Rush FL Pant
When you're moving fast and light in the backcountry, you can rely on the Arc'teryx Rush FL Pant for weather protection and thermal management. Its Aequora 2-layer four-way stretch softshell construction offers durable, water-resistant protection from the elements while its four-way stretch keeps you mobile through ascents. Its breathable properties keep you from overheating when you're moving fast, and if needed, two zippered leg vents can dump excess heat to help keep you comfortable.
The Rush FL doesn't sacrifice any features to achieve its low weight. Harness compatible pocketing and crampon compatible lower legs allow you to gear up without missing out. A Keprotec instep patch protects the pants from ski edge and boot abrasion while a zippered gusset accommodates various boot volumes. Finally, the Rush FL has a TouringCuff that keeps snow out of your ski boots while still allowing you to be able to adjust all the buckles while skiing.
- Fast and light softshell pant for performance in the backcountry
- Four way stretch softshell is durable, breathable, water resistant
- Two zippered leg vents dump excess heat on strenuous ascents
- Harness-compatible thigh pockets easily accessible while touring
- Belt loops and removable suspenders create a personalized fit
- Zippered gusset easily accommodates different boot volumes
- Keprotec instep patch guards against boot, ski edge abrasion
- TouringCuff keeps snow out while allowing access to buckles
- Item #ARC00U2
What do you think about this product?
October 30, 2019
Softshell pants are such a game changer for touring. They give you so much more freedom to move around, make less noise, and still shed plenty of snow/moisture on all but the snowiest/longest of days. These particular pants fit great, are well articulated for hiking, and the removable suspenders are a nice touch. They function well, but once removed you can barely even tell they were there if you aren't a suspender person. The waist belt works great too so I just use that and leave the suspenders at home. I'm 6' 195lbs wear size 34x32 pants and the Large fits me great, with a little extra room in the waist that I can take up with the belt no problem. The price is at the higher end compared to some other softshell options, but having owned other Arc'teryx items for years and seen how well they function and hold up over time I think they are well worth it.
December 9, 2019
Update: one concern with these being softshell pants is just how much precipitation can they handle. I got to test them in some pretty warm/wet snow yesterday and they did a great job shedding it and keeping me dry. Sitting on a chair lift in such conditions I'm sure these would wet out, but for touring even in decent precip these are incredible.
May 7, 2019
Comfortable and dry
Sat in the snow for about 2 minutes with nothing coming through. It was breathable and had side zippers for dumping heat. The snowshoeing was fantastic thanks in part to these pants!
April 9, 2019
Size S, fits true to size, trim but not tight. Color grey: matches product photos. Pockets and zippers are in ideal locations. Fabric blocks enough of the wind without feeling clammy. Easy to unzip and get the cuffs over the lock buckle of a TLT5 boot while keeping the gaiter in place. Bonus feature, there is a clip cord in the left pocket for a beacon leash or keys.
April 1, 2019
Used these on several multi-pitch ice climbs. They kept me dry, and were plenty warm with a fleece lined softshell underneath them in temperatures in the teens at night. Great for unrestricted movement while climbing.
March 29, 2019
Perfect for split-boarding!
I took these out for a tour last week and it was storming out and pretty wet for a soft shell pant I was impressed with how waterproof they were. I was also impressed with how they fit around my snowboard boots Arcteryx is generally a slimmer fit in my experience, I wore the large at 5'9" 170 and they were great. If my buddy in that picture had a caption it would say I just triggered an Avalanche but its ok because those pants Kevin has are amazing!
March 7, 2019
Fast & Light
When the temps are too low and all you need is a lightweight pant, this is the one for you. This is one of the most comfortable pants I've worn. I love how you can move so easily in them and they bind or pinch. They also are quiet, which is great compared to some Gore-Tex fabrics which can be quite noisy.
February 27, 2019
Breathable Touring Pant
I bought these for ski touring. They breath well and move with the body. They are a trim fit and I am a 32in waist and normally wear medium but went with a small. So far, I love them.
February 25, 2019
These pants are perfect for touring or snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or just a warm resort day. They seemed really water resistant while being super stretchy and comfortable. Pockets in just the right place and the fit was on point. 32x32 fit a Medium perfectly.
February 12, 2019
Get ready to move!!
These are super nice pants! Very stretchy, durable, comfortable, and waterproof! I love the zippers on the bottom of the pant-legs. It made it so easy for me to fit these over my snowboarding boots. Great for a warmer day! just putting them on filled me with an excitement that I've only felt a few times in my life. I know I can't stay still with these on!
February 12, 2019
Great Ski Touring Pant
I totally loved these soft shells. They kept me at the perfect temp as I skinned up the mountain with their easy side zips. The stretch of these pants was great as I would really stretch my legs on my kick turns. Highly recommend these for anyone looking for a great ski touring pant. These are top of the line.
February 8, 2019
New favorite ski pants
Bought these for my husband and he says this: Awesome, comfortable pants that are great both in the resort and also in the backcountry. These are my new go-to pants this winter.
January 2, 2019
Solid Touring Option
The softshell is a really nice weight for cold weather to spring condition touring. They are well articulated and quite stretchy. I appreciate that the suspenders are removable because I don't really enjoy using them. Side zips are adequate and the reinforced instep is standard. I really like the thigh pockets and think they are pretty perfect - great for maps and notebook. Fit is athletic/trim but not too tight.
December 6, 2018
the new king of the backcountry
These pants are unreal. with an Aequora softshell that has 4 way stretch and a trim fit, you can't find a better looking or feeling pant for backcountry pursuits or ski mountaineering. very breathable and weather resistant, with touring cuffs to allow access to your boots while still keeping snow out. removable suspenders for harness compatibility and an aesthetic you can't pass up. normally a 34 waist and went with the large because of the trimmer fit.