Arcteryx Jacket Review


Arc’teryx is known for its innovative high-performance gear. Their Beta AR Jacket is an example of this. Constructed of hardshell rain protection fabric explicitly designed to withstand mountain environments, with pit zips and an integral helmet-compatible hood, this hardshell raincoat boasts impressive functionality. It features a helmet-compatible hood for added versatility.

Light and versatile, it makes an excellent hiking and climbing pack and is suitable for backpacking and camping trips.


Are you in search of a lightweight jacket with just the right features? Look no further than Arc’teryx Beta’s three-season shell, designed for climbing but versatile enough for hiking and mountaineering. Featuring a compatible helmet hood and dual hem adjusters for perfect height adjustments, with its C-Knit backer providing superior comfort; however, it lacks pit zips, so it may not offer as much breathability as other Gore-Tex jackets.

Fabric quality is also reasonably resilient, featuring a microsuede chin guard and taped seams for seam sealing. Though not quite abrasion-resistant as some Arc’teryx products, this jacket should still hold up under rigorous alpine use.

Its stylish appeal can also be enhanced when worn over a t-shirt for casual wear. Machine washing with a mild detergent should work, though fabric softeners and colorants should be avoided for optimal results. To maintain its beauty, handwashing may be beneficial to ensure a lasting appearance.


The Beta jacket from Arcteryx is an ultralight waterproof shell designed for three-season adventures, featuring clean lines with just the proper functionality for its intended use. All seams are precisely bonded to minimize wear-and-tear issues that could lead to early failure while providing adequate protection from the elements.

Gore-Tex provides waterproof protection with breathability – this latest version has improved breathability by up to 28% by eliminating its old PU backer membrane and providing more excellent breathability.

The inner fabric features Gore-Tex to reduce moisture buildup. A helmet-compatible hood is easy to adjust via a single pull adjuster; additional fabric adjustments can be achieved using simple cuff tabs.


Arc’teryx jackets are specifically engineered to stand up against the elements, making them attractive for mountain activities such as climbing and alpine hiking. A waterproof hardshell jacket must be durable enough to withstand abrasion and moisture while remaining breathable enough for comfortable wear during exercise.

Arc’teryx offers various jackets made with Gore-Tex fabrics, such as the Alpha SV. SV stands for “severe weather,” making this durable yet breathable jacket a trendy choice among rock climbers.

The Alpha SV features an 80D face fabric thick enough to resist backpack strap abrasion while remaining lightweight and low profile hood compatible with helmets for added helmet compatibility and a single adjuster for optimal comfort during high output activities. Unfortunately, it lacks pit zips which help regulate heat.


Arc’teryx is known for producing lightweight, high-performance products. Their jackets are designed to keep users warm and dry even in wet environments; additionally, they’re constructed using materials that resist abrasion over time for long-lasting service life.

The Alpha SV is one of the lightest Gore-Tex Pro three-layer hardshell jackets, weighing 10.6 ounces in men’s size XL. Featuring a snug fit, C-Knit backer, and dual hem adjusters for even cinching of its jacket hem, as well as low profile helmet-compatible hood and simple Velcro cuff tabs for fastened adjustments, it boasts one of the lightest Gore-Tex Pro hardshell jackets ever designed and manufactured today!

Arc’teryx jackets are designed for alpine climbing and backpacking trips, yet they may be out of reach financially for some outdoor enthusiasts. To address this, Arc’teryx offers a variety of jackets at various price points, so you can find one that meets your budget and personal style needs. Need help to select an Arc’teryx jacket? Reach out to a Curated Hiking and Camping Expert; they would be more than happy to assist!