Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant
Nice pants, a little pricey but I'm sure it'll last…
Price Paid: $195
Nice pants, a little pricey but I'm sure it'll last me for years to come. Unlike Arc'teryx jackets, I was surprised to see it was made in China.
They are light and easy to put on, I haven't tried them yet in the rain as the storm has passed. They are a little tight if you're wearing them over jeans but it doesn't seem to restrict your movement. They have leg zipper up to the knee and a clip at the bottom of the front leg to hook on to your shoe, nice little touch.
Overall a nice pant, just have to wait for the rain now.
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The Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant is a waterproof, breathable alpine pant with full separating side zippers. GORE-TEX fabric with Paclite product technology provides windproof, waterproof/ breathable protection that is exceptionally compact. High wear areas are reinforced with more abrasion resistant N150p face fabric to increase longevity and retain the light overall weight.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
For vertical climbs in wet weather, the Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant is the pant for the job. Completely weather-proof, these pants have full separating side zippers for easy on and off. Abrasion resistance protects high abuse areas so you can continue to climb hard for years to come. Waterproof Breathable Lightweight Compressible and packable Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface GORE-TEX(R) two-layer construction Articulated knees Gusseted crotch WaterTight(TM) full separating two-way side zippers Snap cuff-closures Adjustable pant cuff drawcord Lace hook Reinforced instep patch Adjustable waist Pull-on style with elasticized waist
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Arc'teryx Alpha SL pants are worth their weight in gold, and possibly more since they're made of Gore-Tex(R) PacLite(R) fabric that's ultra waterproof, windproof and exceptionally lightweight. Designed for those who truly believe less is more in the outdoors, 2.5-layer Gore-Tex PacLite is durably waterproof and highly breathable. The lightest, most packable fabric from Gore-Tex, PacLite uses a durable unlined membrane to keep you dry in the wettest conditions. High-wear areas are reinforced with tougher and more abrasion-resistant 3-layer GoreTex face fabric for increased durability. Full side zippers offer easy on/off over boots and are angled to improve moisture protection and snag resistance while opened for venting. Comfort features include a gusseted crotch and highly articulated knees and seat for mobility without binding or lifting. Low-profile waistband is adjustable from the rear; boot lace hooks and hem drawcords secure pants to your mountaineering boots. Arc'teryx Alpha SL pants feature laminated WaterTight(TM) zippers.
- REI refers to the men's version
It may be sunny, but the weather can change on a dime, so equip yourself with the Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SL Gore-Tex Pant when you head out into the backcountry. The windproof, waterproof, and breathable Gore-Tex Paclite 2L membrane protects you from the wet elements and keeps this pant light so you can move fast. Full side zippers ditch excess heat and accommodate your climbing or touring boots.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version