Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's 6000-908

Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's

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Show Description

"SL" means "superlight", which might be the first thing you notice. Ideal for fast-and-light hiking or as an emergency shell on multi-pitch climbs. A fully adjustable storm hood, drawcord hem and cuff adjusters offer complete protection from the elements. The front zip, vents and pockets all feature water-resistant zippers and tight seam tolerances make it compact and packable.

  • GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus in the body and GORE-TEX with C-KNIT™ reinforcement in high-wear areas.
  • 40-denier face fabric is lightweight and hard-wearing.
  • Micro seam allowance of 1.6mm reduces bulk and weight.
  • Articulated construction allows dynamic moves.
  • Underarm gussets keep jacket from lifting when you're reaching overhead.
  • Adjustable storm hood is helmet-compatible, with a laminated brim to deflect rain and snow.
  • Tall collar with brushed microsuede chinguard.
  • Highly water-resistant external zippers.
  • Underarm zips for easy venting.
  • High volume hand pockets.
  • Laminated cuff adjusters reduce bulk.
  • Drop hem provides coverage, with cordlock adjusters.
  • Trim fit.

Tech specs

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Weight 360g (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Camping and hiking
  • Travel
  • Climbing
Type Waterproof-breathable
  • GORE-TEX Paclite
  • 3-layer
  • 2-layer
Face fabric 40-denier nylon
Lining/backer 40-denier nylon
Fabric waterproof rating

The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.


Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

Waterproof with fully taped seams
Fabric active breathability

The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.

Venting Underarm zips
Pockets 2 front zippered

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Hip-length
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

  • Adjustable
  • Helmet-compatible
Made in China