Arc'teryxBeta SV Jacket - Men's

Batten down the hatches.

Protecting you from extreme environments ranging from snowy Colorado peaks to soggy maritime locations, the Arc'teryx Men's Beta SV Jacket acts as an impenetrable shield against whipping winds, raging blizzards, and soaking rain storms. The Beta SV Jacket is equipped for a multitude of outdoor activities in severe weather conditions, effortlessly transitioning from demanding backcountry ski tours to mixed climbing routes to powder days at your local mountain. Legendary 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro and burly N80P-X face fabric provide total protection from the elements while resisting abrasion when you're getting after it.

New for this season, the jacket's external pockets eliminate the need of bulky zipper garages with with self-sealing zip sliders. This improvement streamlines the jacket's overall aesthetic while keeping outside moisture away from your layers. WaterTight underarm zips boost overall breathability, giving you the power to regulate your core temperature during fast-paced pursuits like skinning and climbing. The fully adjustable helmet-compatible hood works to keep wind and water away from your face, while the drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs ensure that no chilly air can permeate into your layers.

  • Rugged waterproof jacket for extreme environments
  • 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro is waterproof and breathable
  • N80p-X face fabric reinforces the jacket from abrasion
  • Articulated elbows offer unrestricted motion
  • WaterTight underarm zips increase active-use ventilation
  • Helmet-compatible StormHood with Cohaesive pull adjustment
  • Drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs seal out the elements
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Dont get Phased by Winter Severe Weather

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I'm 5'11" and 175lbs - typically in between a medium and large and decided to go with a large in this case. It definitely is pretty roomy, but I prefer a bigger fitting jacket for skiing, especially as I like to be able to layer underneath it. I use it for both resort and backcountry skiing and it does do both pretty dang well.

What I like about the Beta SV Jacket:
- First and foremost, its is a burly fabric (80d means its not gonna get ripped apart from a little twig) that is Goretex Pro - made to take a beating when the going gets wet and nasty. SV stands for Severe (Weather) and its designed for that exactly.
- I keep the zippers at the top of the pit and its easy to use the pit zips to dump heat when touring.
- Storm hood, the love of my stormy life. Fits up and over a helmet and still protects the face - it also moves when you turn your head, not just getting sucked into the hood. I measure the amount of good ski days by the number of days I was wearing my storm hood.
- Though its definitely a bigger jacket than what I'd wear casually, the fit is great for layering. Base layer, nano air hybrid vest, down jacket are my go to touring layers and it can comfortable fit all below no problem.

What I didn't like about the jacket:
- It doesn't have a powder skirt. I get that this may be a multi purpose technical shell (mountaineering, etc), but the fact that there is a pass pocket on the arm and not a powder skirt sort of irks me.

All in all, if you're looking for a fantastic, burly technical shell for resort and or backcountry skiing, this is a great option! If you're unsure of whether this vs any other Arc'teryx shell jackets is the best option, have sizing questions, or are looking to put in an order, give a shout! My direct line is 801.204.4547 or can email me at and would be more than happy to help!

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

If I can only describe this jacket in one word, it would be: "Amazing!"

Couldn't be happier with the performance and fit of this jacket. I have owned it now for about 6 months and it still looks and performs like I just took it out of the package. I went on a recent trip to Silver Falls in Oregon, It was an 8 mile loop that featured several waterfalls where you could go behind most of them. The water would shed right off the jacket and once out of the falls, do a quick shack and it's like it never happened. It pit-zips were nice when you need a little extra venting when it started to get a little bit warmer. It's 80 Denier face fabric so it will take insane amount of abuse for several years to come. I'm 6' - 165 lbs. and went with a Medium. I do like my jackets with a little extra room and it fits great. Little tight with layers but not bad. It is well worth the price and you will have it for several years to come. Highly recommended.

If you have any questions,

email me: or give me a call at: (801) 204-4571

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Unanswered Question

Does this jacket always feel like paper or does it get more pliable after you wear it more?


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I upgraded to the SV from the AR for the additional coverage. This jacket is easy to love. Longer back length and hood to keep out the worst weather. It is much roomier in the body than a standard Medium for me. This is exactly what I wanted to allow for more generous layering.
The fabric is smoother and seems lighter than my four year old AR. It is very packable and provides excellent protection. I slid over a small rock glissading on my recent alpine outing. In despair, at the bottom of the slide I searched the rear of the jacket for the hole that must have resulted to find not even a mark. Another unbreakable piece by Arc'teryx.

Good protection.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

This is a tough lightweight effective hard shell. The fit is great and so are the features.

Awesome hardshell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Fantastic hard shell. Love the fit and the jacket feels very durable. It's breathable, but also great at keeping out the elements.

Powder Hound

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I wear this as a shell layer for skiing Utah 3%. Day after day, this jacket keeps out the cold and keeps in the warm. I've slid down granite, I've ripped through branches, I've shut it in the car door. Jacket is as durable as it is waterproof. I like the SV (long) cut to cover further down the waist and hips.

Bomber Jacket, Fits Big

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Spent the summer as a guide in Southeast Alaska in this jacket. Used and abused it daily by bushwhacking through thorns and shrubs, getting sea-spray on it, sitting on the ground on it, etc etc. At the end of the season, I washed it and it looks brand new. Never lost its water proof, never even showed signs of wear in the cuffs. My only qualm is it fits a little big. (I'm 5'10", athletic build and wore a large).


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I went back and forth with numerous jackets for months before landing on the Beta SV. Very, very weatherproof, warm over a nice midlayer, not too crinkly. I've worn this between -35F and 30F and stayed warm and dry. Breathes nicely and plenty of pocket space. Long enough in back to cover my arse when snowboarding but not baggy or too long so I can appear age appropriate. The fit is athletic but not too slim or skinny. Really was the best of everything that I checked out, and I'd buy it again. Top shelf gear, Arcteryx.

Glad we were able to find you the perfect jacket, Mike!!
Thanks for taking the time to write the stellar review!
Your Account Manager,

Arc'teryx –Men's Beta SV Jacket

Hardwearing and highly versatile, the Beta SV is built for harsh mountain environments. Light and rugged, the durably waterproof, windproof, breathable N80p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric is proven in severe conditions. The helmet compatible StormHood™ delivers full protection without impeding peripheral vision and secures with glove-friendly Cohaesive™ cordlocks. Pit zips speed ventilation, and the articulated regular fit with e3D patterning moves with your body and comfortably accommodates layers.