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Arc'teryx Theta SV Bib Pants - Men's Short

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Arc'teryx Theta SV short-length bib pants thrive and protect in harsh weather. They're crafted from robust Gore-Tex® Pro Shell fabric for high-performance protection and durability.

  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable; Gore-Tex face fabric offers exceptional durability and full weather protection in a supple, notably soft-to-the-touch textile
  • Gore micro-grid backer slides easily over mid layers
  • Reinforced in the knees, lower legs and seat to protect high-wear areas
  • Microseam allowances and tiny Gore® seam tape reduce bulkiness and weight
  • Low-cut bib with a front fly; rear elastic waist is integrated for comfort and a clean finish
  • Separating side zippers provide a drop-seat option, without the need to remove suspenders
  • Watertight 3/4-length leg zippers allow quick venting
  • Watertight external zippers and zipper garages
  • Heavy-duty instep patches protect against damage by boots, crampons and ski edges
  • Powder cuffs with lace hooks fit easily over boots and secure into postion; large pant cuff diameter works well with alpine boots
  • Hems have cord cinches
  • 2 stash pockets sport laminated zippers
  • Articulated knees and gusseted crotch enhance mobility and comfort
  • Arc'teryx expedition fit is cut slightly roomy to accommodate multiple layers without restricting movement; suitable for winter and extreme weather


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Arc'teryx Theta SV Bib Pants - Men's Short Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
30 inches
22.9 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Sun-protective fabric
Type of waterproofing
Side cargo pockets
Inseam (in.)
Average weight

Arc'teryx Theta SV Bib Pants - Men's Short

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Arc'teryx Theta SV Bib Pants - Men's Shortis rated4.8out of5by5.
Rated4out of5byfromSLC ProThese pants have been three the ringer and are still bomb proof. Gore Tex make the best materials and it is clear with these pants. A bit expensive, but worth it if you earn your turns in the backcountry. Could use more pockets and softer inner lining.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated5out of5byfrom100% waterproof, durable, smartThese are very durable, 100% waterproof, smart bibs. They are great for skiing powder hard. with the integrated gaiters and snow skirt you do not get wet period. These are not insulated so on warm days a thin base layer are great and on cold days a base layer and an insulating layer are perfect. The bib is just high enough to keep the snow out and you warm. The pockets are nice for wallet, keys. I have also climber rainier and Shasta with these and am headed to Denali this summer. The full zip are priceless for using with crampons and for temp regulation. The very dense material around the inner ankle are great for crampon protection. Unfortunately on a glasside down avalanche gulch I caught my ice axe on the thigh. IT tore a small hole in the pants. With the rip stop material the tear did not get any bigger on the rest of the trip. It was easily repaired professionally. Nothing could have withstood the attack of an ice axe and I think the pants held up well. Overall the pants are awesome and Disclosure: I am given products by Gore-Tex to test and evaluate them but not paid by them
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated5out of5byfromExceptional protection and durabilityI have had the Theta SV for nine full seasons and have been astounded by how well they have held up (I love tree skiing) and how well they have kept me dry and warm for all those years. They are light, comfortable, and fit perfect (Large and I am 6' 1" 183lbs). I have used them for so many cold weather days, events, mountain climbing, and playing that they are my go to pants when the snow flies outside. They are so simple, functional, made in Canada, and the quality has proven itself over the years. I highly recommend them to anyone who likes to play in the snow and cold.
Date published: 2012-10-24
Rated5out of5byfromTop quality gearI've been using these pants for three years now and have nothing but positive words to say. I use them in a variety of sports, activities and conditions, but primarily for mountaineering, and backcountry and resort skiing. They are incredibly durable and, after three years of use, are still in great shape. All the high-wear areas are reinforced with stronger fabric or extra stitching and this extra quality has made a huge difference. The different size and inseam options also make for an excellent fit. I have a short inseam and had not previously found shell pants that fit me satisfactorily. These do and it is a pleasure not to have extra fabric hanging down over my boots. The full length zipper allows me to regulate temperature very effectively and seals out water without any issues. The only critique I have is that I wish the pants came with a small strap to tie the internal gaiters around the bottom of the boot. This would be a nice addition, as the internal gaiters do have rivet holes for such a strap. All in all, an absolute 5-star product. As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated5out of5byfromTheta SV bibsI have used these pants extensively, from mountaineering trips to Mt. Olympus, to backcountry, multi-day snowshoeing trips in the Cascades. These pants are exceptionally well made. The fit is fitted without being tight, and not baggy. The ProShell holds up like a champ and the full length zippers are a great feature as well as the crotch zipper. Highly recommend. *note: I was given these pants as part of the MountainTechs program. However, even if I was not, I would have written the same review as I truly believe in Arcteryx products.
Date published: 2012-09-10

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