Gear Review

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Worth the price for a name?

I've read lots of good reviews for Arc'teryx gear so I was stoked these shell pants were on sale and got them....it was a big let down when I actually got them....they are really just a thin shell pant and don't have much to them...for the money you can buy several other manuf's pants that offer more for skiing. The fit was okay and the pants look good, but for almost $200.00, ON SALE, you should look elsewhere, unless you really just have to provide free advertising for the brand.

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The Gamma SK are not "shell" pants. These pants place the emphasis on breathability, not warmth or weatherproofness; they're "designed for high-output touring."

I've used the Gamma SK on hundreds of ski touring days - they are my go-to pant for anything that will work up a sweat. If you're looking for a warm, waterproof pant for a resort day, choose something else.