Arc'teryx Beta SL Pant - Women's
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Arc'teryx Zeta SL Pant - Women's
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Price $275.00 at REI
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$119.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Full length side zippers, durable, versatileInexpensive, recycled materials, lightweight, great zipper and vent designLightweight, versatile, comfortableOptimized for cycling, thoughtful features, durable, comfortableComfortable, lightweight, easy on/off
Cons Expensive, awkward without front fly closureHeavier 3 layer materialNot full length side zippersThicker fabric better for cooler temperatures, no vents, no pocketsExpensive, partial side zippers
Bottom Line Durable, versatile, and impressively lightweight shell pantAn affordable option that will stand up to moderate activityThese lightweight rain pants stretch the seasons and prove useful most of the yearA go-to for wet weather cycling and commutingDurable and lightweight, an excellent emergency layer
Rating Categories Beta SL Pant Torrentshell 3L Pant Aspire Pant Transit Zeta SL Pant
Water Resistance (25%)
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Comfort And Mobility (20%)
6
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6
Breathability And Venting (20%)
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Weight (15%)
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Packed Size (10%)
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Features (5%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Beta SL Pant Torrentshell 3L Pant Aspire Pant Transit Zeta SL Pant
Measured Weight 12 oz 11 oz 9.5 oz 11 oz 8.5 oz
Waterproof fabric Material N40r Gore-Tex with Paclite technology 100% recycled nylon 50D polyester Gore-tex 2L Nylon Gore-Tex 2L
Face fabric and Layer Construction 150D nylon plain weave, 2 layer H2No Performance standard shell Gore-Tex 2L Artex 3-Layer Gore-Tex Paclite Plus N40r
Pockets None 2 zippered hand 1 back None None
Side zips length? 1/3 length, unzips to below knee 3/4 zip 3/4 zip Ankle 3/4 zip
Put on Over Hiking or Mountaineering Boots Mountaineering Mountaineering Mountaineering Low top hiking/casual Mountaineering
Inseam Length, Size Small 32 32 30 32 32
Stows Into Pocket? No Yes Yes No No
Clippable loop? No Yes Yes No No
Waist band Style Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord
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