Top 7 Arcteryx Jackets for 2013

Arc’teryx knows bad weather. They also know how to deal with it, no questions asked. With those daunting forecasts closing in, it’s time to get prepared with the toughest, most well-equipped jackets to handle conditions that are unfit even for a Yeti. Check out the top models for both men and women to equip yourself for domination.

Arcteryx Alpha SL JacketIt only makes sense to start with the Alpha. Engineered to deliver complete fortification against any kind of weather, the Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket is the beginning and end to your hunt for an unstoppable alpine coat. The PacLite enhanced fabric makes it an ideal candidate for all-terrain security that can be deployed at a moments notice.

Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket

Backcountry minimalists need a piece that provides powerful storm stopping protection in a lightweight, packable format. The Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket is a solid all-around performance coat that can handle any encounter with functionality and durability to spare. This well-fitting, hip length hunk of outerwear is equipped with a Gore-Tex Pro Shell to snuff out any of Mother Nature’s attempts to put a damper on your adventures.

Arctery Beta SL Jacket
Redesigned for this season with a Storm Hood and slimmer fit, the Arcteryx Beta SL Jacket is perfect for emergency protection when the weather turns unruly without warning. Gore-Tex PacLite technology allows this coat to easily stow away and then spring into action to provide superior defense against the nastiest of elements while trekking or hiking.

Arctery Stingray Jacket

When snow is in your forecast, the insulated Arcteryx Stingray Jacket is going to outfit you with the features you need to come out on top. Highly versatile and storm-proof, the Stingray has been created as a soft shell that offers a comfortable, yet durable experience. The helmet compatible Drop Hood, mobility-focused fit, and powder skirt all team up to give you a jacket that will excel in the most rigorous conditions.

The Arcteryx Stingray Jacket is so studly that is also comes in a lady-specific model that has all the same features, making it an unstoppable force anywhere on the mountain. Highly reliable and fully adjustable, women will easily notice all the things that make the Stingray the perfect pal when in the snow.


Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket - Women's

Another coat with a prime line that comes in a women’s model is the Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket. This particular jacket has been a mainstay since 2000, and it has stayed in the lineup due to its unflappable performance in the face of the most adverse conditions. Cut at the hip for easy layering during any cold weather activity, you get a piece that is primed to go where no other dares venture.

Arcteryx Covert Cardigan - Women's

Ideal for layering, or superb on its own to face the elements, the Arcteryx Women’s Covert Cardigan is a breathable fleece that can do it all. As a full zip jacket that comes in a sweater-like design, this award-winning cardigan unloads all the cozy toastiness and straight up style you can handle.

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By Jennifer Frost

The Arcteryx Beta SL Jacket: A Product Video Adventure

The Adventures of Captain Ahab: Episode 1

To Captain Ahab, the Arcteryx Beta SL Jacket signifies the ongoing battle to defeat the powers that be that aim to keep him from exploring: torrential rains, gale force winds, giant waves and sea monsters are constant foes and, though the Beta SL Jacket can’t keep him from being capsized by rogue waves or being swallowed whole by a giant squid or the Kraken, it can and does keep the torrential rains and wind at bay.

It starts with the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Paclite fabric that is fully taped using Tiny Gore Seam tape. Features move on down the line with WaterTight Zippers and an anatomical design that fits Ahab like a glove. The (glove friendly) 3-way adjustable hood, one-hand adjustable waist hem and die-cut Velcro cuffs are the icing on the cake that batten down the hatches when weather turns against him. After years of exploring the far reaches of the world, he has learned that Mother Nature does not take his side.

Now, we all know that Ahab is a little bit crazy, we would be too if we spent a majority of our days lost at sea, drifting about the 50ft swells searching for monsters and staring down the mouths of a creatures that we’ve only read about in story books. But at least Ahab understands the need to be well prepared. If it weren’t for his Beta SL Jacket, which conveniently flew off his coat rack and into his hands, Ahab would be in deep trouble. His Arcteryx jacket is one of the few tangibles that he can embrace to make his chaotic life at sea a little easier.