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Best ArcTeryx rain jacket?

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Stephen McElroy · · Petaluma, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 50
  1. Curious on people's thoughts on the best all around rain (waterproof) jacket arcteryx has and their experiences with them? 
that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

All round jackets suck at everything, though probably the Beta LT as a true all around jacket.

A-K · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

Depends on what you are looking for, quite a few variations on cuts/materials. 

Personally I love my Beta SL for hiking, spring ski-mo and climbing. No pit zips to mess with, helmet hood, high chin guard, high pockets., I am a fan of pac-lite vs Gore-tex pro for my summer activities. It packs smaller and does a good job with a fleece underneath. That being said if I were to spend the money on a beefier/heavy jacket I would go with the Beta AR. I have worn my roommates and that thing rocks.  Although I might go with OR or BD for Gore-tex pro because they are a little less pricey and are 20% through AAC. 

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