The Arcteryx Beta AR Pant are superb lightweight, packable and versatile 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro Waterproof trousers.
Arcteryx have utilised two different face fabrics to make the trousers comfortable and durable. The main part of the Beta AR Pant is a tough yet supple 40 denier 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro fabric with heavier 80 denier 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro reinforcement fabric in the seat and knee area, providing extra durability where it's needed. Tough Keprotec in-step patches provide the ultimate protection from crampon spikes and edge cuts from skis.
The pants are easily pulled on thanks to the 3/4 length Watertight side zips running from the hip to the ankle. The fit is regular with e3D - ergonomic 3-Dimensional patterning that is designed to enhance a greater freedom of movement. Powdercuff gaiters around the ankle keeps unwanted snow out and the bottom of the trouser can be secured to your boot via hooks that easily clip to your laces.
Arcteryx Beta AR Pant Features
- N40r-X 3L Gore Tex Pro in the main areas
- N80p-X 3L Gore Tex Pro in high wear areas
- 3/4 length Watertight side zips
- Adjustable webbing belt
- 1 zipped hip pocket
- Keprotec instep patch
- 100D Cordura PowderCuff lace hooks
- Regular with e3D
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Customer Reviews of Arcteryx Beta AR Pant
I use these pants primarily for backcountry skiing, where they perform to the highest level. A lightweight, bombproof pair of waterproof pants which fit well. The thin waist belt fits seemlessly under harness or Bergan waist belt with no rubbing or rucking. The slim fit does allow for lightweight belay pants to be used underneath but above a baselayer, for those pre dawn starts or foul weather hold ups. Great instep protection gives years of use, taking the punishment from crampon and ski edge. An additional hip pocket would be useful on sunny days, when with jacket stowed quick access to lipsalve, Sun cream etc is required. Overall, a superb pair of waterproof pants that will give years of hard use.
After looking at several pairs of over trousers I decided to go for the beta AR. The main reason was the long side zips which make it easy to quickly put them on over boots.
As with all arcteryx the quality is superb. You do pay a premium for this but the facewest Xmas discount helped. I went for the large size and the fit is perfect for me @ 6'1 tall, 32waist & 33 inside leg.
Bought a pair of these a year or so back to replace a cheap pair of trousers. Biggest difference and advantage is the longer side zips allows the trousers to be put on over big winter boots quickly. Internal cuff and instep patches keep snow out and offer additional protection to the fabric where my old trousers had holes from crampons.Of course having bought these they now seem to spend most of there time in the backpack but low weight helps.