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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award    Top Pick Award 
Price $298.99 at Amazon
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Pros Best mobility and range of motion in the review, awesome hood design, lightest Gore-Tex jacket we tested, long-lasting DWRThe most breathable material in our review, lightweight and compressible, stretchy fabric, top-tier hood design, extremely stormworthyExtremely versatile, durable, comfortable, exceptional ventilation, good breathabilityAwesome hood, fantastic fit, very durable, exceptionally versatile, good breathability and ventilation, waterproof pocketsLightweight and incredibly packable, stretchy fabric and cut allow for some of the best freedom of movement and range of motion, breathable, well-designed hood
Cons No ventilation options, expensive for a Gore-Tex Paclite jacketCut is slightly on the boxy side, not as durable as other modelsOn the heavier side, slightly more expensive than averageHeavy for a "minimalist" design, slightly more expensive than non-Gore-tex jacketsNo closure on the cuffs, only elastic, no ventilation options, not as tear resistant as other models
Bottom Line A top-notch all-around rain shell that is lighter than average but gives up nothing for storm worthiness. Its hood is our favorite overall and was more durable than we originally anticipated.One of the best jackets for backpacking and hiking, it's and packable, yet still provides top-tier storm worthiness.A fantastic all-around shell with some of the best ventalation features out there in a fairly light but durable packageWhile this jacket BARELY didn't win an award it remains one of our favorites and is an awesome do-anything jacket offering excellent storm worthiness, functionality, & durability.One of the lightest jackets that doesn't sacrifice almost anything in the way of functionality for weight savings and offers some of the best mobility of any model we tested.
Ratings by Category Beta SL Drypoint GTX Foray Minimalist Black Diamond Fineline
Water Resistance - 30%
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Breathability & Venting - 25%
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Comfort And Mobility - 20%
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Weight - 15%
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Durability - 5%
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Packed Size - 5%
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Specs Beta SL Drypoint GTX Foray Minimalist Black Diamond Fineline
Measured Weight (ounces) 11 oz 10.5 ounces 16 oz 15 oz 7.5 ounces
Waterproof Fabric Material 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite technology 3-layer Gore-Tex Active 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology BD-Dry 2.5 layer fabric
Face Fabric and Layer Construction N40r w/ Gore-tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane 20D ripstop nylon 50D w/ Gore-tex PackLite waterproof breathable membrane 50D 100% Polyester w / Gore-tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane 2.5L stretch-woven w/ DWR coating 100% Nylon
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