Questions and answers

Is Zeta AR discontinued?

Is Zeta AR discontinued?

Then I would have recommended the Zeta AR to most of you, but it got discontinued by Arc’teryx in Spring 2021. You might still be able to find it on other stores such as REI and Backcountry.

Does the Zeta Ar have pit zips?

Women’s Version of the Arc’teryx Zeta AR The women’s version also shares an identical feature set: pit zips for dumping heat, WaterTight zippers for protecting the pockets, and a low, trim-fitting StormHood.

What is ARC teryx Zeta?

The Zeta SL Jacket is designed specifically as an emergency shell for hiking. It packs up small so it’s ready whenever sudden storms arise. This superlight, packable, emergency waterproof jacket is made from GORE-TEX fabric with Paclite® Plus product technology.

What is the difference between arcteryx alpha and Beta?

The Alpha and Beta part of the jackets’ name are indicators of what they are designed for. In this case, Alpha is a range of products made for alpinism and climbing products, whereas Beta is a more versatile range made for different mountain activities such as climbing, skiing, hiking, mountaineering, etc.

What’s the difference between arcteryx jackets?

MX is for mixed weather and changing conditions, focusing on breathability, durability, and mobility. LT is lightweight with minimalist design (such as no pockets), but still highly durable. SL is even lighter, sacrificing a bit of durability for better packability.

What is better alpha or Beta?

Both alpha and beta are historical measures of past performances. Alpha shows how well (or badly) a stock has performed in comparison to a benchmark index. A high alpha is always good. A high beta may be preferred by an investor in growth stocks but shunned by investors who seek steady returns and lower risk.

What is the difference between arcteryx alpha and beta?

Why is Gore-Tex so expensive?

While many factors account for the huge differences in price, the main one is the waterproof membrane fabric that’s at the heart of each shell. In addition to being the best-known membrane fabric out there, it’s also the most expensive. Many Gore-Tex shells start at around $500.

Does washing Gore-Tex ruin it?

On the other hand, do not dry clean GORE-TEX® garments that include down insulation. It will strip the oils from the down, causing it to lose its precious loft and warmth. For these products, machine wash in cold water and tumble dry on low heat.

Is the Zeta AR a trim fit jacket?

Like many Arc’teryx performance jackets, the Zeta AR is labeled as “trim” fit, but I found that it was one of the more accommodating pieces I’ve worn. In use, it was slightly roomier than the Zeta SL (also “trim” fit), particularly in the shoulders.

Is the Arc teryx Zeta AR for men?

The trail can often be an unforgiving place, but the Arc’teryx Zeta AR Men’s Jacket brushes off precipitation, fends off grabby branches, and fights off discomfort whether you’re out for a short hike or on a month-long trek.

Is the Zeta AR jacket good for hiking?

After extensive testing, the Zeta AR has shown no wear or damage from my pack’s shoulder straps or hipbelt, there have been no snags or tears, and no moisture has penetrated the shell or even the outer DWR finish. For hiking use, the Zeta AR’s low, trim-fitting StormHood provides ample protection.

How much does a teryx Zeta jacket weigh?

At just one pound, the Zeta’s nice and light on your back and in your pack, but the DWR-coated 40D nylon shell is plenty tough enough to handle bushwhacks, grabby branches, and repeated rubbing from pack straps.