Arc'teryx Gamma LT Softshell Pant - Men's
Arc'teryxGamma LT Softshell Pant - Men's

Stretchy breathability for alpine performance.

Arc'teryx designed the Men's Gamma LT Softshell Pant for maximum mobility and breathability while hiking, backpacking, and climbing. With four-way stretch and an articulated construction, the Gamma LT Pant gives you full mobility while resisting wind and light moisture in alpine conditions. A chamois-lined waistband and gusseted crotch provide the utmost comfort with or without a harness.

  • Lightweight softshell pant for alpine climbing and trekking
  • Breathable, quick-drying, water-resistant, and stretchy fabric
  • Athletic fit with gusseted design for freedom of movement
  • Adjustments at waist and cuffs for a secure fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Tight in the thighs

  • Size Bought: large tall

Too tight in the thighs, and way too baggy in the waist.

Stitching came apart day 1

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

Fell apart after one use. Backcountry only offered store credit but ran out of my size for all arcteryx pants. Arcteryx corporate was not much better, they asked me to send the item back and I MAY get it back in 6 weeks which is after the winter hiking season. Not happy!

Great all around pants

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are awesome pants with a built in belt

Great, versatile pants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Love these pants. In just the last 7 days I've worn them backpacking in mid 60 degrees sunny Canyonlands desert and snowshoeing in 30 degree heavy snow in Little Cottonwood. Light weight but sturdy material. DWR puts up a good fight - I've worn them in off and on drizzle all day in the Uintas and they kept me plenty dry. Kneeling in the snow to adjust snow shoes didn't result in wet knees. And when they do wet through, like where my jacket drips on to my pants or the thighs, they dry out within a few minutes after precipitation stops. Not a substitute for a true waterproof pant, to be sure, but good enough that I now leave my rain pants at home unless significant rain is in the forecast. Thin and provide no insulation, but they keep the wind at bay. Finally, the cut is great. Athletic and roomy enough for my dino quads without being baggy (I'm 6' 220 and the XL fits me great). As I already mentioned, I'll use these for everything from backpacking and hiking in cool to moderate temps, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing in good conditions, and everything in between.

A Classy/Rugged pant


    I used these pants for a wide range of events. Classy restaurant birthday celebration for my son's 13th, rappelling down the ravine in my backyard, playing rough stuff with my Rottweiler, fishing from the canoe on Kootenay Lake BC, and even just watching tv. I will kick it up a notch this winter and take these pants powder skiing at Whitewater Mountain Resort in Nelson BC. You name it, Arcteryx goes EVERYWHERE i take her with no complaints.

    Were you able to fit the pant legs over your ski boots? They look quite narrow to me in the photo.

    Arc'teryx - Men's Gamma LT Pant

    Lightweight, durable softshell pants designed for a range of outdoor activities.

    Slim Athletic Hiking Pants

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

    This brand makes quality products. Their sizing is tailored for more of a slim-athletic build which seems universal for all their clothing lines. These pants are no different. The legs are a straight slim fit with no tapering in the ankles. They do have a larger waist size. I'm 5'11" 150 lbs with a 30in waist. I purchased the small but the waist on the small is at least a 31-32in. They do have a built in buckle to help alleviate the larger size waist. The elastic belt is perfect. It's easy to hook and unhook even in the dark. It's easy to tighten and loosen as well. The ankles can be cinched while the length of the size Small is near a 31. The thin soft shell material feels nice against the skin. It is very water repellent. I dumped a glass of water to test the DWR and the water completely beaded off. In a heavy long downpour the water will definitely seep through, but a nice pair to wear in light rain. The material is also very wind resistant considering how light it feels. Great stretch too. The side pockets have zippers that aren't noisy, but the leg zipper can be a little noisy at times. The side pockets can fit my iPhone 6s no problem. If you are looking for a pair of slim hiking pants with a built in belt, then definitely give these a try.