Arc'teryx Women's Beta AR Pants
You may have made the conversion to soft shell pants, but you still need a waterproof shell pant like the Arcteryx Women's Beta AR in your outerwear line-up. These fully seam taped Gore-Tex pants deliver all-weather protection in a lightweight yet durable package. Arcteryx uses a lightweight Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric on these versatile over pants to keep them packable and lightweight. They also add just the right key features to keep your mountain experience a pleasant one. The -length side zips, built-in boot gaiters and adjustable webbing belt mean you are dialed for adventure. Cut specifically for women, the fit of the Beta AR is athletic with room to layer. These breathable shell pants are all about mountain-worthy function. The Arcteryx Beta AR pants for women may live in your pack when the weather is good, but you will appreciate their all-weather function when Mother Nature reminds you who the boss is.
- Material: 380NR Gore-Tex® Pro Shell 3-layer
- 410N Gore-Tex® Pro Shell 3-layer reinforcements at seat and knees
- Schoeller® Keprotec™ boot cuff reinforcements
- DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
- Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
- Tiny Gore® seam tape (13 mm)
- Women's specific design and fit
- Trim fit for athletic performance
- Articulated knees and seat
- Gusseted crotch
- Hip stash pocket
- WaterTight™ external zippers
- Molded zipper garages
- Side zippers stop below harness/ hipbelt area
- WaterTight™ 3/4 length leg zippers
- Front fly with snap closure
- Adjustable pant cuff drawcord
- Adjustable webbing belt
- Keprotec™ instep patches
- Reinforced knees, seat and lower legs
- Powder cuffs with elastic and lace hook
- Inseams: Regular, Tall
- Fit: Athletic fit
- Weight: 478 g, 1 lb 0.9 oz
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Reviews - Arc'teryx Women's Beta AR Pants
The Beta AR are so comfortable you feel like you are wearing nothing at all! The pants are invincible on the days when the weather is the nastiest, stay dry when sitting on a wet ski chair and keep out hurricane force winds. The shells can be worn from the warmest spring days to the coldest of cold. The waistband keeps out the deepest snow even when upside down. The full length zips are fantastic if you wear a knee brace. You will love these pants!!! The down side, only one small pocket.
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These are my go-to rain pants for hiking in the PNW. Ive mostly been using them for mountaineering, which they work extremely well for. The reinforced material on the inside of the ankles has saved me from kicking holes in them several times. It adds weight and stiffness, but has been worth it for me.
Excellent durable construction.
These are my go-to rain pants for hiking in the PNW. Ive mostly been using them for mountaineering, which they work extremely well for. The reinforced material on the inside of the ankles has saved me from kicking holes in them several times. It adds weight and stiffness, but has been worth it for me. Though the side-zips do not extend the entire way up the pant (they end 5-6 from the top of the pant), I prefer this. As winterhiker2 mentions, this does mean you have to step in and out of the waist of the pant to put them on or take them off. The benefit for me has been that the waistband of your backpack does will not rub on zipper ridgelines. Overall, its been a compromise that has been worth it for me I tend to just start our mountain hikes w/the pants on since they need to be layered under my harness anyway. This pant might be a bit too heavy for summer hikes Im sure you could find a lighter/cheaper option, but I wear them all yearround. As for sizing, Im 52, 120# and typically wear a 4/6. I ordered these pants in small and still have enough room for several thick warm layers underneath. They are too long for my short legs, but the excess material scrunches above the reinforced inner ankle panel (so its not in a place where its going to get in the way).