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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $123.83 at REI$296.93 at REI
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$559 List$243.75 at Amazon
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$359.40 at Backcountry
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Pros Lightweight, supple, breathable, versatileHighly versatile, breathable, lightweightLightweight, breathable, fully featured, durableUltralight, breathable, redefines versatility as a very adequate wind shirtGreat range of motion, light weight, great weather protection, versatile
Cons Thinner fabric, less featuresExpensive, still made of lighter and somewhat less durable fabricNot the lightest on the marketThin, no pockets, not suitable for high mountain use or severe weatherShorter torso length, some features overdone
Bottom Line An impressive hardshell jacket, lightweight and breathable, and for a great priceReintroduces key features from the more stripped down Beta SL to make an impressively versatile hardshell jacketThis is a stellar hardshell for a variety of mountain adventuresAn 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 versatile
Rating Categories Drypoint GTX Beta SL Hybrid Norrona Trollveggen Gore-Tex... Norvan SL Hoody Beta AR Jacket
Weather Protection (20%)
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9
Mobility (20%)
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Breathability (20%)
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Weight (15%)
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Features (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Versatility (5%)
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Specs Drypoint GTX Beta SL Hybrid Norrona... Norvan SL Hoody Beta AR Jacket
Measured Weight 9 oz 11.6 oz 9 oz 4 oz 13.4 oz
Category Mid/ light weight, regular fit Light weight, athletic fit Mid weight, Regular fit Mid/ light weight, regular fit Mid weight, Regular fit
Length of back, from base of neck to bottom 27 in 26 in 28 in 26.00 26 in
Material 20-denier ripstop nylon Gor-Tex coating N42p GORE-TEX fabric with Gore C-KNIT backer technology N40r GORE-TEX fabric with PACLITE Plus product technology 40D GORE-TEX Pro fabric Gore-Tex ShakeDry N40p-X 3L Gore-Tex on body; N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro on arms
Pockets 2 hand 2 hand 2 chest, 1 interior chest None 2 handwarmer, 1 internal chest
Helmet Compatible Hood Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Harness and Backpack Strap Compatible Yes Yes Yes, high pockets Not advised Yes, high pockets
Draw cords 3 hood, 2 waist 3 hood, 2 waist 1 hood, 2 waist 1 hood 4 hood, 2 waist
Adjustable Cuffs Yes, Velcro Yes, Velcro Yes, Velcro No Yes, Velcro
Pit Zips No Yes Yes No Yes
Two-Way Front Zipper No No No No No
Warranty Policy Lifetime Guarantee for manufacturer defects, 1 year return policy if you are disatisfied with your purchase Practical lifetime warranty - Material or workmanship defects will be replaced or repaired at Arc'teryx's discretion 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
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