Arc'teryx Minuteman Pant
I got my Mininuteman Pants on clearance sale back…
Price Paid: $220
I got my Mininuteman Pants on clearance sale back in late 2002. The only two regrets that I have had with these pants is (1) that they are the lead color and (2) that I didn't get them with the Keprotech-protected instep. The first season that I used the pants I sliced through the material on the inside of the pant leg. I sent them back to Arc'teryx, had them repair the slice and add the Keprotech instep, and I've never had a problem since.
These pants fit me perfectly - that's the single biggest reason that they are always my first choice when I'm heading for the slopes. I don't feel in any way encumbered by them, not when walking, not when skiing. They are as comfortable as a regular pair of pants. The cuffs are well designed to cinch around ski boots - I've never had problems with snow getting past the defenses of this pant. I've also never had these pants wet through.
Like I said, the color isn't my favorite, but it has grown on me over the years of use. Once the insteps were added, the durability of these pants has been excellent - there's no mark on them to make them look like they were ever used.
Arc'Teryx stuff is expensive, but if these pants fit you I can't imagine a better pant for skiing, with perhaps the exception of the bib version if you are into those.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Arc'teryx Minuteman Pant protects your legs from the elements with three-layer waterproof breathable Gore-Tex XCR material. Articulated knees give you maximum mobility, which is nice no matter what kind of plank(s) your crank. Laminated powder cuffs keep your ankles from freezing, and kick patches keep you from chewing up your pants. The Minuteman is breathable as is, but on warm days you'll appreciate the watertight side zips. *Available for US shipment only.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Minuteman Pant (Fall 2006) The Men's Minuteman Pant by Arcteryx is a high tech pant for big mountain use. Articulated knees provide mobility, while WaterTight zips and Moulded Zipper Garages keep moisture out.Features: Adjustable cuff shock cords Keprotec instep patches Laminated powder cuffs Moulded Zipper Garages Two thigh pockets with laminated zips Waist pant with adjustable belt WaterTight pockets, side vent and front fly zips Fabric: 540N 3 layer GORE-TEX XCR 630N 3 layer GORE-TEX XCR Schoeller Keprotec Weight: 599 grams / 21 ounces (M)
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Minuteman Pant is a high tech pant, for big mountain use. Articulated knees provide mobility, WaterTight™ zips keep moisture out. Available In: Black Arc'Teryx Minuteman Pant Features: Adjustable cuff shock cords Adjustable waist belt Keprotec™ instep patches Moulded Zipper Garages™ Tiny GORE® seam tape (13mm) Two thigh pockets WaterTight™ pockets, side vents and front fly zips Laminated Powder Cuffs Waist pant with adjustable wait belt
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Description of Arcteryx Minuteman Pant - RegularEngineered for high alpine descents, the Minuteman Pant provides superior breathable/ waterproof GORE-TEX® XCR™ protection. The Minuteman Pant has an adjustable waist belt and quick adjust suspenders that allow you to customize your fit and comfortably add extra layers. Moulded Zipper Garages™ snf Tiny GORE® seam tape keep out moisture on wet days. Arcteryx includes plenty of pocket space in the Minuteman Pant to provide room for your essential items. Keprotec instep patches protect the Minuteman Pant cuffs from crampon and ski edge abrasions, providing season after season of durability. When it comes to high performance and superior cold weather protection, the Minuteman Pant has you covered. Features:Adjustable cuff shock cordsAdjustable waist beltDrop seat designKeprotec™ instep patchesLow cut bibMoulded Zipper Garages™Powder cuffsTiny GORE® seam tape (19mm)Quick adjust suspendersTwo stash pocketsTwo th
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version