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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $559 List$212.50 at Backcountry
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Pros Lightweight, breathable, fully featured, durableHighly versatile, breathable, lightweightUltralight, breathable, redefines versatility as a very adequate wind shirtGreat range of motion, light weight, great weather protection, versatileLightweight, supple, breathable, versatile
Cons Not the lightest on the marketExpensive, still made of lighter and somewhat less durable fabricThin, no pockets, not suitable for high mountain use or severe weatherShorter torso length, some features overdoneThinner fabric, less features
Bottom Line This is a stellar hardshell for a variety of mountain adventuresReintroduces key features from the more stripped down Beta SL to make an impressively versatile hardshell jacketAn ultralight hardshell that moonlights as a wind shirt; our dream combo come true!Burly and still light weight, with thoughtful features that make it very versatileAn impressive hardshell jacket, lightweight and breathable, and for a great price
Rating Categories Norrona Trollveggen Gore-Tex... Beta SL Hybrid Norvan SL Hoody Beta AR Jacket Drypoint GTX
Weather Protection (20%)
9
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7
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Mobility (20%)
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Breathability (20%)
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Weight (15%)
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Features (10%)
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Versatility (5%)
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Specs Norrona... Beta SL Hybrid Norvan SL Hoody Beta AR Jacket Drypoint GTX
Measured Weight 9 oz 11.6 oz 4 oz 13.4 oz 9 oz
Category Mid weight, Regular fit Light weight, athletic fit Mid/ light weight, regular fit Mid weight, Regular fit Mid/ light weight, regular fit
Length of back, from base of neck to bottom 28 in 26 in 26.00 26 in 27 in
Material 40D GORE-TEX Pro fabric N42p GORE-TEX fabric with Gore C-KNIT backer technology N40r GORE-TEX fabric with PACLITE Plus product technology Gore-Tex ShakeDry N40p-X 3L Gore-Tex on body; N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro on arms 20-denier ripstop nylon Gor-Tex coating
Pockets 2 chest, 1 interior chest 2 hand None 2 handwarmer, 1 internal chest 2 hand
Helmet Compatible Hood Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Harness and Backpack Strap Compatible Yes, high pockets Yes Not advised Yes, high pockets Yes
Draw cords 1 hood, 2 waist 3 hood, 2 waist 1 hood 4 hood, 2 waist 3 hood, 2 waist
Adjustable Cuffs Yes, Velcro Yes, Velcro No Yes, Velcro Yes, Velcro
Pit Zips Yes Yes No Yes No
Two-Way Front Zipper No No No No No
Warranty Policy 5 year - production and material defects Practical lifetime warranty - Material or workmanship defects will be replaced or repaired at Arc'teryx's discretion Practical lifetime warranty - Material or workmanship defects will be replaced or repaired at Arc'teryx's discretion Practical lifetime warranty - Material or workmanship defects will be replaced or repaired at Arc'teryx's discretion Lifetime Guarantee for manufacturer defects, 1 year return policy if you are disatisfied with your purchase
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