User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Beta SL Jacket
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept it)
Very light and packable, but large torso.
- Large in torso
- No pit zips
As a member of Gore MountainTechs, I have the opportunity to field test GORE-TEX gear in some of the harshest conditions.
This jacket is my go to jacket for backpacking. Very lightweight and packabe, yet still very waterproof. Zippers are not as hefty as I'd like, but help shave ounces so I guess it's worth it.
No pit zips, which is a huge downfall for me, but not a show stopper as it's still quite breathable. The length is good for sleeves and torso, but it's pretty bulky in the torso (I'm 6', 185 lbs, and have this jacket in large). The bulk does help when layering with down underneath, so I wear this jacket in all conditions. But as a shell, just a bit large in the torso for my liking.
Overall, would still highly recommend this jacket, but you may want to consider stepping one size down if you're slim and don't need the length.