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Arc'teryx Atom LT Insulated Pant - Men's

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    Compressible lightweight warmth whenever your legs need it.

    Layer Arc'teryx's lightweight Atom LT Insulated Pant under your hardshell the next time you want toasty warmth in the alpine. Coreloft insulation brings the warmth without the weight in a compressible package so you can stow the pant in its pocket when you don't need it. The Tinthan shell has a DWR coating for water-resistance in case you don't want to wear the Atom LT as a midlayer. An articulated construction makes sure you can climb and ski with a full range of motion. Arc'teryx also added full-length side zippers so you can get in out and of these pants with crampons and boots on.

    • Tinthan shell with DWR coating
    • Coreloft synthetic insulation
    • Trim fit
    • Articulated knees and seat
    • Full-length side zippers
    • One stow pocket
    • Item #ARC004I

    Tech Specs

    Tinthan nylon, DWR treatment
    60g Coreloft
    1 internal stow
    Side Zips
    yes, full-length
    Claimed Weight
    11.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Full Side Zips But Not Two-Way, Crazy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Marmot used to make a great product similar to these called Dri-Clime pants..insulated with thin fleece, wind-stopper thin shell on the outside. The perfect all-condition, under-tech-shell-pants for skiing/touring/climbing. With full zips...both ways, of course!
    For an extra 10 cents cost per pair, these could also allow opening the zips from the top with little velcro pulls to keep the wait up (and maybe also adjust the waist, per another reviewer’s good comment. Then you can down zip from the waist both your shell pants and these liners, perfect for ski tours in spring.

    What they said

      Everyone’s reviews of these are right on. Even the bad ones. I agree with everything Malik says in the previous review. I really like them but they could also use a lot of work. They are very warm and very comfortable and very lite. I haven’t used them on the mountain and will update when I do. However, they have strange sizing, could use pockets, need a better waist band, better cuffs, and the tag and interior stow pocket are in very strange spots. They’re also crazy expensive. I now wear my around the house almost every day, dog walks, on the way to the Gym. sizing is weird. I ordered a large and returned it for a medium. I am 190 6foot and 33 or 34 waist. I haven’t worn a medium everbut I do on these.

      sweat resistant and light, a favorite

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      Think of this piece as a replacement for fleece pants. Similar warmth as fleece, but much lighter, much better at handling sweat, and much more compressible. This is more technical than fleece pants in that it has full side zips so you can put it on without taking off your shoes. It also has a self storage pocket but no side pockets.

      They handle sweat by seeming to move the water off your body and letting air evaporate it quickly. I'm not sure how much water it would take to soak them..but I would guess it's a considerable amount since they have handled any sweat I've thrown at them so far.

      Did a lot of research but was skeptical of this piece at purchase time. It's won me over so hard.

      I run at night a lot, but frequently got cold after running when I grabbed dinner or travelled home. I carry this now in a small backpack with my headlamp and other essentials. It's light enough I don't notice it, and compressible enough it doesn't bother me during the run. I put these on and they are fine even if I'm sweaty. They breathe well so I dry quickly and stay dry.

      Previously I tried long sleeve shirts or jackets (heavier/bulkier), light sweats (less warm, heavier, and terrible when wet) or light running pants (less warm or less breathable and they didn't handle sweat like this does).
      This has worked well with temps in the 50's/60's. The side zips are effective to manage some higher temps, but the piece is pretty warm and gets too hot quick once you get to the low 70's.

      I'm looking forward to layering it on the slopes on super cold days.

      A few minor improvements requested:
      - its not really clear which way is front/back, because the pocket and label are at the front/ unusual choice.
      - the pocket in the front feels like it should be in the back... it's weirdly placed.


      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      For the price ($250), just not that great. There is no way to adjust the waist -- just has an elastic waistband. For this price you should have velcro, a string, even a belt loop. The medium is too big if your waist is 33" or less -- they don't stay up. Hard to believe they didn't add any kind of ability to adjust the waist.

      No hand pockets. No crotch zipper.
      The ankle pull ties just bunch up the fabric around your ankle.

      Better to go with the Mountain Hardwear Compressor Pant or the Patagonia fly fishing pants over these.

      Winter Essential

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: large
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 160lbs

      Throw these over your jeans anytime the temp is 25 or less and your butt will thank you. Not meant to deal with abrasion, these are not shell pants people. However as far as warmth I have used these from 25 to -10 and they kept my legs warm just fine even out walking to the store. They also are easy to remove and put on with the side zippers and they stash in their own pocket. Awesome work Arc'teryx!

      Great Midlayer Pant

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      Very comfortable, however the fabric seems to be very fragile.

      I live in these all winter

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: small
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 130lbs

      I bought these pants to wear under my shells on cold storm skiing days but I find myself wearing them around the house (and public) like sweat pants. Great for camping, casual use and just anytime you don't want your legs to be left out of the warmth. Why did I never think of getting a jacket for me legs sooner?


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      I use them like sweat pants in the winter. You can throw them on and wear them to the grocery store if your lazy like me that works well. I also like them for those rare days when a base layer is not enough on the legs up on the hill.

      Fantastic mid layer

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      Borrowed my neighbors set to do some skiing and I just had to buy a pair myself. Bought these for cold days on the mountain when that extra layer is needed. Have taken them out on the slopes as well as some hiking activity.. warm and cozy is definitely true.. almost too warm and cozy but they have been a great layer to add than what I previously had. The inner pocket is useful, the full length zippers work well. No complaints so far when treated as a mid layer.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      After buying these to take on a recent NZ mountaineering trip. I wore them on a multi pitch mixed alpine route one day and they got all ripped and torn up pretty bad. The outer material is very prone to be torn easy. these might be better suited to only wearing them as BC or in the hut not recommend to be climbed in. I now own a pair of MH Compressor pants that have reinforced bum and knees.

      Nice soft pant for cold days.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      The only reasons I gave this 3 stars is because of price and no external pockets. These are great pants other than those two reasons, but I got them on sale. If I had paid full price I would be very disappointed and returned them.

      warm and light

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

      ok im 6 150lb, got the medium fits alright over the base layer , they are pretty warm no sure how much they can hold up to right now i got outside since its 19F to test my lt hoody and pants and im kind of surprised while wearing them with out base layer i didnt feel any cold at all , wind was about 5-10m/s.

      anyways, i have about 6-7 arcteryx products and what ive noticed you can only use them exactly what they are made for nothing more while other companies make a bit havier shells and outer layers on hard shells or mid shells to get product lighter. After using couple arcteryx products i think better choice will be to go few grams heavier but durability will be much higher also as versatility. So im giving these pants a 4 for lack of versatility.

      another thing they say ''Full length separating side zippers means you can easily enter or exit the Atom LT pants even in a cramped tent or when you're wearing boots'' OK yes you can... Who wears mountaineering boots inside the tent? Putting them on during climb or hike while you got hit by the cold yea i get it, but knowing temperature and condition of a trip i probably would have them on anyway before at start so i dont really get why they even have those full zips there to be honest.

      Good Minimalist Insulation Layer

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

      I felt the need to review these pants after reading the over-reaction from the pant's only other review. These pants are well made and will function every bit as well as the Atom jacket, which I love. I use this gear to insulate me when I am glassing for game on windy cold peaks, during extended back country hunting trips. The pant isn't full of "bell and whistles", which I prefer because it's one less zipper to run off track and one less piece of Velcro to grab and tangle my other gear in my pack or laundry basket. They aren't made to be bombproof or feature-rich technical pants, they are made to be ultralight and warm, like a sleeping bag, and I think they do that job very well.

      Useless. Lack of simle but very important features for an full zip pant

        To me-these pants are useless.It may work for you - I hope.Sizing is good.I'm M (32")
        The good:
        1)It is arc'teryx
        2)Pretty good lookin pant,lightweight,comfy,exceptionaly warm to its weight just like the atom lt hoody jacket which I love and hate at same time because the lack of hood drawcord.
        The bad:
        -No side(hand) pockets (no big deal for someone)
        -No back pocket( again-no big deal)
        -1 kinda hardly accesible inside zipped pocket when worn.(I don't like it)
        -These pant are made from very delicate material-there are no seat/knees reinforcement.
        I don't think these pants will last too long even with minimal usage.
        -PROBLEMS starting here:
        -!!-Side zip- if you get really warm in these - there is no way you can use the side zip for ventilation(lack of velcro strap/snap button at the waist,also lack of second slider)
        -!!-One zip slider only (at the bottom)This delicate slider is unprotected/overhanging the pant about 0.5 inch so if you step on it - you're done with the pulling part of the slider.(you better carry two paperclips in your pocket if this happen)

        -I can imagine myself wear this pants in the cold(spring/fall) mornings preparing my coffee/hang in the camp.These pants are perfect for that. But if you need some more serious/technically featured pant - Go with M.H. Compressor pant!! Lightweight-but heavier than atom pant!
        MH-compressor: seat+knee reinforcement/2zipped side pockets/2 sliders(at top and bottom)/2 velcro straps(at waist and bottom).These pants can be used for ventilation.You can pull zippers with your gloves on.Free stuff sack included. $29 cheaper and much ,much better. And they don't really look to bad at all!

        These arc'teryx pant may really work nicely for someone.
        For me,again- I don't see the point of the side zipper without at least waist velcro(also second slider needed).
        If these pant are designed for: insulated pants are designed to keep you warm on the coldest days, or to be used as an extra outer layer during low activity moments in the mountains........Well for the coldest days you better have compressor pant on you-much warmer! You may be ok at 36F with an polartec layer in these.What is low activity moment in mountains?-Camping at snow,sitting on rock and enjoying view? Well-for camping at snow go with KAPPA AR but not Atom.Sitting on rock-you better have reinforcement seat.Finally- Once you cold - you cold,period. If you warm-you have a problem because you gonna sweat and these pants did not offer you any venting options.

        I would not recommend this pant to any of my friends because lack of important features for "insulated-full zip" pant.