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  • Weather-resistant, lightly insulated, highly breathable fabric also maintains your comfort during aerobic activity
  • Stretchy fabric allows you to move freely
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Front fly with snap closure; adjustable integrated webbing belt
  • Soft, brushed lined waistband
  • Adjustable pant cuff drawcord
  • Hand and thight pockets with zippers
  • Keprotec instep patches provide superior protection against damage by boots, crampons and ski edges


View all Arc'teryx Men's Soft-Shell Pants

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Best Use Snowsports
Fabric 53% polyester/27% nylon/20% elastane
Side Cargo Pockets Yes
Inseam (in.) Unavailable
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Winter Softshell This is the perfect winter softshell. The balance of wind protection, breathability, and water/snow resistacne is outstanding. Warn while hiking and snowshoeing in the Bavarian Alps, and while x- country skiing in Michigan makes evident the moisture management abilities. Moderate Rain and Snow did not have me reaching for my hardshell. Fit is outstanding, I'm 5'11" @ 170lbs with a 32" waist and 34" inseam and the Medium Regular fits perfect. Worn alone or with a base layer, the movement is totally unrestricted. Features layout and pockets are great, one zipper, and one velcro makes glove and hat change quick. Herron Color is fun, and yet timeless.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these Pants Just want more colors (Khaki) These are amazing pants work very well for skiing with another layer and hiking just as is. They are three season pants except summer when they are too warm. My current pair are several years old made with Polartec and they are still perfect shape. No sure if they are using Polartec yet. They are water resistant and breathable. I am 6 ft, 230 and I wear a large and they fit perfect. I have 36 waist and 30 inseam and they fit perfectly. The Cargo pockets are amazing and zipper front top pockets are perfect. Wish they had two rear zipper low profile pockets for functionality. Need to add the khaki color and stop making your products in China because I fear the quality will suffer.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile & Functional Pant Comfortable enough to wear on a walk without overheating. Wicks away light and heavy rain, dries quickly after being submerged in water. Temperature regulation is good enough to support a wide temperature range while still providing protection from moderate wind. Durability seems to be solid, with no detectable burrs or marks from bushwhacking through thorn bushes and deadfall. I'm very impressed with the low end versatility of the pant - at the low end of technical activities - it's more adept to above freezing hiking and lounging around than I would expect for a pant designed for more hostile environments. Going forward I plan to use these with a thin to moderate base layer & packed shell for complete lower body protection. The moisture regulation of the material is reliable enough that I don't anticipate needing another primary layer on mild days or cold days when very active. Sustained rain or snow probably should be met with a w/b shell, but in the majority of situations ranging from fall through spring these should do quite well.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around 3 season pant I have these pants now for almost four months and used them for skiing tours, cross country skiing, hiking and (ice)climbing. When on the move their warm enough by themselves 'till minus 10 degress celsius. If the temperature falls below that, it's to time put on the long underwear. At the same time these pants do not feel to hot, when hiking at 15 degress plus celsius. It hasn't been warmer than that. So I don't know when they'll actually will be to warm. So the temperature range is quite impressive. They are very wind resitant, but not wind closed. That helps to prevent you from overheating and sweating. The material seems really tough. They don't have a scar yet, even though I brush rock and hard ice with them quite a bit. On top of that they're impressivly water resistant. I stayed completly dry in them on a two hour long descent in a constant rain and hail storm. At the end, the outer material show a couple of wet spots, but none of it soaked through. I highly recommend them for fall, winter and cold spring days.
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice pants but not my favorite I was hoping these would be my favorite pants for iceclimbing, fall climbing and early spring. first the construction is great, but I asumed they would fit very similar to the Gamma LT? The Gamma lt fits a little smaller and has the articulated knees the MX is straight. The belt is elastic at the back and if the pants are big in the waist the belt cinched up helps but the elastic sucks as you cant keep pants tight at waist. pockets on thigh especialy the right velcro closed poicket is used a lot I love the pockets. I dont know why Arcteryx would not have added the gaitor hook at the front of pants ?????? would have been nice. the lower legs are very bagy. I wore these on an alpine climb / scramble weather light rain and about 7c pants beaded water up great I was a little warm but not bad. if these pants had articulated knee and fit a little smaller I would love them. I suppose when layered for -30c they will be fine as i have lots of room for layer. For comparison I did try the new psiphon AR pant they are a very nice pant but size large is huge in the waist and tight in the thigh / but area I am an athaletic build 185lb 5'11 but had to send them back as no room for layers and the waist puckerd up as it was to big
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An MX review of an MX item... I wore these once (yes once) and the stitiching above the knee 'came out' (un-picked from the seam). From the other reviews, I think I must have gotten a 'Friday Afternoon' pair, it's a bit dissapointing as I took them on one of the easiest hikes in the UK (Malverns) and didn't abraid them at all. I have since fixed them with a bit of superglue and a very hot needle, but this is less than I expect from an Arc'teryx product. Also, if you have big thighs, then I reccomend going up a waist-size, I find these tight when you're wearing a base-layer (and no, I'm not a fatty). Since the above, I've beaten them up a lot and they held out superbly, better than any other single piece of gear I own. so it's hard to complain (well, much more than I have already). I think that Arc'teryx set such a high bar for themselves it's difficult not to find fault.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 outings and wish I'd found the AR or Guide. regular length is way too long! second day out I poked a hole in them. I've got a bunch of fabric folds just waiting to grab something. the waist and belt are nice, the pockets are well sized, the DWR held up well to above freezing temperatures climbing up a route plastered with wet snow.
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY ,Go to Pant I have been wearing this Item since it was made in Canada. Great pant; I wear them on horse hunting trips and they are very comfortable getting in the saddle and while riding. They do tend to snag on any protruding buckles so one has to be careful while mounting and dismounting. Warm, water resistant and relatively quiet. My first pair lasted ten years with an average of 300 walking miles a year .They are pretty trashed but I love them.(Made In CANADA) back then.
Date published: 2015-02-26
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what is the inseam length on a size large

Asked by: nchargeny23
The size large has an inseam of 31.13 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-01

Would a 33 waist equal a large?

Asked by: Hopeless Wanderer
​A 33 waist fits size medium. A link for a sizing chart is above.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19
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