I know there is a similar post about this but I didn't get a full answer from it. I am looking to get a hardshell jacket, either the Aplha AR or Beta AR. Could someone please advise me on which one I should get? I would wear it to go hiking, climbing and just everyday use. Thanks!
Alpha has a much longer hemline. That and the pocket configuration are the main differences. I have an Alpha FL and would not be happy if less than 70% of my usage of it were other than climbing. It is really great for climbing but not as useful for other things like skiing due to lack of pit zips and pocket config. I think the AR model has pit zips but you still run into the specificity problem a little.