I own this jacket and I can tell you it’s the single best piece of outdoor clothing I have.

From islands to rivers, to snow capped mountains, it will keep you and anything attached to you, bone dry–yet it’s super lightweight and durable. Arc’teryx created the Men’s Beta AR Jacket for mountaineers, skiers and adventurers who want the performance of Gore-Tex Pro and top-notch durability without a laundry list of un-needed features.

The Beta AR Jacket includes polyester-reinforcements on high-abrasion areas like the shoulders and elbows to increase its lifespan. Pitzips help you stay cool when the going gets tough, and WaterTight zippers combine with the waterproof breathable material to provide moisture protection when the weather turns nasty.

What this Arc’teryx jacket doesn’t have is a million pockets, a heavy zip-in liner, fancy electronics pockets, or any other weight-adding bells and whistles you don’t want. Hold on to this one for life and it’ll be the best money you ever spent.

$399 |BUY