User Review: Arc'teryx Men's 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.