Gear Review

5 5

best softshell

most water resistant softshell pants i have owned. typical arcteryx durability - as bomber as you can get with a softshell. fit is perfect - not baggy and no excess fabric, but not super tight either.

love the kevlar crampon instep patch. really dig the suspenders - they obviate the need for a belt - (hate having to wear belts - especially if I have to wear climbing harness over it - whole setup becomes so bulky), and they keep pants where they should be - on my hips.

fit is on the slim side. I have 32'' waist and 30'' inseam and, suprisingly, I needed a size SMALL, SHORT. that's kinda par for the course for arcteryx - all thier stuff seems to run on the slim side and long