CYCLING PLUS4.5 OUT OF 5
The beta feels like a jersey yet has jacket-like features designed for cold days. It has a tight race fit using Gore’s three-layer highly breathable Windstopper Fuga fabric and a fleece lining. It depends on how hot you run but we were warm enough with just a base layer underneath in mid-single digit temperatures. Anything colder and you will need extra layers, especially below freezing. The DWR treatment does a good job of keeping you dry if you get caught in light rain. Everything sits well thanks to the elastic along the bottom, it seals great and there’s ample stash space with three large rear pockets and one rainproof zipped pocket for valuables. Plus, there’s reflective detailing for flat light days. The Beta is a solid winter performer that works well in all but the wettest conditions.