Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant
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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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
Whether you need shell bottoms for an ultralight alpine climb or for a backpacking trip, the Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SL Pants fit the bill with their minimalistic design and low 9oz weight. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Paclite fabric gives these pants the performance to keep you dry through a mountain storm or West Coast downpour. The Alpha SL Pants include a gusseted crotch and highly articulated knees to provide total freedom of movement on steep, technical terrain and rocky sections of trail. Arc'teryx added three-layer instep reinforcements as an added bonus to anyone who has ever shredded a pair of pants with crampons. *Only Available for US Shipment.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Pant FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Pant Compact, lightweight N40r (Body) and N150p-X (reinforcements) Gore-Tex fabric with PacLite product technology (hybrid mapping) Trim leg fit reduces crampon snags and allows for more effective layering Full length, separating side zips allow easy entry and rapid ventilation Dual low profile waist adjusters work with harness or pack waistbelt; front fly zip Hem drawcords, reinforced instep patches, and stowable boot lace hook grommets SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Alpha SL Pant Weight: 12.9 oz / 365 g Fit: Athletic with e3D, trim lower leg N40r Gore-Tex fabric with PacLite product technology N150p-X Gore-Tex fabric with PacLite product technology reinforcements This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version