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Pants that deflect wind, shed snow, and breathe—in a featherlight package.

The Arc’teryx Women’s Gamma LT Softshell Pants stand up to tough seasons of ice climbing, high-altitude hikes, backpacking, and guiding—and a lady-friendly fit, comfy stretch, and articulated knees make ‘em feel great the whole time. When Arc’T calls these pantalones ultralight, they’re not joking. Weighing in at just a few hundred grams, these suckers stretch, breathe, and defend you from the elements at very little weight cost. A gusseted crotch lets you mantle the top of an ice pitch, laminated cuffs with cord closures won’t snag on snowshoes or crampons, and thigh pockets with laminated zippers hold your peanut butter cookies.

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Cinching mechanism

Cinching mechanism

Very simple to use but effective!

You can shoelace tie the ends together if they're too long but I haven't found it to be a tripping-type problem like other pants cinching mechanisms.

5 5

Great LIGHT pant

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

These pants are definitely LT and are a little thinner than I perhaps expected but I'm happy about that because it means they'll even work in summer on cooler days at high elevations and such (or perhaps even in warmer days - I'll know more once summer rolls around).

They stop wind really well, repel water effectively, stretch well providing flexibility of movement, are super comfy, and look good - what more can you really want?

I ordered the same size as my ArcT rain pants in a moment of stupidity not thinking that I intentionally got those large to fit over other layers so I had to return my first pair. Backcountry was great with the return as always.

These pants are tighter in the bum and looser in the legs - which provides good flexibility and a look that I like.

I like the simple cinch cords at the bottom which are much more straightforward than other pants and seem less likely to break than those equipped with button-toggle type systems. There are photos of this cinch on the men's gamma lt page but I'll try to snap a photo to post it here too.

4 5

good pant, one exception

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

After reading the reviews this seemed like 'the pant' for everything! Unfortunately, I can't get past how 'loud' it is when moving around at all. It reminds me of the sound of wearing snowpants. Guess I'm pretty sensitive to this, but when I'm out in nature, I want to hear nature, not the constant sound of my crinkly slicky sounding pants. Otherwise, the fit, comfort and sizing was all awesome. But at this price point i need them to be 'perfect' in every way. :-) it just surprised me HOW loud they actually were.....not quite the quietness of a 'soft shell' I expect....

5 5

Over 100 miles

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Hiking the Coast to Coast trail in England through 100 miles of mist, rain, wind and sun, rocky, muddy and moorland trails, these pants have really performed in all weather except long periods of torrential driving rain. Rain pants fit easily over the top. Attractive fit yet pockets roomy enough for map, phone, TP ETC. I am 137 lbs and 5'4". The size 8 fit well with enough room for thin base layer underneath if needed. I wish this pant came in a petite or short. The legs are long for me but if you cinch the bottom cords up tight they make a nice cuff without dragging on the ground. They wash easily and dry super fast. Love these pants!

4 5

Definitely recommend

I was looking for a comfortable (e.g. moves with me) lightweight pant for rock climbing and other mountain activities. These are great. My only constructive input is that the small should not be so long. I'm guessing it's about a 32" inseam. It should be more like 30". The draw strings in the pant legs do a good job and I will be keeping these and am actually considering a second pair.

5 5

Perfect

I wore them shortly after my purchase to a hiking trip in Shenandoah Park... they preformed amazing.

breathable-&-warm: Even though it doesn't feel like they breathable when you feel the fabric, they were. Temperatures were constantly changing during our hike, and I always felt comfortable (I am usually very cold when doing nothing, but begin to sweat once my heart rate kicks up)

I am 5'2 125 pounds- muscularly built with a but, and I got the small and they look and feel really good. the fit is loose enough for being comfortable, but slim and fitted enough to also be flattering.

I highly recommend these

What is the accurate inseam measurement...

What is the accurate inseam measurement for the Arc'teryx Gamma LT Women's Pant in size XL? I need an inseam of at least 35 inches.

Thanks!

Responded on

You'd have to go with the tall and they'd be about 34.5" according to ArcT - not sure why you'd need longer though for softshell pants? it's alright if they're a little short since presumably you'd be wearing boots/shoes.

Terrific

Terrific

The tippy-top never felt better than in the fit of Gamma LT Pant; great adjustable belt, stretchy material, and length. TTFN

5 5

For Shizzle!

This mountaineer lady loves the feel of the nylon, spandex, and fortius for trekking, glasading, or simply meandering up the mountain. Arc'teryx Pants gave me more dexterity while stretching, doing high knees, jumps, and lunges.

For Shizzle!
5 5

Lightweight, versatile, well-tapered, well-constructed

I recently purchased this pair of softshell pants for a 1,000-mile-long thru-hike across the Alps from Italy to Monaco this summer. I have been recreating in the Wasatch in advance of my Alps adventure, and I continue to be impressed by the quality of construction (I wouldn't expect anything less from Arc'teryx) and the tapered female fit. Based on previous experience, softshell pants tend to be bulky and uncomfortable in action. The pants kept me toasty warm a few days ago when I woke up to howling winds at 12:30 a.m. in a parking lot on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to begin a 32-mile, 12-hour-long hiking adventure. I would definitely recommend sizing up a bit so that you can wear something like thermal underwear for added warmth. I am 5'9", 150 pounds, and the size large fits like a perfect glove with tights underneath.

What is the inseam on this pant? Is it...

What is the inseam on this pant? Is it available in tall? Can the hem be let out forore length?

Responded on

I ordered a size 10 and the inseam is a 32. I am 5'8, 145 lbs, and usually wear a size 6 or 8 long pants. The 10 sits on my true waist and is fitted in my butt and upper thighs. Cute pants, but they aren't long enough when I have cross country ski boots on (about 1 1/2 in. above the floor). My husband has the men's size medium which are also a 32 inseam, but because of the lower crotch, they are longer. I'm going to return these for a men's small.

Responded on

The hem would be tough to let out because it is connected to the inner cuff.

5 5

Arc'teryx Gamma Softshell pants

Love these pants!

I just wore these pants on a long trip through Asia and Bhutan, and they were perfect--good fit, light weight, water repellent, and they cleaned up with just a wet wipe at the end of the day. I love the 4 zippered pockets in front, and that the waist didn't stretch out as many soft shell pants do at the end of the trip. They were a bit too light for high altitude bad weather on their own, but with long underwear, they provided better protection. I wear a 4-6, and the Small fitted me perfectly. The only change I would make is in the ankle cuffing--when they are drawn up tight, the cords are easy to step on and trip. They need a little velcro attachment or something to keep them out of the way.

4 5

Great fit, very comfortable

I run between an 8 and 10 in most clothes, but find that medium Arc'teryx pants are form fitting without being uncomfortably tight. These pants feel great agains my skin and move well. I thought about skiing in them, but only on a warm day because they are so thin. But they will be great for hiking and alpine climbing. Always a great product from Arc'teryx.

4 5

Love the fit but inseam length wrong

I ordered the XS Tall per the sizing chart. The overall fit was excellent but the length per the chart should be 32 it wasn't. Length is 35. Overall quality of pant is nice. Fit is fitted not baggy. If they had an XS/R I would have exchanged for that size but alias these had to go back.

How do these compare with the Gamma MX...

How do these compare with the Gamma MX Softshell Pant? Besides the price...? Do they fit the same?

Responded on

The Arc'teryx Gamma LT is a lightweight softshell, with no fleece laminated inside. This is the main difference with the Gamma MX-the fleece laminated inside. The fit in the legs is basically the same, but the MX has wider hems and reinforcements for ski or climbing boots. The Gamma LT has slightly narrower hems and is designed to work well with hiking boots or shoes.