Designed to stay unnoticed until it’s needed, the super lightweight, compressible waterproof/breathable Beta SL Jacket weighs a scant 315 grams (11.1 oz). Made from N40r GORE-TEX® fabric with Paclite® product technology, it delivers proven complete weather protection with a high level of breathability.
As weight and space are critical factors in the Beta SL’s performance, the lightest and most packable GORE-TEX® fabric, N40r GORE-TEX® fabric with Paclite® product technology, is used. Waterproof and highly breathable, the fabric protects from the weather and offers a higher level of comfort during activity. As the Beta SL is intended for periodic emergency use, a less abrasion resistant textile is used to eliminate weight and bulk. However, the fabric has a mini ripstop construction that provides added tear strength without impacting weight.
SIMPLICITY IN ACTION
The goal was to pare the Beta SL to its essence and achieve specific functional requirements for the lowest possible weight. Careful, efficient construction techniques allow Arc’teryx to use micro seam allowances and tiny (13 mm) GORE® seam tape. The Trim fit reduces fabric requirements and improves breathability. Carefully articulated patterning and gusseted underarms provide freedom of movement without adding bulk. The low profile Stormhood™ offers complete coverage with a streamlined design. This is a true minimalist’s hardshell, designed to be light, small and efficient.SL | Super Light
Uses the lightest weight materials available to provide high weather protection, performance and/or packability, but with the right amount of durability.
FULL FEATURE LIST
Compressible and packable
Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps repel water from fabric surface
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Laminated high-strength hanger loop
Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
GORE-TEX® two-layer construction
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
Gender specific patterning
Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
No-lift gusseted underarms
Adjustable hood drawcords
Laminated chin guard
Zippers & Fly Configuration
WaterTight™ external zippers
Micro corded zipper pulls
Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain
WaterTight™ full length front zip
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration
Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won’t catch or tear off
Adjustable hem drawcord
Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers
Note: Our WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture
Logos & Label Configuration
N40r GORE-TEX® fabric with PacLite® product technology
Machine wash in warm water (30°C).
Do not use fabric softener.
Tumble dry on medium heat.
Do not iron.