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When sudden cloud bursts send everyone running for cover, pull the Arc'teryx Men's Beta SL Pant out of your pack and keep your legs dry while you push on towards the hut. Gore-Tex Paclite will shield you from the rain and, since it's the lightest fabric Gore-Tex makes, it helps keep these pants packable so you won't have to even consider leaving them behind just to save a little space. They have reinforced 3-layer Gore-Tex cuffs, too, so you won't slice your legs up powering through prickers; instead, you'll be eating up trail while all your weight-conscious companions hide under trees or spend the night roasting their hiking pants over the fire trying to dry them out.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Arc'teryx Men's Apparel Clothing Beta Superlight Pant - Men's Black Small Long Inseam 171866. The reinforced hem and insteps are abrasion-resistant and durable GORE-TEX Pro while the lower leg zipper accommodates boots. The compact design and fabric are perfect for take-along protection.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

The Arc'teryx Beta SL pants in men's tall sizes feature light, packable, waterproof protection, delivering weather-walloping armor that won't slow you down. Full side zippers allow easy on and off.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Arc'teryx Men's Beta SL Pant is a packable pant for superlight rain protection on the hike. You never know what the weather may do when backpacking in the wilderness, but these waterproof pants helps keep pack weight down while offering protection when you need it most. The Gore-TEX; fabric with Paclite; Plus Technology is incredibly lightweight, waterproof and breathable. The full length side zippers help them get on and off quick, so you can keep up with your trail miles and the weather. Features of the Arcteryx Men's Beta SL Pant Soft, supple N40r Gore-Tex with Paclite Plus product Technology is reinforced with N150p Gore-Tex with Paclite Plus product Technology Full length side zippers provide easy entry and rapid ventilation Low profile external waist adjustments Bottom hem lace hooks accommodate hiking boots and low profile alpine boots Reinforced instep patch

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Emergency pull-on waterproof pant made from GORE-TEXA(R) fabric with PacliteA(R) technology. Reinforced hem and insteps are abrasion-resistant and durable N150p-X GORE-TEXA(R) fabric. Lower leg zipper accommodates boots. Light, ergonomic and compact, it is designed for use when the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse. MINIMALISM MAXIMIZED The minimalist design helps maximize packability and reduce weight without sacrificing key features. Reinforced in key wear areas, articulated knees and a gusseted crotch provide freedom of movement, while WaterTightA(R) lower leg zippers help accommodate boots. PERFORMANCE MATERIALS N40r GORE-TEXA(R) fabric with PacliteA(R) technology is a very lightweight and compact waterproof/breathable fabric. Highly packable, it features a mini-ripstop face for increased tear strength. High-wear areas at the instep, lower leg and cuff are reinforced with a heavier weight, more durable N150p-X GORE-TEXA(R) fabric. CONFIDENT CRAFTSMANSHIP Subtle, thoughtful construction details help shed grams. Careful design allows for minimal seam allowances that reduce unneeded material and minimize wear and chafing. Key wear areas are reinforced for extended durability.

- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version