revwrote a review of Arc'teryx Gamma LT Softshell Pant - Men's on February 3, 2012
My favorite pants for backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing and curling. The color options- black or dark grey- restricts use to the winter. They're way too hot for me to wear in the summer, which is a shame. They breathe really well, block wind well, have a lot of stretch, shed rain and snow better than standard Supplex-style nylon. For hiking below 30 F, I wear these and a base layer- and extraordinarily flexible combination.
The material is very thin and feels somewhat delicate. Even so, I've not had any rips or worn them through, which surprises me. I still think I'd be afraid to use them in situations where I was up against rock a lot or extensively bushwhacking.
Over all, an awesome pair of pants. Even with all the nice features they're only an ounce heavier in XXL than my current favorite for summer hiking, the MW Canyon pant.