Essential all-around outdoor performance.

The versatile Arc'teryx Women's Beta AR Jacket is the ultimate outdoor companion, capable of taking on everything from skiing and hiking to alpine expeditions. As the number two in Arc'teryx's Essentials line, the Beta AR bears an uncanny resemblance to it's big sister, the Theta AR. Both jackets are sleek, all-weather and all-conditions beasts, but the big difference between the siblings is the Beta AR sports a higher hemline that sits at the hip.

Just like the Theta AR, the Beta AR is made with Gore-Tex Pro and sealed with tiny Gore-taped seams to shut out rain and snow while still maintaining breathability for high-intensity activities. Laminated zippers are icing on the cake, and in combination with the construction, offer you weatherproof protection from blinding snow, sideways rain storms, and even your toddler throwing apple juice your way. High-wear areas of the jacket are reinforced with extremely abrasion-resistant N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro for increased durability without tacking on too much weight.

At under a pound, the Beta AR is light on weight, but it's also heavy on features that fit your active life. Laminated underarm vents open quickly and without hassle, and the underarm gussets give you the chance to move to the beat of your own drum without the entire jacket bunching up. The microsuede facing on the full collar protects your chin from chafing against the jacket in chilly temps, and the helmet-compatible DropHood sports a laminated brim so the rain and sleet won't cloud your vision. No matter what adventure you have lined up for the day, wear the Beta AR with the confidence that it will help you perform your best.

  • Versatile mountain performance that delivers all year long
  • Gore-Tex Pro shell is waterproof and highly breathable
  • Heavier weight fabric reinforcements in high-wear areas
  • Taped seams and DWR finish for added weatherproofing
  • e3D patterning enhances mobility and comfort
  • No-lift underarm gussets prevent jacket from riding up
  • Adjustable hood with laminated brim maintains visibility
  • Drop-back hem provides increased coverage
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Dry as a bone!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: L

I took this to Joe's Valley during a desert rain storm and was completely dry. I went with a L to ensure the mobility.

Color Clarification
Can anyone speak to the Oceanus color? The picture arcteryx has on their website, and what is shown here, makes it look like a lighter turquoise/teal color. In other photos I’ve looked at the color looks deeper, more like a true turquoise/teal/dark blue. I haven’t been able to find the color in any of their products at any of my local arcteryx dealers ether. Perhaps someone has a photo or video? If I’m going to splurge, heaven forbid I get the wrong color!

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Hello! I am one of our Arc'teryx ambassadors and would love to help. Great choice on the Beta AR, as for the oceanus color- I personally find it to be right in between what you have described! It isn't light enough to be deemed turquoise, but isn't a dark blue either. I would say a matte teal is the best I would be able to describe it. I personally would love to get it set up for you, and if you don't like the color then we can get you a free return label and look for a different option.

Please keep me posted with any other questions, my email is cekblad@backcountry.com



Thanks!

Arc'teryx – Women's Beta AR Jacket

Designed specifically for women and featured to handle a wide range of terrain and conditions, the streamlined Beta AR Jacket provides light, packable, durable storm protection. Hybrid mapping technology strategically positions two weights of GORE-TEX® Pro fabric to optimize specific performance benefits. Highly breathable GORE-TEX® Pro with N40p-X face fabric is used in the main body to keep the jacket packable and light. Hardwearing N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro provides abrasion resistance in the shoulders and forearms to elevate durability.