AR Pant is focused on streamlined performance with minimal weight and bulk, these lightweight GORE-TEX Pro Shell pants are the ultimate in packable four-season protection. Built tough with reinforced knees, seat, and lower legs, they also feature Keprotec instep patches to guard against crampons, ski edges and boots. A trim athletic fit with articulated shaping delivers mobility and powder cuffs keep snow at bay.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
Men's Arc'teryx Beta AR Pants are designed with one thing in mind: performance. Durable, lightweight and pack down small. Waterproof, four-season pant. With a tough build and durable materials, the Arc'Teryx Beta AR pants have everything you need for winter activities in-bounds or out of bounds. Waterproof, windproof, durable and lightweight shell. GORE-TEX 3-layer construction keeps you dry and light. Micro seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight. Stash pocket in the hip. Meant for Ski Touring, Trekking, Winter Adventures. Athletic fit comes in sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Inseams: Regular, Short, Tall. Weight: 491g; 1 lb, 1.3 oz. Available Color(s): Black, Heron
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant with it's Keprotec instep patches and reinforced knees and seat, these lightweight, belted waist pants are built for rugged backcountry use.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version