Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
I've used these for alpine skiing in and around Vancouver BC for 2 seasons (120 days). Great flex and mobility. Warm when worn over light underwear. Shed water very well. Good quality.
- Not waterproof
I really like these pants! Trim fit so thin underwear is enough.They slide down over your boots snuggly and keep the snow out. Breathability is excellent.
The only downside of softshells (any brand) is that you never get "as new" water repelency after you re-treat them. Early and late season skiing in my area can be very wet so I spend more time than I'd like "maintaining" my softshell clothing.
If Arc'teryx could take the entire Gamma MX line, mate them with a layer of Gore-tex, and add 2.5-3.0 fabric thickness, the perfect ski clothing would be born.
Fabric: Polartec Powershield
Price Paid: $249
I have used these pants ice climbing for four years now and they have always performed well. They are extremely water resistant and are warm. I have also loved these pants mountaineering. My friends are sweating in their hardshell pants while these breathe very very well. These pants are prone to tear if nicked by a crampon point, but Arc'Teryx does a great job fixing any nicks or hole for a small, well worth it fee. I have already purchased my second pair. These pants are excellent!
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The Arcteryx Gamma MX Pant features: preparations for sudden shifts in weather, objects or perspectives, is stretchy, breathable and weather-shedding, and tackles everything from mixed routes to epic tours. Adopting a guide's calculated mentality, the MX pant is prepared for sudden shifts in weather, objectives or perspectives. Stretchy, breathable and weather-shedding fabric tackles everything from mixed routes to epic tours.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant is a burly softshell pant ideal for alpine climbing and backcountry skiing. Weather resistant, wind resistant, highly breathable, lightly insulated fabric Two hand pockets Two thigh pockets, right tigh with Velcro(R) flap closure, left zippered thigh pocket Reinforced instep patches Gusseted crotch, stretch fabric allows freedom of movement Athletic fit
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Time and time again, experienced climbers and backcountry skiers turn to the award-winning classic backcountry pant, the Arc'teryx Men's Gamma MX Pant. Burly yet comfortable materials, meticulous attention to detail, and practical design based on real-life use make the Gamma MX pant a go-to piece for climbers and skiers everywhere.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Gamma MX Pant DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Gamma MX Pant Fortius 2.0 fabric is weather and wind resistant, air permeable and lightly insulated DWR finish Waist has a zippered fly with snap and adjustable webbing closure for good fit Gusseted crotch, stretch fabric allows freedom of movement Two hand pockets, two thigh pockets, right thigh with Velcro flap closure, left zippered thigh pocket Keprotec insteps guard against abrasion from edges The SPECS of the Arcteryx Men's Gamma MX Pant Weight: (M): 16.6 oz / 563 g Fit: Athletic, boot cut Fortius 2.0 - 53% polyester 27% nylon 20% polyurethane Keprotec This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version