Inspired by Vermonters, made for everyone.
Everyone loves Vermont, and with its magical ice cream mines, maple syrup lakes, and mountains made of sharp cheddar, it's easy to understand why. You're a born traveler and you're frequently on the go, but you always take a little bit of VT with you by wearing the Arc'teryx Stowe Pants. They're designed to be light, breathable, and comfortable from the top of Mansfield to the other side of the world. Articulated knees, a gusseted crotch, and comfort stretch fabric make it easy to knock out some airport stretching or campsite slacklining, and the plethora of pockets would make a Boy Scout jealous. The Stowe's also nicely packable and easy to care for, so you don't have worry about loading six pairs of pants into your carry-on (which is already mostly full of cheese and syrup).
- Stretchy cotton blend
- Slim fit
- Gusseted crotch
- Multiple pockets
- Item #ARC00H2
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 170lbs
WHO: I’m 5’10” 170lbs, 31” waist 32” inseam, Athletic build, living in the Southeast of the US with relatively mild winters, but i love to travel and have been to 60 countries. I’m kind of a gear-head and all my pants, even the ones I wear to work, can be described as tactical. I got a size 32 in these and I’ve had them just over a year.
WHAT: In a word, light. I can’t believe Arc’teryx didn’t put a SL (super light) at the end of the name like they do on packs and jackets. Made for travel and casual wear in warmer climates, not for heavy use like tough hiking scrambles or climbing.
WHEN: For where I live these are year round pants in all but the coldest winter activities.
WHERE: Out on the town or just to work for the day. I use these things all over (the world).
WHY: They’re the best fitting Arc'teryx pants I own (out of 7 different styles).
STYLE: I love the look and feel. They’re a new take on the cargo pant that I think makes them a little more on the dressy side of casual. And the fabric is so light you barely know it’s there. The pants are labeled “Trim fit” but I find them more roomy, especially in the thighs, than other Arc'teryx pants.
FUNCTION: There's a LOT here in a very small package. And by small I mean these pack down into a 2.5” roll (great for travel). Gusseted crotch, articulated knees, super quick drying and 6 pockets, all with no bulk.
10 out of 10
In my opinion, Arc'teryx makes the best pack and jackets in the world, but not pants. In the past the fit has just been a little off. I’ve had more than one pair significantly shrink in the wash (+2”). It's just in the last few seasons that they’ve really started to get it right.