So, you're to build your ultimate Gorp wardrobe? There's no better place to start than a classic, versatile hard shell – look no further than Arc'teryx's Beta family.

Rain, wind, snow, a combination of weather conditions; nothing will serve you quite as well as a good ol' hardshell jacket. When you're caught in a pickle, scrambling for shelter on a hike, or grabbing a bite, there's nothing quite as comforting as being able to pull a protective piece of outerwear from your back. In seconds you've from a victim of weather systems to Bear Grylls. What a feeling.

Obviously, not all shells are built the same. Some will provide you with light wind resistance, super lightweight for those random bursts of rain, while others can get you right in heavy snow.

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Arc'teryx's lineup of shells covers every base, denominated by a series and acronym; the brand makes it easy to find what your needs require.

For example, I have a couple of Beta (Versatile) SL (Super Light) Hybrids which can be packed down extremely small, making them perfect for London's unpredictable showers (cue angry diehards), and served perfectly on a trip up Snowdon. On the other hand, my Alpha (Lightweight climbing and alpine) SV (Severe Weather) was the perfect ski companion.

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Where entry-level outerwear suited to every day is concerned, the Beta family is perfect for most people, showcased in "The Beta Family" campaign, featuring an Olympian, alpinist, designer, community activist, a stylist, and a climber.

Each character featured is spotlighted wearing each of the shells that make up the Beta family: including the Gorp wardrobe starter pack Beta Jacket; the lightweight, functional LT Hadron; the full coverage Beta Long; the all-around, fan-favorite durable Beta AR; the entry-level (streetwear favorite) Beta LT; and the alpine beast Beta SV. Each of which appears in a beautiful selection of SS22 colorways.

Now that all the bases are covered, you can head on over to Arc'teryx to shop the full range, knowing it's got everything you could possibly need.

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