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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $298.99 at Amazon
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$559 List$209.30 at Amazon$123.83 at REI
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Pros High quality, lightweight, durable, great valueHighly versatile, breathable, lightweightLightweight, breathable, fully featured, durableUltralight, breathable, redefines versatility as a very adequate wind shirtLightweight, supple, breathable, versatile
Cons Less features, somewhat less versatileExpensive, still made of lighter and somewhat less durable fabricNot the lightest on the marketThin, no pockets, not suitable for high mountain use or severe weatherThinner fabric, less features
Bottom Line An excellent hardshell, especially for the cost; it is light, durable, and widely usefulReintroduces 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!An impressive hardshell jacket, lightweight and breathable, and for a great price
Rating Categories Arc'teryx Zeta SL - Women's Beta SL Hybrid Norrona Trollveggen Gore-Tex... Norvan SL Hoody Drypoint GTX
Weather Protection (20%)
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9
9
7
8
Mobility (20%)
9
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8
Breathability (20%)
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9
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 Arc'teryx Zeta SL... Beta SL Hybrid Norrona... Norvan SL Hoody Drypoint GTX
Measured Weight 9.5 oz 11.6 oz 9 oz 4 oz 9 oz
Category Mid wieght, regular fit Light weight, athletic fit Mid weight, Regular fit Mid/ light weight, regular fit Mid/ light weight, regular fit
Length of back, from base of neck to bottom 27 in 26 in 28 in 26.00 27 in
Material 40-denier ripstop (N40r) GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus 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 20-denier ripstop nylon Gor-Tex coating
Pockets 2 hand 2 hand 2 chest, 1 interior chest None 2 hand
Helmet Compatible Hood No Yes Yes No Yes
Harness and Backpack Strap Compatible Yes Yes Yes, high pockets Not advised Yes
Draw cords 1 hood, 2 waist 3 hood, 2 waist 1 hood, 2 waist 1 hood 3 hood, 2 waist
Adjustable Cuffs Yes, Velcro Yes, Velcro Yes, Velcro No Yes, Velcro
Pit Zips No Yes Yes No No
Two-Way Front Zipper No No No No No
Warranty Policy 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 5 year - production and material defects 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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